Transcribed from History of Wyandotte County Kansas and its people ed. and comp. by Perl W. Morgan. Chicago, The Lewis publishing company, 1911. 2 v. front., illus., plates, ports., fold. map. 28 cm. [Vol. 2 contains biographical data. Paged continuously.] p. 965-966 transcribed on July 19, 2001.


Tiera Farrow

TIERA FARROW. - Such distinctive executive ability as that possessed by Miss Farrow precludes the obscuring of the same, but not many similarly fortified are called to positions of such important public trust as that of which she is incumbent. She is city treasurer of Kansas City, the fine metropolis of the county to which this publication is devoted, and in the handling of the fiscal affairs of the city she has shown great discrimination and financial acumen. A gracious and womanly woman, she is held in unqualified esteem in the city of her home, and she has been a resident of Kansas since her childhood days.

Miss Farrow, who is twenty-nine years of age at the time of this writing, in 1911, claims the fine old Hoosier state as the place of her nativity, as she was born at Columbus, the judicial center of Bartholomew county, Indiana, in which state were likewise born her parents, Alva Curtis Farrow and Martha (Haislup) Farrow, both of whom traced their ancestry back to stanch English origin. The present city treasurer of Kansas City was three years of age at the time of the family removal from Indiana to Kansas, and she was reared to maturity in Garnett, the county seat of Anderson county, where her parents still maintain their home and where her father has long ben[sic] a representative merchant and influential citizen. After her graduation in the Garnett high school, as member of the class of 1898, Miss Farrow went to Kansas City, Missouri, where she completed an effective course in stenography and bookkeeping, after which she assumed the position of private secretary in the office of the Kansas state grain inspector, in Kansas City, this state. She retained this incumbency for five years, doing her assigned work with all of care and thoroughness, and in the mean while she further showed her ambition and independence by taking up the study of law, in which connection she completed the prescribed three years' course in the Kansas City School of Law in Kansas City, Missouri. This course was pursued in the night classes, while she continued to give due attention to her responsible duties in the office of the state grain inspector. She was graduated in the institution mentioned as a member of the class of 1903, and received therefrom the degree of Bachelor of Laws. In the same year she was admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of Kansas and thereupon entered the law office of Dail & Carter, of Kansas City, this state, where she became actively and successfully identified with the work of her profession, to which she thus gave her undivided attention until 1907, when she yielded to the importunities of many of her friends and consented to become a candidate for the office of city treasurer, to which she was elected in that year, by a gratifying majority. The best assurance of the effective service given by her in this office is that afforded in her re-election in 1909, by an increased majority. Though denied the right of franchise, Miss Farrow is admirably fortified in her opinions as to matters of public polity and is a stanch advocate of the principles and policies for which the Republican party stands sponsor. She is an earnest and zealous member of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union and the Young Women's Christian Association, in which latter she is a valued member of the board of trustees of the local association. She has been specially active in work for the benefit of women and girls and has given every possible assistance in works of private and organized charity and benevolence. The progress made by Miss Farrow as one of the world's noble army of productive workers stands the more to her honor by reason of the fact that through her own efforts she provided the means for her professional education and personal maintenance, the while she has not denied herself the gracious amenities that have made her a favorite in the leading social activities of her home city.



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