S.J. Howeth

Sidney John Howeth

Full Name: Sidney John Howeth
Date of birth: June 15, 1863
Date of death: January 11, 1939

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 99 Jan 9, 1923 - Jan 13, 1925 38th (1) (2)   Democrat Cleburne / Johnson   Johnson

(1) Home address Cleburne. House Journal.
(2) Home post office Alvarado. Texas Legislative Manual.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Other Resources

  • Census of 1910 - S.J. Howeth, Alvarado, Johnson County, age 47, born circa 1863 in Texas, farmer, spouse Alice R. Howeth.
    Census of 1920 - S.J. Hauseth [sic: Howeth], Justice Precinct 4, Johnson County, age 55, born circa 1865 in Texas, farmer, spouse Alice R. Howeth.
    Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965, S.J. Howeth marriage to A.R. Heffner, 2/18/1885 in Johnson County. FamilySearch. 1910 1920 Marriage
  • Rev. S.J. Howeth (1863-1939), burial in Glenwood Cemetery, Alvarado, Johnson County. Find a Grave.
  • Mentioned in FUNDAMENTALISM. "In 1923, state representatives S.J. Howeth of Johnson County and J.T. Stroder of Navarro County, a Baptist minister and Baptist layman, respectively, introduced the legislature's first antievolution bill." (HB 97, 38th Legislature, R.S.) Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Stroder-Howeth antievolution bill mentioned, pp. 147-148. Hood, Bonnet, and Little Brown Jug: Texas Politics, 1921-1928, 1984.
  • Mentioned as a leading proponent of anti-evolution bills in the 1920's, pp. 57-58 (HB 97, 38th Legislature, R.S.; HB 378, 39th Legislature, R.S.; HB 90, 41st Legislature, R.S.). Ledbetter, Patsy. "Defense of the Faith: J. Frank Norris and Texas Fundamentalism, 1920-1929," Arizona and the West, Vol. 15, No. 1, Spring, 1973, pp. 45-62. JSTOR.
  • 38th Legislature (1923) - S.J. Howeth, postoffice Alvarado, nativity Texas, age 58 (born circa 1865), farmer, minister, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.


  • Photograph. S.J. Howeth, 38th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

38th R.S. - 1923

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