The Descendants of William Lowry


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Descendants of William Lowry

Generation No. 1

1. WILLIAM1 LOWRY was born Unknown, and died Unknown. He married ? DUFF. She was born Unknown, and died Unknown.

Children of WILLIAM LOWRY and ? DUFF are:

2. i. DAVID2 LOWRY, b. September 03, 1844, Canada; d. March 01, 1917, Queens Co, PEI CAN.

ii. JOHN LOWRY, b. Unknown; d. Unknown.

iii. WILLIAM LOWRY JR., b. Unknown; d. Unknown.

Generation No. 2

2. DAVID2 LOWRY (WILLIAM1) was born September 03, 1844 in Canada, and died March 01, 1917 in Queens Co, PEI CAN. He married (1) JULIA MCEACHERN November 18, 1875 in Queens Co., PEI, CAN. She was born 1850, and died Bef. 1889. He married (2) SARAH MACLEAN March 12, 1889 in Queens Co., PEI, CAN. She was born July 22, 1856 in CAN, and died May 03, 1923 in Queens Co, PEI CAN.

Notes for DAVID LOWRY: In the 1881 Census David and Julia (McEachern) "Lourie" were living in West River, Lot 65. David was still living there when he married Sarah McLean in 1889, David's name on the marriage license is spelled "Lowrie".

Burial: Shaw Pioneer Cemetery, St. Cathrines, PEI, CAN. The Lowry family stone is number 142, which is located towards the back of the small cemetery.

Notes for SARAH MACLEAN: When Sarah married David Lowry she was living in Clyde River, Lot 31.

Children of DAVID LOWRY and SARAH MACLEAN are:

i. DAVID3 LOWRY, b. July 25, 1897, Queens Co., PEI, CAN; d. March 11, 1962, Weymouth, Ma, USA; m. VIRGINIA SHORTER, October 23, 1928, Quincy Point Congregational Church, Quincy MA; b. July 11, 1906, Michigan, USA; d. June 1989, Rockland, Ma, USA.

Notes for DAVID LOWRY: David's birth in PEI Canada has been confirmed through the 1901 census for Lot 65. I was also unable to obtain a birth certificate for 1900 in Sommerville, MA. Why he felt the need to change his date of birth is unknown at this time.

David enlisted in the Canadian Over-Seas Expeditonary Forces on 27 March 1916 in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Prior to this he had been a farmer by trade and a member of the 82nd Regimental Active Militia. He had been assigned to the 14th Battalion, Infantry in France on 8 December 1916. He was wounded in the Right shoulder by shrapnel on 14 July 1917. He made a complete recovery and had only a small scar as a reminder. He was discharged from the service on 17 May 1919 at the rank of L/Corpral.

Although the information isn't printed in the report, David also served in WW II in the US Coast Guard serving on the east coast. He enlisted as a Chief Machinist's Mate on 14 December 1942 and held that rank for three years until his discharge on 26 November 1945. His service stations and vessels included Harbor Patrol Base, Boston; CG Operating Base, Boston; COTP, Boston; CG Repair Base, Const. WHF., Boston; SEPCEN #1 Boston.

David's occupation prior to and after WW II was as an engineer with the Boston Harbor Pilots. He began working for them on April 1, 1930; he served aboard the M/V Northern Light, the M/V Roseway, and the PILOT.

Although David was cremated there is a stone in the Old Village Cemetery in Weymouth, I don't know if his ashes are there or if there is just an "empty" stone.

Notes for VIRGINIA SHORTER: The court house where her birth was recorded in Wyndote County, Michigan burned down many years ago. I was told that when her family came back to Massachusetts her mother had to sign a sworn statement attesting to the fact that Virginia had indeed been born.

ii. JOHN LOWRY, b. May 08, 1891, PEI, CAN; d. August 09, 1954, PEI, CAN; m. MARY MCNEVIN; b. October 01, 1900; d. April 08, 1985, PEI, CAN.

Notes for JOHN LOWRY: John's headstone number is 136, which is located towards the back of the small cemetery.

iii. LESTER LOWRY, b. November 11, 1894, Queens Co, PEI CAN; d. June 06, 1917, Messines Ridge, France.

Notes for LESTER LOWRY: Lester enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Forces on March 24, 1916 and served with the 14th Bn., Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regt.) He was killed in action by shell fire in the field at the age of 22 on Wednesday, 6th June 1917. He is buried in France and his name is also transcribed on to the family stone in the Shaw Pioneer Cemetery.

iv. WALLACE LOWRY, b. April 13, 1896; d. Unknown.

Notes for WALLACE LOWRY: Wallace enlisted in the Canadian Over-Seas Expeditionary Forces on 31 May 1918 prior to this he had been a farmer. He was assigned to the 17th Res. in Bramshott, (where is that?). He was discharged on 13 July 1919.

v. HUBERT MACLEAN, b. December 07, 1881, Clyde River, PEI, CAN; d. October 05, 1956, Everett, Massachusetts, USA; Adopted child; m. IDA MAY MACLEOD.

Notes for HUBERT MACLEAN: Hubert's natural father was John MacLean, I don't know what happened to him.

Hubert's last address was 72 Crest Hill Road in Brighton, MA. His wife Ida was still alive when he died.

vi. MARGARET D. LOWRY, b. April 1890, Queens Co, PEI CAN; d. August 28, 1891, Queens Co, PEI CAN.


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