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Bowd Farrar

Bowd Farrar
Full Name: Simon Bowdon "Bowd" Farrar, Jr.
Birth date: December 26, 1866
Death date: June 9, 1933

Terms of Service

  • House, 42nd Legislature
    1/13/1931 - 1/10/1933
  • House, 41st (2) (4) (6) Legislature
    1/20/1930 - 1/13/1931
  • House, 40th Legislature
    1/11/1927 - 1/8/1929
  • House, 39th (1) (3) (5) Legislature
    1/13/1925 - 1/11/1927
(1) Acts of 1921, 37th Legislature, 2nd C.S., ch. 6 - district 100 comprised of Ellis County; district 55 comprised of Anderson County. Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950 1950.
(2) 41st Legislature, 4th C.S. - Oath of Office Administered (to J.A. Riley, Sam Houston Allred, Frank T. West, S. Bowden Farrar, and Arthur C. Johnson), 1/20/1930, pp. 3-4. No committees apptd. for these members in 4th C.S. West apptd. to Education in 5th C.S. House Journal .
(3) District 100, Place 2, Bowd Farrar. House Journal .
(4) S. Bowden Farrar, in special election 12/3/1929, sworn 1/20/1930, succeeded Elwin Gerron, resigned after 3rd Called Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(5) District 55, Bowd Farrar. Texas Legislative Manual .
(6) Assumed Democrat based on listing as Democrat in 39th, 40th, and 42nd Legislatures. Texas Legislative Manual .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries


Other Resources

  • Mentioned in biographical sketch of niece, Virginia Elizabeth Duff, pp. 125-129. Relatives: Hans Smith - grandfather, Virginia Duff - granddaughter; Bowd Farrar - uncle, Virginia Duff - niece. Capitol Women: Texas Female Legislators, 1923-1999 2000.
  • "Remembering a Texas Trailblazer" lists some of Virginia Duff's major legislative initiatives, including bills requiring vehicles to stop while school buses load or unload, and creating the State School for Children in Denton. Mentions Duff's great uncle, Bowd Farrar. Dallas Morning News .
  • Obituary, "Bowd Farrar, 66, Ellis County Bar President Dies: Former Member of Legislature Will Be Buried Saturday," 6/11/1933, p. 3 [text partially obscured]. Dallas Morning News .
  • Simon Bowdon Farrar, birth date 12/26/1866, death date 6/9/1933 in Waxahachie, Ellis County, lawyer. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 .
  • Bowd Farrar (1866-1933), burial in Hillcrest Park Cemetery, Waxahachie, Ellis County. Find a Grave .
  • Biographical sketch, "An Early East Texas Legislator and His Kin: Franklin Lewis Johnston (1840-1897), his wife Margaret Dysart, and Allied Families Farrar, Bowdon (Bowdoin), Roberts, and Allen," by Virginia Knobel Tschanz. Texas State Genealogical Society. Stirpes, Volume 38, Number 1, March 1998, pp. 3-12, crediting Texas State Genealogical Society. Simon Bowdon Farrar, Jr., married Franklin Lewis Johnston's daughter Nettie Johnston. Relatives: Hon. Franklin Lewis Johnston (1840-1897) - father-in-law, Hon. Simon Bowdon Farrar (1866-1933) - son-in-law, pp. 7-8. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Mentioned in "Fifty Years of News - The Enterprise" as "one of the local citizens who were special writers and who helped to make the paper outstanding." RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service .
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