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Corp William Franklin Lowe
Birth: May 5, 1835
Vermilion
Erie County
Ohio, USA
Death: Nov. 20, 1911
Saint Helens
Columbia County
Oregon, USA

William spent time in the Civil war with one of his brothers, Lewis Michael Lowe. Lewis M. Lowe joined the same day in the same company as his brother William.
Lewis Michael Lowe was taken prisoner and died

Another brother Elias Michael did join much later ,however he didn't go into battle as it was near the end of the Civil War.

Name: William F Lowe Residence: Laporte, Indiana Enlistment Date: 9 Dec 1862 Rank at enlistment: Corporal State Served: Indiana Survived the War?: Yes Service Record: Enlisted in Company I, Indiana 87th Infantry Regiment -on 12 Sep 1862.
Mustered out on 10 Jun 1865 at Washington, DC.
Sources: Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana.

William was wounded and had a disability from all accounts of his military records at the *Old Soldiers Home*


After the war and before 1870, William left Indiana and moved to California , he is found living next to brother John Rufus and his family. William was head of household , also in his the home were Boliver and James Polk Root, brothers -in-laws to William's brother John Rufus Lowe.

William's occupation as railroad engineer took him away often and eventually he moved to Oregon.
He was a railroad engineer most of his adult life. William lived in Rock Creek, Wasco County,Oregon for some years and then removed to Saint Helen Township in Columbia County,Oregon.
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Name:William Lowe
Home in 1880:
Rock Creek, Wasco, Oregon
Age:44
Estimated Birth Year:abt 1836
Birthplace:Ohio
Father's birthplace:Maryland
Mother's birthplace:Maryland
Occupation:Works On RR Work
Marital Status:Single
Race:White
Gender:Male
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Case# 0381 Name Lowe, William F Date 4/18/1903
Record Type Application County Multnomah Source Military Identifier Old Soldier's Home Remarks Civil War.
69 yrs old, 5`11., fair complexion, grey eyes, grey hair,
reads and writes,Religion,Pro.farmer, single, home in Portland.

William entered the Old Soldier's Home on November 17, 1905. The Pacific Sawtelle Branch,Malibu,Los Angeles, California, he was AWL (Absent with leave),in May 1910, he returned home to Saint Helens and died in the late fall of 1911.
William didn't stay very long in Califorina, there was only about a 5 year span, from the time he entered the home and when he left to return to Oregon.



On April 15-16, 1910 the census was taken in St. Helens,Oregon, William stated he was a *fisherman on the Columbia river * .

On May 9, 1910 the census was taken at the Old Soldiers home in Malibu, information was filled in for him as if he were there while he was on leave at his home in St. Helen's, Oregon.Some of the information was incorrect.He never retuned to the Old Soldiers home,. He decided where and when he would die, ~living at his own home and fishing on the Columbia~.

Name: W F Lowe., April 15-16, 1910
Age in 1910: 73
Estimated birth year: abt 1837
Birthplace: Ohio
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birth Place: Maryland
Mother's Birth Place: Maryland
Home in 1910: Union, Columbia, Oregon
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Male

Name: William F Lowe., May 5, 1910
Age in 1910: 74
Estimated birth year: abt 1836
Birthplace: United States of America
Relation to Head of House: *Inmate , Patient *
Father's Birth Place: United States of America
Mother's Birth Place: United States of America
Home in 1910: Malibu, Los Angeles, California
Race: White
Gender: Male

Civil War Pension.
Name: William F. Lowe
State Filed: Oregon
 
 
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 Parents:
  Elias Lowe (1798 - 1863)
  Sarah Michael Lowe (1802 - 1877)
 
 Siblings:
  John Rufus Lowe (1823 - 1887)*
  Mahala Catherine Lowe Doolittle (1826 - 1890)*
  Elias Michael Lowe (1834 - 1896)*
  William Franklin Lowe (1835 - 1911)
  Lewis Michael Lowe (1838 - 1864)*
  Sarah Elizabeth Lowe (1845 - 1918)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery
Portland
Multnomah County
Oregon, USA
Plot: Grave 114, Sec 5
 
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Record added: Jul 04, 2010
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