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Lowe, A. D., was born in Clayton, N. Y., September 26, 1850, a son of Isaac and Zella (Atwood) Lowe. He was educated in Brownville, Fairfield and Watertown, graduating from the Watertown Commercial College under Pitt Brown. He began his mercantile career as a clerk, and in 1872 became a partner in the firm of Ranney & Lowe. This firm continued until the winter of 1876, when Mr. Lowe sold out and a year later formed the firm of Terry & Lowe, which continued until the fall of 188G. Mr. Lowe then built his present fine business block and has since conducted the leaditg business of Depauville. He is one of the best known and most enterprising men of the town and has filled the office of town clerk three terms and justice of the peace two terms, and was twice nominated for supervisor. In politics he is a Republican and was postmaster at Depauville from 1878 to 1886; he was deputy postmaster under Cleveland, having practical charge of the office, was reappointed postmaster under President Harrison in 1888 and served until October, 1893, and on September 1, 1897, was again appointed under President McKinley. Mr. Lowe is a member of the Masonic fraternity and also of the Foresters; he has been treasurer of the Masonic lodge for five years and is chief ranger for the Foresters. August 13, 1873, Mr. Lowe married Emma F. Smith of Clayton, daughter of Abner Smith, who is a prominent citizen of the town. Mr, Lowe's grandfather Lowe was a volunteer in the war of 1812.

Our County and it's people
a descriptive work on Jefferson County, New York
Edited by: Edgar C. Emerson
The Boston History Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1898