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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, Dividing and settling apart the real estate and certain personal property on certain realty in five seperate parcels of the estate of the late Jacob Lowman. dated Elmira, New York, October 13, 1894.Document090703
Document, Mary V. Rockwell to Nancy R. Bennett and others. Release of Dower, October 5, 1895.Document090704
Document, Fire Insurance Policy, New Hampshire Fire Insurance Company, Charles Swan & Sons Insurance Lake and Water Street, Elmira, New York. July 21, 1893, Estate of Jacob LowmanDocument090801
Document, Standard Fire Insurance Company, Agricultual Insurance Company, of Watertown, New York. Jacob Lowman, June 22, 1893, Town of Baldwin.Document090802
Document, Home Insurance Company, No. 119 Broadway, New York. April 1, 1893, Harris Farm, S. M. Harris.Document090803
Document, Policy, Farmers Joint Stock Insurance Company, Meridian New York, Jacob Lowman, Lowman, New York, July ?, 1870.Document090803
Document, Standard Fire Insurance Policy of the State of New York The Phoenix Insurance Company of Hartford, Connecticut. Greatsinger Farm, Estate of Jacob Lowman. November 7, 1894.Document090805
Document, New Hampshire Fire Insurance Company, Estate of Jacob Lowman. Charles Swan & Sons Insurance, July 21, 1893.Document090807
Documents, Bills and Receipts for Jacob Lowman, 1862 - 1893.Documents090901
Document, Bonds 1850 - 1878, notes 1840 - 1891, and checks 1870 - 1893.Document091001
Documents,(miscellaneous) Agreements 1892 - 1893, Assignments Judgments 1847 - 1879, notes 1878 - 1893.Documents091101
Document, Warranty Deed, Alanzo I. Wynkoop and wife Phebe and Niles F. Wynkoop and Sarah his wife to Jacob Lowman, June 8, 1863.Document09 020205
Scrap Book, Kate Smith and Seymour Lowman Scrap Book, Unidentified Male Photo, September 3, 1892, Wedding Invitation September 7, 1893 Seymour Lowman and Kate Harding. Newspaper clipping birth of Lowman childern. Newspaper photo of Seymour Lowman candidate for City Judge. Photo of Seneca Lake February 2, 1912. Newspaper clipping of Lowman and Gifford wedding party June 17, 1925. Photo Ruins of Lowman cottage where Mrs Stafford D. Noble lost life July 27, 1922. Photo of Lowman Cottage.Scrap Book100101
Scrap Book, Smith Geneology, Program of Bainbridge its 175th Year July 3-4-5, 1964. Photos of Smith, Evans, and Discoll. Document of Abner ? Smith Appointed to the Massachusetts Medical Society October 11 - 12, 1876. Bowerman, Leairtt, Abbott and Brown. Lowman Cottage at Glenora built in 1907.Scrap Book100201
Scrapt Book (Washington) Newspaper Clipping, President Calvin Coolidge and Mrs. Coolidge, Vice President Charles G. Dawes and Mrs. Dawes. March 4, 1925. And The White House. Newspaper Clipping of Seymour Lowman Takes Oath To Enforce Prohibition Law. Newspaper Clippings of Seymour Lowman in Washing.Scrap Book110101
Scrap Book, Lowman in Albany, Newspaper Clipping of Seymour Lowman with his Son A. Marshall Lowman and A. Marshall Lowman Jr. October 19, 1924. Newspaper Clipping Teddy Roosevelt leaving Elmira. Clipping of Seymour Lowman's Mother Mrs. John Lowman. Mewspaper Clipping The Knickerbocker Press, January 11, 19??. Newspaper Clipping Interesting Personalities Pictured at Albany as the Republican State Convention Met, September 26, 1930.Scrap Book110201
Photos, Two photo of Abner Marshall Lowman one in Uniform.Photos120101
Photo, Unidentified Lady and Baby.Photo120103
Photo, Kate Smith Lowman.Photo120104
Photo, Kate Smith Lowman, Marshall Lowman and Gratia Lowman.Photo120104
Photo, Cynthia Lowman Everett.Photo120105
Photo, Marshall Smith, Lulu Smith andKate Smith Leavitt.Photo120106
Photo, Kate Smith Lowman, Lulu Smith Leavitt.Photo120107
Photo, Pittsfield Home of Kate Smith Lowman.Photo120108
Photo, Lois Lowman Wilkins.Photo120109
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