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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, Unidentified Homes.Photo130207
Photo, Resident of Jacob Lowman Senior. George Lowman son of Jacob Lowman Senior and Grandson of George Lowman of Middletown, Pennsylvania.Photo130208
Photo, Bottle of Old Lowman Pure Rye Whiskey, February 16, 1873.Photo130209
Photo, George Lowman 1789 - 1882. Lillis Herrington Lowman 1795 - 1886.Photo130210
Photo, William Lowman 1820 - 1898. Mary Ann Beers Lowman 1826 - 1901.Photo130211
Photo, Unidentified Home.Photo130212
Photo, The old homestead of William Lowman son of George and grandson of Jacob Lowman Senior is pictured as it looked in 1936.Photo130213
Photo, George Lowman house built in 1839, House is not occupied by Clara Lowman Grace Great Grand Daughter of Jacob Lowman Senior and Grand Daughter of George Lowman built and owned by George and inherted and owned by John G. Lowman, now owned by his daughter Clara Lowman Grace.Photo130214
Photo, Resident of Jacob Lowman Senior built about 1819 as it appeared in 1936, the roof has been changed but very few other alterations have been made after the death of Jacob Lowman Senior the house was occupied by Jacob Lowman Jr. It is now the resident of Honorable Hovey Everett Copley a great Grand Son Jacob Lowman Senior.Photo130215
Photo, Lowman House ?Photo130216
News Letter, Hardwood Bark (Cotton-Handlon and Ireland), May-June 1973. The Lowman Family and its Whiskey the last bottle.News Letter130301
Photo, Blimp.Photo130303
Photo, Three photos of four unidentified men.Photo130304
Photo, Unidentified male in uniform.Photo130305
Photo, Unidentified Lady.Photo 130306
Photo, Unidentified Lady.Photo130307
Photo, Unidentified Lady after filling sand pail, August 1918. Photo130308
Photo, Unidentified two men in uniform.Photo130309
Photo, Lowman Farm.Photo130310
Photo, Two unidentified men in uniform.Photo130310
Photo, Old clock owned by Jacob Lowman Senior now in the home of Elwyn Lowman, Upper Darby, Pennsylvania.Photo130311
Photo, Unidentified males.Photo130312
Photo, Kate Smith Lowman.Photo130312
Photo, Isabel Bort Lowman 1830 - 1908.Phoro130313
Photo, Geo. S. Lowman 1829 - 1899.Photo130314
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