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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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Photo, November 9, 1943 Samuel Bixby, Great Great Grandfather of Marshall Lowman.Photo120110
Photo, Kip Lowman.Photo120111
Photo, Callima Bryan Lowman.Photo120112
Photo, Jacob Lowman Sr. 1819, and Janice Knapp.Photo120113
Photo, Camilla Lowman ArnoldPhoto120114
Photo, Seymour Lowman and Grandson Marshall.Photo120115
Photo, November 1924, Seymour Lowman October 7, 1869, Marshall Lowman June 4, 1896, Marshall Lowman March 28, 1922.Photo120116
Photo, Newspaper Clipping. Member's of battling Lowman family two of whom are waging a contest for control G. O. P. organization of Elmira and Chemung County. Seymour Lowman, his son A. Marshall Lowman and Grandson A. Marshall Lowman.Photo120117
Photo, 1905, A. Marshall Lowman, Gratia Lowman Stides, Fanny Lowman Schwab and Caroline Lowman Marroa.Photo120118
Photo, Mrs Kate Smith Lowman and Katherine Lowman Hoiffman.Photo120119
Photo, Brooks Hoffman, Allen, Arthur, Robert Wilbur and Marshall Lowman.Photo120120
Photo, Fanny Bixby Lowman.Photo120121
Photo, A. M. (Rip) Lowman.Photo 120122
Photo, Marshall Lowman.Photo120123
Photo, 1977 Knapp House, Formerly Jacob Lowman Sr. 1819.Photo120124
Photo, Gratia, Marshall and Mother Kittie.Photo120125
Photo,Carniola Lowman Arnold.Photo120126
Photo, Martin Lowman son of Frederick C. Lowman.Photo120127
Photo, of undentified family.Photo120128
Photo, Marshall Lowman.Photo120129
Photo, Seymour Lowman, Gratia, Marshall, Mrs. Lowman, Fanny, Caroline and Kate.Photo120130
Photo, Marshall, Gratia, Fanny, Caroline Lowman.Photo120131
Photo Seymour Lowman.Photo120132
Photo, Seymour Lowman.Photo120133
Photo, George Lowman.Photo120201
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