John Edward Lowder
John Edward Lowder was born in Wayne County, Iowa, September 13, 1873, and departed this life at his home near Allen, KS, October 9, 1924 aged 51 years and twenty-six days. He was united in marriage to Clara Belle Nichols October 29, 1891, who preceded him in death February 19, 1911. To this union were born eleven children, all surviving except Earl Franklin, who preceded him in death October 14, 1918, at Camp Funston, KS. He leaves to mourn his loss, his aged father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. S.F. Lowder of Allen, KS; two brothers, F.M. of Allen, KS; and H.F. of Tribune, KS; and one sister, Mrs. Jennie Foster of Lind, WA; and ten children, Glen H., Claude M., Clara Rosella and Mrs. J. L. O’Neal all of Allen, KA; Vernon M., Orval R., Nina M., Elma A., and Mrs. H.R. Kilburn, all of Chula, MO and Mrs. L.V. Carr of Sulphur Springs, AR; also two grandchildren, little Howard William Carr and Evelyn Loraine O’Neal, beside a host of other relatives and friends. Mr. Lowder, with his wife and family moved to this locality from the state of Iowa in spring of 1902 and has lived here until 1920 at which time he purchased a farm near Allen, KS and since has divided his time between the two places. He was a kind and loving husband and indulgent father, a good citizen and a man who was always interested in all public affairs that were for the upbuilding of the community in which he resided. Probably more cannot be expressed than by the phrase long ago made sacred: “He was a good man.” The funeral services were held at the home south of town Sunday afternoon, after which the remains were taken to the May Cemetery and laid to rest by the side of his beloved wife.