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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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Note, Edward Louis Lowman Born January 18, 1891, in Lowman, New York, Blanch Holman Lowman born March 26, 1891, in Trumansburg, New York Mary Lou Lowman born September 2, 1923, Elmira, New York, John Carr Lowman born February 5, 1926 in Elmira, New York. Edward Louis Lowman married Blanch Salisbury Holman January 14, 1922 Trumansburg, New York, parents Frederick Dumont Lolman, Mary Belle Buckley HolmanNote010224
Letter, To Hattie From Lena, dates of Salisbury 1622 - 1864.Letter010225
Letter, to Mr. Lowman From John G. Copley February 10, 1936. dates of births,weddings and deaths of the Copley Family 1905 - 1931'Letter010226
Letter, To Seymour From Hany, March 9, 1936. Murcy lives in Randle, Washington. Emma was born in Chicago, Illinois 1886, her Maiden was Emma Anna Nallette they were Married September 1, 1909 in Vancover, British Columbia.Letter010227
Letter, Data requested in letter March 5, 1936. Dates of John Lowman Wilking, Katherine Lowman Wilking, Edmund Keffer Kline, and Children of Edmund and Katherine Kline, 1894 - 1906. Letter010228
Letter,To Hank from Lyman Lowman, asking for data on Mercur Lowman 1881 - 1919.Letter010229
Letter, Family Tree on Wilking 1870 - 1927, births, wedding and deaths.Letter010230
Document, Family tree of George Landis Wilson 1864 - 1934. births Weddings and deaths. Jessie Wilson Kimbell family births wedding and deaths 1897 - 1933.Document010231
Note, Esther and D. E. Brown, Jacob Lowman Brown, Henry Brown both went to California in 1849, Henry died in a mining camp soon after they arrived. Jacob Jr. born December 3, 1817 Died April 9, 1819. Esther Lowman Brown born March 29, 1799 Died Sept 12, 1830. Hannah born March 11, 1828 died March 7, 1833.Note010234
Note, F. C. Lowman 1827 - 1902, (wife) Catherine Everett 1831 - 1885. Children Louise 1859 - 1859, Mary 1872 - 1872, Alice - Nose, Brooklyn died March 10, 1935 buried March 13, 1935. W. L. Hanbury R. D. Nichols, New York. Herbert Latham, William Clark, Bert Sutfin? undertaker. Henry H. Sirkels Hemstead, Long Island Note010235
Note, Frederick born May 8, 1860 died September 3, 1927. M. Olive Wood born October 30, 1869 daughter Chan R. Wood, Sward Christina, Julia FrederickNote010236
Note, Henry B?? Van Dyne born March 23, 1889, Dorothy Nearing Van Dyne born April 4, 1888,at Morris Run, Pennsylvania, Edward Everitt Van Dyne born September 25, 1913, Mary Nearing Van Dyne born October 28, 1916. Eleanor Laurinda Phillips born July 30, 1908 died March 11, 1923. Frances Louise born June 22, 1911. Doctor Phillips March 12, 1925.Note010236
Letter and Envelope to Mrs Harriet Lowman, Waverly, New York. From Mary P. Clark, Lawrence, Kansas July 9, 1913. Meny as Survivors of the Quantrell Raid as possible be present at the commemoration. Letter and Envelope010240
Letter, To Cousin Seymour from Theo Detweiler, Middletown, Pennsylvania, December 13, 1935 she will be only to glad in any to help with the Lowman Family History.Letter010241
Letter, To Mr. Seymour Lowman from Cousin Eugene Laverty January 2, 1936. Children of the original Lowman Family. Jacob and Elizabeth were twins. A brother and sister married a brother and sister, John Lowman married Catherine Hise and Catherine Lowman married Jacob Hies.Letter010242
Letter, To Marshall from Aunt Lena March 15, 1950. Marchall is a descendant of Judge John Jenkins. Letter010243
Newspaper clipping, Sent to Marshall from Hamy, October 19, 1933. Newspaper Clipping010244
Card, (Elmira Saving Bank) Mr. Irving Meyer, Professor 1918 of farm management. Ruth graduated from Elmira Academy 1909, Ithaca College 1914. Professor of music California, Pennsylvania Teachers College. Rock Hill South Carolina Winthrop College.Card010245
Letter to Abner from Samuel Jennings, October 18, 1878.Letter 010246
Note, Edith Clair Turner, Argos, Indianna. November 1, 1890.Note010247
I. O. U. To pay William Maxwell $20.00 June 21, 1824I. O. U. 010248
Letter, To Mr. A. C. Wright from Susan Baldwin Smith April 7, 1923. Names ,dates of births, weddings and deaths of the Baldwin family.Letter010249
Note, Captain Jonathon Mc Mc Clure's Company. Tenth Battalin of Lancaster County Militia Commander by Robert Elden. Fourth Class George Lowman.Note010250
Note, Lydia married John S. Colwell in Horseheads, New York June 26, 1889. Children Hariett Colwell,born May 12, 1891 died April 12, 1906, John S. Colwell born 1866. Charles McHenry, Albert Remensngder ?, Harry Roberta and Frank Webster.Note 010251
Notes, Names Mary Jenkins, Ray and Fay Elliot, Edward H. Drake, A. T. Drake, and Dan Mason, Mrs. Bostwick, Bill Harrington, Pulford Drake Mrs Rollin Seely, Kate Mitchell, Mrs. Myers and Charles MitchellNotes010252
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