Charles Griffin Lowrey

Charles Griffin Lowrey

Birth
Bennington, Bennington County, Vermont, USA
Death 9 Feb 1925 (aged 88)
River Forest, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial Forest Park, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 59495654 · View Source
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Charles moved with his family to Bennington, Vermont when he was two years old (1838) where he spent his boyhood. He took up building and construction and came to Chicago when 19 years of age (1855). Chicago was in its infancy and the young pioneer found ready openings for his skill and energy. It is interesting to note that he was occupied for some time in building the first stations on the Northwestern line along the North Shore. Later he returned to the east where he met and married Susan A. shaffer at Cuba, NY on October 30, 1860. They came to Chicago in 1864 and soon afterward he went to serve as an engineer in the Civil War and was in the south until the assassination of Lincoln. Mr. and Mrs. Lowrey came to Oak Park in 1884 (from Geneva, IL) and built a home at 303 North Maple, then called Menominee Street where lived until May, 1923. He was a member of the First Methodist Church of Oak Park, which he attended faithfully as long as his strength permitted. He was the last charter member of the Borrowed Time Club. When it was organized, the other members called him "The Kid", because he still lacked two years of the required three score and ten.
Above information from the obituary of Charles Griffin Lowrey, Oak Leaves, Oak Park, Cook, Illinois.


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  • Created by: wonder
  • Added: 1 Oct 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 59495654
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Griffin Lowrey (7 Dec 1836–9 Feb 1925), Find a Grave Memorial no. 59495654, citing Forest Home Cemetery, Forest Park, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by wonder (contributor 47143498) .