|Birth: ||Mar. 3, 1815|
|Death: ||Dec. 13, 1905|
* h/o Martha
* s/o William
* OBIT:(thanks to Lynna Kay Shuffield)
Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 24 Dec 1905, p. 4
"Death of Pioneer - W. W. Oxsheer of Cameron, an Honored Citizen of Texas for Many Years"
Hon. W. W. Oxsheer, who died December 13, 1905, at his home near Cameron, Texas, was a typical representative of the men who were the pioneers of Texas.
Born March 3, 1815, in Bledsoe county, Tennessee, he settled in Kirk, in Robertson county, Dec. 1, 1842, and shortly thereafter located upon the farm which remained his home until his death, a period of nearly sixty-three years.
Oxsheer was the first District Clerk of his county, elected in 1845 and serving for six years. For several years he was surveyor in the old Milam Land District. He was a member of the Methodist church, the only male member entering into the organization of his church in Cameron in 1847.
A man of inflexible integrity, positive convictions, and strong attachments, he was gentle in manner and unostentatious in life. His Christian character and life were remarkable consistent, and through a man of quiet demeanor, preferring the simple life of the farm, he shirked no duty to church or state, but the impress of his personality was felt upon the civil and religious interests of his country throughout his long residence.
Three times he represented his country in the legislature, serving in the fourteenth, sixteenth and seventh legislatures. At the time of his death, Mr. Oxsheer was by many years the oldest settler of his county. Though not robust physically, he retained his mental vigor to the last and at the age of ninety years gave his personal attention to the discharge of important business matters.
His earnest and useful life is inseparably a part of the history of his county.
Mrs. Oxsheer died Dec. 14, 1893.
The surviving children are F. C. Oxsheer of Fort Worth, Mrs. H. F. Smith of Cameron and Mrs. M. M. Letcher of Dallas.
Martha E. Kirk Oxsheer (1824 - 1893)
Fountain Goodlet Oxsheer (1849 - 1931)*
Viola Malinda Oxsheer Smith (1853 - 1942)*
Madora Oxsheer Letcher (1857 - 1944)*
Created by: Deb
Record added: Jan 19, 2009
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