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History of Adair
County, Iowa, 1915.

Biographical.  Volume 2.


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J. S. Low.

J. S. Low, who has spent his entire life in Adair county and has successfully devoted his attention to agricultural pursuits throughout his entire business career, is now the owner of one hundred and sixty acres of valuable land on section 1, forty-five acres on section 12 and eighty acres on section 15, Grove township.  His birth occurred on the 25th of September, 1868, has parents being T. J. and Sophia A. (McGinnis) Low, both of whom were natives of Indiana.  They came to Iowa in early life and were married in Adair county, establishing their home on a farm here.  T. J. Low enjoys an extensive and favorable acquaintance throughout the community and now makes his home in the town of Stuart.  His wife was called to her final rest in the year 1905.

J. S. Low, the only child born to his parents, attended the common schools in the acquirement of an education and spent the period of his minority at home, early becoming familiar with the duties and labor that fall to the lot of the agriculturist as he assisted his father in the work of the fields.  It was in the year 1894 that he purchased the farm in Grove township which he is now operating and the further cultivation and improvement of which has continuously claimed his attention.  He has erected excellent buildings on the property and in connection with the production of cereals makes a specialty of raising and feeding stock, both branches of his business proving profitable.

In 1890 Mr. Low was united in marriage to Miss Maggie Keating, a native of Ireland and a daughter of James A. and Eliza (Gordon) Keating, who were also born in that country.  Emigrating to America, they resided for some time in Canada and in 1879 took up their abode on a farm in Adair county, Iowa.  James A. Keating passed away here, but the mother survives and now makes her home in Greenfield, Iowa.  To them were born ten children.  Mr. and Mrs. Low have become the parents of six children, as follows:  one who died in infancy;  Nita R., who is deceased;  Pearlie E., the wife of John Chambers;  Thomas A., who has passed away;  Hayden P., and Wilbur J.

Mr. Low is independent in politics and he is now acceptably serving in the capacity of school director.  Fraternally he is identified with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, belonging to the lodge at Stuart, and his wife is a devoted member of the Christian church.  His has been an active, busy and useful life, which at all times has conformed to the highest principles of manhood and citizenship.



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