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VICTORIA COUNTY, TEXAS
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VICTORIA COUNTY
FORMER OFFICIALS


MAYORS, POSTMASTERS, SHERIFFS, DISTRICT ATTORNEYS, DOCTORS

FORMER MAYORS
(This page is under construction and will be updated in the near future)

The city of Victoria was incorporated in the year of 1839 with the following serving as the first officials:

John J. LINN, Mayor John HAYES, Secretary
John MCCRABB, Treasurer Alexander DUNLAP, Alderman
Robert CARLISLE, Alderman Wm. DAVIS, Alderman

Subsequent mayors and the years of their terms are as follows:

1840 - J.A. MOODY 1906-1909 - J.H. SCHNEIDER
1841 - Jas. D. OWENS 1910-1913 - Wm. J. CRAIG
1842 - A.S. McDONALD 1914-1915 - A. KLEIN
1843 - A.M. WIGINGTON (1st part of year) 1915-1916 - J.H. FLEMING
1843 - John J.H. GRAMMONT (last of year) 1927-1918 - A. KLEIN
1844 - Richard ROMAN 1919-1920 - Isaac Augustus HEATH
1845-1846 - J.O. WHEELER 1921-1931 - S.S. SITTERLE
1847 - Jas. C. ALLEN 1931-1932 - E.J. BLACKERT
1848-1849 - J.O. WHEELER 1932 - Jake HUMMEL (last of year)
1850 - Felix B. WEBB 1933-1946 - Ben T. JORDAN
1851 - Jacob B. PRICE 1947-1952 - H. W. GRIFFITH
1852 - Richard OWENS 1953-1956 - Cliff BERKMAN
1853 - A.C. BEATY 1957-1960 - W. R. McCRIGHT
1854 - John A. CUNNINGHAM 1961-1963 - Joe KELLY
1855 - Geo. W. PALMER 1963-1972 - Kemper WILLIAMS, Jr.
1856-1857 - Wm. MILLER 1973-1978 - C.C. CARSNER, Jr.
1858 - Johnson J. ROSELL 1979-1980 - R.E. HOBBS
1859 - A. LOWE 1981-1986 - Ted B. REED
1860 - R.D.J. HATFIELD 1987-1989 - John E. BLACKALLER
1861-1862 - Johnson J. ROSELL 1990-1994 - Ted B. REED
1863-1864 - Sam A. WHITE 1995 to present - Gary MIDDLETON
1865 - J.J. LINN
1866-1869 - H.E. BRADFORD
1869 - J.P. KEAN (last of year)
1870 - W.G. THORNTON
1871 - John MAHON
1872 - Wm. BILLINGS
1873 - A. LOWE
1874 - Wm. SOUTHERLAND
1875 - Wm. BILLINGS
1876 - Geo. WILLIAMS
1877 - Chas. MALITZ
1878-1883 - no records
1884 - N.A. THOMPSON
1885 - I.P. KIBBE
1886 - B.F. WILLIAMS
1887-1888 - Isaac Augustus HEATH
1889-1891 - B.F. WILLIAMS
1892-1893 - Isaac Augustus HEATH
1894-1895 - J.A. MUNN
1896-1898 - B.F. WILLIAMS
1899-1902 - K.J. SCHNEIDER
1902 - E.L. DUNLAP (last of year)
1903-1905 -L.A. FRITZ

FORMER POSTMASTERS OF VICTORIA COUNTY

CITY OF VICTORIA
(For other towns in Victoria County, see
below.)

From 1824 until 1888, there are no records of mail service. It is assumed that mail was carried by horseback, stagecoach & riverboat. The first post office was founded in a log cabin in 1838, with James A. MOODY as postmaster. The post office was established in 1846. Rural delivery was started in 1905, with city delivery beginning in 1909.

The Post Office has occupied 10 local sites. The original bilding was the site of the present Morris Kamin residence at 307 S. Bridge. Federal troops destroyed this building during their occupation at the end of the Civil War. The second post office was on the present site of One O Connor Plaza at 106 w. Forrest. The third was at 205 S. Bridge. The fourth location was in the 100 block of S. Main. The fifth location was across the street from the present McFaddin Building. The sixth was 116 E. Constitution. The seventh was in the 100 block of S. Liberty. Eighth was at 110 E. Santa Rosa. The ninth was built in 1913 at William and Constitution and was occupied until 1961 when the present building was built at 312 S. Main.

Postmaster Date Appointed
James A. MOODY May 22, 1846
James J. HALL October 18, 1885
John H. THURMOND January 5, 1866
Reverend Alfred KING November 23, 1867
Henry F. KUHNE April 25, 1870
William BILLINGS February 15, 1876
Thomas R. COCKE May 18, 1885
Hiram CLARK January 9, 1890
Charles A. WERTHEIMER March 5, 1894
Frederick C. GROTHAUS March 13, 1899
Edward H. CLARK April 30, 1900
Edward R. FLEMING July 25, 1913
Edward M. TRACY (Acting) October 11, 1922
Edward TRACY December 19, 1923
George IRELAND (Acting) November 19, 1926
George IRELAND February 11, 1927
Leopold MORRIS (Acting) December 16, 1935
Leopold MORRIS January 31, 1936

Other Victoria County Towns

For Postmasters in other town in Victoria County, see Postmasters & Post Offices of Victoria Co." by Jim Wheat. To return to this page use the "back button" on your tool bar.
Towns included are:
ANAQUA, 1852-1919; ARENOSA (ARINOSA), 1851-1881; BLOOMINGTON, 1907-1931; CARLOS, 1886; CARSNER (?), 1892-1893; COLLETTOVILLE, 1875-1877, DACOSTA, 1903-1921; FORDTRAN, 1898-1917; GARCITAS, 1854; GUADALUPE, 1850-1852 & 1897-1901; HOLLUB, 1895-1900; INEZ, 1884-1927; JASMINE, 1895-1908; KEMPER CITY, 1860-1909; MARIANNA, 1907-1923; McFADDIN, 1923; MISSION VALLEY, 1854-1927; NURSERY, 1884-1929; PLACEDO, 1906-1908; PLACEDO JUNCTION, 1911-1921; RAISIN, 1892-1914; and TELFERNER, 1908-1928.

FORMER SHERIFFS OF VICTORIA COUNTY

UNDER THE REPUBLIC

1838-1839 - Malcom M. JOHNSON
1839-1841 - L. MCDONALD
1841-1843 - Daniel MCDONALD
1843-1845 - Thomas COSTELLO
1845-1846 - Daniel MCDONALD

UNDER STATE GOVERNMENT

1846-1847 - James T. PEARSON1886-1892 - C.L. THURMOND, Sr.
1847-1852 - A. S. THURMOND1892-1896 - H.D. SULLIVAN
1852-1854 - Jas. W. CUNNINGHAM1896-1902 - W.R. CALLENDAR
1854-1856 - Robert W. TURNER1902 - E.W. KLEIN (offices of sheriff & tax collector
separated. Klein became tax collector.)
1856-1858 - John FIELD1902-1906 - George H. HECK
1858-1862 - G.J. HAMPTON1906-1920 - Robert S. WEISIGER
1862-1863 - Hugh P. JORDAN & A.F. HALL1920-1928 - Louis O. HUDLER
1863-1865 - Wm. W. DEVINEY (DENNING?)1928-1934 - Robert S. WEISIGER
1865-1866 - John L. CUNNINGHAM1936-1937 - S.R. WEISIGER
1866-1868 - Harold GARNETT1937-1941 - R.A. ROGAN
1868-1869 - M. STUART
1869 - W.M. HAMMOND
1869-1870 - Charles R. ALDEN
1870 - W.T. VAN NORMAN
1870-1873 - C. CARSNER
1873-1874 - T.W. PEARSON
1874-1880 - C.L. THURMOND
1880-1882 - J.E.J. MOODY
1882-1886 - F.A. FENNER
1886 - Charles MALITZ

FORMER DISTRICT ATTORNEYS OF VICTORIA

UNDER THE REPUBLIC

1838-1843 - John D. MORRIS
1843-1844 - A. NEIL
1844-1845 - J.L. HEWITT
1845 - Thomas NEWCOMB

UNDER STATE GOVERNMENT

1846-1848 - C.W. PETERSON1919-1921 - Wayne DAVIS
1848-1854 - W.S. GLASS1921-1925 - R.L. DANIEL
1854-1856 - R.E. WILLIAMS1925-1929 - J.V. VANDENBERGE, Jr.
1856-1858 - John L. HARPER1929-1934 - Howard P. GREEN
1858-1862 - Wm. TATE1939 - Frank MARTIN
1862-1864 - Volney ELLIS
1864-1866 - ___ JOHNSON
1866-1870 - Samuel G. LACKEY
1870-1872 - Osceola ARCHER
1872-1873 - John S. GIVENS
1873-1878 - William H. CRAIN
1878-1879 - L.H. BROWNE
1879-1893 - S.F. GRIMES
1893-1897 - A.B. DAVIDSON
1897-1904 - J.V. VANDENBERGE
1904-1908 - G.E. POPE
1908-1910 - Geo. H. SCHLEICHER
1910-1914 - Guy MITCHELL
1914-1917 - Wayne DAVIS
1917-1919 - August HARTMAN

FORMER DOCTORS OF VICTORIA

This extraction of doctor's names is from "300 Years in Victoria County", by Roy Grimes, 1985. Thanks to Billye Jackson for researching this.
(See also an item from THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE on fees
below.