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Elias Mays

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Elias Mays

Birth
Conecuh County, Alabama, USA
Death
5 Jan 1910 (aged 78)
Brazos County, Texas, USA
Burial
Bryan, Brazos County, Texas, USA Add to Map
Plot
Freedmen section, space 136
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Elias Mays (1831-1910) was a member of the Republican Party and served as Chairman of the Brazos County Republicans. Elected to the Texas House of Representatives to represent Brazos County for the 16th and 21st Legislatures, Mayes served on five committees: Counties and Boundaries; Federal Relations; Roads, Bridges and Ferries; Penitentiaries; and Representation and Appointment. He opposed racial segregation regulations, actively fighting against a Senate bill that required separate cars for white and African-American passengers on railroad trains. Mayes said, "the idea of separate facilities would not stop with the railroads, but would spread to streetcars, omnibuses, sidewalks, and everywhere

Biographical information provided by John Clay Ellisor
Elias Mays (1831-1910) was a member of the Republican Party and served as Chairman of the Brazos County Republicans. Elected to the Texas House of Representatives to represent Brazos County for the 16th and 21st Legislatures, Mayes served on five committees: Counties and Boundaries; Federal Relations; Roads, Bridges and Ferries; Penitentiaries; and Representation and Appointment. He opposed racial segregation regulations, actively fighting against a Senate bill that required separate cars for white and African-American passengers on railroad trains. Mayes said, "the idea of separate facilities would not stop with the railroads, but would spread to streetcars, omnibuses, sidewalks, and everywhere

Biographical information provided by John Clay Ellisor

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