French Roger Lowry (1869 - 1971)

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Birthplace: Pembroke, Robeson, North Carolina, USA
Death: Died in Durham, Durham, North Carolina, USA
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About French Roger Lowry

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Birth: Apr. 11, 1869 Pembroke Robeson County North Carolina, USA

Death: Jul. 6, 1971 Durham Durham County North Carolina, USA

French Roger was the son of Rev. Calvin and Maria Sampson Lowry. He married Annabell Oxendine about 1893. Their marriage produced five sons and six daughters. After Annabell's death, he married Chessie Stewart. Their marriage produced no children.

The following was taken from the Jul. 14, 1971 edition of THE ROBESONIAN:

Funeral rites for the Rev. F. R. Lowry, 102, who died July 6 at the Methodist Retirement Home in Durham, were held Sunday at the First United Methodist Church in Pembroke, the Rev. Henry A. Bizzell Jr. officiating. Burial was in Hopewell Methodist Church Cemetery.

Other participating ministers were the Rev. Robert Mangum, past or Sandy Plains United Methodist Church; the Rev. Julian Ransom, pastor of Union Chapel Methodist Church; Dr. Graham Eubank, district superintendent of the Fayetteville District, United Methodist Church; and the Rev. Joe Coble, director of the Methodist Retirement Home.

The Rev. Lowry, a retired Methodist minister, had served in the Lumber River Methodist Conference, the Blue Ridge Conference, and the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist church. A minister for 75 years, he had served churches in several states as pastor, evangelist, and home missionary. He was the founder of Cherokee Chapel Methodist Church. Educated in Tennessee, he was a public school teacher for 30 years.

The following was taken from the Jul. 9, 1971 edition of THE ROBESONIAN:

Survivors include six daughters, Mrs. John L. Locklear and Mrs. Herman Hunt of Rowland, Mrs. John Coates and Mrs. Rosie Raines of Fayetteville, Mrs. Bertha Lucas of Laurinburg, and Mrs. Annie Pearl Jacobs of Greensboro; three sons, W. Q. A. Lowry of Rowland, the Rev. W. T. Lowry of Laurinburg, and Jessie E. Lowry of Frankfurt, Germany; a sister, Mrs. Nancy Revels of Pembroke; a brother, the Rev. D. F. Lowry of Pembroke; 44 grandchildren, 166 great-grandchildren, and 50 great-great grandchildren.

Family links:

  • Calvin Lowry (1835 - 1892)
  • Maria Sampson Lowry (1839 - 1908)
  • Annabell Oxendine Lowery (1871 - 1916)*
  • Chessie Stewart Lowry (1887 - 1964)*
  • W. Q. A. Lowry (1900 - 1986)*
  • Rosa Lee Lowry Raines (1902 - 1985)*
  • Annie P. Lowry Jacobs (1905 - 1992)*
  • Governor Craig Lowery (1916 - 1917)*


Rest in peace

Burial: Hopewell Methodist Church Cemetery Rowland Robeson County North Carolina, USA


Rev French R. Lowry's Timeline

April 11, 1869
Pembroke, Robeson, North Carolina, USA
July 6, 1971
Age 102
Durham, Durham, North Carolina, USA
Rowland, Robeson, North Carolina, USA