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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R. B. Lowe

R. B. LOWE, a well known resident of Howard township, Labette county, Kansas, is living in the northeast quarter of section 25, township 34, range 17. He has lived on that farm since 1881. Mr. Lowe was born in Grimes county, Texas, in 1839, and is a son of Nellie Grantham, who was born in Georgia. She is now ninety-eight years old, is hale and, hearty, and is living with the subject of this sketch.

Mr. Lowe lived in Texas for a number of years, and while there followed farming. He decided to try his fortune in Kansas, and accordingly, set out for that destination, with but $400 in his possession. He is now worth many times that amount, but this end has been reached only through hard work and much economy. Mr. Lowe bought 80 acres of land in Howard township, in the northeast quarter of section 25, township 34, range 17, and this he keeps finely improved. He has been very successful since locating in Kansas, and each year finds an increase in his profits. He built his present house in 1892, and has set out a good orchard. He carries on general farming.

Mr. Lowe married Maria Anderson, who died in 1885. They reared: William J.; Samuel; Granville; Monroe; Mathew; Mary E.; Eliza; and six others, who died young. Mr. Lowe married, secondly, Mary C. Scott, who was born in Texas in 1862. She came to Kansas in 1869.

Mr. Lowe is a Republican in politics. He belongs to the Odd Fellows lodge, No. 835, of Coffeyville; and is a member of the Anti-Horsethief Association, Valeda Camp, No. 150. Religiously, he is a member of the Baptist church.