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Subject: LOWE - PA/IA
Date: Fri, 16 Jul 2004 17:04:46 EDT


I've spent quite a few years researching this branch of my family. While I'm
not expecting any revelations, I think it is about time to broadcast the
information I have. Margaret Narcisus "Maggie" Lowe was my great grandmother.
The family story was that her parents died when the children were young and they
went to live with an Aunt Edith or Ellen Aker back in Pennsylvania. Maggie
came to Iowa and worked in a hotel when she was about 18. So from 1870 until
1895 Iowa census, no trace can be found of this family. I have not found this
Aunt and was stumped for several years. It looks like the mother was the one
who died and the father survived until after 1900.

The first clue was William C. FRANKLIN, b. Wapello Co, IA and moved to
Oklahoma. His daughter, Hazel, sent a picture. On the back is written "To Verna
Perry, 1st Cousin, Hazel Franklin, OK". They are found in the Oklahoma 1910
census.
Verna Perry was born 1892 in IA. The picture showed a young adult woman, so I
would estimate the age to be 15-25 years of age when Hazel's picture was
taken.

The next clue was the Wapello Co Genealogical Society records which showed
Maggie Lowe's parents to be J.W. Lowe and Mannie Blackburn (later known to
probably Nannie for Nancy).

The 1860 and 1880 census have not revealed any assistance as yet. However,
the 1870 census found the family in Missouri and Illinois (one month time
period apart):

/1870 Census Township: Osceola Post Office: Bradford Osceola, Stark, IL
Year: 1870 Roll: M593_278 Page: 424
/1870 Census in Illinois taken 12 Aug
Name Age Birthyear Birthplace
John W Lowe 39 1830 Pennsylvania
*of age to vote, no restrictions
Nancy E Lowe 24 1845 Ohio
Elvira C Lowe 8 1861 Illinois
Jane Lowe 6 1863 Illinois
Walter Lowe 3 1866 Illinois
Ida Lowe 3 1866 Illinois
Narcissus Lowe 7/12 (Nov) 1869 Illinois

/1870 Census in Missouri taken 9 July 1870 Salem, Daviess, MO
Name Age BirthYear Birthplace
John W Lowe 39 1830 Pennsylvania Gallatin PO Physician
*of age to vote, but denied right to vote (maybe because resident of IL?)
Nancy E Lowe 34 1835 Ohio
Elvira C Lowe 8 1861 Illinois
Jane Lowe 6 1863 Illinois
Ida R Lowe 3 1866 Illinois
Thomas W Lowe 3 1866 Illinois
Margaret A Lowe 8/12 (Oct) 1869 Illinois

Iowa State Census, 1895 Van Buren Chequest
Name: Robert Leslie 39 Birthplace: MO
Name: Elura C. Leslie 33 Birthplace: Ill
Name: John Wesley Lowe 64 Birthplace: Penn

/1900 Census Chequest, Van Buren Co, IA
Leslie, Robert S. (head), b. aug1855, 44, MO KY MO farmer
Elvira C. (wife), b. Nov1861, 38, IL PA OH
No children, both first married at age 20
Lowe, John W. (father-in-law), b. Jul1830, 69, PA PA NY (widow)

Descendants of Unknown Lowe
1 Unknown Lowe b: Bef. 1815 in PA
. +Unknown b: Bef. 1815 in NY
........2 John W (Wesley?) Lowe b: Jul 1830 in PA d: Aft. 1900
...........+Nancy E. "Nannie" Blackburn b: Bet. 1835 - 1845 in OH d: Bef.
1895 m: Bef. 1862
..................3 Elvira C. Lowe b: Nov 1861 in IL d: Bet. 1910 - 1920
.....................+Robert S. Leslie b: Aug 1855 in MO d: Aft. 1920 m: 24
Feb 1880 in Van Buren Co, IA
............................4 Bertha Round b: Abt. 1897 (Adopted)
..................3 Jane Lowe b: Abt. 1864
..................... +Unknown Buckles?
..................3 Jennie Or Jessie Lowe b: Aug 1865 in IL
.....................+William C. Franklin b: Oct 1861 in IA m: Abt. 1882
............................4 John H. Franklin b: Aug 1883 in MO
............................4 Zella W. Franklin b: Jun 1885
............................4 Hazel C. Franklin b: Jul 1890 in OK
............................4 Kate Anna O. Franklin b: Feb 1893 in CO
............................4 Carl A. Franklin b: Feb 1896 in CO
............................4 Irvin C. Franklin b: Feb 1897 in CO
............................4 Georgia L. Franklin b: Feb 1899 in CO
............................4 Ruby Franklin b: Abt. 1903 in OK
..................3 Walter Lowe b: 25 Nov 1866 in IL d: 7 Aug 1950 in Los
Angeles, Los Angeles Co, CA
.....................+Guillemine Minnie Legay b: Abt. 1883 in Belgium d: in
Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co, CA m: Abt. 1904
............................4 Louis Maurice Lowe b: 17 Jun 1909 in IL d: 22
Sep 1984 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co, CA
..................3 Margaret Narcissus Lowe b: 31 Oct 1869 in IL d: 16 Jul
1923 in Eldon (Wapello Co) IA
.....................+George Washington Perry b: 23 Aug 1859 in (Davis Co) IA
d: 13 Sep 1928 in Eldon (Wapello Co) IA m: 11 Mar 1890 in IA
............................4 Infant Perry
............................4 Infant Perry
............................4 Verna Margaret Perry b: 12 Dec 1892 in IA d:
30 Sep 1946 in Eldon (Wapello) IA
...............................+John C. Myers b: 9 Feb 1877 d: Aft. 1930 in
Eldon, Iowa m: 19 May 1926
............................4 Ivale Walter Perry b: 7 Feb 1894 in Eldon,
Wapello Co, Iowa d: Jan 1974 in Burke family plot, Twisp, Wa.
...............................+Letitia Harriet Burke b: 7 Jan 1908 in Twisp,
WA d: 31 Jul 1999 m: 20 Aug 1921 in Congregational Church
............................4 Arlie Perry b: 31 Oct 1895 in Eldon, Iowa d: 2
Dec 1927 in St Louis, Missouri
...............................+Jessie Maude Koster b: 13 Feb 1901 in
Brighton, IA d: 4 Dec 1959 in Muscatine, IA m: 14 Jul 1919 in Muscatine, IA
............................4 Infant Perry b: 10 May 1897
............................4 Sumner Perry b: Abt. Jan 1899 in IA d: Bef.
1910 in IA
............................4 Myrle Perry b: 12 Jan 1900 in Davis Co, IA d:
15 Mar 1967 in Eldon, Wapello County, IA
...............................+Nellie Larue Sloan b: 23 Apr 1901 in Davis
Co, IA d: 26 Aug 1989 in Sneedville, Hancock Co, TN m: 5 Oct 1920 in Dubuque, IA
(also Oct 9, 1920 Ottumwa, Ia)
............................4 Rexall Perry b: 7 Dec 1901 in Eldon, Iowa d: 8
Jul 1913 in Eldon (Wapello) IA
..................3 Ida Lowe b: Abt. 1866

I am looking for any descendents of John Lowe, and most certainly ancestors.
Jennie Lowe Franklin went to Oklahoma, Elvira Lowe Leslie was found in
Oklahoma in 1910. Walter went west, and Ida's whereabouts are unknown.

Cheers!
michele perry


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