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Daniel Henry Triplett

D.H. Triplett
Full Name: Daniel Henry "Dan" Triplett
Birth date: August 15, 1844
Death date: January 26, 1916

Terms of Service

  • House, 14th Legislature
    1/13/1874 - 4/18/1876

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • D.H. Triplett, Orange, Orange County, lawyer, born in Illinois, age 30. Directory of the Members and Officers of the Fourteenth Legislature of the State of Texas . . . 1874.
  • Census of 1870 - D.H. Triplett, Orange, Orange County, age 26, born circa 1844 in Illinois, attorney at law. FamilySearch .
  • Dan H. Triplett, birth date 8/15/1844 in Illinois, death date 1/26/1916 in Houston, Harris County, Texas, lawyer. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 .
  • D.H. Triplett, burial in Hollywood Cemetery, Houston. Unmarked grave. Includes obituary and funeral notice from The Houston Post, 1/27/1916 and 1/28/1916. Find a Grave .
  • TRIPLETT, DANIEL HENRY (1844-1916). Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Biographical sketch included in "A Tale of Two Brothers," by Jerry Pennington, presented in part to the Orange County Historical Society at their March 2001 meeting, Las Sabinas, Volume 29, Number 1, 2003, pp. 18-40, see esp. pp. 23-26, crediting Orange County Historical Society. Born 8/15/1844 in Decatur, Illinois, death date 1/26/1916, obituary; "In 1973 [sic 1873] he was the first Orange lawyer elected to serve the District as a State Legislator. He represented Orange in the 14th Legislature in 1874, and in a Special Session in 1875. Dan was only 30 at the time." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Obituary, "D.H. Triplett, Prominent Attorney Called by Death: Was One Time Member of Legislature . . . ," The Houston Post, 1/27/1916, p. 11, and funeral notice, D.H. Triplett, The Houston Post, 1/28/1916, p. 5. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) . January 28, 1916 January 27, 1916
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