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Matthew F. Locke

Matthew Fielding Locke
Full Name: Matthew F. Locke
Birth date: July 10, 1824
Death date: June 4, 1911

Terms of Service

(1) Locke succeeded William S. Taylor as speaker; Taylor resigned both as speaker and member 1/18/1858, no successor. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(2) Democrat. Civilian and Gazette. Weekly. (Galveston, Texas), 9/8/1857, p. 2, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • Biographical sketch, Col. Mat F. Locke, p. 110. Elected to Texas Senate in 1859 but resigned when Civil War began. A History of Upshur County, Texas 1966.
  • Matthew Francis Locke in the U.S., Confederate Officers Card Index, 1861-1865. Matthew Fielding Locke in the U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865. Ancestry.com .
  • M.F. Locke, death date 6/4/1911 in El Paso, El Paso County, at age 86 years. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 .
  • Confederate States Army, Colonel, F&S, 10th Texas Cavalry. Military grave marker, Matthew F. Locke, birth date 7/10/1824, death date 6/4/1911, biographical sketch, portrait, burial in Concordia Cemetery, El Paso. Find a Grave .
  • LOCKE, MATTHEW F. (1824-1911). Birth date 7/20/1824, death date 6/4/1911. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • 13th Speaker of the House of Representatives: Matthew Fielding Locke. Portrait and biographical sketch. Birth date 7/20/1824, death date 6/4/1911. " . . . in 1850 he moved to Texas, settling in Upshur County. There, in the vicinity of Lafayette, he established a plantation." Presiding Officers of the Texas Legislature, 1846-2016 2016.
  • Matthew F. Locke, birth date 7/10/1824, death date 6/4/1911, burial in Concordia Cemetery, El Paso. Upshur County farmer and Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide 2002.
  • Colonel, 10th Texas Cavalry Regiment, p. 25, and portrait, Plate No. 46. Texas in the War, 1861-1865 1965.
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