"...and Hon. J. J. Spurlock of Jacksonsville was elected senatorial secretary of the thirteenth senatorial district of Texas for the ensuing two years."My grandfather J. J. Spurlock, a watchmaker and jeweler, was enumerated in Jacksonville on the 1910 census; I'm not sure when he actually moved there. He was neither an attorney nor a judge. I know of no other Spurlocks in Cherokee County at that time. Historically, was "Hon." used the same way that "Esq." was used? Is it possible that he was actively involved in the politics of the day? I would appreciate any suggestions readers may have on how I might pursue this line of research.
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|"Republican Convention," Palestine Daily Herald, 24 Aug 1908, p. 3, col. 1; |
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