|Birth: ||Apr. 16, 1884|
|Death: ||Nov. 26, 1915|
Fort Bend County
Lorado Bryan Lowry was the daughter of Joseph Bryan and Safronia Josephine Acker. Her grandparents were William S. Bryan and Sandra Ellis and Jackson B. Acker and Margaret Lucinda Grimes, all of Pickens County, Alabama.
She was born in Gonzales, Texas when her parents lived there for a brief time, but at the age of four her father died in Texas and her mother Josephine moved the family back to Spring Hill, Pickens County, Alabama to give birth to her sister Mattie. In 1895 her mother tragically died and Lorado was orphaned along with her brother Richard and her two sisters Maggie and Mattie. Lorado, along with her sisters were taken in by her aunt Annie Acker Gates and moved to Noxubee, Mississippi where she grew to adulthood. Her brother was sent to live with their uncle C.C. Acker.
In about 1904 the twenty year old Lorado met and married William Pickens Lowry of Gulfport, Mississippi. Pickens was a salesman and they lived in several towns in Mississippi and Louisiana, but eventually they settled in Richmond, Texas to join her sisters.
Lorado and Pickens bought the former parsonage house of the Methodist-Episcopal Church next door to her sister Maggie. In 1915 Lorado was stricken with appendicitis and to the great shock and grief of her husband and family died at the age of 30 during the appendectomy performed in the living room of her house. Lorado was the first person buried in the Adams plot in Morton Cemetery, Richmond, Texas.
Her husband Pickens stayed in Richmond a few more years after her death and then moved away, returning to the life of traveling salesman.
Safronia Josephine Bryan (1855 - 1895)
Pickens Lowry (1881 - 1954)*
Mrs. Lorado Bryan Lowry
April 16, 1884
Nov 26, 1915
Fort Bend County
Created by: L Adams
Record added: Apr 11, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50963371