Henry Lowe Picture Found
Roger Lowe, of Campbellsville, Kentucky, shared (October 2009) with Stan
and Jeanie Lowe a picture of Henry Lowe who is the son of Obediah &
Sarah (Sallee) Lowe. Obediah is the great great grandfather of both
Roger and Stan Lowe. Obediah and Sarah Lowe had 10 children and to date,
there have only been two pictures found - one of Franklin Lowe and now
this one of Henry Lowe - his name was written on the back of the photo.
Following is the obit of Henry Lowe which gives details of his life and
when he came from Kentucky to Illinois.
HENRY LOWE DEAD
Henry Lowe, know to his many friends throughout the community as
"Grandpa Lowe", died at the home of his daughter Mrs. Berry Woodrum,
Friday March 3rd at the advancing age of 88 years, 3 months and 8 days.
He had been ill only a short time, having excellent health for his age
but when his last sickness overcame him he was unable to revive from the
effects, and passed into his eternal rest at 8:30 P.M. on Friday, March 3.
The deceased was born in Taylor County, Kentucky, Nov. 23, 1833 and
resided at that place until 1897, when he came to Menard County Ill., to
live and has remained a resident of this vicinity ever since.
When he was 24 years of age, he was united in marriage with Miss Eliza
Murrell, who preceded him in death March 1, 1906. To this union were
born eight children, two of whom died in infancy, and Amanda, wife of
Rev. George Eades who died in 1912.
The surviving children are Mrs. Lou Bell Woodrum, of Tallula, Wm. T.
Lowe of Taylor County Ky., Mrs. Sallie B. Woodrum of Tallula, Ellen Lee
Beard of Labbock and Ollie M. Cornelius of Carlinville, Ill. Thirty two
grandchildren and fifty two great-grandchildren survive the eldest of
the latter being 18 years old, the daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Zack Minor
of near Petersburg.
Sixty years ago, he became a Christian, uniting with the Christian
Church of Merrimac Ky., and remained a staunch believer and servant of
his Master to the end. He was especially blessed with strength and
health throughout his long life and remained very active despite his
years of hard labor, always following the occupation of a farmer. Those
who knew him intimately can testify to the stand-fastness of his
character, for he was one of those even tempered men who quietly meet
all conditions of life with a calmness which is unusual.
Funeral services were held at the home of Berry Woodrum Sunday morning
at 10 o’clock conducted by Rev. G. M. Cook and Rev. Geo. Eades. Burial
in Union Cemetery.
Source: The Petersburg Observer, Friday, March 10, 1922