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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, Marshall Lowman April 6, 1938, Son of A. M.Photo120314
Photo, Unidentified Male.Photo120315
Photo, No. 6 third row from left A. Marshall Lowman. 1915 Football Squad Union. Photo120316
Photo, Nathan Lowman, Henry Lowman and Charles Lowman, sons of Hovey Everett Lowman who was the son of George and Lillis Lowman. Henry born in Lowman, New York 1860, vanished in West. Nathan born in Lawrence, Kansas, 1864 - 1936. Charles born in Waverly, New York 1866 last heard of from Salt Lake City. Photo120317
Photo, Kate Smith Lowman.Photo120318
Photo, Rhoby Evans Smith, Kate Smith Lowman, Katherine Lowman Hoffman, Fanny Lowman Schwab, Gratia Lowman Stiles, Caroline Lowman Marron?, ? Smith Lowman, M. Lowman standing.Photo120319
Photo, Camilla Lowman and George Lowman, childern of A. M. Lowman.Photo120320
Photo, Unidentified Male.Photo120321
Photo, H. H. Clute, A. M. Lowman and Holmes ??.Photo120322
Photo, William K. Lowman.Photo120323
Photo, Chair bought into the Chemung wilderness by the Lowman from the old homestead of George Lowman of Middletown, PennsylvaniaPhoto13 0355
Photo, Abner Marshall Lowman, seven weeks.Photo130101
Photo, Unidentified photo.Photo130102
Photo, Kate Smith Lowman, Marshall Lowman and Gratia Lowman.Photo130104
Photo, Abner Marshall Lowman, 14 months.Photo130105
Photo, Unidentified Home.Photo130106
Photo, Lowman House ?.Photo130107
Photo, Undentified children, August 11, 1941.Photo130108
Photo, Gratia Lowman Stiles, seven weeks.Photo130109
Photo, Two unidentified photo.Photo130201
Photo, Lillis Herrington Lowman wife of George Lowman the son of Jacob Lowman Sr. of Lowman, New York.Photo130202
Photo, Unidentified homes.Photo130203
Photo, Lowman Farm, Sullivan Trail on Lowman Farm.Photo130204
Photo, July 4, 1927, Dedication of Marker for Treaty Painted Post in Court House Square East Market Street, Elmira, New York.Photo130205
Photo, July 4, 1927. Dedication of Treaty Painted Post Seymour Lowman Speaker.Photo130206
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