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Boganwright - Lowe

John Boganwright (1851-1938) was the son of George Boganwright and Barbara Mentzer Boganwright. He came to the Des Moines area from Perry County, Ohio, in 1865. There, he married Catherine Lowe (1856-1932), the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lowe, on March 18, 1878. It is known that Mr. Lowe came from Ireland to New York, where Catherine was born, then on to the Old Fort Des Moines, Iowa, shortly after her birth.

After John and Catherine were married, they began their housekeeping on a farm south of Des Moines. Later, they moved to a farm six miles southeast of Madrid, where they lived for 45 years. Their children were Lula (Jackson), Caroline (Clark) and Frank Boganwright.

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