Western Pennsylvania Genealogy
Compiled by Douglas H. Lusher


Family Group Record



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Lester L. Lowe and Sadie Fiscus




Husband Lester L. Lowe 1 2

           Born: 13 Jul 1855 - Ruffsdale, East Huntingdon Twp, Westmoreland Co, PA 1
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         Father: Marks Lowe (1829-      ) 1 2
         Mother: Sarah Brant (      -      ) 1 2


       Marriage: 1894 3



Wife Sadie Fiscus 3

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         Father: John Fiscus (      -      ) 3
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1 F Ethel G. Lowe 3

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2 F Mary E. Lowe 3

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3 M Alvin F. Lowe 3

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General Notes: Husband - Lester L. Lowe


He was born at Ruffsdale, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, and in his youth became familiar with the labors that fall to the lot of the agriculturist. He acquired a common school education and for four years engaged in teaching in the district schools. When about nineteen years of age he apprenticed himself to the carpenter's trade and in 1884 he accepted a position with the firm of Hecla Coke Company at Hecla and Trauger, which company owned a number of stores. He was identified with the company for thirteen years and a portion of the time acted as manager. On the expiration of that period he removed to Ruffsdale, where he was variously employed for three years, and during that time he built the Empire Coke Works. In the spring of 1901 he came to Youngwood, then a mere hamlet, containing only three or four houses. Here he turned his attention to the lumber business and also began contracting and building in partnership with Charles R. Haller, the style of the firm being Lowe and Haller. In the rapid transformation when Youngwood developed from a village into a borough the firm took an active part in its improvement, erecting the greater number of the residences in the town. They came to own extensive property interests in the town and laid out a considerable portion of the borough.
Mr. Lowe was a Democrat in politics, with strong Prohibition tendencies and in 1892 he was a candidate on the Prohibition tickets for the state legislature. An active and influential member in the Reformed church, he served as one of its deacons, and he belonged to Ruffsdale Lodge, No. 8, O. of M. In the spring of 1905 he was elected to borough council.

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Sources


1 John W. Jordan, History of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, Genealogical Memoirs, Vol. II (Chicago, IL: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1906), Pg 194.

2 John W. Jordan, History of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, Genealogical Memoirs, Vol. III (Chicago, IL: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1906), Pg 313.

3 John W. Jordan, History of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, Genealogical Memoirs, Vol. II (Chicago, IL: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1906), Pg 195.


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