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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, House on 614 Euclid Avenue, The home of Mr. and Mrs Seymour Lowman built in 1893.Photo130367
Photo, Mrs. Seymour Lowman, 1930Photo130368
Photo, Seymour Lowman Resident 614 Euclid Avenue.Photo130369
Photo, Fanny Bixby Lowman.Photo130370
Photo, Frederick Lowman son of Martin Lowman and grandson of George Lowman. Photo130371
Photo, Fanny Bixby Lowman.Photo130372
Photo, Seymour Lowman.Photo130373
Photo, River Runner C. G. Vessell.Photo130374
Photo, William Lowman.Photo130375
Photo, Assistant Secretary of Treasure with Assistants.Photo130376
Photo, Monument Battle of Chemung, Master Marshall Lowman Jr. and John Adams McDowell unvailed the monument.Photo130378
Photo, G. W. Buck Hotel.Photo130379
Photo, Sullivan Road.Photo130380
Photo, Doctor Everett's One Horse Gig.Photo130381
Photo, First monument erected 1879, the battle of Newtown.Photo130382
Photo, Unidentified little girl.Photo130383
Photo, Dinah Bixby April 28, 1807 - 1891. Unidentified lady.Photo130401
Photo, Marshall Lowman one year old.Photo130501
Photo, A. Marshall Lowman.Photo130502
Photo, A. Marshall Lowman.Photo130503
Photo, A. Marshall Lowman.Photo130504
Photo, Lowman Family members Seymour Lowman R.Photo130505
Photo, Unidentified three ladies and One male.Photo130506
Photo, Unidentified Male.Photo130507
Photo, John Lowman.Photo130508
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