Doddridge County Roots

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Edwin Jean LOWTHER

Male 1902 - 2009  (107 years)


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  • Name Edwin Jean LOWTHER 
    Born 11 Jan 1902  Blandville, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Education Salem College (A.B., 1924), Univ of Pennsylvania (M.A)  [1
    Occupation teacher, principal, history & economics professor at Salem College (retired 1970)  [1, 3, 4
    Residence Stonewood, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence FORMERLY  Salem, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6
    Died 29 Jul 2009  Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • He graduated in 1920 from the Salem Academy and from Salem College in 1924. He received a masters degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1926 where he taught in the Pennsylvania School System and returned to Salem College as a member of their teaching staff. He also served as the Head of the History Department. Mr. Lowther served two terms as mayor of the City of Salem, 1931-1933, and was a resident of West Main Street in Salem for many years. He served as principal of Central Junior High School in Clarksburg from 1935 until his retirement in 1970. Over 10,000 Harrison County children graduated from that school during his tenure. He served as chairman of the Harrison County Infantile Paralysis Association for 17 years and received national recognition for his work with polio during the epidemic in 1952, 1953 and 1954.
    Person ID I42803  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 26 Jul 2017 

    Father Edwin Luther LOWTHER,   b. 18 Sep 1870, Freeborn Co, MN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1944, Spencer, Roane Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Nellie M. BLAND,   b. 18 Apr 1876, Blandville, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 1905  (Age 28 years) 
    Married 25 Dec 1895  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F16611  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Anne SHEETS,   b. 12 Jul 1905, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Oct 1992  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 23 Sep 1933  Lost Creek, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Documents
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    42803_EdwinJeanLowther_MaryAnneSheets_MarriageRecord_23Sep1933.jpg
    Family ID F19938  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Jan 1902 - Blandville, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - FORMERLY - Salem, Harrison Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Sep 1933 - Lost Creek, Harrison Co, WV Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S215] The History of Doddridge County, West Virginia, (Taylor Publishing Co, 1979), p. 193.

    2. [S1654] Harrison County Marriage Records, Clarksburg, WV.

    3. [S83] Davis - The Settlers of Salem, West Virginia, Susie Davis Nicholson, (Gordon Printing Co, Strasburg OH, 1979 (Revised & Enlarged) < www.wvgenweb.org/harrison/books.htm >), p. 186.

    4. [S1913] Dirigo, (Salem College Yearbook), 1926.

    5. [S1727] Clarksburg Exponent-Telegram, 1/11/2009, p. D-3.
      Article, with headline "Edwin Lowther celebrating 107th birthday today," quoted here in its entirety:
      "Edwin J. Lowther will celebrate his 107th birthday today, Sunday, Jan 11 1009, at Golden Circle Personal Care Home in Stonewood.
      Mr. Lowther was an educator in Harrison County for 47 years. He was also a professor at Salem College and later served as principal of Central Junior High School in Clarksburg until his retirement in 1971.
      He is a lifetime member of the Salem Seventh Day Baptist Church."

    6. [S2039] 1930 Census, Harrison County, WV.

    7. [S1654] Harrison County Marriage Records, Clarksburg, WV.
      Identified as Edwin Jean Lowther, 31, b. Doddridge Co, res. Salem WV, son of Edwin L. & Nellie (Bland) Lowther; and Mary Ann Sheets, 28, b. Harrison Co, res. Lost Creek WV, dau of Arthur & Annie (Woodell) Sheets. License issued Sep 19 1933. Married Sep 23 1933 at Lost Creek by George B. Shaw, Minister of the Gospel. (Note: Husband's obituary, which incorrectly gives marriage date as Sep 12 1933, states that the best man at the wedding was Jennings Randolph, who was then a U.S. Congressman and later became as U.S. Senator.)