Full Name: Samuel Wallace Sholars, Jr.
Date of birth: September 9, 1876
Date of death: November 4, 1936
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||Dates of Service
||Counties in District
Jan 9, 1917 - Jan 14, 1919
Woodville / Tyler
Hardin, Liberty, Tyler
Biographical Notes and Resources top
- Biographical sketch and photo, "Texas and Her Legislature (Legislative Section)," Members of Texas House of Representatives, 35th Legislature, 2/28/1917, p. 9. S. W. Sholars Jr., born 9/9/1876 in Jasper County, married to Bird Cooper, served as County Attorney of Orange County.
Fort Worth Record.
- Census 1900 - Wallas Sholars, Orange, Texas, born September 1876 in Texas, living in household of father Samuel W. Sholars.
Census 1910 - Samuel W. Sholars, Jr., Orange, Texas, age 34, lawyer, boarder in a hotel with wife Bird B. Sholars.
Census 1920 - Sam W. Sholars, Jr., Harris County, Texas, age 43, lease man for an oil company, with wife Bird C. Sholars.
Census 1930 - Sam W. Sholars, Woodville, Texas, age 52, lawyer (wife Bird and adopted daughter Sarah on next page).
- Samuel Wallace Sholars, marriage date 11/25/1907, spouse Bird Bower Cooper, Jefferson, Texas.
FamilySearch. Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977.
- S. W. Sholars, born 9/9/1876 in Jasper County, Texas, died 11/4/1936 in Woodville, Texas, lawyer, married to Bird Cooper Sholars, father Dr. S. W. Sholars, mother Elizabeth Miller, removal to Magnolia Cemetery.
FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
- Samuel Wallace Sholars, birth date 9/9/1876, residence Houston, Texas, oil lease man for The Tex Co., nearest relative Bird Sholars.
FamilySearch United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
- Sam Wallace Sholars (1876-1836), burial in Magnolia Cemetery, Woodville, Texas. Includes obituary from The Orange Leader, 11/5/1936.
Find a Grave.
- Marriage announcement, "Cooper's Daughter to Wed," 11/24/1907, p. 7. "Tomorrow...will occur the wedding of Mr. S. W. Scholars of Orange and Miss Bird Cooper, third daughter of Congressman and Mrs. Cooper...the groom is County Attorney of Orange County."
Galveston Daily News.
- Obituary, "S. W. Sholars, 62, Dies at Woodville," The Orange Leader, 11/5/1936, p. 1, crediting Lamar State College - Orange. Born at Magnolia Springs, Jasper County, married Bird Cooper in 1907, "served a term in the legislature from Orange county."
Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
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