(June 27, 1859 - Nov. 27, 1937)Born in Bainbridge, Georgia, Thomas Middlebrook Willis was an important early leader in Abilene. Willis moved to Waco, Texas with his parents, Dr. Thomas L. And Mrs. Letitia Willis, in 1866. T.M. Willis first came to this area in 1878 to investigate range possibilities. In 1883, after graduating from the law school of Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tennessee, he moved here and established a practice. In 1886, Willis married Abilene resident Sallie Parker (1865 - 1954); the couple had eight children. Also in 1886, he was elected City Attorney. Willis later also served as City Judge. In 1937, the Abilene Reporter-News honored him, among others, as one of the city founders.
|Placed By||Texas Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 10:50am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||14S E 431978 N 3591317|
|Decimal Degrees||32.45695000, -99.72375000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 32° 27.417', W 99° 43.425'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||32° 27' 25.02" N, 99° 43' 25.5" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 801 Cottonwood St, Abilene TX 79601, US|
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