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History of Adair
County, Iowa, 1915.

Biographical.  Volume 2.


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Frank E. Lowden.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Lowden

Frank E. Lowden is a practical and progressive agriculturist who owns an excellent farm of one hundred and sixty acres on section 25, Harrison township.  His birth occurred in Madison county, Iowa, on the 16th of May, 1867, his parents being Edward and Margery (Cochran) Lowden, both of whom were natives of Ohio.  They came to Iowa in the fall of 1865, locating on a farm in Madison county, which the father improved and on which he spent the remainder of his life, dying when seventy-one years old.  The mother of our subject is still living in Winterset at the age of seventy-six years.  To them were born six children, four of whom yet survive, those besides our subject being:  William, who lives in Grand River township, Adair county;  J. J., living in Jackson township, Madison county;  and Ada, the wife of Fred Bowlsby, of Winterset.

Frank E. Lowden was reared to manhood under the parental roof and attended the common schools in the acquirement of an education.  After attaining his majority he operated a rented farm in Madison county for three years and on the expiration of that period took up his abode on his present place in Harrison township, Adair county, erecting good buildings on the property and making other substantial improvements.  Later he extended the boundaries of his farm by additional purchase until it now embraces one hundred and sixty-seven acres on section 25, and in the cultivation of the fields he has won well deserved success.  He also makes a specialty of raising and feeding stock of all kinds and owns a fine stallion and a jack.

In 1889 Mr. Lowden was united in marriage to Miss Addie M. Garrett, a native of Adair county, Iowa, and a daughter of Solomon and Sarah (Spoon) Garrett, both of whom are deceased.  To Mr. and Mrs. Lowden were born three children, namely:  Osa M., a native of Madison county, who gave her hand in marriage to Don Dunn and resides in Minnesota;  Alma C., born at the present home;  and Mamie E.  The wife and mother died on the 26th of April, 1910, and her remains were interred in the Roberts cemetery.

Politically Mr. Lowden is a stanch republican and his fellow townsmen, recognizing his worth and ability, have called him to positions of public trust.  He has served as school director, supervisor and constable, making a most creditable record in these capacities.  His religious faith is indicated by his membership in the Methodist Episcopal church, the teachings of which he exemplifies in his daily life.  The period of his residence in Adair county covers about a quarter of a century and his record is that of one of its representative agriculturists and highly esteemed citizens.



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