George John LOWELL

George John LOWELL

Male 1901 - 1993  (91 years)

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  • Name George John LOWELL 
    Born 3 Oct 1901  Minnehaha Co., South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 Sep 1993  Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 9 Sep 1993  Woodlawn Cemetery, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • South Dakota Births: 1856-1903:
      George John Lowell
      3 Oct 1901
      Birth Cty: Minnehaha
      Father’s name: John Russell Lowell
      Mother’s name: Freda Volsch

      Baptismal name: Georg Johann Lowell, baptized on May 18, 1902 at Zion Lutheran Church, Hartford, SD.

      1930 Census: Minnehaha County, Dis 6: 1119 N. Lincoln Ave.:
      Lowell, George, head, rents, age 28, married, first married at age 24, born in SD, father born in Maine, mother born in Germany, occupation: register clerk, post office;
      Hazel, his wife, age 24, married, first married at age 20, born in SD, father and mother born in Germany;
      George J., their son, age 5 months, born in SD, father and mother born in SD.

      "When I was in the eighth grade, I had to go downtown to school. At that time there was just that north wing of Sioux Falls High School. To the south of it there was a red brick building with 2 stories. That's where I went to the eighth grade. When Grandma was in high school in her last grade, they had the south wing of the high school built. The little red one was still there and they had to commute beween the two buildings. Shortly after that they had it filled in between. When I went to high school, there were 400 kids there. When your Dad went there there were that many in the graduating class.

      "When I first moved to 1201 it didn't have electricity. I was a teenager when electric lights appeared. I was still living at home. They [my parents] probably lived there 10 years with kerosene lights. When I went to high school they still had kerosene lights. We never had any chandeliers that were kerosene. At 926 West Ninth street, the home that my grandparents built, had gas lights; the light fixtures had 2 gas and 2 electric. In the old post office when I first started there in the front areas and back in the finance section they were all a combination of electric and gas.

      "When we first moved to 1201 there was no sewer, water, electricity, or gas. As you come out the back door, you go five six paces straight out and then to the north and that was where the well was. Near the sink windows. That kitchen and entry way was added on. Before this addition was put on there was still a little entry way. The doors to the basement were outside. There was a cistern with a trap door in the entry way. That was where they got the soft water. The eavespots would run water into this cistern when it rained. This water was used for washing. When we used it the term was cistern water. (as opposed to well water). Once a year we would have to clean that cistern which was a mess. There usually was about 3-4 inches of mud in the bottom. We never drank our cistern water but lots of people did.

      "In my lifetime I think that there is more progress and changes made than in any other fifty yr. period. When my folks came out to Wisconsin and the Dakotas, they were using oxen. Then, the next step was horses and then tractors. We did have a telephone out on the farm but it was comparatively new and not everyone had one. Radio and television was unheard of. When we still lived out on the farm in 1910, when a car went by you stepped out on the road and looked. It was a big deal. This has all been in my lifetime.

      "I bet if I had a metal detector I could go out to 1201 and find that well. There was a 6-inch casing. At 1201 it was seven feet down to solid rock. When you get in that granite, then it was tough going to drill the well. The well was nineteen fee into the granite. They had a big machine, it had 2 loops and screwed on the bottom was the chisel. This thing, weighing 150-200 pounds, they would sharpen it. This machine had something like these oil wells that would go up and down. When it got up it would release this thing that would slam down on the rock. When they struck water the water was fed from the river seeping through the ground. How much water that was in the well was controlled by how high the river was. When the river was low we could pump the well dry and then would have to wait for fifteen minutes for it to fill again. For Dad's livestock we always had to have a tank with a reserve of water. We drank the water as it was. It was as pure as it could be. Water was pure at that stage. There was no such thing as chemical fertilizers and all of that stuff.

      "There were a few houses on Elmwood, darn few. There were two houses a block east and another one or two up beyond there. Erskines had an old house up there. As you go up from the store in the block where there is the mall that was absolutelutely vacant where Hank's and Pete's house. There was a great big house north of Hanks and it was cut in two and part of it became Alma Wold’s house. Original part was on Lincoln and the other on Garfield. There was the house where Grandma annd I lived, then Don Lamberts house, then 1201, then the next one that Grandpa bought, then Bonackers, then Charlie's house was built way later, then another house by Charlies. That block where Fay Herbert lived was completely vacant. Swanson’n’s house was there. It was one of the oldest. Where Henry Lambert lived that was there. The next one south of it was there. There were some on the other streets. Erwin’s house was there. Mabel Anderson’s was there. The little house that we lived in (1117) was not there. There was nothing along Garfield excepting Mabel's, Erwins, and a few others. I would say there was probably 150 houses in West Sioux at the most.

      "I went to business college right out of high school"

      During a conversation in October 1992, Grandpa said, "I can remember the first time I ever saw that place [1201 N. Lincoln]. We were at 916, Grandma's place, and Dad had his surrey there and he said that he had bought a place in West Sioux and asked if we wanted to go out and look at it. It was all overgrown and looked like a forest. It was surrounded by sunflowers."

      Jess Adam's folks lived in 1201 sometime before John R. Lowell did.

      Sioux Falls City Directory, 1928 lists: Geo Lowell, clk PO, 1119 N. Lincoln, tel 3468-W.

      "I can remember if a car went by outside of Cliff's place we would go out and look."

      In Oct. 1992, Grandpa indicated that he came to West Sioux in March 1910. He said that when they moved into town, Grandpa felt really proud because he drove the surrey with its team of horses. Chuckling as he said it, he indicated that the surrey was tied to the hay wagon which his Dad was driving. All of their furniture was in the hay wagon.

      Notes taken by GRL in 8-13-? from conversations with George and Hazel Lowell at that time:

      Grandma and Grandpa Lowell's wedding: Grandma and Grandpa got married with no public announcements or big celebrations because the post office people were quite notorious at shivaree parties and also, because big weddings were for the wealthyy, and were not that common. Grandpa worked at the post office on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, and therefore, got Friday off work. Grandma was teaching country school and therefore had both Thursday and Friday off. Grandma and Grandpa headed to Chamberlain and picked Oacoma to get married in. When they discovered that Oacoma had no town facilities they went back to Chamberlain to a Methodist minister for their license. The minister asked who was going to be their witnesses? When Grandma and Grandpa said that they knew no people, the minister said he'd find some people. His wife and a woman friend served as witnesses. Grandma and Grandpa had lunch, then went back and got married. Following that, they returned to Sioux Falls--Grandma went back to her room at _______; Grandpa went back to his family at 1201 N. Lincoln. After a week or so, they announced that they'd gotten married. That weekend, Grandma didn't go back out to the country school until Monday instead of her usual Sunday evening. As it turned out, the parents of all her students were going to shivaree them both when Grandpa drove her out on Sunday--they all had gathered together, put quilts over the windows, and parked the cards behind the barn. They had an unsuccessful party, since Grandma and Grandpa didn't show up; Grandma drove herself out the next morning. On the next weekend, Grandma and Grandpa drove out on Sunday night to the __________, the place where Grandma lived during the week. The folks there asked them to come in. The result was an impromptu shivaree since the man made a phone call and everyone was notified to come over. Grandpa paid $5-6 for a gallon of oysters and they had oyster stew. The post office crew was going to also have a shivaree party but Grandma Lowell's Grandma Leubecher died on the day of the shivaree party, so it was called off--a lucky thing since the post office crew had recently put a couple in the screened-in mail truck and drove them around downtown Sioux Falls, up and down Phillips Avenue.

      Polk’s Sioux Falls (Minnehaha County, S.D.) City Directory 1950 lists:
      “Lowell Geo J (Hazel J) clk PO h707 S Menlo”

      Legal description of the farm that George J. Lowell and his son G. James Lowell farmed:
      “The Southwest Quarter (SW 1/4) of Section 7, Township 100 North, Range 51 West of the 5th P.M., also known as Lots 5, 6, and the E 1/2 SW 1/4 of said Section 7, Lincoln County, South Dakota, containing 141.32 acres, more or less.” The property was sold on April 15, 1997 for $102,457.00 to Stanley W. Plucker and Marlene V. Plucker of Tea, South Dakota.

      The farm was auctioned on Wednesday morning, February 26, 1997, at 10:00 a.m. by Church Sutton, Auctioneer and Land Broker. The Land Auction description was as follows: “We will offer the following real property at auction at the property located from Sioux Falls, SD - Jct. of I-29 and 41st Street (Exit #77) -- 5 1/2 miles west to the Jct. of Highways #148 & #17 (Wildwater West Corner), then approx 1 1/2 miles south on Hwy. #17 to Lincoln Co. Hwy. #102 & 1 1/2 miles west; from the Jct. of 1-29 & 12th St. (Exit #79) -- 5 1/2 miles west on Hwy. #42 to the Jct. of Hwy. #17, then 3 3/4 miles south on Hwy. #17 and 1 1/2 miles west; from Tea, SD--2 miles west to Hwy. #17, 3 miles north and 1 1/2 miles west; from Lennox, SD--9 miles north on Hwy #17 and 1 1/2 miles west.”
      “This 141.35 acre farm will be offered as a unit. This auction awards the opportunity to purchase a farm which has been in the Lowell Famiily since 1889. This property is located within a close proximity to Sioux Falls, Tea, as well as other area communities, is bordered on the south by County Road #102 and the west side of the property lies adjacent to the Turner County line. According to the ASCS information this farm has approximately 113.6 acres of cropland with the balance in hayland, wetland, and roads, with an estimated 1996 corn base of 52.9 acres with a 78 bu. yield and a 5.6 acre oats base with a 55 bu. yield; under the new farm program the estimated 1997 payment on this farm is $1,613.00 The general topography of this land is gently rolling. According to the Lincoln County Planning & Zoning, this property has 3 rural residential housing eligibilities. If you are in the market for land as an addition to an area farming operation or as an investment, then make plans to inspect this property and attend this auction.”

      Comment by Gerald Lowell: In a standard questionnaire generated by Reunion, the software package I was using for genealogy, in the space provided for “Other Spouses”, Grandpa Lowell wrote: “?What? I have the best, I would not be satisfied with an other!”

      Linda recalled that Grandpa got pneumonia from being in bed because of his back problems. He went to the hospital and was put on a breathing machine. Grandma and Grandpa had had a little ramp built onto 707 S. Menlo, but she thinks that Grandpa only used it several times. He had a recliner chair that lifted him up.

      "IN LOVING MEMORY; OBITUARY BROCHURE--

      GEORGE JOHN LOWELL
      707 S. Menlo, Sioux Falls, SD
      Died-- Monday, September 6, 1993
      Age-- 91 years, 11 months, 3 days
      FUNERAL SERVICE
      2 p.m. Thursday, September 6, 1993
      First United Methodist Church
      Sioux Falls, South Dakota
      Rev. Richard Moberly, Officiating
      Marilyn Schempp, Organist
      Arvid Jordan, Vocalist
      "How Great Thou Art"
      "One Day At A Time"
      INTERMENT
      Woodlawn Cemetery, Sioux Falls, SD

      PALLBEARERS
      Jerry Lowell, Mitchell Block, Tom Geraets, Matt Geraets, Ryan Geraets, Andrew Lowell, William Lowell, Jeff Zelhart, Kevin Kennison, John Lowell, Tim Peschel, Garrett Lowell, Jake Kennison

      George John Lowell, age 91, of 707 S. Menlo, died Sept. 6, 1993 in Sioux Vally Hospital. He was born on Oct. 3, 1901 in Minnehaha County to John R. and Freda Volsh Lowell. He moved with his parents to Sioux Falls in 1909 where he attended school, graduating from Washington High School. He then attended Nettleton College for 2 years.

      George married Hazel L. Miller in Chamberlain on Nov. 27, 1925. He had worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 40 years prior to his retirement in 1960.

      George had been a member of First United Methodist Church for over 62 years.

      He had also been a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, the Sioux Falls Garden Club and was a Charter Member of the Sioux Falls Rose Club.

      Grateful for having shared his life are his wife, Hazel; 3 sons, G. James Lowell and his wife, Alice, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, John H. Lowell and his wife, Joann, Kalispell, MT and Roger Lowell and his wife, Jane, Seattle, Washington; 11 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; and 1 brother, Charles Lowell, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He was preceded in death by his parents and by 1 brother, John F. Lowell.

      The family of George Lowell thanks you for your support and presence today. An invitation is extended to join them at the church for refreshments and fellowship following the committal service."


      "FUNERAL PROGRAM--

      Life is Changed, not taken away...
      For those who live in Christ there is never a last farewell.
      Honoring the life of
      GEORGE LOWELL
      First United Methodist Church
      Sioux Falls, South Dakota
      Thursday, September 9, 1993
      2 p.m.

      ORGAN PRELUDE...Marilyn Schempp
      THE WORD OF GRACE...Rev. Richard Moberly
      GREETING
      HYMN..."Saviour, Like a Shepherd Lead Us" No. 381
      PRAYER
      OLD TESTAMENT LESSON...Psalm 23 (In unison) No. 873
      GLORIA PATRI...Rev. Richard Moberly
      NEW TESTAMENT LESSON... John 14;1-7, 15-17, 27
      SOLO... "One Day at a Time" Arvid Jordan
      MEDITATION
      LITANY OF THANKSGIVING for the life of George Lowell

      For the life of George Lowell worthily lived among us, we give thanks, O Lord.
      For his ninety-one years of steady, faithful witness to the highest and best in living, we give you thanks, O Lord.
      For his sixty-seven years of marriage to his beloved Hazel with whom he found warmth and tenderness and lasting love, we give you thanks, O Lord.
      For their three sons, James, John and Roger and their spouses who brought great joy to his life, and for their eleven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren whose lives will reflect his faith, hope and love on into a new generation, we given you thanks, O Lord.
      For George's sixty-two years of faithful churchmanship, and warm love for people which left a trail of godliness and goodwill wherever he went, we give you thanks, O Lord.
      For his forty years of service to the public at the Post Office window and the esteem in which he was held by fellow employees, we give you thanks, O Lord.
      For the marvelous gift of memory which enabled him to recall dates and happenings and places with almost computer-like accuracy, even into his older years, we give you thanks, O Lord.
      For his love for travel in their house trailer, his craftsmanship in refinishing furniture, and for his enthusiasm for life even as old age and bodily infirmities took their toll on his energy, we give you thanks, O Lord.
      For the gifts of Christ which he gratefully received and passed on to others, and for the faith in which he lived his life and went on to meet the Lord of his days, leaving the world a better place because he lived, we give you thanks, and praise you, O God.

      PRAYER
      SOLO..."How Great Thou Art"... Arvid Jordan
      ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS OF GRATITUDE
      BENEDICTION
      ORGAN POSTLUDE

      The family of George Lowell wishes to thank you who have come to share this Service of Remembrance and Celebration for our loved one who has now gone to be with God. Saddened though we are for this loss, we claim the promises of our Saviour who came that all might have life and have it abundantly. We believe that our George is even now with the Lord and that we have sacred ties that bind us to the larger world of the spirit where "God wipes away every tear from our eyes, and death is no more."

      Please join us for a time of refreshment and fellowship in the Round Table Dining Room following the committal service."

      SSDI: #503-48-5510, b. 3 Oct 1901, d. 6 Sep 1993. Issued: SD (1958 and 1959); res. 57104, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, SD.

      From the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, Tuesday, Sept. 7, 1993:
      George John Lowell, 91, of 707 South Menlo, died Monday, Sept. 6, 1993, in Sioux Valley Hospital.
      Mr. Lowell was born Oct. 3, 1901, in Minnehaha County. He moved to Sioux Falls with his parents in 1909 where he attended school and graduated from Washington High School. He then attended Nettleton College for two years.
      He married Hazel Miller Nov. 27, 1925, in Chamberlain. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 40 years prior to his retirement in 1960.
      He was a member of First United Methodist Church for more than 62 years, National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Sioux Falls Garden Club, and was a Charter Member of the Sioux Falls Rose Club.
      Survivors include his wife, Hazel of Siioux Falls; three sons: G. James and his wife, Alice, of Sioux Falls; John and his wife, Joann, of Kalispell, Mont.; and Roger and his wife, Jane, of Seattle; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one brother, Charles of Sioux Falls.
      Services will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday in First United Methodist Church, with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. today in Miller Funeral Home, with family present from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.”

      Death Certificate
      Name: George John Lowell
      Sex: Male
      Social Security Number: 503-48-5510
      Armed Forces: No
      Date of Death: 09/06/1993
      Date of Birth: 10/03/1901
      Age: 91 years
      Place of Death: Sioux Valley Hospital Sioux Falls South Dakota
      Disposition Information:
      Method: Burial
      Cemetery: Woodlawn Cemetery
      Location: Sioux Falls South Dakota
      Demographic Information:
      Residence: 707 South Menlo Sioux Falls Minnehaha South Dakota 57104
      Surviving Spouse’s Name, if wife Maiden Name: Hazel L. Miller
      Father’s Name: John R. Lowell
      Mother’s Name prior to First Marriage: Freda Volsch
      Informant Information:
      Informant’s Name: Hazel Lowell
      Mailing Address: 707 So. Menlo Sioux Falls South Dakota 57104
      Funeral Home: Miller Funeral Home
      Manner of Death: Natural Causes
      Cause of Death Part I: Respiratory Failure, Pneumonia
      Part II: Congestive Heart Failure Mild Diabetes Mellitus Hypertension: Osteoporosis
      Autopsy Performed: No
      Actual or Presumed Time of Death: 0511 [1]
    Person ID I210  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 27 May 2018 

    Father John Russell LOWELL,   b. 16 Apr 1869, Ostrander, Waupaca, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1956, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother Freda Marie Wilhelmine VOLSCH,   b. 27 Oct 1877, Karenz, Ludwigslust, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1953, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 12 Dec 1900  Hartford, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Photos
    Lowell, John R. and Freda Volsch Lowell.  Family.
    Lowell, John R. and Freda Volsch Lowell. Family.
    Sitting on the side porch at 1201 N. Lincoln Ave., Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Picture taken about 1911. L. to R.: George J. Lowell, oldest son of John R. and Freda; Viola Furbush Lowell, John's mother; John Franklin Lowell, John R. and Freda's middle child; John R. Lowell; Charles Lowell, John R. and Freda's youngest child; and Freda Volsch Lowell.
    Lowell, John R. and male members of his family. August 1936.
    Lowell, John R. and male members of his family. August 1936.
    L. to R.: George J. Lowell; Allen Jones, hired man for Minnie Lowell McCartney; Charles Lowell; John Harvey Lowell, sitting on Charles' shoulders; John Franklin Lowell, in car; G. James Lowell.
    Lowell, John R. and bride, Freda Volsch Lowell.  Wedding portrait.
    Lowell, John R. and bride, Freda Volsch Lowell. Wedding portrait.
    John and Freda married on 12 Dec 1900, in Hartford, South Dakota.
    Lowell, John R. and Freda Volsch Lowell 50th Anniversary photograph.
    Lowell, John R. and Freda Volsch Lowell 50th Anniversary photograph.
    Taken December 1950. John and Freda were wed on 12 Dec 1900 in Hartford, South Dakota.
    Lowell, John R. and bride, Freda Volsch Lowell.  Wedding portrait.
    Lowell, John R. and bride, Freda Volsch Lowell. Wedding portrait.
    John and Freda were married on 12 Dec 1900 in Hartford, South Dakota.
    Lowell, John R. and Freda Volsch Lowell.  Children.
    Lowell, John R. and Freda Volsch Lowell. Children.
    L. to R.: John Franklin, Charles, and George J. Lowell
    Lowell, John Russell, with wife Freda Volsch Lowell, oldest son George John, and grandchildren John Harvey and G. James Lowell. August 1934
    Lowell, John Russell, with wife Freda Volsch Lowell, oldest son George John, and grandchildren John Harvey and G. James Lowell. August 1934
    L. to R. (adults): Freda, George John, John Russell
    L. to R. (children): John Harvey and G. James.
    Lowell, John Russell, wife Freda, grandson G. James, son George J., and grandson John H. (sitting on father's lap)
    Lowell, John Russell, wife Freda, grandson G. James, son George J., and grandson John H. (sitting on father's lap)
    On vacation August 1934 in the Black Hills. Specific locale unknown.
    Histories
    Stories.  The Lowell-McCartney-Luker Women.
    Stories. The Lowell-McCartney-Luker Women.
    Looks at Minnie Lowell, her marriage to George A. McCartney, and their daughter, Flora Georgia McCartney, and her marriage to Benjamin Luker. Describes both women's decline after the deaths of their husbands, leading to hermit-like existences for both women at their farm west of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
    Albums  1201 N. Lincoln Ave., Sioux Falls, South Dakota (9)
    Family ID F86  Group Sheet

    Family Hazel Lucille MILLER,   b. 16 Dec 1904, Minnehaha Co., South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1994, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 27 Nov 1925  Chamberlain, Brule, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. George James LOWELL,   b. 20 Nov 1929, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1997, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    +2. John Harvey LOWELL
    +3. Roger Leroy LOWELL
    Photos
    Lowell, George John.  Family picture.
    Lowell, George John. Family picture.
    Back Row: James Lowell, Ryan Geraets.
    Middle Row: Leann Zelhart holding daughter Megan, Linda Geraets, Hazel Lowell, Alice Lowell, George Lowell.
    Front Row: Matthew Geraets, Jerry Lowell.
    Lowell, George J. and wife, Hazel Miller Lowell. 25th Anniversary Portrait.
    Lowell, George J. and wife, Hazel Miller Lowell. 25th Anniversary Portrait.
    Lowell, George John and wife, Hazel Miller Lowell.  At the lake.
    Lowell, George John and wife, Hazel Miller Lowell. At the lake.
    Lowell, George John and sons John and Jim.  Pheasant hunting.
    Lowell, George John and sons John and Jim. Pheasant hunting.
    Lowells and Millers.  Pheasant hunting.
    Lowells and Millers. Pheasant hunting.
    L. to R.: John Lowell, Jim Lowell, Hazel Lowell, Delores Miller and Cliff Miller. Hazel had written on the back of the picture: "1 1/2 hrs of good hunting."
    Lowell, John Russell, with wife Freda Volsch Lowell, oldest son George John, and grandchildren John Harvey and G. James Lowell. August 1934
    Lowell, John Russell, with wife Freda Volsch Lowell, oldest son George John, and grandchildren John Harvey and G. James Lowell. August 1934
    L. to R. (adults): Freda, George John, John Russell
    L. to R. (children): John Harvey and G. James.
    Lowell, George John and Hazel Miller Lowell.  Children. Christmas 1939
    Lowell, George John and Hazel Miller Lowell. Children. Christmas 1939
    L. to R.: G. James holding Roger, and John Harvey.
    Lowell, George John family and Will and Kate Buswell.
    Lowell, George John family and Will and Kate Buswell.
    Back row, l. to r.: Kate Buswell, G. James Lowell, and George J. Lowell
    Front row, l. to r.: John Lowell, Hazel Lowell and Will Buswell.
    Lowell, George John and Hazel.  Children.
    Lowell, George John and Hazel. Children.
    L. to R.: G. James, Roger, and John. Abt. 1946
    Lowell, George John and Hazel.  Family. 1944
    Lowell, George John and Hazel. Family. 1944
    L. to R.: G. James, Hazel, John, George J. and Roger.
    Lowell, George John and wife, Hazel.
    Lowell, George John and wife, Hazel.
    A birthday celebration. Taken in the kitchen of their home at 707 S. Menlo Ave., Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
    Lowell, George John and wife, Hazel Miller Lowell.
    Lowell, George John and wife, Hazel Miller Lowell.
    50th Wedding Anniversary portrait. November, 1975. George and Hazel were married on 27 Nov 1925 in Chamberlain, South Dakota.
    Lowell, George John and wife, Hazel Miller Lowell.
    Lowell, George John and wife, Hazel Miller Lowell.
    60th wedding anniversary portrait. November 1985. George and Hazel were married on 27 Nov 1925 in Chamberlain, South Dakota.
    Bates, Norman and the George J. Lowell Family, Camano Island. 1948.
    Bates, Norman and the George J. Lowell Family, Camano Island. 1948.
    L. to R.: Norman Bates, John Lowell, George J. Lowell, Hazel Lowell with hands on Roger Lowell, G. James Lowell. At Norman Bates and wife, Helen Leubecher Bates' Sunnyshore Acres home.
    Lowell, George J. and Hazel Miller Lowell Family.
    Lowell, George J. and Hazel Miller Lowell Family.
    Reunion at Flathead Lake, Montana, in Summer 1983.
    Back Row, L. to R.: Roger Lowell, holding son, Andrew; Jane Lowell, holding son, William; Amy Howland; Leann Lowell Howland; Becky Howland.
    Middle Row, L. to R.: Don Reynolds; Loire Lowell Reynolds; John Lowell; JoAnne Lowell; Pete Howland; Gerald Lowell; Mitchell Block; Linda Lowell Geraets.
    Front Row, L. to R.: Kathy Lowell Peschel, holding son, Timothy; John Michael Lowell; Heidi Lowell; Wendy Kenison; Kevin Kenison; Hazel Miller Lowell, George J. Lowell; Alice Nelson Lowell; G. James Lowell; Thomas Geraets, holdng son, Matthew Geraets; and Ryan Geraets.
    Lowell, George J. and wife, Hazel Miller Lowell.  Family.
    Lowell, George J. and wife, Hazel Miller Lowell. Family.
    At Lowell family reunion at Flathead Lake, Montana, in summer 1983. Back row; George J. and Hazel Lowell; front row, l. to r.: John, G. James, and Roger.
    Lowell, George J.  Family. 1948.
    Lowell, George J. Family. 1948.
    L. to R.: G. James, George J., Roger, and John.
    Lowell, George J. and wife, Hazel Miller Lowell.
    Lowell, George J. and wife, Hazel Miller Lowell.
    25th wedding anniversary party reception at their home at 707 S. Menlo Ave., Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Fall, 1950.
    Lowell, George J. and wife, Hazel Miller Lowell.  With great-granddaughter Megan Zelhart.
    Lowell, George J. and wife, Hazel Miller Lowell. With great-granddaughter Megan Zelhart.
    Taken in the living room of George and Hazel's home at 707 S. Menlo Ave., Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
    Thompson, Hansell and wife, Helen; with Helen's niece, Hazel Lowell and her husband, George; and Helen's great, great nephew, Jerry Lowell.
    Thompson, Hansell and wife, Helen; with Helen's niece, Hazel Lowell and her husband, George; and Helen's great, great nephew, Jerry Lowell.
    At Hansell and Helen's home on Camano Island, Washington.
    Lowell, George J.  Family.  Visiting Mt. Rushmore on the way to a Lowell family reunion.
    Lowell, George J. Family. Visiting Mt. Rushmore on the way to a Lowell family reunion.
    During the summer of 1984, the George J. Lowell family reunited at Flathead Lake, Montana. While en route, part of the group stopped at Mt. Rushmore, Black Hills, South Dakota. L. to R.: Hazel Lowell, Mitchell Block, George Lowell, Jim Lowell, and Alice Lowell.
    Lowell, George J. and Hazel Miller Lowell. Family. 1959.
    Lowell, George J. and Hazel Miller Lowell. Family. 1959.
    Left to right: Jim Lowell, Jerry Lowell, Alice Lowell, Linda Lowell, Leann Lowell, Roger Lowell, Hazel Lowell, George Lowell, John Mike Lowell held by John Lowell and Joanne Lowell holding Kathy Lowell. Plains, Montana, September 1959.
    Lowell, George J. and wife, Hazel Miller Lowell.
    Lowell, George J. and wife, Hazel Miller Lowell.
    Lowell, George J. and wife, Hazel Miller Lowell. Family.
    Lowell, George J. and wife, Hazel Miller Lowell. Family.
    Standing, left to right: Roger, Jim, George; sitting, John, Hazel.
    Lowell Family.  Christmas 1959(?) Part 2.
    Lowell Family. Christmas 1959(?) Part 2.
    The extended Lowell family at 1201 N. Lincoln Ave., Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Part 2. L. to R.: John Lowell, Flora Luker, Roger Lowell, Alice Lowell, Florence Lowell, Linda Lowell, Hazel Lowell (barely visible at right).
    Lowell Family.  Christmas 1959(?) Part 1.
    Lowell Family. Christmas 1959(?) Part 1.
    The extended Lowell family at 1201 N. Lincoln Ave., Sioux Falls, South Dakota. L. to R.: Harold D. Nelson, Gudrun Nelson, Myra Lowell, Gert Lowell, Charles Lowell, George Lowell, John Lowell, Flora Luker.
    Lowell, G. James with brothers. 1201 N. Lincoln Ave., Sioux Falls, South Dakota. 1960?
    Lowell, G. James with brothers. 1201 N. Lincoln Ave., Sioux Falls, South Dakota. 1960?
    L. to R.: Roger Lowell, Jim Lowell, John Lowell.
    Lowell, George J. and wife, Hazel Miller Lowell, with Linda Yip.
    Lowell, George J. and wife, Hazel Miller Lowell, with Linda Yip.
    Christmas at 707 S. Menlo Ave. Linda Yip, from Malaysia, had been a pen pal with Jerry Lowell for many years. When she attended university at McGill University in Montreal, she flew to Sioux Falls, South Dakota to meet Jerry and his family and spend Christmas with the Lowell clan.
    Lowell, George J.  Family.  Christmas 1952 at 707 S. Menlo, Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
    Lowell, George J. Family. Christmas 1952 at 707 S. Menlo, Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
    L. to R.: Jerry, Roger, Jim, Hazel, and Linda Lowell.
    Lowell, George J.  Family.  Lowell gathering at Plains, Montana.
    Lowell, George J. Family. Lowell gathering at Plains, Montana.
    A family reunion at the home of John and JoAnne Lowell. Back row, l. to r.: Jim, Roger, George, and Hazel Lowell. Middle row, l. to r.: John, JoAnne holding Wendy, Alice, and Jerry Lowell. Front row, l. to r.: Mike, Leann, and Kathy Lowell. 1962?
    Lowell, George J.  Family.  Visiting Hazel Lowell's Aunt Helen Thompson at Helen's home, Sunnyshore Acres, Camano Island, Washington.
    Lowell, George J. Family. Visiting Hazel Lowell's Aunt Helen Thompson at Helen's home, Sunnyshore Acres, Camano Island, Washington.
    Sunnyshore Acres was located on Camano Island in the Puget Sound, Washington. L. to R.: Roger Lowell, Hazel Lowell, Jerry Lowell, Alice Lowell, Leann Lowell (in cowboy hat), Helen Thompson, Linda Lowell, George Lowell, and Hansell Thompson. Taken in 1962 when the Lowell clan headed to the World's Fair in Seattle, Washington.
    Lowell, George J.  Family.
    Lowell, George J. Family.
    Seated on sofa: G. James Lowell, Hazel Lowell, George Lowell.
    Kneeling: Roger Lowell, John Lowell. Taken in living room at 707 S. Menlo Ave., Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
    Lowell, G. James and brother John H. Lowell washing the car.
    Lowell, G. James and brother John H. Lowell washing the car.
    Taken July 1934 at the Lowell home at 707 S. Menlo Ave., Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
    Lowell, John Harvey getting a bicycle ride from brother G. James Lowell.
    Lowell, John Harvey getting a bicycle ride from brother G. James Lowell.
    Taken at 707 S. Menlo Ave., Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the Lowell family home.
    Lowell, George John and sons John Harvey and G. James
    Lowell, George John and sons John Harvey and G. James
    At an unfinished Mt. Rushmore in the Black Hills during a vacation in 1934.
    Lowell, John H., and brothers G. James and Roger.
    Lowell, John H., and brothers G. James and Roger.
    Christmas 1942? at their home at 707 S. Menlo Ave., Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
    Lowell, John Russell, wife Freda, grandson G. James, son George J., and grandson John H. (sitting on father's lap)
    Lowell, John Russell, wife Freda, grandson G. James, son George J., and grandson John H. (sitting on father's lap)
    On vacation August 1934 in the Black Hills. Specific locale unknown.
    Lowell, G. James (standing) with youngest brother, Roger L. (at wheel) and middle brother, John H.
    Lowell, G. James (standing) with youngest brother, Roger L. (at wheel) and middle brother, John H.
    Go-karting in the backyard April 1940 at 707 S. Menlo Ave., Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
    Lowell, George John and sons Jim and John.  Ready for a swim.
    Lowell, George John and sons Jim and John. Ready for a swim.
    Taken 1939 in the backyard of the Lowell home at 707 S. Menlo Ave., Sioux Falls, South Dakota. L to R: G. James, George J., and John Lowell.
    Lowell, George John and Hazel, with their two of their sons, G.James and John H., and their son's families.
    Lowell, George John and Hazel, with their two of their sons, G.James and John H., and their son's families.
    Taken in 1957. Back row, L to R: Alice Lowell, holding daughter Leann; Hazel Lowell; George John Lowell; G. James Lowell; JoAnne Lowell, holding daughter Kathy; and John H. Lowell. Seated in front, L to R: Jerry Lowell and Linda Lowell.
    Miller, Cliff and Nell Terrio Voelsch.  25th Wedding Anniversary celebration.
    Miller, Cliff and Nell Terrio Voelsch. 25th Wedding Anniversary celebration.
    Cliff and Nell Miller were married on 22 September 1927 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Date and place of their 25th wedding anniversary celebration unknown. Also pictured are George John and Hazel Lowell, who were witnesses at Cliff and Nell's wedding. Hazel and Cliff were siblings.
    Lowell, George J. and family at Sunnyshore Acres.
    Lowell, George J. and family at Sunnyshore Acres.
    George and Hazel Lowell and sons visit Hazel's aunt, Helen Leubecher Bates and her husband Norman Bates at the Bates' home on Camano Island in Puget Sound in Washington. L to R: Jim Lowell, Roger Lowell (standing in front of Jim), George Lowell (with hat), Helen Bates, Norman Bates, and John Lowell. Photo taken in Summer 1948?
    Lowell, G. James and younger brother, John Lowell.  Christmas, 1939.
    Lowell, G. James and younger brother, John Lowell. Christmas, 1939.
    Taken at 707 S. Menlo Avenue, Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
    Lowell, Gerald R. with his paternal grandparents, Hazel Miller Lowell and George John Lowell.
    Lowell, Gerald R. with his paternal grandparents, Hazel Miller Lowell and George John Lowell.
    Taken in the backyard of George and Hazel's home at 707 S. Menlo Ave., Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
    Strobel, Al and wife, Elsie Miller Strobel.  With Elsie's sister, Hazel Miller Lowell and George J. Lowell, Hazel's husband.
    Strobel, Al and wife, Elsie Miller Strobel. With Elsie's sister, Hazel Miller Lowell and George J. Lowell, Hazel's husband.
    Taken in 1961, possible at the Strobel home in Mankato, Minnesota.
    Lowell, George John and wife, Hazel Miller Lowell.
    Lowell, George John and wife, Hazel Miller Lowell.
    Informal photo taken in 1959.
    Lowell, George John and wife, Hazel Miller Lowell.
    Lowell, George John and wife, Hazel Miller Lowell.
    Informal photo taken in 1975 in Montana.
    Lowell, George John and wife Hazel Miller Lowell.  Family portrait.  1975.
    Lowell, George John and wife Hazel Miller Lowell. Family portrait. 1975.
    Taken at the 50th wedding anniversary celebration for George and Hazel.
    Back row, L. to R.: Jane Lowell, Roger Lowell, John Michael Lowell. Middle row, L. to R.: John Harvey Lowell, Gerald R. Lowell, Hazel Lowell, Alice Lowell, G. James Lowell (partially hidden), George J. Lowell, Linda Geraets, Tom Geraets. Front row, L. to R.: JoAnne Lowell, Kathy Rhiney, Wendy Kenison, Heidi Lowell, Loire Feeney.
    Lowell, George J. and wife, Hazel Miller Lowell.  Family dinner.  1975.
    Lowell, George J. and wife, Hazel Miller Lowell. Family dinner. 1975.
    Taken at the home of G. James and Alice Lowell, in Pipestone, Minnesota, to celebrate George and Hazel's 50th wedding anniversary.
    Lowell, George John and wife, Hazel Miller Lowell.  Family dinner. 1975.
    Lowell, George John and wife, Hazel Miller Lowell. Family dinner. 1975.
    Taken at the home of G. James and Alice Lowell, during a celebratory dinner marking George and Hazel's 50th wedding anniversary. All of the family members wrote tributes to George and Hazel that were then read aloud at the dinner table. L. to R.: Gerald R. Lowell, Leann Zelhart, Hazel Lowell, and George Lowell.
    Lowell, George John and Hazel Miller Lowell.  Formal Portrait. 1977.
    Lowell, George John and Hazel Miller Lowell. Formal Portrait. 1977.
    Lowell, George John and wife, Hazel Miller Lowell.
    Lowell, George John and wife, Hazel Miller Lowell.
    Informal portrait taken in 1977 in Arizona, where George and Hazel spent their winters.
    Lowell, George John and wife, Hazel Miller Lowell.
    Lowell, George John and wife, Hazel Miller Lowell.
    Informal portrait taken in 1980 as George and Hazel entered the church for their granddaughter Leann's wedding at East Side Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
    Lowell, George John and wife Hazel Miller Lowell.  50th Wedding Anniversary celebration.  1975.
    Lowell, George John and wife Hazel Miller Lowell. 50th Wedding Anniversary celebration. 1975.
    Taken at United Methodist Church, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where George and Hazel's 50th wedding anniversary celebration occurred.
    Documents
    Marriage.  Lowell, George John and Hazel Miller Lowell. 60th Anniversary Program
    Marriage. Lowell, George John and Hazel Miller Lowell. 60th Anniversary Program
    Headstones
    Lowell, George and Hazel Miller Lowell
    Lowell, George and Hazel Miller Lowell
    Histories
    Correspondence. Lowell, George John and Hazel Miller Lowell.  1989 Birthday Greetings to grandson, Gerald R. Lowell.
    Correspondence. Lowell, George John and Hazel Miller Lowell. 1989 Birthday Greetings to grandson, Gerald R. Lowell.
    Written on February 9, 1989 to celebrate Gerald Lowell's 40th birthday on February 11, 1989.
    Religion.  First United Methodist Church, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
    Religion. First United Methodist Church, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
    The George J. Lowell family attended church here.
    Correspondence.  Lowell, George J. and Hazel Miller Lowell.  Letter to grandsons Jerry Lowell and Mitchell Block.  Christmas, 1988.
    Correspondence. Lowell, George J. and Hazel Miller Lowell. Letter to grandsons Jerry Lowell and Mitchell Block. Christmas, 1988.
    Correspondence.  Lowell, George J. and Hazel Miller Lowell.  Letter to grandsons Jerry Lowell and Mitchell Block.  Christmas, 1989.
    Correspondence. Lowell, George J. and Hazel Miller Lowell. Letter to grandsons Jerry Lowell and Mitchell Block. Christmas, 1989.
    Correspondence.  Lowell, George J. and Hazel Miller Lowell.  Card to grandsons, Jerry Lowell and Mitchell Block.  Christmas, 1992.
    Correspondence. Lowell, George J. and Hazel Miller Lowell. Card to grandsons, Jerry Lowell and Mitchell Block. Christmas, 1992.
    Correspondence.  Lowell, George J. and Hazel Miller Lowell.  12 Dec 1990.
    Correspondence. Lowell, George J. and Hazel Miller Lowell. 12 Dec 1990.
    Christmas letter, 1990.
    Correspondence.  Lowell, George J. and Hazel Miller Lowell.  Christmas, 1983.
    Correspondence. Lowell, George J. and Hazel Miller Lowell. Christmas, 1983.
    Correspondence.  Lowell, George J. and Hazel Miller Lowell.  Letter to their 'Jewish grandson' Mitchell Block.
    Correspondence. Lowell, George J. and Hazel Miller Lowell. Letter to their "Jewish grandson" Mitchell Block.
    Christmas letter undated.
    Correspondence.  Lowell, George J. and Hazel Miller Lowell to their grandsons, Jerry Lowell and MItchell Block.  Christmas, [year unknown].
    Correspondence. Lowell, George J. and Hazel Miller Lowell to their grandsons, Jerry Lowell and MItchell Block. Christmas, [year unknown].
    Correspondence.  Lowell, George J. and Hazel Miller Lowell to grandsons, Jerry Lowell and MItchell Block.  Christmas [year unknown.]
    Correspondence. Lowell, George J. and Hazel Miller Lowell to grandsons, Jerry Lowell and MItchell Block. Christmas [year unknown.]
    Correspondence.  Lowell, George J. and Hazel Miller Lowell.  Birthday card to grandson, Gerald Lowell.  Date unknown.
    Correspondence. Lowell, George J. and Hazel Miller Lowell. Birthday card to grandson, Gerald Lowell. Date unknown.
    Correspondence.  Lowell, George J. and Hazel Miller Lowell.  Letter to grandsons, Jerry Lowell and Mitchell Block.  8 Dec 1986.
    Correspondence. Lowell, George J. and Hazel Miller Lowell. Letter to grandsons, Jerry Lowell and Mitchell Block. 8 Dec 1986.
    Correspondence.  Lowell, George J. and Hazel Miller Lowell.  Christmas card to grandsons, Jerry Lowell and Mitchell Block.  6 Dec 1991.
    Correspondence. Lowell, George J. and Hazel Miller Lowell. Christmas card to grandsons, Jerry Lowell and Mitchell Block. 6 Dec 1991.
    Correspondence.  Lowell, George J. and Hazel Miller Lowell.  Letter to grandson, Jerry Lowell.  26 Sep 1984.
    Correspondence. Lowell, George J. and Hazel Miller Lowell. Letter to grandson, Jerry Lowell. 26 Sep 1984.
    Correspondence.  Lowell, George J. and Hazel Miller Lowell.  Letter to grandson, Jerry Lowell.  12 Jun 1984.
    Correspondence. Lowell, George J. and Hazel Miller Lowell. Letter to grandson, Jerry Lowell. 12 Jun 1984.
    Correspondence.  Lowell, George J. and Hazel Miller Lowell.  Letter to grandson, Jerry Lowell.  30 May 1986.
    Correspondence. Lowell, George J. and Hazel Miller Lowell. Letter to grandson, Jerry Lowell. 30 May 1986.
    Correspondence.  Lowell, George J. and Hazel Miller Lowell.  Letter to grandson, Jerry Lowell.  20 May 1986.
    Correspondence. Lowell, George J. and Hazel Miller Lowell. Letter to grandson, Jerry Lowell. 20 May 1986.
    Correspondence.  Lowell, George J. and Hazel Miller Lowell.  Letter to grandson, Jerry Lowell.  2 Apr 1985.
    Correspondence. Lowell, George J. and Hazel Miller Lowell. Letter to grandson, Jerry Lowell. 2 Apr 1985.
    Correspondence.  Lowell, George J. and Hazel Miller Lowell.  Birthday letter to grandson, Jerry Lowell.  7 Feb 1990.
    Correspondence. Lowell, George J. and Hazel Miller Lowell. Birthday letter to grandson, Jerry Lowell. 7 Feb 1990.
    Correspondence.  Lowell, George J. and Hazel Miller Lowell.  Letter to grandsons, Jerry Lowell and Mitchell Block.  2 Jan 1985.
    Correspondence. Lowell, George J. and Hazel Miller Lowell. Letter to grandsons, Jerry Lowell and Mitchell Block. 2 Jan 1985.
    Correspondence.  Lowell, George J. and Hazel Miller Lowell.  Letter to grandson, Jerry Lowell.  7 Feb 1985.
    Correspondence. Lowell, George J. and Hazel Miller Lowell. Letter to grandson, Jerry Lowell. 7 Feb 1985.
    Stories.  The Lowell-McCartney-Luker Women.
    Stories. The Lowell-McCartney-Luker Women.
    Looks at Minnie Lowell, her marriage to George A. McCartney, and their daughter, Flora Georgia McCartney, and her marriage to Benjamin Luker. Describes both women's decline after the deaths of their husbands, leading to hermit-like existences for both women at their farm west of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
    Homes, Farms, Towns
    707 S. Menlo Avenue.  Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  1961.
    707 S. Menlo Avenue. Sioux Falls, South Dakota. 1961.
    Albums
    707 S. Menlo Ave., Sioux Falls, South Dakota
    707 S. Menlo Ave., Sioux Falls, South Dakota (1)
    Last Modified 16 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F73  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Oct 1901 - Minnehaha Co., South Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 27 Nov 1925 - Chamberlain, Brule, South Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 Sep 1993 - Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 9 Sep 1993 - Woodlawn Cemetery, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Lowell, George John and dog.
    Lowell, George John and dog.
    Lowell, George John.
    Lowell, George John.
    Lowell, George J. and Harold D. Nelson.
    Lowell, George J. and Harold D. Nelson.
    George's son, G. James Lowell, and Harold's daughter, Alice Nelson, were married.
    Lowell, George John.
    Lowell, George John.
    Lowell, George John and younger brother, John Franklin Lowell.
    Lowell, George John and younger brother, John Franklin Lowell.
    Lowell, George John.
    Lowell, George John.
    Lowell, George J.  1949.
    Lowell, George J. 1949.
    Taken in back yard of 707 S. Menlo Ave., Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
    Lowell, George J.  August 1933.
    Lowell, George J. August 1933.
    Lowell, Gerald R. with his paternal grandfather, George J. Lowell.
    Lowell, Gerald R. with his paternal grandfather, George J. Lowell.
    In the living room at 707 S. Menlo Ave., Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Spring 1949.
    Lowell, George J.  90th Birthday.
    Lowell, George J. 90th Birthday.
    Lowell, George John. 80th birthday party.
    Lowell, George John. 80th birthday party.
    Lowell, Gerald R. and his grandfather, George J. Lowell.
    Lowell, Gerald R. and his grandfather, George J. Lowell.
    Taken on the drive to Jerome, Arizona, when Jerry and Mitchell visited their grandparents, George and Hazel Lowell, in Apache Junction, Arizona.
    Lowell, Roger with father, George J. Lowell, and brother G. James Lowell.
    Lowell, Roger with father, George J. Lowell, and brother G. James Lowell.
    Celebrating George and Hazel Lowell's 50th wedding anniversary at United Methodist Church, Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
    Lowell, G. James and wife, Alice, and their parents, George J. Lowell and Hazel Lowell.
    Lowell, G. James and wife, Alice, and their parents, George J. Lowell and Hazel Lowell.
    Cleaning raisins in Apache Junction, Arizona, where George and Hazel wintered.
    Lowell, George J.  Relaxing after Christmas Dinner.
    Lowell, George J. Relaxing after Christmas Dinner.
    At 1201 N. Lincoln Ave., Sioux Falls, South Dakota, in 1960? L. to R.: George J. Lowell, granddaughter Leann Lowell, and Gudrun Nelson, Leann's maternal grandmother.
    Lowell Family, Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  Four generations.
    Lowell Family, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Four generations.
    Four generations of Lowells (l. to r.) George John Lowell, holding first son, George James; Viola Furbush Lowell (George John's grandmother); and John Russell Lowell (Viola's son and George John's father.) Taken about 1930.
    Lowell, George J. and son, Roger Lowell, 1941.
    Lowell, George J. and son, Roger Lowell, 1941.
    Lowell, John R. and son George J. Lowell
    Lowell, John R. and son George J. Lowell
    Photo taken at 1201 N. Lincoln Ave., Sioux Falls, South Dakota, after the birth of G. James Lowell in November 1929. John R. Lowell was Jim's paternal grandfather and George J. Lowell was his father.
    Lowell, George J. and son G. James Lowell.  Pheasant Hunting in southwestern South Dakota.
    Lowell, George J. and son G. James Lowell. Pheasant Hunting in southwestern South Dakota.
    A successful shoot by a group of men, location unknown, date unknown. Individual at far right, standing and leaning against automobile is George J. Lowell. Individual four persons from right sitting on auto's front fender is G. James Lowell, George J. Lowell's eldest son. The remaining participants are unidentified. This photo was found in G. James Lowell's billfold at the time of his death.
    Lowell, George John.  Formal Portrait.  1977.
    Lowell, George John. Formal Portrait. 1977.
    Lowell, George John.  Baptism garment.
    Lowell, George John. Baptism garment.
    Lowell, George J. with granddaughter, Wendy.
    Lowell, George J. with granddaughter, Wendy.
    Driving the tractor in 1964 out at the farm outside Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

    Documents
    Death. Lowell, George John.  Death Certificate.
    Death. Lowell, George John. Death Certificate.
    Died 6 Sept 1993.
    Death. Lowell, George John.  Funeral Service.
    Death. Lowell, George John. Funeral Service.
    Died 6 Sept 1993.
    Land Records.  Location of Family Farms in Wall Lake Township, South Dakota, Using Current Street Names
    Land Records. Location of Family Farms in Wall Lake Township, South Dakota, Using Current Street Names
    This 1950s Wall Lake Township Plat Map has been annotated with the street and highway names that were in use as of 2014, to assist in identifying the location of the Lowell, Luker, McCartney, Miller, and Volsch family farms.

    Histories
    Stories.  Country Life Revisited: Introduction and Table of Contents
    Stories. Country Life Revisited: Introduction and Table of Contents
    A driving tour around southeastern South Dakota on August 16, 1987, to visit historical family locations west of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Participants included Hazel Louise Miller Lowell, George John Lowell, Gerald Ray Lowell, and Mitchell Scott Block.

    Recordings
    Country Life Revisited: Part 02: Recording
    Country Life Revisited: Part 02: Recording
    A driving tour of southeastern South Dakota in August 1987. Contents include: a) thunderstorms the previous evening; b) John R. Lowell hauling hay to Sioux Falls to sell; c) the Lowell farms west of Sioux Falls; Joachim Volsch's homestead in Wall Lake township; d) Ray Brockhouse and his cadillac.
    Country Life Revisited: Part 03: Recording
    Country Life Revisited: Part 03: Recording
    A driving tour of southeastern South Dakota in August 1987. Contents include: a) the Volsch family; b) sale of 1117 W. Madison; c) the Leubecher fraction of property next to the Adolph Miller homestead; d) approaching the entrance to the Miller homestead; e) the years that Grandma Lowell spent at this homestead farm; f) beginning of the walk up to the location of the house and outbuildings.
    Country Life Revisited: Part 04: Recording
    Country Life Revisited: Part 04: Recording
    A driving tour of southeastern South Dakota in August 1987. Contents include: a) the outbuildings of the Miller homestead; b) Grandma Lowell and her brother waiting for their father to return from his visits to Sioux Falls; c) my discovery of the mantel from the homestead; d) walking back to the car after our visit to the Miller homestead.
    Country Life Revisited: Part 05: Recording
    Country Life Revisited: Part 05: Recording
    A driving tour of southeastern South Dakota in August 1987. Contents include: a) driving to the place where Grandma taught school; b) Grandma Lowell's trophies and ribbons for flower arranging; c) Bones stock farm; d) Grandma Lowell's memories of her years teaching; and e) house where Grandma Lowell stayed during the week while teaching.
    Country Life Revisited: Part 06: Recording
    Country Life Revisited: Part 06: Recording
    A driving tour of southeastern South Dakota in August 1987. Contents include: a) Pumpkin Center; b) Grandma Lowell's first school house; c) county jail prisoners shoveling snow; d) Grandpa Lowell's second car; e) heading to Wall Lake.
    Country Life Revisited: Part 07: Recording
    Country Life Revisited: Part 07: Recording
    A driving tour of southeastern South Dakota in August 1987. Contents include: a) recreation area at Wall Lake; b) Uncle Louie's roller rink at Wall Lake; c) Grandpa Lowell fishing as a child; d) driving through snow and blizzards to get Grandma Lowell to her school.
    Country Life Revisited: Part 08: Recording
    Country Life Revisited: Part 08: Recording
    A driving tour of southeastern South Dakota in August 1987. Contents include: a) more snow stories; b) location of the school house where Grandma and Grandpa attended as children; c) heading to the Lowell farms; d) Uncle Jack's farm; d) John Fairfield Lowell's homestead; e) double rainbow.
    Country Life Revisited: Part 09: Recording
    Country Life Revisited: Part 09: Recording
    A driving tour of southeastern South Dakota in August 1987. Contents include: a) John Fairfield Lowell property deeded to daughter Minnie Lowell McCartney; b) Minnie McCartney's farm inherited by daughter, Flora McCartney Luker; c) Grandpa Lowell's farm and farming done by him and his son, G. James Lowell.
    Country Life Revisited: Part 10: Recording
    Country Life Revisited: Part 10: Recording
    A driving tour of southeastern South Dakota in August 1987. Contents include: a) Grandpa Lowell's memories of walking to school; b) the two female farmers; c) the steeples of St. Joseph Cathedral; d) Grandpa and Grandma Lowell's trip to the Black Hills with the Feays.
    Country Life Revisited: Part 11: Recording
    Country Life Revisited: Part 11: Recording
    A driving tour of southeastern South Dakota in August 1987. Contents include: a) illegal still at Ellis Corner; b) various businesses along 12th street; c) Uncle Jack's unwillingness to drive after moving to town; d) West Sioux Falls reunion; e) returning to Grandma and Grandpa Lowell's home.
    Country Life Revisited: Part 01: Recording
    Country Life Revisited: Part 01: Recording
    A driving tour of southeastern South Dakota in August 1987. Contents include: a) departing from Grandma and Grandpa Lowell's home; b) George and Augusta Leubecher's first home; c) the West Sioux Falls quarry; d) the death of Delores Niblick; e) changes that had occurred to 41st street in Sioux Falls.

    Albums
    George John Lowell Farm
    George John Lowell Farm (19)
    Land located thirteen miles west of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, owned by George John Lowell and farmed by his oldest son, George James Lowell, from the mid 1950s until the late 1960s. This album contains a variety of photographs and documents that focus on The Farm.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] Interview while driving to and from a family reunion at Flathead Lake, Montana..