Fredonia Baudouin Lightfoot

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1873 Jewel P. Lightfoot 1950
1910 Attorney General of Texas 1913
Past Grand Sovereign of the Red Cross of Constantine
Grand Master of Masons in Texas 1915
1876 Fredonia B. Lightfoot 1958

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Full Name: Fredonia Baudouin Lightfoot
Location: Section:Republic Hill, Section 2 (C2)
Row:G  Number:9
Reason for Eligibility: Wife of Jewel B. Lightfoot 
Birth Date: February 23, 1876 
Died: December 8, 1958 
Burial Date: December 9, 1958 

LIGHTFOOT, FREDONIA BOUDOUIN (1876 ~ 1958). Fredonia Baudouin Lightfoot was born February 23, 1876, in Louisiana to Theodule T. Baudouin and Fredonia Pardue.

She married Jewel Preston Lightfoot on September 15, 1896, and they had five children.

Jewel Preston Lightfoot, lawyer, public prosecutor, and attorney general of Texas, was born on January 21, 1873, in Columbia County, Arkansas, son of Elijah Ward and Lucy Adele (Reynolds) Lightfoot. After attending public schools he entered Jeff Davis College (in Pittsburg, Texas), from which he graduated in 1890. While working as a night railroad telegrapher, he studied law. After admission to the state bar, he was elected Camp County attorney in 1898; he served for three terms, then was appointed assistant attorney general in charge of trust cases in 1905. As assistant to the attorney general, Robert Vance Davidson, Lightfoot directed prosecution of the Waters-Pierce Oil Company, which resulted in the largest fine imposed by the state up to that time. In 1910 Governor Thomas Mitchell Campbell appointed Lightfoot attorney general. Lightfoot resigned in 1912 to enter private law practice in Austin. From 1918 to 1926 he was general counsel for Wilson and Company, Chicago meat packers, and subsequently moved to Fort Worth as a member of the Lightfoot, Robertson, Saunders, and Gano law firm. Lightfoot was a Mason and a member of the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce and the Dallas and Fort Worth, state, and national bar associations. He wrote several books on Masonic law and statutes. He died on July 14, 1950, in Fort Worth and was buried in the State Cemetery in Austin.

Fredonia Lightfoot died December 8, 1958 and was buried at the Texas State Cemetery.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Sam Hanna Acheson, Herbert P. Gambrell, Mary Carter Toomey, and Alex M. Acheson, Jr., Texian Who's Who, Vol. 1 (Dallas: Texian, 1937). Proceedings of the Philosophical Society of Texas, 1950.

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"LIGHTFOOT, JEWEL PRESTON." The Handbook of Texas Online. [Accessed Fri Oct 15 13:34:12 US/Central 2004].

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