Clark County Clipper, December 20, 1928
DEATH OF J. L. LOWDERMILK
Joseph Lowdermilk of Sullivan, Indiana, was in Ashland the past week looking
after business pertaining to the estate of his late deceased brother, J. L.
Lowdermilk, who died in El Paso, Texas, on December 7th., immediately after
arriving there. Mr. Lowdermilk was a sufferer from asthma and this is believed
to have been the cause of his death.
Mr. Joseph Lowdermilk received a letter from the Peak-Hagedon Funeral Home which
tells something of the death of his brother. We quote one paragraph of this
"On December 7th, at 12:20 p.m., our ambulance was called to the Union Depot for
a man who had been taken ill on the train and was to be removed to a hospital.
When the ambulance arrived at the depot, the man had already been taken from the
train to the waiting room and had died immediately upon arriving there. This is
really all the information we are able to give you as Mr. Lowdermilk was
traveling alone and no one seemed to know anything more about him."
The deceased owned land in Clark county and made his home in Ashland a few
months during the summer and fall each year. He had been here this year since
last harvest and had planned to remain here until after Christmas and then
expected to go to Texas and Arizona to spend the rest of the winter where the
climate would be more agreeable to his health. However, his physical condition
became worse and on December 6th, on the advice of his physician, he left for
the Southwest. Unfortunately it seems that he had waited to long and death came
before he reached his destination.
Mr. Lowdermilk has many friends in Clark county which he had made during his
visits to this county. He was the type of man who made friends wherever he
went. He was a good citizen and kept himself well informed about the affairs of
his country. In earlier days he had spent much of his time in the mining region
of Colorado where he still had some interests in mining property.
Contributed by ~Shirley Brier~ November 4, 2005.
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