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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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Envelope, to Honorable Seymour Lowman, C/O Andean National Corporation, Cartagena, Columbia. From Miami P.O. stamp Cristobal Canal Zone June 21, 1929. P. O. Stamp Washington D. C. June 6, 1929.Envelope010608
Enevolpe, To Governor Seymour Lowman C/O Mr. W. D. Henderson, Pan American Airways, Inc., Port of Spain, Trinidad. P. O. Stamp San Juan September 2, 1929. P. O. Stamp Washington D. C. September 1929. Envelope010609
Letter, To Honorable Seymour Lowman, Treasury Department, Washington D. C. From P. E. D. Nagle December 5, 1929.Letter010611
Booklet, Patriotic Address , Honorable Seymour Lowman, January 21, 1938.Booklet010701
Book, First two chapters are missing, The Lawrence Massacure.Book010702
Adress, Address of Honorable Seymour Lowman Before The Chemung County Historical Society at Elmira New York February 10, 1927. Speak at the Historical Society on the Indian Treaty at Newtown.Address010703
Certificate, By C. H. Thompson that William Lowman unable to do Military Duty September 3, 1841.Certificate010801
Certificate, Chemung July 12, 1842 That John Lowman is exempt from Military Duty.Certificate010802
Document, Copyright Office of The United States of America The Library of Congress, Washington. March 4, 1909. Two books named herin have been deposited in this office Title The Lowmans in Chemung County compiled by Seymour Lowman. Date of publication in the United States April 26, 1939.Document010803
Document,Certificate of Life Membership, Ivy Lodge, No. 397, F. & A. M. For Seymour Lowman May 16, 1901. Signed by Harvy E. Ludlow Master and Charles J. Howe Act Secretary.Document010804
Document, University Of The State Of New York, Preliminary Academic Examination. Regents February 1884 Seymour Lowman has attainment required byDocument010805
Obitary, Meeting at St Peters Church August 17, 1884, obitary by J. E. Johnson Rector and behalf of the Vestry Jas A. Hopkins, Leu Wanders and D. L. Bristol for John Lowman.Obitary010806
Card, George Lowman and Ester Koenig married September 26, 1768. History of Danphin Company by Kelker.Card010807
Card, University of the State of New York, Office of the Regents. Issued to Seymour Lowman, November 1882.Card 010808
Document, State of New York, Honorably Discharged Seymour Lowman from further service in the Military Forces of the State, Buffalo December 28, 1895. Signed by Peter C. Dayle, B. Gene, and Edward M. Hoffman.Document010809
Document, State of New York Teachers Certificate of Second Grade Marcus N. Horton of the Second District the County of Chenango having examined Seymour Lowman of Bainbridge his ability and herby certify him Teacher of the Second Grade. March 13, 1888.Document010810
Tally,Lowman April 1, 1793Tally010812
Certificate of marriage for John Lowman and Fanny S. Bixby, September 7, 1864.Certificate010813
Elmira College diploma given to A. Marshall Lowman, June 4, 1967.Diploma010814
Document, This is to Certify, Holy Matrimony, March 19, 1856, Jonathan Jenkins of Tunkhannok, Pennsylvania and Abgina Lowman of Chemung, New York in the Presence Nathan Beers Minster of the Gospel.Document0108511
Document, May 1, 1845 Henry Jesse and Abner Smith enter into agreement to Copartnership purpose of practicing surgery in the town of Datton.Document 0109 01
Deed, Samuel Bixby 3rd to Samuel Bixby and Wife, Chenango County June 19, 1833.Deed010902
Document, Endenture July 18, 1827 Samuel Bixby 3rd of Bianridge County of Chenango State of New York Samuel Bixby of the same place deed of the farm.Document010903
Document, Deed Seymour Lowman to Kate H. Smith April 12, 1893 a Tract of land for One thousand two hundred dollars.Document010904
Document. Deed Fanny S. Lowman to Kate H. Lowman September 1, 1905, signed Fred Schornstheimer Clerk.Document010905
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