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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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Letter, To Mr. Abner Lowman from Effingham de Forest. July 3, 1948. He has been elected an hereditary member of this order the Society of the Cincinnati the State of Connecticut. Mr. Putman thanks him for the &100. check he sent to the society.Letter040506
Photo, Taken by Fred Loomis of The Lowman Farm, Elmira New York. 1934.Photo 040507
Newspaper Clippings, July 28, 1977. Lowman named to head drive for library. A. Marshall Lowman, April 10, 1980 receiving a plaque in Recognition of his efforts in planning the new library.Newspaper Clippings040508
Document, Chemung County Planning Board, To A. Marshall Lowman, Vice President from Richard L. Brown, Planning Director, July 26, 1963.Document040509
Note, A. Marshall Lowman, in 1929, when Elmira became interested in the City manager form of goverment, Lowman was chairman of the Manager Investigating Committee of the Elmira Association of Commerce.Note040510
Program, The Fifty-Fifth Annual Commencement of the Elmira Free Academy, E. F. A. Auditorium, June Twenty-fourth, Nineteen hundred fifteen.Program040511
Newspaper Clipping, January 25, 1945, Roses in January. No Winter for Elmira Floral Products Inc.Newspaper Clippings040512
Letter, To Aesop Hall, Chemung County Historical Center, March 10, 1973. From H. A. Hanlon, Cotton Hanlon, Inc. Information on the Lowman Distillery, Old Lowman Whiskey was made as early as 1792-1796. About 1825 up to the Civil War, the village of Chemung and Old Buck Hotel was the center of gaiety for the valley below Elmira and Old Lowman Whiskey was the leading drink. of the dayLetter040513
Letter, Mr. A. Marshall Lowman from William E. Clark, Chemung Canal Trust Company, October 10, 1962. Acknowledging with admiration the outstanding competence and effort cobtributed by A. Marshall Lowman in supervising the planning, construction and equipping of our Horseheads Branch Office.Letter 040514
Newspaper clipping, Star Gazette December 8, 1972. Five of the six previous Excalibur Award winners posed for this picture, Clarence M. Brobst (1971); A. Marshall Lowman (1967); John H. Fassett (1972); Edward A. Moores (1969); and Maurice P. Whitney (1968). John G. Copley (1970) was out of town.Newspaper Clipping040515
Newspaper clipping, December 5, 1967, We Salute A. Marshall Lowman by Fred Breese.Newspaper Clipping040516
Newspaper Clipping, December 6, 1967, by Tom Page, A. Marshall Lowman Wins First Stae Gazette Award.Newspaper Clipping.040517
Poem, Tribute by A. Marshall Lowman, March 6, 1973.Poem 040518
Document, Certify that A. Marshall Lowman, Esq. has been appointed a member of the Army Advistory Committee for the First United States Army in Elmira, New York March 18, 1948 by C. H. Hodges, General, U. S. Army, Commanding.Document040519
Poem, Marshall Lowman Anniversary, October 7, 1960 by Loretto Meade.Poem040520
Program, Sage Chapel, Cornell University, Sunday, February 21, 1982.Program040521
Program, Wellseley college. Opening Convocation, Thursday September 9, 1982 4:30 P. M. Houghton Memorial Chapel. Freshman Distinction, Class of 1985. Class 1982 - 1983. Camilla Arnold, Granddaughter of A. M. Lowman.Program040522
Letter, Dear Parents, (Lowman) September13, 1982, from Paula Daniels, Dean of the Class of 1985. Congratulation to you and your daughter on her fine first year. (Camilla).Letter040523
Newspaper Clipping, July 15, 1967, We Salute A. Marshall Lowman by Fred BreeseNewspaper Clipping040524
Letter, To Marshall from Harriet S. Williams. Showing the Lowman Homstead, 1840. Built by Ansel Evans son of Henry Evans.Letter040525
Letter and Newspaper clipping, to A. M. Lowman from John W. Farquharson (Goodspeed,s Book Shop, Inc.) May 14, 1969, checking on the Mayflower Line. Newspaper clipping telling the Commons Burial Ground here is buried the first white girl born in New England, Elizabeth Pabodie daughter of John and Priscilla Pabodie. Letter040526
Document, County of Chemung, Sales Tax Division, January 26, 1960 Certificate of Authority To Collect Retail Sales Tax and/or Compensating Use Tax and/or Authority to Exemption Certificates for Elmira Floral Products, Inc. signed by Francis K. Norman Treasurer of Chemung County.Document040527
Document, The Commanding General, 30 Marine Divison Fleet Marine Force, Takes Pleasurein Commending First Lieutenant Marshall Lowman United States Marine Corp Reserve,For Meritoridus Service In the Following, His War Service and dates December 2, 1943 to March 2, 1946?.Document040528
Letter, To John W. Farquharson from A. M. Lowman, February 28, 1969. A. M. Lowman is the oldest son of Kate Smith and Seymour Lowman. The white Congregational Church here at Compton, now shared by the Methodist, its one of the states's three oldest, "and a land mark from the sea". Letter040529
Letter, To Marshall from Carolina, March 20, 1940.Letter040530
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