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Guide to the Lowe Family Collection, RG 944

Listed by: Brenda Prather
Date: 8/18/99

Date Span: 1847-1906

Biographical Sketch: John Henry Lowe, a Georgia native, moved to Texas in 1887 with his wife, Alice Sorrell Lowe, originally from Chapel Hill, Alabama. In 1891, Alice Lowe and her infant daughter were murdered by a black farm hand, who was captured and lynched. Lowe returned to Alabama and married Lizzie Thompson of Stroud, Alabama, in 1892.

Scope / Content: Letters (1885-1906) between Lowe family members, primarily to Alice and J. H. Lowe, both before and after their move to Texas, and after J. H. Lowe's return to Alabama. Correspondents include Alice Lowe's mother, F. S. Sorrell, her half sister, Imogene Hood, Lizzie Thompson Lowe, and J.C. Condon, J. H. Lowe's uncle.


CALENDAR:

series 1: Letters

1847

October 31, 1847:  National Bridge, Mex.

1885

September 7, 1885:

1886

June 21, 1886:

1887

January 30, 1887:

June 22, 1887:

1888

n. d., 1888:

January 16, 1888:

April 23, 1888:

May 18, 1888:

June 28, 1888:

July 7, 1888:

July 15, 1888:

August 21, 1888:

September 25, 1888:

October 4, 1888:

December 16, 1888:

1889

February 25, 1889:

April 29, 1889:

September 22, 1889:

October 15, 1889:

December 1, 1889:

December 12, 1889:

December 31, 1889:

1890

January 26, 1890:

February 16, 1890:

March 2, 1890:

July 31, 1890:

August 3, 1890:

1891

May 1, 1891:

June 5, 1891:

October 4, 1891:   Lafayette, AL

October 4, 1891:  Chapel Hill, AL

October 30, 1891:

October 31, 1891:

November 1, 1891:

November 2, 1891:

December 6, 1891:

1892

January 11, 1892:

January 15, 1892:

January 29, 1892:

March 13, 1892:

March 16, 1892:

March 20, 1892:

March 24, 1892:

March 25, 1892:

March 26, 1892:

April 3, 1892:  Stroud, AL

April 3, 1892:  Queen City, TX

April 12, 1892:

April 17, 1892:

April 25, 1892:

May 6, 1892:

May 10, 1892:

May 16, 1892:

May 18, 1892:

May 19, 1892:

May 22, 1892:

May 25, 1892:

August 20, 1892:

September 30, 1892:

October 12, 1892:

October 17, 1892:

October 20, 1892:

October 21, 1892:

1894

February 18, 1894:

1895

February 5, 1895:

May 27, 1895:

June 10, 1895:

1903

[February 3, 1903]:

April 8, 1903:

June 27, 1903:

July 13, 1903:

September 30, 1903:

1904

September 13, 1904:

1906

August 20, 1906:

September 8, 1906:

October 3, 1906:

 

SERIES 2:  Wills

Henry H. Lowe (1785 - 1854)

Henry L. Lowe (1818 - 1906)

 


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