Louis J Wortham

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Louis J Wortham

Birth
Sulphur Springs, Hopkins County, Texas, USA
Death 10 Sep 1927 (aged 68)
Greenville, Hunt County, Texas, USA
Burial Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, USA
Plot Block 32, Lot 2-W1/2, Space 3
Memorial ID 38871863 · View Source
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Louis J. Wortham, legislator and journalist, was born probably in November 1858. From 1909 to 1915 he represented Tarrant County in the House of the Texas Legislature. A son of the editor of the Sulphur Springs Gazette, he also became a newspaper man, worked on various Texas journals, and for a time edited Current Issue, a weekly journal of comment in Austin. Wortham was one of the founders of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram,qv and served as editor of that paper until 1923. His five-volume History of Texas from Wilderness to Commonwealth was published in 1924. Wortham was married to Fru Becton in 1880; they were parents of two children. After her death in 1922, he married Ollie Wilson. Wortham died at his home in Greenville on September 10, 1927.


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  • Created by: Debbie Gibbons
  • Added: 28 Jun 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 38871863
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Louis J Wortham (1 Nov 1858–10 Sep 1927), Find A Grave Memorial no. 38871863, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Debbie Gibbons (contributor 46921763) .