Biography of William L. Lowary
Columbiana County, OH Biographies





William L. Lowary, of Wellsville, is widely known throughout Columbiana County as a reliable business man. He was born at New Cumberland, W. Va., Oct. 15, 1868, and is the son of Daniel V. and Catherine (Evans) Lowary.

Daniel V. Lowary served throughout the Civil War with the 29th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He was born in Florence, Pennsylvania, Dec. 21, 1845 and lived for a number of years in West Virginia, and in 1871 brought his family to Willsville. He was employed by the Pennsylvania Railroad for 40 years and died May 19, 1912. His wife was born in Hancock County, W. Va., July 21, 1847, and died Nov. 21, 1921, and they are buried in Spring Hill Cemetery, Willsville. Mr. and Mrs. Lowary were the parents of nine children: William L., the subject of this sketch; Lulu, married John Malone, lives at Wellsville; John M. and Laura H., both deceased; Frances M., married Walter McElroy, lives at Willsville. O. H., and Frederick P., live at Wellsville; Dessie, deceased; and Helen Ruth, married W. C. Gray, lives at Cambridge, Pa.

After completing his schooling in the public schools of Wellsville, William L. Lowary engaged in the painting and decorating business, and has conducted his present business since 1888. His brothers are associated in business with him.

On Oct. 29, 1891, Mr. Lowary was united in marriage with Miss Agnes Cadman, who was born in England, June 7, 1870, the daughter of Charles and Agnes (Pagett) Cadman, who came to this country from England in 1872. They were the parents of the following children: Mrs. Lowary; Phoebe, married George Wells, both deceased; James, a retired merchant, lives at Toronto, Ohio; Virginia, married W. H. Walters, lives at Minerva, Ohio; Nathaniel, lives at Stratton, Ohio; Blanche, deceased; William, lives at Minerva, Ohio; Gertrude and Walter, both deceased. Mr. Cadman died Aug. 19, 1900, and his wife died Feb. 10, 1911. To Mr. and Mrs. Lowary were born three children: Florence Gertrude, born Dec. 30, 1892, was married April 21, 1921, to C. D. Hall, a druggist, lives at Wellsville; Agnes B., born Jan. 10, 1894, was married June 30, 1921, to F. T. Grafton, lives at Wellsville; and Carl H., born Sept. 3, 1895, is a chemist in the employ of the Frederick Stearns Chemical Company, Detroit, Mich. During the World War he did government work in New York city. He was graduated from Wellsville High Sehool in 1913 and from Ohio State University in 1917. On Aug. 29, 1917, he was married to Miss Anna Adams, who was born at Indianapolis, Ind., Nov. 25, 1896. They have a son, William Cadman Lowary, born Nov. 21, 1918.

Mr. Lowary and his family are members of the Presbyterian Church, of which Mr. Lowary has served as trustee for 18 years. He served a term as safety service director of Wellsville. He is a director of the Perpetual Savings and Loan Company. He is a Republican.

From:
History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926


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