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Mary Elizabeth Gillham Lowe
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Birth: Aug. 10, 1852
Illinois, USA
Death: Jul., 1922
Upper Alton
Madison County
Illinois, USA

Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, July 10, 1922

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Lowe, wife of W. W. Lowe was called by death on Monday morning at the home of Lee Lowe, 2808 Edwards street, after a week's illness with pneumonia. She was the eldest daughter of Daniel B. and Lucretia Smith Gillham Lowe, and would have been seventy years old had she lived till August 10th. Born at Wanda, Illinois, Aug 10, 1852, she moved with her family to Upper Alton in her early girlhood. She received her education in the Alton schools and at Elmira College at Greenville, Illinois. In 18?? she was married to Warren W. Lowe of Upper Alton, who survives her. Besides her husband, she leaves three children - Benjamin II. Lowe of St. Louis, Mo., and Mrs. Arthur L. Smith, and Mrs. John W. Olmstead of Alton; also three grandchildren. One child, Freddie, a child of eight, preceded her. She also leaves her mother, Mrs. A. H. Gillham of Alton; one brother, William L. Gillham off San Jose, Calif., and four sisters, Mrs. Thomas S. Young of Denver, Colo., Mrs. S. H. Bowyer of Cincinnati, Ohio; Mrs. Herman Cole of Springfield, Illinois; and Miss Virginia Gillham of Alton, Ill. She was a woman of great generosity, hospitality and devotion to her home, family and neighbors, bound by the strongest of ties to those whom she loved and served. She will be buried from the home where she had spent practically all her life, Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock. The services will be conducted by two brothers-in-law, Dr. S. H. Bawyer of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Dr. Thomas S. Young of Denver, Colo. She will be buried beside her beloved child in Oakwood cemetery.
Family links: 
  Daniel Brown Gillham (1826 - 1890)
  Eleanor Lurcretia Gillham (1830 - 1855)
  Warren Washington Lowe (1851 - 1931)
  Fredrick Warren Lowe (1890 - 1899)*
  Willis Henry Gillham (1850 - 1850)*
  Mary E. Gillham Lowe (1852 - 1922)*
  Mary Elizabeth Gillham Lowe (1852 - 1922)
  Infant Male Gillham (1855 - 1855)*
  Edith B. Gillham (1864 - 1876)**
  Alice Edna Gillham Bowyer (1866 - 1951)**
*Calculated relationship
Oakwood Cemetery
Upper Alton
Madison County
Illinois, USA
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Originally Created by: McKenzie
Record added: Apr 16, 2013
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Mary Elizabeth <i>Gillham</i> Lowe
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