Henry H Lowery (1859 - 1936)

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Birthplace: Pembroke, Robeson, North Carolina, USA
Death: Died in Durham, Durham, North Carolina, USA
Cause of death: high blood pressure
Occupation: Methodist Minister
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Birth: Jan. 10, 1859 Pembroke Robeson County North Carolina, USA

Death: Apr. 22, 1936 Durham Durham County North Carolina, USA

Henry was the eldest child of Rev. Calvin and Maria Sampson Lowry. He was named after his maternal grandfather, Henry H. Sampson. He married Julia Revels on Mar. 28, 1889 in the Thompson section of Robeson county, North Carolina. Their marriage produced six sons and three daughters. After Julia's death, Henry married Anna Lowry Locklear on Nov. 12, 1935 in Lumberton, NC prior to his death the following April.

The following was taken from the Apr. 27, 1936 edition of THE ROBESONIAN:

Rites Held for Rev. H. H. Lowry

Prominent Indian Leader Dies After Brief Illness

Funeral services for Rev. H. H. Lowry, 78, one of Robeson county's leading Indian ministers and head of a family of children that has taken a prominent part in the affairs of communities in which they live, were conducted from Hopewell Methodist church, of which he was a member, within a short distance of his home out from Raynham, Saturday at 2 p.m. followed by interment in the church cemetery. A tremendous throng attended.

Rev. Mr. Lowry died in Duke hospital, Durham, Wednesday at 11:30 p.m. from high blood pressure. He became ill Saturday before and was taken to Duke Tuesday. Entering the teaching profession when quite a young man, he taught for some 20 years, starting at the time when he was one of the 4 Indian teachers of Robeson county. He was active in the ministry for more than 50 years, organized the Lumber River Mission conference about 35 years ago and has been its leader since that time.

Surviving are his widow by second marriage; 6 sons - Dr. John A. B., physician of Crewe, Va., Dr. W. A., pharmacist, Washington, D.C., Rev. B. W., Methodist minister of Schurz, Nev., Principal Elmer of the Union Chapel school, Principal Telford of the Green Grove school; 3 daughters - Mesdames Marvin and Hollen Lowry of Pembroke, Mrs. Frank Armstrong of Knoxville, Tenn; 6 brothers - Billie, Revs. F. R. and D. F. on Pembroke, A. B., Rev. C. C., and E. of Elrod; 4 sisters - Mrs. Annabel Spaulding of Clarkton, Mrs. Mariah Oxendine of Maxton, Mrs. Nancy Revels of Pembroke, Mrs. W. R. Woodell of Seaford, Del.; 10 grandchildren. Rev. B. W. flew by plane from Nevada to Washington, D.C. coming by train from there and arriving Saturday morning.

He was first married 38 years ago to Miss Julia Revels. She died 2 years ago and he married 5 months ago Mrs. Anna Locklear.

The rites were conducted by Rev. J. R. Lowry, Pastor, assisted by Revs. J. E. Sawyer, S. A. Hammonds, C. E. Locklearand Tommie Swett, all of Pembroke. Deceased was a great believer in Dr. C. H. Durham, pastor of the First Baptist church of Lumberton, and had requested that Dr. Durham preach his funeral. Dr. Durham was invited but could not be present.

Pallbearers were nephews - Martin Luther, W. Q. A., A. G., Kermit and Bernard Lowry, Hubert Oxendine.

Honorary pallbearers were J. W. Smith, L. W. Jacobs, C. E. Locklear, T. O. Chavis, Isaac Locklear, Elias Locklear, Walter Johnson, T. W. Strickland, J. W. Sampson, G. D. Locklear, H.B. Bullard, L. A. Maynor, L. A. Oxendine. It was Rev. Mr. Lowry's ambition to preach 3,000 sermons, and he had preached 2,631.

Family links:

  • Calvin Lowry (1835 - 1892)
  • Maria Sampson Lowry (1839 - 1908)
  • Julia Revels Lowrey (1869 - 1934)
  • Anna Lowry Lowery (1885 - 1985)
  • John A. B. Lowry (1890 - 1958)*
  • Walter A. Lowry (1893 - 1959)*
  • Stella Mae Lowry Lowry (1895 - 1965)*
  • Viola Lowry Armstrong (1897 - 1995)*
  • Delton H. Lowry (1903 - 1966)*
  • Emma Lowry Lowry (1906 - 1937)*
  • Elmer Theodore Lowry (1906 - 1986)*


peace perfect peace

Thy will be done

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

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Rev Henry H. Lowrey's Timeline

January 10, 1859
Pembroke, Robeson, North Carolina, USA
March 28, 1889
Age 30
Thompson, Robeson, North Carolina, USA
June 28, 1890
Age 31
Robeson, North Carolina, USA
October 11, 1893
Age 34
Robeson, North Carolina, USA
September 1, 1895
Age 36
Robeson, North Carolina, USA
June 25, 1897
Age 38
July 25, 1903
Age 44
Robeson, North Carolina, USA
September 4, 1906
Age 47
Robeson, North Carolina, USA
November 12, 1935
Age 76
Lumberton, Robeson, North Carolina, USA
April 22, 1936
Age 77
Durham, Durham, North Carolina, USA