C W Lowrie
Posted By: Tina Keister
Date: 1/19/2006 at 21:24:26
C W Lowrie, attorney, Boone was born in Luzerene county, Pennsylvania, April 19, 1826, and is the son of John Lowrie and Sallie, nee Cobb, the former of Scotch-Irish descent and the later of English extraction, his father was one of the early settlers of his native town, and here the subject spent his early life, receiving the advantages of the common schools, and having a desire for a thorough education, he had recourse to the occupation of aspiring youth--school- teaching, he supplemented his early education by attendance at the Howard University, he made choice of law as a profession, and read with Hon Francis W Hughes, of Pottsville, Pennsylvania, Attorney General, and attended the National Law School, in 1853 he came to Michigan and settled at Battle Creek remaining there two years, January 14, 1856, he removed to Keokuk, Iowa and engaged in the practice of his profession, in 1860 he was selected by his friends to represent the county in the Nineth General Assembly of the State Legislature, and served with credit to himself and honor to his constituents, he was appointed on the staff of Governor Kirkwood, and assisted in equipping and assinging the troops to their respective commands, he came to Boone county after the passage of the bankrupt law, was appointed Register in Bankruptcy,and his district embraced thirty-seven counties, he held the office until the law was repealed, he was married December 19, 1854 to Miss R Brown, and daughter of Dr D E Brown, a resident of Michigan, but a native of Vriginia, their family consists of one daughter, Alice Maud (born September 1, 1862) they have lost four children
From the 1880 Boone County History Book
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