|Birth: ||Dec. 16, 1808|
|Death: ||May 31, 1900|
New Jersey, USA
Obituary from The New York Times, June 2, 1900:
The Rev. Dr. John C. Lowrie.
The Rev. Dr. John C. Lowrie, who was one of the foremost missionary workers in the Presbyterian Church, died at his home, 411 William Street, East Orange, Thursday night. He had been confined to his bed but a few days. He was ninety-two years old. The funeral services are to be conducted at his late residence at 4 o'clock this afternoon. The Rev. John F. Patterson, pastor of the Central Presbyterian Church of Orange will officiate. The interment will be in Rosedale Cemetery.
John Cameron Lowrie was born in Butler, Penn., Dec. 16, 1808. He was educated in Jefferson College of Pennsylvania, and at the Allegheny and Princeton Theological Seminaries. He went to India as a missionary in 1833, but his health failed and he returned to his country.
Dr. Lowrie became Assistant Secretary on the Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions in 1838 and served until 1850. He was pastor of the Forty-second Street Presbyterian Church of New York from 1846 until 1850. In 1850 he became Secretary of the Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions, and served until 1891, when he gave up active work, being made Secretary emeritus. He acted as Moderator of the Presbyterian General Assembly, which was held in Pittsburg in 1805.
In 1833 Dr. Lowrie married Miss Louisa Wilson of Wheeling, West Va. She died in Calcutta, India, soon after their arrival there in 1833. In 1838 Dr. Lowrie married Miss Elizabeth Boyd, daughter of the late Samuel Boyd of New York. She died in March, 1891. He is survived by two daughters, Miss Anna and Miss Amy C. Lowrie.
Dr. Lowrie was the author of four books relating to missions. He also wrote a biography of his father, entitled "Memoirs of Walter Lowrie." He contributed largely to the newspapers on church and missionary topics and wrote numerous reviews. Dr. Lowrie had lived in the Oranges about forty years, but never held a pastorate there. He was always ready to take a minister's pulpit for a Sunday.
Walter Lowrie (1784 - 1868)
Amelia McPherrin Lowrie (1791 - 1832)
Louisa Ann Wilson Lowrie (1809 - 1833)
Elizabeth Bayard Boyd Lowrie (1813 - 1891)
Samuel Boyd Lowrie (1840 - 1842)*
Walter W Lowrie (1842 - 1843)*
Anna Lowrie (1844 - 1925)*
Amy Cameron Lowrie (1847 - 1916)*
John Cameron Lowrie (1808 - 1900)
Mary Lowrie Baird (1814 - 1887)*
Eliza Lowrie (1817 - 1834)*
Walter Macon Lowrie (1819 - 1847)*
Jonathan Roberts Lowrie (1823 - 1885)*
Reuben Post Lowrie (1827 - 1860)*
Henry Martyn Lowrie (1830 - 1831)*
New Jersey, USA
Plot: Old Cemetery, Lot 1033
Created by: Sarah Campbell
Record added: Jul 23, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 114265447