Helen Elizabeth Lowrie
- Marriage (1): Charles Lewis Hoover
- Died: Cir 1975, New York, New York, USA
- Buried: The Church of the Heavenly Rest, New York, NY, USA
Noted events in her life were:
• Notes. DAta on Newell Lowrie from https://books.google.com/books?id=ekHuAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA105&lpg=PA105&dq=newell+s.+lowrie&source=bl&ots=JOolTXm7lQ&sig=Fh4gJC0CMFCJla9au9Ioai442qU&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwir_eWdotXVAhWqr1QKHQ5FBG0Q6AEIPzAH#v=onepage&q=newell%20s.%20lowrie&f=false
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After his marriage to Helen Elizabeth Lowrie in 1901, they had a daughter, my mother, Lois Elizabeth in 1902, born in Lincoln, Nebraska. They moved to the Philippines, where their son, Wilford Samuel, was born in 1907.
To fill in a bit of Charles's and Helen's backgrounds, Charles's father, Samuel A. Hoover, was Professor of Geography and Agriculture at the State Teacher's College (then called the "Normal") at Warrenburgh, Missouri.
As to Mang's family, in 1968, Paul Elliott, Mang's cousin, sent her some notes on family history. I was going to contact him (2004), but he mentions being eighty three in 1968, so I didn't bother. He lists her parents as Rev. Newell Lowrie and Zetta, with a question mark after Zetta's name. The question mark is appropriate, because I don't think her name was "Zetta." I don't think anyone's name is "Zetta," for that matter. (My brother, Charlie, found on the Internet that it is a girl's name, so I am wrong.)
Mang said her father was a Calvinistic Presbyterian minister, full of fire and brimstone, which seemed to amuse her. Paul Elliott's notes says that Newell Lowrie was born in 1832, died in 1914, and served in the Union Army.
There was a picture of her mother, since disappeared, about which Mang said when I was a boy, "wasn't she lovely?" At the time, I didn't think so, because she wasn't wearing 1940s chic, but she had sweet features and a kind face. Indeed, she was lovely.
Mang had five brothers and sisters, Rev. Will, Rev. Clinton, Florence, Emma, and Alfred. Mang remained close to Florence (Aunt Flo). Flo had a wonderful sense of humor and told jokes on herself--more about her later. Mang was somewhat in awe of her "tall, handsome" brother, Clinton, but her son Bill referred to him as "a pimple on the ass of progress."
Helen married Charles Lewis Hoover. (Charles Lewis Hoover was born on 11 Jan 1872 in . Oskaloosa, Indiana, USA, died circa 1947 in New York, New York, USA and was buried in The Church of the Heavenly Rest, New York, NY, USA.)