W. Rice Barksdale

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W. Rice Barksdale
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Barksdale, ca. 1906

Electoral District First Ward
Preceded by Richard Thomas Walker Duke Jr.
Succeeded by Marshall Timberlake

Biographical Information

Date of birth November 8, 1859
"Pleasant Hill", Albemerle County
Date of death May 4, 1939
Red Hill, Albemarle County
Spouse Lucy Rachel Walters Barksdale
Children 4
Profession Estimator and Superintendent of the Charlottesville Lumber Company
Religion Methodist

William Rice Barksdale (known as W. Rice Barksdale, November 8, 1859 – May 4, 1939), was a member of the Charlottesville City Council; elected in April 1906 from the First Ward, he preceded Judge R.T.W. Duke and served on the council until 1916 when he as succeeded by Marshall Timberlake. During his tenure on the council, he served as vice-president and later as president of the council.[1]

Barksdale was vice president and general manager of the Charlottesville Lumber Company. He was the first president of the local Chamber of Commerce, a charter member of the Charlottesville Fire Department, a lieutenant in the Monticello Guard, a steward of the First Methodist Church and an active member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

He was a member of the Barksdale family, a prominent Albemarle and City of Charlottesville family dating back to the early 1700s.[2] In the period from the end of the war to the incorporation of the City of Charlottesville in 1888, land owners like the Barksdales, Hawkinses, Dices, and Frys continued to subdivide their holdings and lots, selling them to both white and African-American families.

While on a construction job in Salem City, he met and later married Lucie Rachel Walters on December 24, 1890. Their daughter, Ruby Frances Barksdale Hamm (1895 – 1965), married Strother F. Hamm (1890 – 1965). Mr. Hamm became a member of the council after the 1948 election.

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  2. Web. Albemarle County In Virginia, Rev. Edgar Woods, The Michie Company, Printers, 1901, retrieved May 7, 2019.