John Lowry, Jr. (1829 - 1915)

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About John Lowry, Jr.

Private in the Utah Territory Militia during the Indian Wars.

John Lowry, Jr., son of John Lowry and Mary Wilcox was born Jan. 31, 1829 in Lewis County, Missouri. He came to Utah Sept. 30, 1847, in the Edward Hunter ox team company. He married Sarah Jane Brown, Nov. 27, 1851, at Manti (daughter of James Polly Brown and Eunice Reesor, pioneers of July 29, 1847, Captain Higgins company of James Brown contingent, Mormon Battalion). She was born Oct. 27, 1834, Greenville, Indiana.

Their children: John, b. Oct. 3, 1852, m. Lorency Anderson, March 14, 1876;

James Hazard, b. Dec. 8, 1853, m. Maria B. Larson, March 8, 1877;

Sarah Jane, b. Sept. 22, 1855, m. James C. Reynolds, May 9, 1878;

William Brown, b. Dec. 21, 1857, m. Ellen Hansen, Nov. 11, 1879;

Eunice b. April 16, 1860, m. Michael W. Molen;

Olive, b. Sept.1, 1862, m. George Edward Anderson, May 30, 1888;

Ida May, b. July 30, 1865, m. Samuel H. Allen, June 8, 1892;

Dora, b. Nov. 9, 1869, m. Clare William Reid, Oct. 9, 1895.

The family resided in Manti and Springville, Utah.

Married second, Mary Ann Allen in March 1857, Salt Lake City (daughter of Daniel Allen and Mary Ann Maurice, pioneers ox team company). She was born March 10, 1837, Kirtland, Ohio.

Their children: Daniel Allen, b. Jan. 7, 1858, m. Emily Ludvigsen, Oct. 22, 1885;

Mary Artemesia, b. March 30, 1860, m. Hyrum A. Nelson;

Clara Bell, b. March 7, 1863, m. Samuel Singleton;

Evelyn, b. Oct. 23, 1865, m. Nathaniel Crawford, Oct. 22, 1885;

Diantha, b. March 31, 1868, m. William F. Reid;

Orson Hyrum, b. Aug. 23, 1873 (d. March 26, 1913), m. Matilda Eleanor Jensen, July 20, 1897. Family home was also in Manti.

John Lowry, Jr., was a high priest and a patriarch. He settled at Manti in 1849. He was a veteran of the Indian War. Commissioned by Brigham Young, as paymaster in infantry of San Pete County 1855. Missionary to Elk mountains, under President Alfred Billings, 1855. Interpreter for Ute and Shoshone Indians. Member of legislature from Manti 1986; also city councilman four terms, 1851-59, and assessor and clerk four years, and was also a Farmer an Stock Raiser. -------- PUBLISHED IN MANTI MESSENGER November 12, 1915

JOHN LOWRY ANSWERS THE CALL--- John Lowry Jr., of Springville, member of the Nauvoo legion, and pioneer of 1847, explorer, Indian interpreter and peacemaker, died at the home of his eldest daughter, Mrs. S.L. Reynolds, in Salt Lake City Sunday, after an illness of more than a year.

Two years ago a train smashed into a wagon Mr. Lowry was driving, and he was badly shaken up, and last December, while boarding a street car in Salt Lake he suffered a broken collar bone. These two accidents are believed to have hastened his death.

John Lowry was born in Lewis County, Missouri, January 31, 1829. His early life was spent on his father's farm. He was a member of the Nauvoo Legion and came to Utah in September, 1847, with the John Taylor Company. He accompanied his father to Manti in 1849 and was one of the first settlers to take up land in Sanpete County.

During the winter of 1849-1850 he was a member of the Pratt party, which explored southern Utah, and in 185 he was a leader of the Elk Mountain mission. In 1857 he accompanied President Brigham Young to the Salmon River country on an exploring and settling expedition.

During his life on the frontier he gained a wide reputation as an Indian interpreter, and was frequently called upon to make peace in behalf of whites with hostile redskins.

Although Mr. Lowry was in school but a few months he acquired a wide education by observation and at the time of his death was one of the best informed men in the state on political and historical matters. During the latter part of his life he did all he could to foster education and was well known as one of the state's most progressive citizens.

Two wives and eleven children survive him. They are Mrs. Sarah Brown Lowry, of Salt Lake, Mrs. Mary Allen Lowry of Manti, John Lowry III of Manti, William B. Lowry of Arco, Idaho, Daniel A. Lowry of Ferron, Utah, Mrs. J.C. Reynolds of Salt Lake, Mrs. G. E. Anderson of Springville, Mrs. S.H. Allen of Salt Lake, Mrs. Ed. Olson of Prove, Mrs. Samuel Singleton of Ferron, Utah and Mrs. Nathaniel Crawford of Ferron, Utah.

The remains were brought to this city Tuesday and the funeral held at the Tabernacle Wednesday, Bishop Jacobson presiding. Other speakers were Bishop Huntington of Springville and Bishop Peterson, Bishop Kjar, and Geo D. Bench.



      
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1829
January 31, 1829
1852
October 3, 1852
Age 23
Manti, UT, USA
1853
December 8, 1853
Age 24
1855
September 22, 1855
Age 26
1857
December 21, 1857
Age 28
1858
January 7, 1858
Age 28
Manti, UT, USA
1860
April 16, 1860
Age 31
1862
1862
Age 32
1868
March 31, 1868
Age 39
Manti, UT, USA
1869
November 9, 1869
Age 40
Manti, UT, USA