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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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Document, November 27, 1918 To A. M. Lowman USNRF from ForceCommander U. S. Naval Headquarters, Londom, England. You are hereby directed to proceed to the Commanding Officer of that vessel.Document080910
Document, From Navy Department, February 11, 1918 to Ensign A. M. Lowman. You are requested to forward to this office your Individual Aviation Flight Log Book. R. D. Kirkpatrick.Document080911
Document, Certificate, Navy Department. United States Naval Reserve Froce. Abner M. Lowman has enrolled in the nites States Naval Reserve Force for a period of four years from April 1917 is given the provisional rank and grade of Lieutenant J.G.Document080912
Document, September 24, 1919. From Navy Department To Abner M. Lowman U. S. N. R. F. Assignment of rank and grade of Lieutenant j. g.). V. L. Kirkman.Document080913
Document, November 19, 1920 From Bureau of Navigation to Lieutenant (jg) Abner M. Lowman USNRF. given a confirmed commission as U. S. Lieutenant (jg) in class 5 of the U. S. Naval Resverve Force to rank October 1, 1919 commission dated November 19, 1920.Document080914
Document, Acceptance Form From Abner M. Lowman, Lieutenant (jg) USNRF, December 22, 1920. Oath Of Office. Abner M. Lowman Having been confirmed as Lieutenant (jg). United States Naval Reserve Force by L. G. Nyschant?. Document080915
Document, Navy Department, February 2, 1921. Abner M. Lowman, Retainer Pay, USNRF. Enclosed a check # 23627 January 20, 1921 for $431.65.Document080916
Document, June 3, 1924. Abner M. Lowman, Certificate of War Service April 4, 1917 to April 3, 1921.Document080917
Document, Application to Administrator for the Settlement of any amount due and payable to me on adjusted service certificate # 924169, dated January 25, 1925.Document080918
Letter, to Navy Recruiting Office March 23, 1942 from A. Marshall Lowman. It occurred to me that I might be of use to my country in some executive capacity.Letter 080919
Document, April 20, 1942 to Mr. Abner M. Lowman from Naval Aviation Cadet Selection Board. A list of paper requirements when complete send to this office. Arrange to take physical on form Y either at Elmira if possible or Buffalo or New York.Document080920
Document, April 21, 1942, To The Commandant, from Herbert C. Wing S. G. H. Turner and W. Glenn Sweet, recommanding Abner M. Lowman a Commission in the United States Navy.Document080921
Letter, April 6, 1943, to Navy League of the United States from N. J. Learned. Application for membership in the Navy League of the United States for Mr. A. M. Lowman and enclosing $10.00 check for membership.Letter080922
Document, August 5, 1943, from The War Department G. A. Fonda To Mr A Marshall Lowman. The office have not received the Questionaires given to you July 15, 1943. Kindly advise if further consideration is desired. August 7, 1943 to G. A. Fonda From A. Marshall Lowman I have decided to do nothing further my Responsibilities here at this time that I cannot break loose from here.Document080923
Document, Personnel Placement Questionnaire.Document080924
Document, Experience Statement, March 30, 1942.Document080925
Document, Interim Receipt for Adjusted Service Bonds Surrendered For Payment. Post Office, Elmira, New York June 18, 1936. Received of Abner Marshall Lowman for payment 26 face value $1300.00. George W. Sheahan Postmaster, William V. McGill Designated Clerk.Document080926
Document, From Secretary of the Treasury To Abner M. Lowman 26 Bonds numbers 6011570/595 $1,300. Check on Treasurer 651 $47. total $1,347.00.Document080927
Document, Regulations Governing Adjusted Service Bonds of 1945.Document080927
Document, Warranty Deed, Henry C. Lockwood and Wife (Mary S. Lockwood) to Jacob Lowman, April 2, 1859. Clerk U. L. Lowe.Document090101
Document. Quit-Claim Deed, Egbert Hund to Jacob Lowman, January 10, 1857, Clerk U. L. Lowe. (Grist Mill)Document090102
Document, Deed Catherine Livingston and others to Alonzo J. Wynkoop April 9, 1856.Document090103
Document, (Quit Claim Deed) John W. Hathom and Mary his wife to Jacob Lowman, July 20, 1850.Document090103
Document, (This Indenture) Excecutors Deed, Russell Dart Executor of John A. Manning (deceased) to Alonzo J. Wynkoop, April 16, 1856.Document090104
Document, (This Indenture) Tobias Van Buren and Wife (Eleether) To Jacob Lowman, November 29, 1853.Document090105
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