James Lowes

Brief Life History of James

When James Lowes was born on 13 April 1850, in Sunderland, Durham, England, his father, Joseph Lowes, was 28 and his mother, Catherine Hastie, was 22. He married Janet Donaldson on 7 June 1876, in Monkwearmouth, Durham, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Monkwearmouth, Durham, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years and Brenchley, Kent, England, United Kingdom in 1911. He died on 29 October 1922, in North East, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in North East Township, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States.

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James Lowes
Janet Donaldson
Marriage: 7 June 1876
Alice maud Lowes
William Donaldson Lowes
Janette Lowes
Joseph Lowes
Annie Donaldson Lowes

Sources (10)

  • James Lowes in household of Joseph Lowes, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • James Lowes, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • James Lowes, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

World Events (8)

1854 · The Crimean War

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning


patronymic from Low 3 and 4.

topographic name from the plural of Middle English lowe ‘mound, hill’ (see Low 1).

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

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