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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, Rip Lowman, Marine Corp.Photo120202
Photo, House of Jacob Lowman Sr. Built in 1819.Photo120203
Photo, Residence of Geo. Lowman, George Lowman house built in 1839. Picture taken 1853. House is now occupied by Clara Lowman Grace, Great Grandaugher of Jacob Lowman, Sr. and grand daughter of George Lowman. Photo120204
Photo, Jacob Lowman, Sr. House where Hovey E. Copley lives as it was built in 1819, picture was taken in 1853.Photo120205
Photo, Residence of William Lowman, Lowman, New York.Photo120206
Photo, Fanny Bixby Lowman, and Great Grandson Marshall Lowman.Photo120207
Photo, Camilla Lowman.Photo120208
Photo, Camilla Lowman one year old.Photo120209
Photo, Seymour Lowman and Grand Daughter Camilla.Photo120210
Photo, Lowman Reunion.Photo120211
Photo, Harry Lowman.Photo120212
Photo, Abner M. Smith, M. D.Photo120213
Photo, Unidentified Boy.Photo120214
Photo, Mrs Seymour Lowman.Photo120302
Photo, Three photos of Kate Smith Lowman.Photo120303
Photo, Unidentified Male.Photo120304
Photo, William Newton, Married Kate and Seymour Lowman.Photo120305
Photo, Four Males extreme left A. M. Lowman.Photo120306
Photo, Douglas G. Anderson and A. Marshall Lowman.Photo120307
Photo, Camilla Lowman Arnold and George Lowman.Photo120308
Photo, A. Marshall Lowman.Photo120309
Photo, Camilla T. Lowman, Spring 1942.Photo120310
Photo, Camilla Bryan Lowman, Mrs. A. M.Photo120311
Photo, Danerher Leavitt and Marshall Lowman.Photo120312
Photo, Caroline Lowman.Photo120313
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