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Herbert Lowe Obituary

The Stafford Courier, Stafford, Kansas
Thursday, September 23, 1954, page 1
 
H.P. Lowe Died Tuesday Morning
 
H.P. Lowe, retired Stafford City clerk, died Tuesday morning at the Stafford hospital after an illness of several weeks.  He had re-entered the hospital after having been at home a few days following a long stay in the institution.
 
He had retired from public service only about two years ago after serving as City clerk, here, for 25 years.
 
A lover of music for many years he had devoted much of his leisure time to learning how to play the piano since his retirement.  He is shown above in one of his practice sessions.
 
He was born in Lincolnshire, England, Aug. 1, 1866 and came to Kansas when only 17 years of age and had been a Stafford resident for the past 50 years.
 
He is survived by a son, L.A. Lowe, a daughter, Mrs. Nell Weir, and a stepdaughter, Mrs. Florence Gibler of Topeka and one brother, Lewis of Ontario, Canada.
 
Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. today, Thursday, at the Peacock & Soice chapel with Rev. C.C. Decker of Sterling and Rev. Clifford Hauxwell officiating.  Internment was in the Stafford cemetery.
 
The Stafford Courier, Stafford, Kansas
Thursday, September 30, 1954, page 2
 
H.P. Lowe
 
H.P. Lowe was born in Lincolnshire, England, Aug. 1, 1866 and departed this life Sept. 21, 1954, at the age of 88 years, 1 month and 20 days.
 
He came to this country at the age of 17 years, settling in Eastern Kansas.  He moved to Stafford in September of 1904, where he had resided until his death.
 
He was a member of the United Presbyterian church, Masonic orders and Eastern Star.
 
He retired from the office of city clerk of Stafford Sept. 1, 1952, after having held that position for 25 years.
 
He was united in marriage to Ellen Josephine Reed March 21, 1890, who preceded him in death in April of 1941.  A son, Charles Herbert, passed on in 1919 and a daughter, Clara Jane in 1940.  He is survived by one brother of Alberta, Canada; one niece of Derby, England; two daughters, Florence Gibler of Topeka and Nellie E. Weir of Stafford; a son, Lewis A. Lowe of Stafford.  Others who remain to mourn his death include eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, and a great number of other relatives and friends.
 
Funeral services were held at the Peacock & Soice memorial chapel at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23 and were conducted by Rev. C.C. Decker of Sterling and Rev. Clifford Hauxwell of Stafford.  Internment was in the Stafford cemetery.
 
Submitted by Chris Hollenbeck on March 26, 2007. 

NOTE: (I've been doing some research for someone and located several obituaries from Stafford County.  I am not in any way related to these individuals, but I thought I would send the info on to you so you can place them on the website for future researchers.  There are a total of 5 obituaries, 2 for Herbert Lowe, then one each for Ellen Lowe, Lewis Lowe and Charles Lowe.  Thank you. )

 

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