Biography of John H. Lowe
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Lowe, John H., son of John and Isabel (Brawley) Lowe, was born in New Bedford, January 8, 1848. His father was a successful meat and provision dealer in New Bedford for several years and died in the seventy fourth year of his age, honored and respected. During his boyhood Mr. Lowe attended the public schools in New Bedford and gained some business experience in his father's store, and later he took a course in the Bryant & Stratton Business College at Boston, and in 1876 engaged in the meat and grocery business on his own account, locating on Ray street, now Acushnet avenue. In 1883 he removed to the corner of City Grove and Acushnet avenue, where he had built a store (later built a block on the same site) and conducted his business successfully until 1896, when he sold out. Mr Lowe is a man of many friends and has served in the City Council for Ward 1, four terms, 1881-2-3-4, for nine years on the school committee and has been elected a member of the House of Representatives for 1899. For the past twenty years he has been a member of the New Bedford Protective Society and is now on its board of directors, also being a member of the Royal Arcanum and of Acushnet Lodge of Odd Fellows. He mar. ried, in 1870, Mary Laughlin, of New York city, and they have three children: Lucy I., Edith M. and John H.

Our county and its people
A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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