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Sgt Louis Michael Lowe
Birth: Jan., 1875
Michigan City
La Porte County
Indiana, USA
Death: Aug. 11, 1918

Michigan City News, June 25, 1919, pg 1- col 4

DECLARED DEAD BY UNCLE SAM
Sergeant Louis Lowe Long Missing in Action; Enlisted Here.

Saturday, June 21, Mrs. W.W. Worthley has received word from the war department to the effect that her brother, Sergeant Louis Lowe, has been declared dead by the department. Sergeant Lowe was reported missing in the closing day of the war, following injuries in a drive on German soil August 11, 1918.

Sergeant Lowe had been in the Army 14* years. He served nearly continously at Fort Douglas, Arizona, during the time before the U.S. entered the war. He originally enlisted here. Sgt. Lowe came of fighting stock, his grandfather* having served in the Civil War and was finally starved to death in the nortorious Libby prison.
*Correction by this writer, it wasn't his grandfather it was his Uncle Lewis M. Lowe who he was named for.

There are no records of either grandfather, Samuel Benford or Elias Lowe being in the Civil War. Family lore gets confused very often, this was one of those times or the newspaper itself made the mistake. Another correction is also needed, Louis enlisted in 1899, he spent 19 years in the service ,not 14, however in some type-print or handwriting a number nine can resemble a a number four.


Name: Louis M Lowe Home in 1900: Calatrava, Philippine Islands, Military and Naval Forces Age: 25 Birthplace: Indiana Race: White Home address is 506 Buffalo St, Michigan City, Indiana
Name: Louis M Lowe Birthyear: abt 1874 Birthplace: Indiana, United States Enlistment Age: 30 6/12
U.S. Army, Register of Enlistments, 1798-1914 Record for Louis M Lowe U.S. Army, Register of Enlistments, 1798-1914
Occupation, Railroad, eyes, blue,hair, Lt brown, complexion fair, 5ft 9in. Enlisted 1899.

No - Louis M. Lowe - Gold Star
Record Series: Military Records
Collection: Gold Star
County: Statewide
Referencenumber: GS1880
Gender: Male
African-American?: No
Photo: No
Branch: Army
Rank: Private
County: LaPorte
Notes: Inducted 12/30/1913, Texas City, Texas. Assigned to Co. F, 6th Infantry. Killed in action 8/11/1918. un
Accession Number: 1925001
Aais: 19958
Box: Book 35
Shelf: 226-E-4
Name: Louis M. Lowe
Party Type: Name

Louis Lowe was named for his father's brother Lewis Lowe who died in the Civil War and is buried at Danville National Cemetery.


Commonwealth War Graves Commission contributed burial location/information for Louis M. Lowe.

Research and bio by ~ JMB


 
 
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 Parents:
  Elias Michael Lowe (1834 - 1896)
  "Anna" Eliza Benford Lowe (1847 - 1889)
 
 Siblings:
  Inda M Lowe Worthley (1867 - 1938)*
  Louis Michael Lowe (1875 - 1918)
  Mabel Lowe Fetzer (1883 - 1945)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saint Mihiel American Cemetery and Memorial *
Thiaucourt-Regnieville
Departement de Meurthe-et-Moselle
Lorraine, France
*Cenotaph [?]
 
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Record added: Aug 02, 2010
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