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Andrew Jackson LOWELL, Jr.

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  • Name Andrew Jackson LOWELL 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 28 Jan 1872  Kibesilah, Mendocino, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Notes 
    • 1900 Census: Westport Township, Mendocino Cty, CA:
      Lowell, Andrew J., head, born Jan 1872, age 28, single, born in CA, father born in ME, mother born in MD, occupation: bookkeeper.

      1910 Census: CA: Mendocino: Westport:
      Lowell, Andrew J., 38, first marriage, married 8 years, born in CA, father born in ME, mother born in MD, merchant, retail store;
      Rose E., 33, first marriage, married 8 years, has had no children, born in CA, mother born in England, father born in Germany.

      1920 Census: Long Valley Township, Mendocino Cty, CA:
      Lowell, Andrew J., head, rents, age 47, born in CA, father born in MD, mother born in CA, occupation: merchant, mining;
      Emily, his wife, age 40, born in CA, father born in England, mother born in Germany.

      "California Biographies
      Mendocino and Lake Counties, California

      Transcribed by Peggy Hooper

      This file is part of the California Genealogy & History Archives
      http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cagha/index.htm

      Source:
      History of Mendocino and Lake Counties, California
      With Biographical Sketches
      History by Aurelius O. Carpenter And Percy H. Millberry
      Illustrated, Complete In One Volume
      Historic Record Company, Los Angeles, California, 1914


      A. J. LOWELL was born at Kibesilah, Mendocino county, January 28,
      1872. His father. Prof. A. J. Lowell, was born at Bangor, Me., February 13,
      1819, was a graduate of a college in Maine, and became a school teacher. He
      was for a period principal of the Grenada Academy, in Mississippi. In 1852
      he came to California and for about thirteen years taught school and practiced
      law in this state, mostly in Mendocino county. In 1867 he settled at Cot-
      toneva, Cal., where he located a claim, which he improved, and where he
      followed farming and stockraising until 1898. Then he retired to Westport,
      where he died November 14, 1900. His first marriage was at Gibsonville, Cal.,
      in 1855, to Mrs. Mary Ann Van Alstine, a widow, who died November 1,
      1864. He was married (second) in Potter Valley, Mendocino county, in 1865,
      to Mrs. Mary E. (Bevans) Devilbiss, who was born in Maryland and died at
      Cottoneva July 3, 1890.

      Of Professor Lowell's first marriage there was one child. Julia, Mrs.
      Henry Devilbiss, of Los Angeles, and of the second union there were two
      sons, J. W., a farmer and surveyor, with headquarters in Westport, and A. J.,
      whose name heads this article, and whose early life was spent on the farm at
      Cottoneva. Upon completing the public schools he entered Heald's Business
      College. San Francisco, where he was graduated in 1891, after which he be-
      came associated with his brother in the production of ties and tanbark at
      Rockport. They owned timber claims in the vicinity of Rockport. from which
      point Lowell Brothers shipped their product. In 1898 they sold their interests
      in the Cottoneva and dissolved partnership.

      A. J. Lowell then located at Westport, where he became clerk and book-
      keeper for the Westport Commercial Company, a position he filled ably and
      well for three years, the company being then sold to J. S. Kimball. He then
      spent two years in San Francisco, after which, in partnership with M. Hart.
      he purchased the stock of J. S. Kimball Company at Westport and continued
      the mercantile business under the firm name of M. Hart & Co. for two years.
      In March, 1907, Mr. Lowell bought out Mr. Hart's interest, and soon after-
      wards he incorporated the Westport Mercantile Company with himself as
      president and manager of the company. The business grew, the stock was
      increased and became very large, having a full line of general merchandise,
      including a large stock of hardware. But unfortunately, on June 29, 1914. the
      building and stock were burned, entailing a loss of over twelve thousand
      dollars above insurance. At the time of the fire Mr. Lowell had purchased
      the interests of others and was practically the sole owner. Since then he is
      closing out the affairs of the old company and proceeding to disincorporate.
      Nothing daunted over the heavy- loss, he began business again on his own
      account, putting in a stock of general merchandise in a place across the street
      from where his business was burned, and he is engaged in general merchan-
      dising under the old name of the Westport Mercantile Company, on his own
      account. All these years he also has been engaged in the production and
      shipping of ties and tanbark from Westport and other landings in northern
      Mendocino county to San Francisco.

      The marriage of Mr. Lowell occurred in San Francisco, when he was
      united with Rose E. Dunn, a native daughter of that city. Fraternally he was
      made a Mason in Fort Bragg Lodge No. 361, F. & A. M., and is a member
      of Mendocino Chapter, R. A. M. "

      Unable to locate any death or burial information. -G. Lowell, 29 Jun 2018
    Person ID I583  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 29 Jun 2018 

    Father Prof. Andrew Judson LOWELL,   b. 13 Feb 1819, Chesterville, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1898  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Mary Eleanore BIVENS,   b. 19 Jun 1828, Allegany Co., Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jul 1890, Rockport, Mendocino, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 1865  Cottoneva, Mendocino, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F205  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rose Emily DUNN,   b. Oct 1874, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1923  (Age ~ 48 years) 
    Married 26 Oct 1900  San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 12 May 2019 
    Family ID F336  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Jan 1872 - Kibesilah, Mendocino, California, USA Link to Google Earth
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