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Posted By: Norma Nielson
Date: 3/5/2006 at 15:38:02

FRANK E. LOWDEN (photo available in original)
Frank E. Lowden is a practical and progressive agriculturist who owns an
excellent farm of one hundred and sixty-seven acres on section 25, Harrison
township. His birth occurred in Madison county, Iowa, on the 16th of May, 1867,
his parents being Edward and Margery (Cochran) Lowden, both of whom were natives
of Ohio. They came to Iowa in the fall of 1865, locating on a farm in Madison
county, which the father improved and on which he spent the remainder of his
life, dying when seventy-one years old. The mother of our subject is still
living in Winterset at the age of seventy-six years. To them were born six
children, four of whom yet survive, those besides our subject being: William,
who lives in Grand River township, Adair county; J. J., living in Jackson
township, Madison county; and Ada, the wife of Fred Bowlsby, of Winterset.

Frank E. Lowden was reared to manhood under the parental roof and attended the
common schools in the acquirement of an education. After attaining his majority
he operated a rented farm in Madison county for three years and on the
expiration of that period took up his abode on his present place in Harrison
township, Adair county, erecting good buildings on the property and making other
substantial improvements. Later he extended the boundaries of his farm by
additional purchase until it now embraces one hundred and sixty-seven acres on
section 25, and in the cultivation of the fields he has won well deserved
success. He also makes a specialty of raising and feeding stock of all kinds
and owns a fine stallion and a jack.

In 1889 Mr. Lowden was united in marriage to Miss Addie M. Garrett, a native of
Adair county, Iowa and a daughter of Solomon and Sarah (Spoon) Garrett, both of
whom are deceased. To Mr. and Mrs. Lowden were born three children, namely: Osa
M., a nataive of Madison county, who gave her hand in marriage to Don Dunn and
resides in Minnesota; Alma C., born at the present home; and Mamie E. The wife
and mother died on the 25th of April, 1910, and her remaines were interred in
the Roberts cemetery.

Politically Mr. Lowden is a stanch republican and his fellow townsmen,
recognizing his worth and ability, have called him to positions of public
trust. He has served as school director, supervisor and constable, making a
most creditable record in these capacities. His religious faith is indicated by
his membership in the Methodist Episcopal church, the teachings of which he
exemplifies in his daily life. The period of his residence in Adair county
covers about a quarter of a century and his record is that of one of its
representative agriculturists and highly esteemed citizens.
From The "History of Adair County Iowa and its People", Volume II (Chicago: The Pioneer Publishing Company), 1915


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