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 Winchester Greenwood Lowell

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Winchester Greenwood Lowell

Birth
West Minot, Androscoggin County, Maine, USA
Death
26 Mar 1922 (aged 79)
Auburn, Androscoggin County, Maine, USA
Burial
Auburn, Androscoggin County, Maine, USA
Memorial ID
87247885 View Source

Lewiston Daily Sun
Lewiston, Maine
March 27, 1922
p. 2

EX-MAYOR LOWELL DIES IN 80TH YEAR -- HAD ALSO SERVED AUBURN AS POSTMASTER FOR 16 CONSECUTIVE YEARS -- NATIVE OF WEST MINOT, DEATH DUE TO SHOCK SUFFERED AT HIS HOME MAR. 17

Winchester Greenwood Lowell, mayor of Auburn in 1892 and postmaster of that city for 16 consecutive years beginning with the administration of President McKinley, died at his home, 84 Goff St. at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Death was due to a shock which Mr. Lowell suffered Mar 17. Though a native of Minot, he had been a resident of Auburn for nearly half a century.

Mr. Lowell was born Feb. 1, 1843 at West Minot village, in the house which his grandfather constructed. His parents were William and Atosa Greenwood Lowell, the latter a native of Hebron. His education began in the Minot schools and was completed at Hebron Academy.

He married Ann S. Lowell of West Minot, Dec. 6, 1868, and they came to Auburn 48 years ago. There for many years, Mr. Lowell in partnership with John Q. Attwood, engaged in the grocery business. Their store was in the building now standing at the southeasterly corner of Court street and Minot avenue.

Previous to his term as mayor, he served the city as alderman from Ward 2 in 1890 and 1891. It was during his administration that the Dennison street bridge construction project was begun. He was first commissioned postmaster by President McKinley and re-appointed by Roosevelt and Taft.

Mr. Lowell was a lifelong Republican. He had attended the Elm Street Universalist Church. He was a 32nd degree Mason, first affiliating with that order at Mechanic Falls and also was an honorary member of Kora Temple, Mystic Shrine.

The shock which caused his death was the third he had suffered. For several years, he had been sightless, an affliction which he bore with courage.

Besides his widow, he is survived by a brother, Judge Stephen Arthur Lowell of Pendleton, Oregon; and by four daughters, Eliza A. Lowell, proprietor of a millinery store in Auburn, Florence W. of Wakefield, Mass., wife of Ralph C. Bean, instructor in the Girls' High in Boston, Hannah, wife of Dr. Ernest B. Emerson, superintendent of the Massachusetts State Sanatorium at Rutland, and Julia, wife of Dr. Carl J. Hedin, superintendent of the Bangor State Hospital. Four grandchildren also survive. They are Phyllis L. and Constance L. Hedin and Ernest B. Emerson, Jr. and George Lowell Emerson.

DIED -- In Auburn, March 26, Winchester G. Lowell, aged 79. Funeral services will be held at his late home, 84 Goff St., Auburn, Wednesday, at 2 p.m. Private House will be open for friends to call from 12 to 1:30. Interment at Mount Auburn.

Lewiston Daily Sun
Lewiston, Maine
March 27, 1922
p. 2

EX-MAYOR LOWELL DIES IN 80TH YEAR -- HAD ALSO SERVED AUBURN AS POSTMASTER FOR 16 CONSECUTIVE YEARS -- NATIVE OF WEST MINOT, DEATH DUE TO SHOCK SUFFERED AT HIS HOME MAR. 17

Winchester Greenwood Lowell, mayor of Auburn in 1892 and postmaster of that city for 16 consecutive years beginning with the administration of President McKinley, died at his home, 84 Goff St. at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Death was due to a shock which Mr. Lowell suffered Mar 17. Though a native of Minot, he had been a resident of Auburn for nearly half a century.

Mr. Lowell was born Feb. 1, 1843 at West Minot village, in the house which his grandfather constructed. His parents were William and Atosa Greenwood Lowell, the latter a native of Hebron. His education began in the Minot schools and was completed at Hebron Academy.

He married Ann S. Lowell of West Minot, Dec. 6, 1868, and they came to Auburn 48 years ago. There for many years, Mr. Lowell in partnership with John Q. Attwood, engaged in the grocery business. Their store was in the building now standing at the southeasterly corner of Court street and Minot avenue.

Previous to his term as mayor, he served the city as alderman from Ward 2 in 1890 and 1891. It was during his administration that the Dennison street bridge construction project was begun. He was first commissioned postmaster by President McKinley and re-appointed by Roosevelt and Taft.

Mr. Lowell was a lifelong Republican. He had attended the Elm Street Universalist Church. He was a 32nd degree Mason, first affiliating with that order at Mechanic Falls and also was an honorary member of Kora Temple, Mystic Shrine.

The shock which caused his death was the third he had suffered. For several years, he had been sightless, an affliction which he bore with courage.

Besides his widow, he is survived by a brother, Judge Stephen Arthur Lowell of Pendleton, Oregon; and by four daughters, Eliza A. Lowell, proprietor of a millinery store in Auburn, Florence W. of Wakefield, Mass., wife of Ralph C. Bean, instructor in the Girls' High in Boston, Hannah, wife of Dr. Ernest B. Emerson, superintendent of the Massachusetts State Sanatorium at Rutland, and Julia, wife of Dr. Carl J. Hedin, superintendent of the Bangor State Hospital. Four grandchildren also survive. They are Phyllis L. and Constance L. Hedin and Ernest B. Emerson, Jr. and George Lowell Emerson.

DIED -- In Auburn, March 26, Winchester G. Lowell, aged 79. Funeral services will be held at his late home, 84 Goff St., Auburn, Wednesday, at 2 p.m. Private House will be open for friends to call from 12 to 1:30. Interment at Mount Auburn.

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OFFICIAL CAUSE OF DEATH: Apoplexy/cerebral hemorrhage with chronic nephritis as a contributing factor


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