John Wesley Lowe

1831–after 1900 (Age 69)
Plunketts Creek Township, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of John Wesley

John Wesley Lowe was born in 1831, in Plunketts Creek Township, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States as the son of Jesse Lowe and Rachel Plotts. He married Nancy Elizabeth Blackburn on 18 February 1860, in Poweshiek, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Stark, Stark, Illinois, United States in 1870 and Chequest Township, Van Buren, Iowa, United States in 1900. He died after 1900, at the age of 70.

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Family Time Line

John Wesley Lowe
1831–1900
Nancy Elizabeth Blackburn
1842–
Marriage: 18 February 1860
Elvira C Lowe
1861–1920
Jessie Jennie Lowe
1865–
Thomas Walter Lowe
1866–1950
Ida R Lowe
1867–
Margaret Narcissus Lowe
1869–1923

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 February 1860Poweshiek, Iowa, United States
  • Children

    (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 1
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    1839
    Age 8
    Historical Boundaries: 1839: Stark, Illinois, United States
    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
    Age 25
    William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 31213;2007: 68125; 2010: 92260)English and Scottish: variant of Low .German (Löwe) and Danish (Løwe): from Middle High German lēwe, löuwe ‘lion’, hence a nickname for a brave or regal person. In some cases the surname may have been a topographic or habitational name referring to a house or inn distinguished by the sign of a lion. It is also found in Sweden. Compare Loewe 1, Lau , Lave , and Lurvey .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Possible Related Names

    Lau
    Loew
    Lobe
    Loewe
    Loewen
    Low
    Lurvey

    Sources (9)

    • John W Lowe, "United States Census, 1870"
    • J. W. Lowe in entry for Geo. W. Perry, "Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992"
    • John W Lowe in entry for Margaret Pemz, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

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