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Earl E “Peg” Lowe, Sr

Birth
Somerset, Pulaski County, Kentucky, USA
Death 3 Aug 1965 (aged 67)
New Albany, Floyd County, Indiana, USA
Burial New Albany, Floyd County, Indiana, USA
Plot Plot 8, Range 7, Lot C unmarked
Memorial ID 162770218 · View Source
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WAGON HIT BY TRAIN
Harry Cheney and Earl Low Are Injured
Harry Cheney, 22 years old, and Earl Low, 15, were injured in a collision between a south-bound Monon passenger train and a wagon in East Fifteenth street, New Albany, yesterday morning about 7 o'clock. The horse attached to the wagon was killed and the vehicle demolished. A building obstructed the driver's view at a curve.
The wagon was from the livery stable of J.A. Weaver, Vincennes and Market streets. It was knocked twenty feet from the track. Young Low, who is a son of Amos Low, of St. Louis, and lives with his grandmother, Mrs. Martha Low, in Dewey street, was unconscious when picked up. He was taken to St. Edward's Hospital and attended by Dr. D.F. Davis. No bones were broken, but he is badly bruised and probably internally injured. Cheney was injured about the sides and back, but was able to go to his home in Vincennes street, near the Monon depot.
Courier-Journal, 8 Jan 1913, page 32

Earl was again struck by a train 2 years later in late February, 1915 which necessitated the amputation of his right leg. Hence his nickname, Peg, as he wore a peg leg for the rest of his life.

Two New Albany couples were married in this city. (First omitted). Earl Lowe, 19 years old, a teamster, and Thelma Sims, 18 years old, a sales-woman.
Courier-Journal, 11 Jun 1918, page 9
(They were later divorced.)

Obituary
Earl E. (Peg) Lowe
Earl E. (Peg) Lowe, 67, died at 1:20p.m. Tuesday in Floyd Memorial Hospital. He lived at Jeffersonville Rt. 3.
Lowe, a native of Somerset, Ky., was a retired concrete finisher.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Nellie I. Lowe; a son, Earl E. Lowe, Jr., California, a daughter, Mrs. Mary Martha Wright, Louisville; two stepdaughter, Mrs. Artie Cotrell, Fern Creek, Ky., and Mrs. Shirley Lee Bean, Jeffersonville; a brother, Charles Lowe, Wickett, Tex.; a sister, Mrs. D.J. Carrell, Louisville; seven grandchildren and one great grandchild.
The body will be in the Seabrook Funeral home after 6p.m. Wednesday. Services will be 2p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Fairview cemetery.
New Albany Tribune, 4 Aug 1965, page 11, column 1.
(Note: his son, Earl E. Lowe, Jr., had died in Mexico in 1956. He had been out of contact with the family and no one knew. He is buried in California.)


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  • Created by: Tom Lowe & Leah Farris Lowe
  • Added: 18 May 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 162770218
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Earl E “Peg” Lowe, Sr (14 Jun 1898–3 Aug 1965), Find A Grave Memorial no. 162770218, citing Fairview Cemetery, New Albany, Floyd County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Tom Lowe & Leah Farris Lowe (contributor 47190928) .