S.B. Cowell

Silas Benjamin Cowell

Full Name: Silas Benjamin Cowell
Date of birth: April 27, 1866
Date of death: April 20, 1956

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 4 Jan 14, 1913 - Jan 9, 1917 33rd (2)   34th (1)   Democrat Whitesboro / Grayson   Cooke, Grayson

(1) 34th Legislature - Roll Call of holdover Senators, 1/12/1915, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal.
(2) 33rd Legislature - List of Senators elected on November 5, 1912, oath of office administered, 1/14/1913, pp. 3-4. Senate Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Other Resources

  • Census of 1910 - Silas B. Cowell, Whitesboro, Grayson County, age 44, born circa 1866 in Missouri, cashier, wife Florence. FamilySearch.
  • Silas Benjamin Cowell, birth date 4/27/1866 in Missouri; death date 4/20/1956 in Sherman, Grayson County, Texas; banker. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Silas Benjamin Cowell, birth date 4/27/1866, death date 4/20/1956, burial in Oak Wood Cemetery, Whitesboro, Grayson County, with spouse Mary Florence Cowell. Find a Grave.
  • Obituary, S.B. Cowell, "Ex-State Senator Dies at Gainesville," 4/22/1956, p. 20. Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
  • Age 48 in 1915, death date 4/20/1956. Legislative Reference Library Card File.


  • Photograph. S.B. Cowell, 34th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. S.B. Cowell, 33rd Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

34th R.S. - 1915
Counties and County Boundaries  
Educational Affairs  
Federal Relations  
Finance (Chair) 
Judiciary No. 1  
Military Affairs  
Public Health  
Public Printing  
State Penitentiaries  
Towns and City Corporations  
33rd R.S. - 1913
Coastal Waters of Texas  
Congressional Districts (Chair) 
Contingent Expenses  
Educational Affairs  
Insurance, Statistics and History  
Internal Improvements  
Military Affairs  
Public Printing  
Towns and City Corporations  
Treasurer's and Comptroller's Departments  

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