William Jarvis Russell

William Jarvis Russell

Birth
Texas, USA
Death 15 Mar 1917 (aged 51)
Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas, USA
Burial Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 91346582 · View Source
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HONORABLE WILLIAM J RUSSELL
Prosperously engaged in the practice of a profession demanding a large measure of veritable talent in addition to a vast amount of hard work, Honorable William J Russell, of Brownsville, has won success through a wise application of his native and acquired ability and skill, and gained a position of note among the able and influential members of the Texas bar. He was born in Fayette county, Texas, in 1865 of pioneer descent. His paternal grandfather, also named William J Russell, migrated from his native state, North Carolina, to Texas, in the twenties, and fought under General Houston, in the battles of 1836, for Texas independence.
William H and Miriam (Williams) Russell, Mr Russell's parents, are neither of them living. The father, who was born in Brazoria county, Texas, came from there to Cameron county in 1870, and subsequently made his home in Brownsville.
But five years old when brought to Brownsville William J. Russell laid a substantial foundation for his future education in the public schools, and later turned his attention to the study of law, for which he was well adapted. Admitted to the bar at Brownsville in 1892, he at once engaged in the general practice of his chosen profession, and has met with eminent success as a lawyer.
Taking a genuine interest in public matters, Mr Russell has served ably and acceptably in many positions of responsibility. During the second administration of President Cleveland he was Brownsville's postmaster, and for two terms he served as city attorney. In 1903 and 1904 he was county judge of Cameron county, and now, in January 1913, is United States Commissioner and referee in bankruptcy for the United States Court. He has also rendered his district valuable service as a representative to the State Legislature, having been a member of the House of Representatives during the twenty-third, twenty-sixth, twenty-seventh, and twenty-eighth sessions.


A History of Texas and Texans Vol 4
By Francis White Johnson, Eugene Campbell Barker, Ernest William Winkler 1914
p 2051


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  • Created by: Anna & Bill Carmean
  • Added: 4 Jun 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 91346582
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Jarvis Russell (12 Dec 1865–15 Mar 1917), Find A Grave Memorial no. 91346582, citing Magnolia Cemetery, Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Anna & Bill Carmean (contributor 47125756) .