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French ancestry Politicians in Texas

  Jean Baptiste Adoue (1846-1924) — of Dallas, Dallas County, Tex. Born in Aurignac, France, October 24, 1846. Merchant; banker; Consular Agent for France in Dallas, Tex., 1897-1907. French ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Suffered an apoplectic stroke, and fearing that he would become an invalid, he killed himself, by self-inflicted gunshot, in Dallas, Dallas County, Tex., June 20, 1924 (age 77 years, 240 days). Interment at Grove Hill Memorial Park, Dallas, Tex.
  Presumably named for: John the Baptist
  Relatives: Son of Jean Marie Adoue and Paule (Dorleac) Adoue; married to Mary Neosha Simpson (1854-1932); father of Jean Baptiste Adoue, Jr. (1884-1956) and Bertrand Adoue (1889-1919; World War I casualty).
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  Jean Baptiste Adoue, Jr. (1884-1956) — also known as J. B. Adoue, Jr. — of Dallas, Dallas County, Tex. Born in Dallas, Dallas County, Tex., November 4, 1884. President, Dallas National Bank of Commerce, 1924-56; chairman, Gulf Insurance Company; chairman, Universal Life and Accident Insurance Company; director, Graham-Brown Shoe Company; director, First Texas Chemical Company; director, Cosmopolitan Hotel Company; mayor of Dallas, Tex., 1951-53; defeated, 1949. Episcopalian. French ancestry. Member, American Bar Association; American Arbitration Association; Rotary; Phi Delta Theta; Newcomen Society. Died, from a heart attack, while working at his bank, in Dallas, Dallas County, Tex., November 17, 1956 (age 72 years, 13 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Crown Hill Memorial Park, Dallas, Tex.
  Presumably named for: John the Baptist
  Relatives: Son of Jean Baptiste Adoue (1846-1924) and Mittie Neosha (Simpson) Adoue (1854-1932); married, October 12, 1909, to Hester Ann Allen (died); married, May 12, 1937, to Mary J. Wilson.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
Stephen E. Aguirre Stephen Earnest Aguirre (1892-1972) — also known as Stephen E. Aguirre — of El Paso, El Paso County, Tex. Born in Tucson, Pima County, Ariz., November 11, 1892. U.S. Vice Consul in Ciudad Juarez, 1917-20; Chihuahua, 1920; Manzanillo, 1921-24; Nuevo Laredo, 1925-27, 1927-29; Piedras Negras, 1927; Mexico City, 1929-32; U.S. Consul in Ciudad Juarez, as of 1943. Mexican, Scottish, English, French, and German ancestry. Died, from an aortic aneurysm, in Southwestern General Hospital, El Paso, El Paso County, Tex., November 19, 1972 (age 80 years, 8 days). Interment at Restlawn Memorial Park, El Paso, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Stephen Monroe Aguirre (1867-1926) and Mary Wilhelmina (Sneed) Aguirre; married to Jeannette Adelina Krause.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: U.S. passport application (1920)
  Albert Ferrier (1848-1908) — of Galveston, Galveston County, Tex. Born in Carcassonne, France, June 29, 1848. Accountant; Galveston city auditor; Consul for Central America in Galveston, Tex., 1898; Consul for Honduras in Galveston, Tex., 1899; Consul for Nicaragua in Galveston, Tex., 1899-1901. French ancestry. He was found wandering in St. Louis, well-dressed but suffering from amnesia and confusion; police identified him from letters and tickets in his pocket; died about three weeks later, in a hospital at St. Louis, Mo., August 31, 1908 (age 60 years, 63 days). Interment at Trinity Episcopal Cemetery, Galveston, Tex.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  George Washington Paschal (1812-1878) — also known as George W. Paschal; Lorenzo Columbus George Washington Paschal — of Van Buren, Crawford County, Ark.; Galveston, Galveston County, Tex.; Austin, Travis County, Tex.; Washington, D.C. Born in Greene County, Ga., November 23, 1812. Lawyer; newspaper editor; justice of Arkansas state supreme court, 1840; Democratic candidate for U.S. Representative from Arkansas at-large, 1846; candidate for Texas state attorney general, 1850; delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1868. French Huguenot ancestry. Died in Washington, D.C., February 16, 1878 (age 65 years, 85 days). Interment at Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Presumably named for: George Washington
  Relatives: Son of George Paschal and Agnes (Brewer) Paschal; married, February 27, 1837, to Sarah Ridge (1814-1891; Cherokee Indian; divorced 1850); married to Marcia (Duval) Price (daughter of William Pope Duval (1784-1854)) and Mary (Scoville) Harper.
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