Lowe, David P. 1844-1921
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Date: 4/1/2015 at 18:32:47
David P. Lowe was born in Rock county, Wis., in 1844. When only three years of age his parents moved to Iowa and located on the farm which is now controlled by Dan Lowe, a son of David Lowe, the subject of this sketch.
Therefore, David Lowe has the distinction of being one of the first settlers in this part of the state, coming at that time when there were no railroads and the Indians and wild animals were seen everywhere.
When the Civil War broke out he enlisted with some of his boyhood friends and joined Co. A, 47th Regiment, in which he served his country until he received his honorable discharge.
After that time he took up the occupation of farming which he continued to the time of his retirement, with the exception of a few years during which time he worked in town as carpenter, shoemaker and butcher.
On Dec. 12th, 1866, he was united in marriage to Eliza Dempster. Of his five children, Margaret E., Susanna M., Daniel E., Harry S., and Clarence E., only two, Margaret and Daniel survive him.
About four weeks ago Mr. Lowe was taken ill and during all this time he suffered patiently, hoping again to get well, until last Saturday he fell quietly asleep and his life came to a close.
He reached the age of seventy-six years, eleven months and nineteen days. He is the last man of his Company in the county, also the last of his family of nine children.
Mr. Lowe was a quiet, unassuming man and a true friend. So he lived his life and was loved by his friends. Early in life he was honored by being elected to several township offices.
One of the last works he did for the community and his friends was the securing of an appropriation from the county for a soldiers' monument which is now in it's place in our cemetery. This was several years ago. It was he who conceived the plan and interested some of the men of our town and went before the board, which very willingly granted the petition. He followed up the undertaking until he saw the monument dedicated to the memory of the boys of the Civil War.
Mr. Lowe has gone, he will be remembered as a patient, kind husband and a generous father. He leaves to mourn his loss, a loving wife, two children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and many friends.
The funeral was conducted by Rev. W.H. Smith, with the old veterans of the Civil War, who were few and the boys of the World War attending in a body. The floral offerings were many and beautiful. He was buried in Hillcrest Cemetery.
The bereaved family have the sympathy of the entire community.
~The Elkader Register, Thursday, March 3, 1921 (Volga City news column)
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