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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, Katherine Everett Lowman.Photo130316
Photo, George Salisburg Lowman Best Man 1864.Photo130316
Photo, Henry B. Lowman, George Franin Lowman and Seymour Lowman 1877.Photo130317
Photo, Julia Lowman, daughter of Martin Lowman, grand daughter of George Lowman. Buried in cemetery below Lowman, New York.Photo130318
Photo, Old Wells Homestead at Wellsburg, New York. Later the home George Salisbury Lowman.Photo130319
Photo, Unidentified Building.Photo130320
Photo, Picture of two Blimps.Photo130321
Photo, Families Lowman's, Stilies, Gilford and Schwab's.Photo130322
Photo, Abner Marshall Lowman in Uniform.Photo130323
Photo, Croll House, Now the home of Edward Lowman.Photo130324
Photo, George Lowmam's Home in Middletown, Pennsylvania, Photo130325
Photo, Group of bedroom furniture belonged to Martin Lowman. They were brought to Chemung County after the death of his Mother Esther Maria Koenig Lowman in 1813.Photo130326
Photo, Fine old hand made chair bought into Chemung County by the Lowman pioneers from Middletown, Pennsylvania. There are three of them still in possession of members of the Lowman Family.Photo130327
Photo, The old brass clock was made by Atkins & Company Bristol, Connecticut. Owned by Martin Lowman, 1820, it was still keeping time in 1936. Photo130328
Photo, Mirror, Table and Pewter Pitcher owned by Martin Lowman, now owned by Mrs Lena Lowman Bolich of Sayre, Pennsylvania. No doubt the pitcher has been filled many times with Lowman Whiskey.Photo13 0329
Photo, Home built by Peter Landis and his wife Elizabeth Lowman about 1820 as it looked in 1936.Photo130330
Photo, Unidentified Home.Photo130332
Photo, George Lowman home erected in 1839, Picture taken in 1936.Photo130333
Photo, The Tubbs residence built about 1820, now the home of Seymour Lowman as it look in 1936.Photo130334
Photo, Mrs. Seymour Lowman.Photo130335
Photo, The furiture in the picture stood in the hall of the Martin Lowman home. The Family Bible of Martin Lowman contains the family record of their decendents. Now the property of Seymour Lowman.Photo130336
Photo, Burial place Peter Landis his wife Elizabeth Lowman Landis and son George Lowman Landis in Riverside Cemetery Lowman, New York.Photo130338
Photo, Group of furiture belonged George and Lillie Herrington Lowman, used by his grandmother Clara Lowman Grace, in the old George Lowman homestead in about 1936, they date back about 1840.Photo130339
Photo, Unidentified home on 614 Euclid Avenue, Elmira, New York. Built in 1893.Photo130340
Photo, Burial of George Lowman June 26, 1809 age 65. His wife Esther Lowman born August 6, 1750 died December 18, 1831 age 81.Photo130341
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