Samuel McDonald Lowry

Male 1838 - 1888  (50 years)


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  • Name Samuel McDonald Lowry  [1
    Born 22 Mar 1838  Wynddelle, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Alternate Name M. Donald S. /Lowry/ 
    Alternate Name McDonald /Lowry/  [3
    Alternate Name Samuel MacDonald /Lowry/  [4
    Birth 22 Mar 1838  Marion, Wyandot, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Death 3 Dec 1888  Monticello, White, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died 3 Dec 1888  Monticello, White, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I4312  Bishir Family | Jeremiah & Esther/Malinda Bishir
    Last Modified 28 Jun 2010 

    Family Hannah Bishir,   b. 10 Oct 1847, Monticello, White, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1915, Chico, Butte, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 21 Feb 1864  Monticello, White, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Alternate Marriage Date 21 Feb 1864  Monticello, White, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Alternate Marriage Date 21 Feb 1864  White Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Alternate Marriage Date 21 Feb 1864  White, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Liz Lowry,   b. 1864
    +2. George Lowry,   b. 28 Nov 1866, Winamac, Pulaski, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1936, Chico, Butte, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    +3. Elza L Lowry,   b. 14 Jan 1870, Winamac, Pulaski, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1937  (Age 67 years)
     4. Archie Ray Lowry,   b. 21 Jul 1880, Monticello, White, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1951, Phoenix, Pinal, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F1583  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Monticello Herald, November 29, 1888
      "McDONALD LOWRY'S LAST RIDE
      His Team Runs Away with Him, and He is Picked up by the Roadside in Very Bad Shape- A Narrow Escape From Death

      Last Saturday evening was perhaps the last time our citizens will be treated to the familiar spectacle of McDonald Lowry driving rapidly about town in his buggy with one leg nonchalantly laid across the knee of the other and the lines held high in one hand circus rider fashion. This was his favorite way of showing his exhilaration of spirits when in town, and pedestrians have often gazed after him in wonder, after scrambling out of his way to avoid being run over, and have regarded him as a child of luck that he has not met with some serious mishap as he has thus circled about at random through the streets.
      Saturday evening he was late getting started toward home, and it was about 8 o'clock when the residents of Main Street were called to their gates by the furious clatter of a runaway going south. The dashing driver's usual cry of "Hup! Hup!" had been changed to the more earnest one of "Whoa! Whoa!" and it was evident that Mac was doing his bet to control his horses, which were dashing homeward at such furious speed that the sparks flew from their hoofs as they clattered past in the darkness.
      They were soon lost to sight and almost to hearing, but when they crossed the railroad track south of town the concussion was plainly heard, and a number of excited citizens started out with lanterns, fully expecting to find the vehicle wrecked at the at point. Strangely enough, however it had crossed the track safely, and the searching parties were not rewarded until they came to the turn of the road west, some distance below Wm. Rothrock's place. There they found Mac stretched bleeding and unconscious in a fence corner, the buggy totally demolished near by and the horses still farther on in scarcely a less pitiable plight than their owner. The injured man was taken at once to his home a mile distant or more, and Dr. Cowger was soon on the scene. He found a terrible scalp wound seven inches long down the back of his head, besides several cuts and bruises on his face and forehead. No injuries could be discovered on his body. His wounds were dressed and he was left to his chances, which the doctor pronounced about equal between life and death. He remained unconscious or delirious during Sunday but on Monday he began to revive and asked for something to eat. At this writing his chances of recovery are considered good, though he is by no means out of danger."

      obit from the Monticello Herald, 6 Dec 1888

      "MacDonald Lowry died Monday evening from the injuries received in the runaway accident described in our last issue. Erysipelas developed from the wound on his head, but Dr. Robinson, who with Dr. McCann, had charge of the case after Dr. Cowger took sick, states that this was under control and that his death resulted from the original injury. His funeral took place yesterday (Wed.) afternoon and was attended by a large number of friends and relatives, including two brothers from Pulaski county."

  • Sources 
    1. [S626] Lori Myers.

    2. [S306] Elray@televar.com Arlowry Family.

    3. [S886] Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005), Online publication - Ancestry.com. Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005.Original data -
    4. Works Progress Administration, com, p. Index to Marriage Records Indiana: Indiana Works Progress Administration, 1938-1940.
    5. Jordan Dodd, Liahona Research, comp. Electronic transcription of marriage records held by the individual coun.

    6. [S362] One World Tree (sm), Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., n.d.), Online publication - Ancestry.com. OneWorldTree [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc.

    7. [S336] White Co., IN Marriage Records 1834-1880.