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Lydia Catherine Babb Lowder-McCreary
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Birth: Mar. 27, 1843
Fountain County
Indiana, USA
Death: May 29, 1919
Iowa, USA

Lydia Catherine Babb was born in Fountain County, Indiana on March 27, 1843 to Issac Pearson & Sarah Anne (Cook) Babb, being one of eight children. She passed away on May 29, 1919 at the age of 77 years, 2 months and 2 days in Monroe County, IA.
In apx. 1844, Lydia moved to Monroe County, Iowa with her parents who were pioneer settlers in this section of the country.
On May 15, 1859 she was married to Abner Lowder and to this union were born seven children, four girls and three boys: Lucy, Allison, Ida, Oletha, Charles, Lester, and Laura who preceded her in death.
On October 27, 1875 she was united in marriage to Albert McCreary and to this union were born two girls: Eva and Mary Blanche and one boy, William Clarence, who preceded her in death.
Lydia was a member of the Friends Church at Albia and was a good Christian woman and worker and at last she has gone to meet her master who she served and to gain her reward she so merited.
The funeral was held at the Friends Church at 2:00 on Sunday afternoon, Joseph Lee saying the words of comfort and cheer and the remains were laid to rest in the Georgetown Cemetery.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Isaac Pearson Babb (1819 - 1894)
  Sarah Ann Cook Babb (1818 - 1894)
 
 Spouses:
  Abner L Lowder (____ - 1905)
  Albert McCreary (1833 - 1912)
 
 Children:
  Lucy Ann Lowder Poore (1860 - 1928)*
  Laura E Lowder (1861 - 1862)*
  Ida May Lowder Lepley (1866 - 1922)*
  Eva Florence McCreary-England Montgomery (1876 - 1946)*
  William Clarence McCreary (1878 - 1898)*
  Mary Blanche (Mayme) McCreary Stunkard (1882 - 1950)*
 
 Siblings:
  Lydia Catherine Babb Lowder-McCreary (1843 - 1919)
  Matilda C Babb (1851 - 1862)*
  Wilson M Babb (1854 - 1854)*
  Lewis G Babb (1857 - 1857)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
According to her obituary, Lydia was buried in the OLD GEORGETOWN CEMETERY which has been in non-existence for many years. Supposedly the few burials there were transferred to another cemetery but no records can be found.
 
Note: There was said to be a grandson (son of Thomas & Mary Blanche McCreary-McGill) buried in the same grave with Lydia but there are no records.
 
Burial:
Saint Patricks Cemetery
Georgetown
Monroe County
Iowa, USA
 
Created by: Doris Christensen
Record added: Dec 10, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45302096
Lydia Catherine <i>Babb</i> Lowder-McCreary
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Forgetting you not but wishing we knew your burial location to leave you real flowers, great grandmother.
- Doris Christensen
 Added: Jul. 3, 2014

- Eowyn
 Added: Oct. 23, 2012

- Saralyn
 Added: Jun. 22, 2012
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