Charles Edward Joachim LOWELL

Charles Edward Joachim LOWELL

Male 1910 - 1999  (88 years)

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  • Name Charles Edward Joachim LOWELL 
    Born 17 Nov 1910  Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 Apr 1999  Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Woodlawn Cemetery, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Baptised on June 7, 1911 at Zion Lutheran Church, Hartford, SD.

      Polk’s Sioux Falls (Minnehaha County, S.D.) City Directory 1950 lists:
      “Lowell Chas E (Gertrude) roller rink h1307 N Lincoln av”

      SSDI: #503-01-3378, b. 17 Nov 1910, d. 17 Apr 1999; res. 57104, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, SD.

      Obituary, Argus Leader, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, Tuesday, April 20, 1999:

      “West Soo Roller Rink owner
      Charles Lowell dies at 88:
      by David Kranz
      “One of Charles Edward Lowell’s greatest pleasures was providing the youth of Sioux Falls with something to do.
      “His West Soo Roller Rink was one of the most popular places to go for 37 years.
      “Lowell, 88, died of cancer Saturday at Good Samaritan Center.
      “He had a kind, loving, gentle spirit. In the last few days when he had a lot of pain he was always thanking people for what they were doing for him,” said his daughter, Myra Feay.
      “He was an exceptional gardener and enjoyed playing cards.
      “But after his family it was the roller rink that gave him the greatest satisfaction, Feay said.
      “He started the roller rink in 1941, the same year I was born. He wanted a place with good values for the kids. He was a stern disciplinarian. And he hired a cop to prevent anyone from drinking.” Feay said. “The kids knew he was strict, and they knew they couldn’t get away with anything.”
      “To convey his concerns with problem children he sat them on the bench and had a talk with them, she said.
      “He made them understand that he didn’t want anybody getting hurt,” she said.
      “After 37 years with the rink he retired, but he never lost his love of rollerskating.
      “He occasionally would go to Carrousel Skate and watch some of the children turned adults practicing their craft.
      “On his 85th birthday his family took him to a wood-floor rink in Sioux City, Iowa, and he put on the skates once again.
      “A typical night at the Lowell household was playing cards and other games, but one thing happened every night.
      “We always all ate supper together at 5:30 p.m.,” Feay said.
      “Because he loved children he was active with Children’s Inn. He became the unofficial godfather of some refugee children, Feay said.
      “They were in a poor situation. Mother would make clothes for them. Dad would buy for them. They still kept in contact with him. They really loved him like a father,” Feay said.
      “Charles Lowell, 1305 N. Lincoln Ave., was born Nov. 17, 1910, in Sioux Falls. He attended Washington High School.
      “He married Gertrude Brockhouse May 5, 1938, in Sioux Falls. They made their home here, and he lived within a three-block area his entire life. She died Feb. 5, 1995.
      “He worked as a substitute on the rural mail route for more than 20 years and worked at West Sioux Hardware for 12 years.
      “He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church and the Center for Active Generations.
      “In addition to his daughter, survivors include his son, Russell of Sioux Falls; a daughter, Cheryl Murfield of Sioux Falls; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
      “Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday at Emmanuel Baptist Church, with burial at Woodlawn Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Wednesday at George Boom Funeral Home with family present from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.”
    Person ID I255  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2013 

    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 Gertrude Helen BROCKHOUSE,   b. 1 Mar 1915, Edgerton, Pipestone, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1995, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 5 May 1938  Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Myra Jean LOWELL
     2. Cheryl Ann LOWELL
     3. Russell James LOWELL
    Photos
    Lowell, Charles and wife, Gertrude Brockhouse Lowell.
    Lowell, Charles and wife, Gertrude Brockhouse Lowell.
    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.
    Headstones
    Lowell, Charles and Gertrude Brockhouse Lowell
    Lowell, Charles and Gertrude Brockhouse Lowell
    Last Modified 8 May 2017 
    Family ID F87  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Nov 1910 - Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 May 1938 - Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Apr 1999 - Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Woodlawn Cemetery, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Lowell, Charles Edward.
    Lowell, Charles Edward.

    Documents
    Death. Lowell, Charles Edward.  Funeral Memorial Tribute.
    Death. Lowell, Charles Edward. Funeral Memorial Tribute.
    Died 17 April 1999.
    Death. Lowell, Charles Edward.  Newspaper obituary.
    Death. Lowell, Charles Edward. Newspaper obituary.
    Published in the Sioux Falls Argus Leader. Charles Lowell died 17 Apr 1999.

    Histories
    Newspaper Articles.  West Soo Roller Rink Closure
    Newspaper Articles. West Soo Roller Rink Closure