Bio: Lowe, Roy L. (1914)


Surnames: Lowe, Colwell, Depew, Bums, Letson, Jones 

----Source: History of Eau Claire County, Wisconsin (1914) pages 779-780 

Roy L. Lowe, mail agent, on the Mondovi division of the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railroad, residing at Fairchild, was born on a farm in the town of Preston, Trempealeau county, this state, July 24, 1878; a son of William and Mary Jane (Colwell) Lowe, both natives of Dutchess county, New York. His paternal grandfather, Wessel Lowe, came to Wisconsin in the early fifties, first locating in Marquette county, moving from there to Trempealeau county, where, at one time, he owned 240 acres of fine farming land, on which he made most of the improvements and resided until his death. His wife was Hannah Depew, and they had four children, all now deceased, excepting William (father of Roy L.), who cleared and improved a farm of 360 acres adjoining that of his father, and resided there until 1899, when he retired and moved to Whitehall, where he still resides. His family consisted of eleven children, of whom nine grew to maturity: Erva; Fred; Roy L.; Alice, wife of Frank C. Bums; Hugh; Earl (deceased); Ward, Archie and Jennie. 

Rov L. was reared to manhood on the old homestead, and during his boyhood attended the district schools and assisted his father on the farm. He finished his education in the public schools of Whitehall, after which he carried on the home farm for two years, then taught school two years, and since 1903 has been in the United States mail service and since 1906 has been a resident of Fairchild village. In 1900 he married Clara E., daughter of David R. and Juliaetta (Letson) Jones, pioneers of Jackson county, Wisconsin. Mr. and Mrs. Lowe are the parents of four children: Beulah, Sherman, Ruth and Katherine. Mr. Lowe owns a pleasant home in Fairchild, is a member of the Masonic Order and the Heavers, and is clerk of the Fairchild village school board, and an enterprising and public spirited citizen.



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