Lowry, Francis Maher

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Francis Maher Lowry, manufacturer;

born at: Milliken's Bend, Louisiana, on Friday, November 3, 1843;

son of: Alfred John Lowry and Cleora Cornelia Lowry, nee: Cleora Cornelia Hynes

education: St. Joseph's College, Bardstown, Kentucky, and Centre College, Danville, Kentucky;

married: Mary E. Rose Lowry, nee: Mary E. Rose Clarke Spring Lake, Michigan, Wednesday, August 31, 1898;

children: Ethan Ray Clarke Lowry, Mary Elizabeth Millard Lowry.

During Civil War served 3 years in Company B, 3rd Louisiana Calvary, The Confederate States of America (C.S.A.);

clerk in Merchants' Bank, Louisville, Kentucky, 1866-9;

with Cornwall & Brothers, manufacturers of soaps, Louisville, Kentucky, 1869-80;

manager Southern Dairy Company, St. Louis, Missouri, 1880-2;

came to Chicago, 1882;

entered employ of Braun & Fitts, butterine, 1887;

was manager of their St. Louis, Missouri house, 1887-1895;

the business was incorporated in 1889 and in 1902 was chosen secretary of the company, name of which, in 1906, was changed to John F. Jelke Company.

Office: 509 N. Union Street, 1911; 759 S. Washtenaw Avenue, 1917.

Home: 7314 N. Sheridan Road, 1917, Rogers Park

Source: Book of Chicagoans, 1911, page 429; Book of Chicagoans, 1917.

Chicago Blue Book

Mr. & Mrs. Francis Maher Lowry, 3707 Sheridan Road, 1904 Chicago Blue Book, page 269.