Obit: Lowe, Gertie (1868 - 1881)

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Surnames: Lowe, Bowers, Cressy, Buck

----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 26 Jan 1881

Lowe, Gertie (4 Jul. 1868 - 1 Jan. 1881)

*Mr. Lowe’s family has been sadly afflicted during the present winter. In common with many others, the measles broke out in the family, which was followed by scarlet fever, which so prostrated *Gertie, about 12 years of age, that she never recovered, and passed on to the other shore on the morning of new year’s day. Then a little boy, about 5 was taken with typhoid fever, and was for several days on the margin of the dark river, but hopes are now entertained for his recovery.

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*John Warren Lowe and Martha A. Cressy married 7 Sep 1860 (Civil Ceremony in Lincoln, Bangor, Penobscot, Maine).

**Note: Gertie, the daughter of John and Martha Lowe, is buried in the West Spencer Cemetery, Sherman Twp., Clark County, Wisconsin

----Source: Chase & co. Williams. History of Penobscot County, Maine. (page 76 of 240)

Mr. Benjamin F. Bowers, of Lincoln, was born in Lowell, Maine, September 16, 1825. He is a son of John and Phebe Bowers. They had eight children — Benjamin; Eliza,* wife of David Lowe, of Lincoln; Orrin, now in Easton, Maine; Edwin, Burlington; Rebecca, deceased; Wethy, wife of Joseph Crowell, of Dexter; John W., deceased; Catharine, now Mrs. Turner, of Burling- ton. Mr. Bowers died July 5, 1867. Mrs. Bowers is still living in Burlington. Mr. Benjamin Bowers settled on the farm where he now lives in 1846, when twenty- one years of age. He felled the trees and cleared up the farm where he now lives. There were two or three other clearings in this part of the town. Mr. Bowers married for his first wife Marion Lowe, of Lincoln. To this couple were born two children — Frank and Freeland. Mrs. Bowers died March 28, 1867. Mr. Bowers married for his second wife Arvilla Buck, of Lincoln, with whom he is now living. She has three children — Helen, Marion, and Hattie. Mr. Bowers has one hundred and thirty acres in his farm. He has served several years as Assessor, and is well known.

*Aunt of Gertie Lowe (1868 - 1881)

1880 Federal Census, Spencer, Marathon, Wisconsin

Name: Gertrude Lowe
Birthdate: 1869
Birthplace: Maine, United States
Relationship to Head: Daughter
Father's Name: John W. Lowe
Father's Birthplace: Maine, United States
Mother's Name: Martha A. Lowe
Mother's Birthplace: Maine, United States
Race or Color (Expanded): White
Ethnicity (Standardized): American
Gender: Female
Martial Status: Single
Age (Expanded): 11 years
Occupation: At School
Household Members
Parent John W. Lowe M 50 (1830 Maine), parents b. Maine
Parent Martha A. Lowe F 40 (1840 Maine), father b. New Hampshire, mother b. Maine
Nellie Lowe F 17 (1863) , b. Maine
Gertrude Lowe F 11, b. Maine
Freddie Lowe M 9 (1871 , b. Maine)
Edwin P. Lowe M 5 (1875), Wis.

1885 Minnesota State Census, Red Lake Falls Township, Polk, Minnesota, pg. 7, family 56

J W Lowe
age: 55 years
estimated birth year: 1830
birthplace: Maine
race: White
gender: Male

Household Members
J W Lowe M 55y Maine
M A Lowe F 45y Massachusetts
Frederick L Lowe M 14y Maine
Mary Crompe F 20y Canada
Cordellia Patenaude F 20y New York
A D Wishard M 25y Indiana
Kate Darrigan F 23y Minnesota

1900 Federal Census, ED 86 Election Districts 5-6 Minneapolis city Ward 8, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States, pg. 17, family 388

Martha A Lowe, white, widowed, femaile
birth date: Jul 1839
birthplace: Maine
relationship to head of household: Head
father's birthplace: Massachusetts
mother's birthplace: Maine
mother how many children: 5
number living children: 2

1910 Federal Census, Waterville Ward 1, Le Sueur, Minnesota, pg. 11, family 244

Frederick A Lowe
birthplace: Maine
relationship to head of household: Self
marital status: Married
race : White
gender: Male
father's birthplace: Maine
mother's birthplace: Maine

Household Members
self Frederick A Lowe M 39y Maine
wife Martha K Lowe F 35y Maine
Christina Reichel F 77y Germany

1930 Federal Census, San Diego, San Diego, California, enumeration district number: 0112, family 76

Frederick A Lowe, white, married, male
father's birthplace: Maine
mother's birthplace: Maine

Household Members
head Frederick A Lowe M 59 Maine
wife Martha K Lowe F 55 Minnesota

Maine Birth Records

John Warren Lowe
gender: Male
birth date: 14 Jun 1829
birthplace: Lincoln, Penobscot, Maine
father's name: David (b. 1795, Maine)
mother's name: Catherine (b. 1794, Maine)

Minnesota Death Records

Martha A. Lowe
gender: Female
burial place: Spencer, Wis.
death date: 14 Apr 1910
death place: Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota
age: 70
birth date: 01 Jul 1831
race: White
marital status: Widowed
father's name: Daniel Cressy
father's birthplace: Mass.
mother's name: Martha B.



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