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Hazlewood Power Farish Biography

Source: Rowland, Dunbar.  The Official and Statistical Register of the State of Mississippi, 1908.  Brandon Printing Company, Nashville, 1908, pp. 1008-1009.

Hazlewood Power Farish, of Mayersville, was born September 14, 1880, at that place, the son of Robert Davis Farish and wife, Caroline Harrison (Power) Farish. His father was a soldier in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; in the civil life was a practicing physician in Issaquena County; was County Health Officer for years; also for several years was Chairman of the County Democratic Executive Committee. Mr. Farish attended the public schools of Issaquena County, and later was a student at Jefferson Military College at Washington Miss, He entered the Law School of the University of Mississippi and was graduated therefrom in 1899, with degree of LL.B.; since that date he has followed the active practice of law in his town and county. He served as Lieutenant of the First Regiment Mississippi National Guard in 1897; has been attorney for the Board of Supervisors of Issaquena County for the past five years; was member of the State Legislature during the session of 1906 and elected Senator from the Twentieth District in 1907. Mr. Farish is a Democrat, and was Secretary of the County Executive Committee for several years; is a member of the Episcopal Church and of the Knights of Pythias, having served as Chancellor Commander of his Lodge. He was married at New Orleans, La., November 14, 1906, to Mildred Henrietta Lillard. His wife died June 9, 1907.

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