W. W. Carloss

William W. Carloss
Louisiana State Representative for Webster Parish
In office
Preceded by Clarence Pratt
Succeeded by J. J. Carter
Personal details
Born May 1833
South Carolina, USA
Died August 1, 1900 (aged 67)
Lafayette County, Arkansas
Resting place Little Rock National Cemetery in Little Rock, Arkansas
Nationality American
Political party Democratic

(1) Emma A. Stewart Carloss (married March 1863)

(2) Mary F. Parks Carloss (married 1877)

From first marriage:

Robert A., Virginia W., and Theodosia Carloss
Occupation Farmer
Military service

Confederate States Army
American Civil War Second Lieutenant

Siege of Port Hudson

William W. Carloss (May 1833 – August 1, 1900)[1] was a Democrat who served from 1874 to 1878 in the Louisiana House of Representatives as the first member ever of the newly created Webster Parish in northwestern Louisiana.[2]

However, little is known of Carloss's time in Louisiana except for his service as a first lieutenant and captain in the Confederate States Army, particularly in May 1863, less than three months after his first marriage. He fought in the Siege of Port Hudson near Baton Rouge and was believed to have been mortally wounded. He soon recovered but surrendered to Union forces on July 8.[1][3]

In March 1863, Carloss married in Bossier Parish the former Emma A. Stewart,[1] and the couple had three children, Robert A., Virginia W., and Theodosia Carloss.[1][4] After Emma's death, he married in 1877 during his last year in the Louisiana House Mary F. Parks (1833–1909), not in Louisiana but in Lafayette County in southwestern Arkansas. He earned his livelihood as a farmer.[1]

John Sidney Killen, a farmer and cattleman in first Claiborne Parish and then Webster Parish after its creation in 1871, was in office that year. From 1873 to 1874, the representative for Webster Parish was Clarence Pratt. J. J. Carter succeeded Carloss in the House[2] and was subsequently a mayor of Minden from 1891 to 1893.[5]

Carloss is interred at Little Rock National Cemetery. His wife Mary is buried at Wilson Cemetery in Lewisville in Lafayette County. Her grave marker mentions that she was Carloss's wife.[6]


  1. 1 2 3 4 5 "William W. Carloss". familysearch.org. Retrieved March 19, 2015.
  2. 1 2 "Membership of the Louisiana House of Representatives, 1812 – Current: Webster and Claiborne parishes" (PDF). house.louisiana.gov. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 6, 2014. Retrieved March 11, 2015.
  3. Congressional Edition, Vol. 2769. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office. 1891. pp. 169–170. Retrieved March 19, 2015.
  4. "Virginia Carloss". us-census.mooseroots.com. Retrieved March 19, 2015.
  5. City of Minden, List of Mayors since 1868
  6. "Mary F. Carloss". findagrave.com. Retrieved March 19, 2015.
Preceded by
Clarence Pratt
Louisiana State Representative for Webster Parish

William W. Carloss
1874— 1878

Succeeded by
J. J. Carter

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