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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, The chair in the picture was bought into Chemung wilderness by the son and daughter of George Lowman, nearly two hundred years old.Photo130341
Photo, Baptismal Certificate of Martin Lowman Son of George Lowman. 1794 in Middletown, Pennsylvania. (Tanfschein of Martin Lowman).Photo13 0343
Photo, Unidenified home.Photo130344
Photo, Unidentified home.Photo130345
Photo, Unidentified home.Photo130345
Photo, John G. McDowell.Photo130346
Photo, Doctor Hovey Everett.Photo130347
Photo, Laurinda Lowman McDowell wife of honorable John G. McDowell.Photo130348
Photo, Cynthia Lowman Everett.Photo 130349
Photo, This old time parlor Suite bought by Martin and Lydia Jenkins Lowman in 1840.Photo 130350
Photo, Bureau came to Martin Lowman from his mother following her death 1831.Photo130351
Photo, Dinning room chairs owned by Martin Lowman given to him following his mother's death 1831.Photo130352
Document, Reciept for money signed by Martin Lowman in 1935. Final cash installment of his part of the Ludwig George Lowman his father estate,Martin Lowman 1794 - 1862.Document130353
Photo, George Lowman home Middletown, Pennsylvania orignial carpeting.Photo130354
Photo, A picture taken in 1936 of the resident of Honorable John G. McDowell and Laurinda Lowman McDowell located in the town of Chemung built in 1838.Photo130356
Photo, John George Lowman.Photo130357
Photo, Unidentified Building.Photo130358
Photo, John Lowman.Photo130359
Photo, House at 614 Euclid Avenue.Photo130360
Photo, Seymour Lowman taking oath of office.Photo130361
Photo, Martin Lowman 1794 - 1862.Photo130362
Photo, Lydia Jenkins Lowman 1800 - 1877.Photo130363
Photo, Seymour Lowman 1930.Photo130364
Photo, Mary Ann Beers LowmanPhoto130365
Photo, House on 614 Euclid Avenue.Photo130366
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