|Birth: ||Jul. 20, 1877|
|Death: ||Sep. 27, 1955|
(Published in History of Idaho: The Gem of the Mountains Vol. 3 by James H. Hawley 1920)
Herbert L. Lowe, the popular water master of Aberdeen, Bingham county, is a native of Tennessee, born near Chattanooga, July 20, 1877, a son of P. W. and Kate (Legg) Lowe, who are also natives of Tennessee, living near Knoxville. P. W. Lowe was a merchant in Tennessee and at Asheville, North Carolina, being engaged in operating a general merchandise store at Asheville for twenty years. He served for three years as a member of the First Tennessee Cavalry during the Civil war, and was taken prisoner. Just before he joined the army he was taken ill with fever and was left lying on the road. Finally, he recovered and made his way to the Union lines. He is now living retired and resides at Chattanooga, and notwithstanding his advanced age he is in the enjoyment of good health. His wife died in January, 1879.
Herbert L. Lowe was reared and educated at Bingham's Military School at Asheville, North Carolina. On leaving that school, he started to work and engaged in clerking in a hardware store for six years. In May, 1906, he removed to Blackfoot, Idaho, and went to work with engineers, building canals. When this work was completed and they had started running the water, he was appointed water master of the Aberdeen-Springfield Canal Company, and has served in this capacity ever since, with satisfactory results to all interests concerned.
In October, 1912, Mr. Lowe was united in marriage to Nora Jones, a daughter of Watkin H. and Ann (Rees) Jones, natives of Pennsylvania and of Wales, respectively. Mr. Jones went to Minnesota in an early day and engaged in ranching for several years. He is now living retired at Windom, Minnesota. His wife died in 1903.
Mr. Lowe is the owner of a tract of farm land in Aberdeen. He is a member of the Masonic order and warmly interested in the affairs of his lodge. Mr. Lowe prefers to exercise independent action in political matters and places men and principles as his first choice in public affairs, rather than party or party emblems. He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church and is an active participant in its work.
contributed by Amanda Fox
Pleasant Witt Lowe (1842 - 1920)
Kate S. Legg Lowe (1850 - 1878)
Nora Jones Lowe (1875 - 1970)
Herbert Legg Lowe (1877 - 1955)
Kate Childers Lowe (1882 - 1889)**
Charles Spurgeon Lowe (1887 - 1935)**
Created by: Lynne
Record added: May 25, 2010
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