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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 A. M. Lowman from Henry W. Wilson, March 23, 1940. The late Seymour Lowman was a cousin of my mother, the late F. C. Wilson ( Catherine Elizabeth Landis).Letter040531
Letter, To Marshall from Charles A. Winding, Marine Midland Bank November 25, 1972. Thanking him for the roses and the help at 150 Lake Street after the 72 flood.Letter040532
Invitation, To A. Marshall Lowman and Mrs. Lowman, from Durwood G. Hotter, Marine Midland Bank, May 2, 1972. The bank is hosting an informal party, May 8, 1972 4:30 P.M. to 6:30 P. M. The bank families will visit and tour the building Sunday 2 P.M. to 5 P. M. We would be pleased and honored if you and Mrs. Lowman could be with us on that occasion. P. M.Invitation040533
Letter, To Marshall from Walty (Julian L. Watkins) June 3, 1972.Letter040534
Letter, To Marshall from Charles A. Winding, Marine Midland Bank June 16, 1972. If ever a bank got its money worth from a construction contract it was MMB-S at 150 Lake Street, Elmira. Thanks to one AML. Would like to personally to express my aprication for your great lasting contribution to a fine building.Letter040535
Letter, To Marshall from Edward T. Lagonegro, president of Elmira Tobacco Company, November 7, 1963. Hope that he will help with the huge problem facing the city.Letter040536
Poem, September 28, 1945.Poem040537
Newspaper Clipping, May 15, 1972. Midland Completes $2 Million Expansion Project. The Old---the original Marine Midland Bank was completed December 16, 1928 A. Marshall Lowman general contractor turning it over to then bank president Samuel G. H. Turner. The New---Forty-four years later A. Marshall Lowman building consultant for the new Marine Midland Southern Bank turning the finished product to Carl M. Beery chairman of the board.Newspaper Clipping040538
Document, Cutler genealogy by Grace Combs in 1965 and reorganized in 1965 by Mr. Inman. James Cutler born in England 1606 settled as early as 1634 in Watertown, Massachusetts. Marjorie Louise Cutler born November 20, 1923, Brooklyn, New York, on January 5, 1945 married A. Marshall Lowman.Document040539
Letter, To A. Marchall Lowman from Raymond B. Stevens, Elmira College, May 8, 1945. We the Faculty of Elmira College, hereby wish to express to Mr. Lowman upon his retirement, after two and a half years as comptroller.Letter040540
Letter, Mr. A. Marshall Lowman from William E. Clark, Chemung Canal Trust Company. March 9, 1966. Mr. Marshall Lowman has since October 3, 1949, been a member of the Board of Directors of Chemung Canal Trust Company, has tendered his resignation from this Board to become effective March 1, 1966, such resignation having been accepted by the Board with extreme regret.Letter040541
Newspaper clipping, Star Gazette September 13, 1921 Chambers of Commerce Directors Elected, F. E. Baldwin, Jervis Langdon, R. T. Lewis, M. D. Thompson, Mrs. J. S. Fassett, W. Swan and J. N. Wood.Newpaper Clipping040542
Newspaper clipping, Star Gazette February 8, 1973. Leonard F. Sheer, Retired Cop Dies in Phoenix, Arizona.Newspaper Clipping040542
Newspaper clipping, Sunday Telegram February 2, 1947. E. F. A. Class of 1914, An 80 year old Professor and his 50 year old boys got together for a reunion, the Professor was Francis R. Parker the boys were William M. Lande, Arthur Hoffman, Howard Daily and Edward A. Moores.Newspaper Clipping040543
Newspaper clipping, Colonial Theater Ad. December 31, 1931, Samuel Goldyn presents Street Scene with Sylvia Sidney, Matinee fifteen cents evening twenty five cents, children ten cents any time. Newspaper Clipping040544
Newspaper clipping, December30, 1931. A. Marshall Lowman Named As City Chamberlain After Resignation By Brickwedde.Newspaper Clipping040544
Document, The Society Of American Florists And Ornamental Horticlturists, Organized 1885 Incorporated By Act Of Congress 1901. These are to Certify That A. Marshall Lowman is a Life Member. Issued this twenty eight day of June 1944. Fred Austin President, Robert H. Roland Secretary.Document040545
Letter, To A. Marshall Lowman from Chemung County Development Corporation, Edward A. Moorse, September 19, 1963. The Board of Director, citzens of Chemung County express hereby to Mr. A. Marshall Lowman their commendation and their gratitude the thought and effort he has put forward as a Director and as Executive Vise President and Treasurer of this Corporation for the 18 months. In bringing to a successful arrangements for The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company, Inc. in Elmira, New YorkLetter040546
Document, To A. Marshall Lowman Sr. from John C. Gridley, County of Chemung, Board of Supervisor. December 19, 1963. On behalf of the Board of Supervisers, thanks for your devoted and most professional service to the whole community on the Chemung County Planning Board.Document040546
Document, Lowman Family Memorailia, July 3, 1973. Signed by Mr. Clute. Document040547
Document, An inventory of A. M. Lowman possession.Document040548
Document, United States Cut Flower Company, Elmira, New York. September 28, 1939. Boards powers are given to your trustees for the soul purpose of keeping the control of the United States Cut Flower company intact in the family.Document040549
News Letter, Cotton-Hanlon and Ireland Mill, Hardwood Bark, May-June, 1973. Photograph of the last bottle of Old Lowman Pure Rye Whiskey taken in February 1973. The distillery at Lowman closed 1918-1919 picture of The Lowman Distillery and Warehouse.Picture of the Courtright House, built in 1798, picture taken in 1945 oldest building in Chemng County, the building was torn down in about 1950. built in 1798.News Letter040550
Letter, From The Homestead, Bainbridge, New York, November 4, 1892, My Dearest Boy from Kittie.Letter040601
Letter, From The Homestead, Bainbridge, New York, December 14, 1892, Kittie.Letter040602
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