About John Albert Burchard Lowry
Birth: Jun. 28, 1890 Robeson County North Carolina, USA
Death: Feb. 4, 1958 Crewe Nottoway County Virginia, USA
John Albert Burchard was the eldest child of Rev. H. H. and Julia Revels Lowry. He received a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 1915. He was a veteran of World War I and was honorably discharged in May 1919 after attaining the rank of Captain. He married Mabel Coulson Johnson on Sep. 3, 1919 in Harrisburg, PA. Their son died in infancy, and their daughter, Jane Lowry, died at age fourteen.
The following was taken from the Feb. 12, 1958 edition of THE ROBESONIAN:
Funeral services for Dr. J. A. B. Lowry, 67, were held Thursday afteroon, February 6, at three o'clock in the Crewe cemetery. He died Tuesday, February 4, at his office in Crewe.
A native of Robeson county, he was vice president of the Bank of Crewe and had served on the board of trustees of Randolph-Mason college, at Ashland. He had practiced medicine at Crewe since 1919. He was a past master of the Crewe Lodge No 723 AF&AM and a member of the general board of missions fro the Methodist church. He was active in the American Medical Society, the Virginia Academy of General Practice, and the Medical Society of Virginia.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mabel J. Lowry; two sisters, Mrs. Frank Armstrong of Knoxville, Tenn.; and Mrs. Marvin Lowry, Pembroke, N.C.; five brothers, Elmer T. Lowry and Delton W. Lowry, both of Pembroke, N. C., Dr. Walter Lowry, Alexandria, Rev. B. W. Lowry, Delano, Calif. and Dr. T. A. Lowry, Sweetwater, Tenn.
Among other out-of-town relative attending the funeral were Rev. James L. Lowry and Rev. Martin Luther Lowry of Pembroke, both cousins of the deceased.
- **NOTE: In 1912, he received the second diploma from what is presently known as the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. In July 2007, the Heritage Walk was dedicated to serve as a permanent monument to all of the university's graduates from 1905 to 1954. Dr. Lowry was honored by having his name engraved on a brick in the Heritage Walk walkway in front of Old Main, the oldest building on the campus.
- Henry H. Lowrey (1859 - 1936)
- Julia Revels Lowrey (1869 - 1934)
Burial: Crewe Cemetery Crewe Nottoway County Virginia, USA