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Lowery, David (REV) died 1877


Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 4/20/2024 at 19:40:20

In the last 'McGregor Times' we find an announcement of the death of Rev.David Lowery, at Pierce City, Mo., on the 19th of January, at the advanced age of 82 years..

This is the clergyman who was the founder and builder of the government establishment and far at "Old Mission." He was a missionary among the Winnebagoes and labored with them, the TIMES says, first at what is known as the Stone House on Yellow River, in Allamakee county.

He was afterwards appointed Indian Agent, and came up to Old Mission. Afterwards he located on Pleasant Ridge, where he remained until the early part of 1874, when he removed to the village in which he died.

Mr. Lowery was a man of marked ability, and during the more active portion of his life was prominent in all that pertained to the history of the country in which he lived. He was, for perhaps more than fifty years, a minister in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. A man of unusual physical make up, and possessed of a large brain which eminently fitted him for the frontier life which he led.

His youthful days were spent near the home of the late President Andrew Johnson, with whom he was intimately acquainted, and for whom he entertained a strong admiration. He was one of our noble men, and will be long remembered by many of our people, and especially by the early settlers of this portion of the great west.

~Lansing Mirror, Friday, March 2, 1877; pg 2


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