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Collection TitleCL 55 Lowman Family PapersCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByKatie Button

Lowman Family - Jacob Lowman, his wife, Hilda, and and his younger brother, Martin, first came to Chemung County in 1788. 

Seymour Lowman - Seymour Lowman, son of John and Fanny Lowman, was born October 7, 1868 in the town of Chemung.  On September 7, 1893, he married Katherine Harding Smith.  Their children include Caroline (b. May 31, 1904) and A. Marshall.  Lowman served in the New York State Assembly from 1909 to 1910 and the State Senate from 1918 to 1924.  He was Lieutenant Governor of New York from 1925 until 1927 when he became Assistant Secretary of the United States Treasury.  During prohibition, he was in charge of enforcement until he was forced to resign in 1933.  He retired to Elmira and became president of the Elmira Savings Bank until his death in 1940. 


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Invitation, In honor of The Ambassador of the United States to Chile and Mrs. Culbertson, Miss. Culbertson, The Chilean Ambassador and Lenora de Davita December 19th at 2305 Massachussetts Avenue. Invitation020324
Invitation, Mrs. William Darward Connor request Mrs. Lowman at a luncheon February 12th. In honor of Madame Taz.Invitation020325
Program. Colonial Dames of America invites you to subscribe to the following Annual Lectures at the Washington Club, 1010 Seventeenth Street for the benefit of the Wythe House Fund.Program020326
Document, The ladies of the "Little Cabinet" will have their next luncheon on Monday , December seventh at the Washington Club - price $1.35 a plate.Document020327
Invitation, The Secretary of Agriculture and Mrs. Jardine Request Your Attendance at a Showing of the Chrysanthemums, Greenhouses. November 3, 1928.Invitation020328
Invitation, The National Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, request your presence at a special view of oil paintings.Invitation020329
Invitation, The Director General of the Pan American Union request your company at a Concert of Latin American Music by Mme Margavita d Alvarez, Contralto, December 16th.Invitation020330
Certificate, The National Geographic Society. The Board of Trustees at a meeting held in Washington District of Columbia in the United States of America has elected Seymour Lowman of Elmira, New York a member of that Society. Witness, signed and presented. December 21, 1933. Certificate020331
A. Marshall Lowman scrapbook concerning his degree of Doctor of Laws, presented by Elmira College at the Commencement Ceremony, June 4, 1967. Includes program, newspaper clippings & photos.Scrapbook0301
Lieutenant Governor Seymour Lowman scrapbook, 1925. Includes newspaper clippings about New York State politics as well as photos and artifacts from Lowman's life in Albany.Scrapbook0302
Scrap Book, Caroline Ethlin Lowman youngest daughter of Seymour Lowman, Born May 31, 1904 at 614 Euclid Avenue, Elmira, New York. by Doctor Howland. Newpaper Clipping, Documents and Photos.Scrap Book 030301
Booklet, 222th Anniversary Cornerstone Laying St. Peter's Kierch 1767 - 1967.Booklet030302
Booklet, To My Beloved Brother, Edwin S. Tyler. I inscribe the reminiscenses and traditions that are herein recorded by his loving sister Saarah T. Cowen, Hartford January 1884. Booklet040101
Document, Family record of Robert Sharpe furnished by Aunt Mrs. Syrena Sharpe widow of Robert Davis Sharpe. Robert Sharpe, born in Pomfret January 13, 1742, Sarah Davis, born in Oxford, Massachusetts September 9, 1752. Robert and Sarah were married December 30, 1772.Sarah Davis Sharpe died June 16, 1813. Deacon Robert Sharp died June 1829. Their childern were and all born in Abington (apart of Pomfret) Mary born June 21, 1774 died November 27, 1775. Mary Sharpe 2nd born February 14, 1776. married Stephen Russell February 12, 1800, died in Burlington Vermont December 15, 1844. Lucy Sharpe born April 17, 1777, married Elisha Chase, died October 6, 1855. Dolly Sharpe born January 30, 1779, married Ebenezer Witter, May 11, 1810, died December 9, 1859. Sarah Sharp born March 22, 1781, married Clement Sharpe March 18, 1810, died May 22, 1862. George Sharpe born January 23, 1785 married Lucretia Robinson March 26,1816, died April 15, 1862. Robert Davis Sharpe born August 21, 1790, married Syrena Robinson January 26, 1820 died September 16, 1878. Sophia Sharpe born March 18, 1793, married Frederick Tyler February 16, 1816 died June 19, 1861. Frederick Tyler born in Brooklyn May 7, 1795 died August 3, 1880. Document040102
Certificate, Roses Incorporated. A Certificate is Presented to: A. Marshall Lowman, First President 1937. President Eugene V. Endres, ctober 4, 1965.Certificate040103
Document, Plant Patent 130. Pantented August 13, 1935 to A. M. Lowman on the Yellow Rose, Filed Octoiber 10, 1934. Document040104
Booklet, For Camilla March 1939. Historic New Bren, Second Oldest City in North Carolina. Guide Book New Bren, N. C.Proud of our History 1710 - 1939. Booklet040105
Invitation, Mr. and Mrs. Abner Marshall Lowman marriage of their daughter Camilla Tyler to Mr. William Randolph Arnold, the twenty sixth of October, Nineteen hundred and fifth two, Elmira New York.Invitation040106
Letter, May 15, 1970, To A. M. Lowman, 218 Coleman Avenue, Elmira, New York. From Mary E. Durbin. Toby Branch Superintendent Bryan is the proud papa of a nine pound daughter a flag was housted at the Logan House and at the Northwest office and cigars are in order.Letter040107
Document, Genealogy of Job Tyler and descendants 1638 - 1912. Document040108
Program, Eighty-second, Annual Commencement of the Elmira Free Academy, E. F. A. Auditorium, Wednesday, June Twenty-fourth, Nineteen Hundred Forty-Two.Program040109
Document, Typed from original which was given to Camilla Lowman 12/16/1977. Aetna Fire Underwriters Department of the Aetna Insurance Company, Hartford, Connecticut. Camilla Treadwell born in New York City until twelve, her family to Farmingham. She attended Miss Porters School. Married at nineteen from Framington.She was the great granddaughter of John Treadwell.LLD, last Purtian Governor of Connecticut. Camilla died March 11, 1895. Camilla Treadwell born October 27, 1840 in New York City, Married March 8, 1860. John Treadwell born Farmingham November 23, 1745, graduated from Yale . Governor of Connecticut 1767 - 1809. Died August 18, 1823. Document040110
Photo, Honorable Asher Tyler, Born Bridgewater, Oneida County, New York May 12, 1798.Photo040111
Post Card, Christ Church and The City Hall, New Bern, North Carolina, March 9, 1939. To A. M. Lowman from S. L.Post Card040112
Photo, Hartford Home, Gramdfather Tyler.Photo040113
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