David Lowe was born in Rock County, Wis., March 10, 1844. He came to this county in 1847 with his father, James Lowe, who bought a claim on section 4, Sperry Township, of 160 acres, for which he paid $1.25 an acre. James Lowe met with an accident in the year 1880, which resulted in his death. While hitching up his team, they became frightened and ran over him, killing him almost instantly. His wife died two years prior to that time. They were among the first settlers of Sperry Township and their death was universally mourned throughout the community. The subject of this record resides on the old homestead, having purchased the claims of most of the other heirs. He was married to Elizabeth Dempster, Dec. 12, 1867. She was born Sept. 8, 1846, in Michigan. They have two children - Margaret E., born in 1869, and Daniel E., born in 1873. Of late years Mr. Lowe has turned his attention principally to the dairy business and raising hogs, and intends making that his business exclusively.
source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 1100
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