John Lowe

31 January 1815–1 March 1902 (Age 87)
Bath, Somerset, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John

When John Lowe was born on 31 January 1815, in Bath, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, his father, James Lowe, was 42 and his mother, Mary Ann Baker, was 35. He married Ann Hannam Parrott on 12 December 1838, in Bath St James, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860 and Pasadena, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1900. In 1840, at the age of 25, his occupation is listed as father's occupation: bootmaker in Walcot, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. He died on 1 March 1902, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery and Mausoleum, Altadena, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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John Lowe
Elizabeth Hedge Cushman
Joseph William Lowe
John Hyrum Brown
Mary Jane Brown
Elizabeth Ann Brown
Samuel Richard Brown
Sarah Rozalia Gecosea Brown
Brigham Martin Brown
Joseph Brown
Pheobe Madora Brown
Orilla Aslanda Brown
Margaret Corella Brown

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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819
Age 4
With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1825 · Museum of Lancashire
Age 10
The Museum of Lancashire is located in the former courthouse of Preston in Lancashire, England. The building was designed by Thomas Rickman. Some the exhibits include Lancashire through the years, at work, at play, goes to war, and law and order. All depict different times and events in Lancashire county. The museum closed in 2015 and is now only opened for scheduled appointments.
Age 28
Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

Name Meaning

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 .Jewish (Ashkenazic; Löwe): artificial name from German Löwe ‘lion’.

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

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John Lowe

John Lowe 1815-1902 I wish there was a diary to help write this story but I don't have one, so here are the facts found from his paper trail and recorded by Launa Heap Herrmann, of my second grea …

Sources (69)

  • John Lowe in entry for Frank Homer Lowe, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • James Lowe, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • J W Lowe in entry for Frank Homer Lowe and Imogene Violet Simone 1911, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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