Lowe, John W. 1834-1912
LOWE, DAVIS, VOSHELL, ROTHLISBERGER
Posted By: S. Ferrall, IAGenWeb Volunteer
Date: 8/15/2014 at 20:32:28
John W. Lowe, aged 99 years and six months died yesterday afternoon at 12:50 at from old age and a general breakdown.
Mr. Lowe was born at Staubenville, Iowa (sic), near which place he spent his boyhood days.
In 1860 he enlisted in the First Iowa Cavalry, but owing to his being afflicted with white swelling, which prevented him from riding, he was not mustered into the service in the cavalry corps. He next enlisted in the 21st Iowa Infantry and served three years. At the battle of Bear's Creek in Missouri he was taken prisoner by Marmaduke and was kept in custody for some time. After the war he returned to Iowa where he stayed for some time before coming to Kansas.
He leaves a wife and three children to mourn his death. The children are: William Lowe whose whereabouts are unknown; Mrs. Vesta Davis of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and his adopted daughter, Mrs. Effie Voshell of Wadena, Iowa.
Short funeral services were held at the home this morning at 10 o'clock and the remains were shipped to Volga City, Iowa, for burial. Mrs. Lowe, Mrs. Davis and Mrs. Walter Rothlisberger accompanied the remains.
~Iola Register, September 18, 1912 (LaHarpe News column), pg 7
Word was received here by friends on Tuesday of the death of John W. Lowe, of La Harpe, Kansas. Mr. Lowe was a member of the 21st Iowa Regiment and lived at Volga for about seventy years, moving to Kansas a few years ago. The funeral will be held at Volga on Friday at 10:00 o'clock.
~Elgin Echo, Sept. 26, 1912 (Items from Elkader papers column)
Notes: Born in Stubenville, Ohio, not in Iowa. He is buried Hill Crest cemetery, Volga. His gravestone gives year of birth as 1834.
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