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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
  • Age 48 in 1915, death date 4/20/1956. Card File.
  • Census of 1910 - Silas B. Cowell, Whitisboro, Grayson County, age 44, born in Missouri, cashier. FamilySearch.
  • Silas Benjamin Cowell, birth date 4/27/1866 in Missouri, death date 4/20/1956 in Sherman, Grayson County, burial in Oak Wood Cemetery, Whitesboro, Grayson County. Find a Grave.
  • Whitesboro Cemetery, Grayson County, Texas. Silas Benjamin Cowell, birth date 4/27/1866, death date 4/20/1956, born in Scotland County, Missouri, wed Mary Florence Tinsman Cowell, 9/14/1887, Tinsman, Missouri. RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service.
  • Photographs
  • 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
  • 33rd session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, east wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 34th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, south wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    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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