Transcribed from History of Labette County, Kansas and its Representative Citizens, ed. & comp. by Hon. Nelson Case. Pub. by Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill. 1901

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Harvey W. Lowe

HARVEY W. LOWE,* a prominent young business man of Altamont, Labette county, Kansas, engaged in the hardware business, is one of the rising young men of that city. He is actively interested in anything that is for the good of the people who reside in that commounity.[sic] He is a mon of honor and integrity, and through his honesty in dealings with his patrons he has won the confidence and respect of all who are associated with him. Mr. Lowe was born in McDonald county, Missouri, in 1873, and is a son of John W. and Fanny (Ransom) Lowe.

John W. Lowe was born in Virginia, in 1837. In 1874, he moved with his family to McDonald county, Missouri, where he was engaged in the hardware business for four years. In 1878, he removed to Neosho county, Kansas, where he settled on a farm, and now resides there, engaged in agricultural pursuits. He married Fanny Ransom, who was born in 1840, in White county, Arkansas. They reared the following children, namely: Levi, Bethel and Joel, of Neosho county, Kansas; Charles and Lizzie, deceased; and Harvey W., the subject of this sketch.

Harvey W. Lowe, the subject of this sketch, was five years old when his parents moved to Neosho county, and there he received his mental training. He assisted his father in farming until September, 1900, when he moved to Altamont, Labette county, and engaged in the hardware business. He has a large, well stocked store, and is thoroughly conversant with the business. Mr. Lowe was united in marriage with Maude Clemens, who was born in Neosho county, Kansas, in 1881. She is a daughter of Newton Clemens, who was born in Illinois, in 1851. The children comprising Mr. Clemens' family are: Dressie (Oleson), Isaac and Noble, all of Neosho county; Maude, the wife of Mr. Lowe; and Clara; Charles; and George, of Neosho county. Mr. Clemens is also a resident of Neosho county.

Mr. Lowe and his wife are the parents of one child, - Mark. Like his father, who was a justice of the peace in Neosho county for ten years, Mr. Lowe is a stanch Republican. Being a young man, he has the prospects of a very good future before him, and as he is a man of strength of character and determination, his success seems assured.