Bio of Robert Calvin Thaxton (Mason Co., TX) and death of his father

From Texas State Government: A Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment, E. H. Loughery, McLeod & Jackson, Austin, Tex.: 1897, a bio of Robert Calvin Thaxton (1854-1928) (son of Robert Carroll Thaxton and Louisa Bradley Rutherford, grandson of Thomas Thaxton and Sarah Boyd Barnett, great-grandson of John Thaxton of Wilkes Co., N.C., and Warren Co., Tenn.)

Calvin Thaxton
MASON,

Representative from the Ninety-third district, Llano and Mason counties, was born in Sebastian county, Ark., April 15, 1854; came to Texas in 1857, with his parents, (Robert C. and Louisa Thaxton, who settled in Williamson county—both now deceased; read law in the office of Hon. James H Robertson (then of Round
Rock and now of the firm of Hogg & Robertson, at Austin,) was admitted to the bar in Williamson county, in 1878 and in 1879 moved to Mason county and was in the land business and practiced law there until 1887, since which time he has devoted his attention to farming and stockraising.

He has always been a Democrat, has been a delegate to Democratic county and district conventions, has done effective work for his party on the stump: has served as County Attorney of Mason county several times, has long been a leading citizen of that section, and in 1896 was elected to the House of the Twenty-fifth Legislature, in which body he is a member of the following committees: State Affairs, Counties and County Boundaries, Roads, Bridges and Ferries and Mining and Minerals.

He was married in Gillespie county, April 18, 1887,to Miss Emily E Mogford, (born and reared there) and has five children: Rufus Lamar, Harold, Ruth, Robert and William Mogford Thaxton.

Mr. Thaxton is giving his support, first to such measures as in his opinion will result in benefit to the whole state, and, second to those that will more immediately affect and prove of benefit to the district he represents. He is taking an active interest and part in the work of the session.

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From the 23 Feb 1897 Journal of the House of Representatives (Texas):

On the motion of Mr. Fisher, Mr. Thaxton was excused indefinitely, on account of the death of his father.

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