Minnie E. LOWELL

Female 1865 - 1951  (86 years)


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  • Name Minnie E. LOWELL 
    Born 27 Feb 1865  Ostrander, Waupaca, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 17 May 1951  Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Rosehill Cemetery, Parker, Turner, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • From The New Era, March 29, 1890:
      “Mrs. Lowell of Sioux Falls has been in town this week at the home of her bereaved daughter, Mrs. McCartney.”

      From The New Era, April 5, 1890:
      “Card of Thanks”
      “I Take this method of expressing my heartfelt thanks to the many kind neighbors and friends for their kind assistance and sympathy during the sickness and death of my beloved husband. Mrs. Geo. A. McCartney.”

      After George McCartney died, Minnie returned from Parker first to the farm where Cliff lived which is where John R. lived at that time and then later moved 1/2 mile south across the road.

      John F. Lowell family bible lists marriage date as "Dec. 17, 1888."

      Names mentioned in Minnie’s Birthday Book, presented to Minnie S. McCartney on Christmas 1894 by John McCartney:

      Dora Burrell Conklin Brown: Feb. 17, 1831 (GAMcC’s aunt, his mom’s sister)
      Luke E. Brown: Jan. 10, 1836 (2nd husband of Dora)
      Walter E. Brown: Apr. 2, 1867 (GAMcC’s first cousin)
      Ada McCartney Brown: July 6, 1869 (GAMcC’s half-sister)
      John McCartney Brown: Sept. 29, 1893 (Flora’s first cousin)

      (Grandma) Dorothy Burrell: Nov. 29, 1800 (Ada McCartney’s maternal grandmother)

      Walter Edmonds, Jr.: Apr. 7, 1910

      Alfred Haines: Nov. 16, 1845
      Flora Conklin Haines: Nov. 6, 1858 (GAMcC’s first half-cousin)
      Baby Haines: Feb. 9, 1879
      Charles Conklin Haines: Nov. 7, 1880
      Ralph Edward Haines: Aug. 4, 1883
      George Alfred Haines: Aug. 31, 1885
      Florence Abigail Haines: Mar. 7, 1888
      Oliver Lincoln Haines: Sept. 13, 1891

      John McCartney: Apr. 18, 1823 (GAMcC’s father)
      Anna Burrell McCartney: May 24, 1836 (GAMcC’s step-mother)
      George A. McCartney, Apr. 16, 1855
      S.C.McCartney: May 21, 1860 (brother to GAMcC)
      Flora G. McCartney: Sep. 24, 1889

      Martin Luther Ward: Mar. 12, 1850
      Ella B. McCartney Ward: Jan. 20, 1857 (GAMcC’s sister)
      Anna Leta Ward: Apr. 28, 1882 (Flora’s first cousin)
      John McCartney Ward: Nov. 18, 1883 (“)
      Martha Corrienne Ward: Apr. 4, 1886 (“)
      Paul Philip Ward: Mar. 11, 1888 (“)
      Martin Luther Ward, Jr.: Sep. 6, 1890 (“)

      At the time of the 1910 Census, Minnie is living with her mother and her daughter in Sioux Falls, SD.

      1920 Census lists:
      Jones, Allen B., rents, age 44, single, head of household, born in Illinois, father and mother born in the United States;
      McCartney, Minnie, age 55, widowed, housekeeper; born in Wisconsin, father and mother born in Maine.

      1930 Census: SD, Minnehaha Cty., Wall Lake Township:
      Jones, A.B., head, rents, age 56, single, born in Illinois, father and mother born in Illinois, occupation: farmer;
      McCartney, Minnie, servant (housekeeper originally written in but then crossed out), age 65, widowed, married at age 23, born in Wisconsin, father and mother born in Maine, occupation: housekeeper.

      1940 U.S. Federal Census: South Dakota, Minnehaha, Wall Lake:
      McCartney, Minnie, head, 75, widowed, born in Wisconsin, lived in same house 5 years earlier,
      Luker, Flora, daughter, 52, widowed, lived in same house 5 years earlier; homemaker;
      Jones, Allen, farm manager, 66, single, born in Illinois, lived in same house 5 years earlier, farmer, farm;
      Colwill, Fred, hired man, 18, single, born in South Dakota, lived in Lincoln County, SD, five years earlier, laborer,

      Sioux Falls, South Dakota Daily Argus Leader, Friday, May 18, 1951:
      “Pioneer Minnehaha Resident is Stricken:
      A long-time resident of Minnehaha county, Mrs. Minnie L. McCartney, 86, died at a local hospital Thursday afternoon after a three-week illness. She had lived on the same farm, 12 miles southwest of Sioux Falls, for the past 66 years.
      Born in Ostrander, Wis., February 27, 1865, Mrs. McCartney came to Minnehaha county in 1884. She was married to George A. McCartney in Sioux Falls, December 10, 1888. He died shortly after the marriage.
      She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Flora G. Luker, Lennox, and a brother, John R. Lowell, Sioux Falls.
      Funeral services will be held at the Miller Funeral home at 2 p.m. Monday with the Rev. T. N. Teigen officiating. Mrs. C. B. Van Ausdall will be organist, Norman Mathers, soloist. Burial will be in a family lot in Parker.”

      Death Certificate:
      Place of Death: Minnehaha Cty
      Post Office Address: Sioux Falls
      Name of Hospital: Sioux Valley Hospital
      Usual Residence: South Dakota, Lennox Cty
      Post Office Address: Lennox, Rural Route 2
      Name of Deceased: Minnie L. McCartney
      Date of Death: 17 May 1951
      Age (Last Birthday): 86
      Sex: Female
      Date of Birth: 2-27-1865
      Birthplace: Ostrander, Wisconsin
      Citizen of What Country: U.S.A.
      Father’s Name: John Fairfield
      Mlother’s Maiden Name: Viola Furbish
      Veteran of What War: No
      Social Security Number: None
      Name of Informant: Mrs. Flora G. Luker
      Cause of Death: Hypostatic Pneumonia, Congestive Failure
      Place of Burial: Parker, S.D.
      Date of Burial: 5-21-51
      Undertaker’s Name: Roger E. Nordstrom, Miller Funeral Home, Sioux Falls, S.D.
      Name of Attending Physician: Verlynne V. Volin, M.D., Sioux Falls, SD

      Information from World War I Draft Card regarding Allen Jones:
      Name: Allen B. Jones
      Address: RR1 Tea, Minnehaha, South Dakota
      Age: 45
      Date of Birth: Feb. 8, 1873
      White
      Farmer
      Nearest Relative: W. D. Jones, Salina, Kansas
      Rejected because of poor hearing

      Death Record for Allen B. Jones:
      8 Mar 1942 [1]
    Person ID I659  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 8 Feb 2016 

    Father John Fairfield LOWELL,   b. 17 May 1837, Chesterville, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1908, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Wealthy Viola FURBUSH,   b. 8 Feb 1844, Rockland, Knox, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1933, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 14 Sep 1863  Farmington, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Documents
    Land Records.  Lowell, John Fairfield and wife Viola.  Sale of land in Sioux Falls, South Dakota to daughter, Minnie Lowell McCartney, 1899.
    Land Records. Lowell, John Fairfield and wife Viola. Sale of land in Sioux Falls, South Dakota to daughter, Minnie Lowell McCartney, 1899.
    Property sold to Minnie was part of Lot 3 of Block 34 in Bennett's Second Addition to Sioux Falls.
    Headstones
    Lowell, John F.  Cemetery plot at Woodlawn Cemetery, Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
    Lowell, John F. Cemetery plot at Woodlawn Cemetery, Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
    Contains graves of John F. Lowell; John F. Lowell's wife, Viola; John F. Lowell's son, John R. Lowell; John R. Lowell's wife, Freda; John F. Lowell's granddaughter, Flora McCartney Luker; and Flora's husband, Benjamin F. Luker II.
    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.
    Family ID F92  Group Sheet

    Family George Andrew T. MCCARTNEY,   b. 16 Apr 1855, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1890, Parker, Turner, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years) 
    Married 12 Dec 1888  Parker, Turner, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Flora Georgia MCCARTNEY,   b. 24 Sep 1889, Parker, Turner, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 1974, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    Headstones
    McCartney, George and Minnie Lowell McCartney
    McCartney, George and Minnie Lowell McCartney
    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.
    Last Modified 19 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F231  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Feb 1865 - Ostrander, Waupaca, Wisconsin, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Dec 1888 - Parker, Turner, South Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 May 1951 - Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Rosehill Cemetery, Parker, Turner, South Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Lowell, Viola Furbush.  With descendants.
    Lowell, Viola Furbush. With descendants.
    L. to R.: Flora McCartney Luker, Minnie Lowell McCartney, Viola Furbush Lowell, Freda Volsch Lowell, John H. Lowell. Abt. 1932/3.
    McCartney, Minnie Lowell.
    McCartney, Minnie Lowell.
    Lowell Women and One Boy
    Lowell Women and One Boy
    Taken approximately 1935 perhaps at Minnie McCartney's farm. L to R: Hazel Miller Lowell, Flora McCartney Luker, Minnie Lowell McCartney, Freda Volsch Lowell, John Harvey Lowell holding a watermelon, Florence Feyder Lowell, Gertrude Brockhouse Lowell.

    Documents
    Death. McCartney, Minnie Lowell.  Death Certificate.
    Death. McCartney, Minnie Lowell. Death Certificate.
    Minnie McCartney died on 17 May 1951.
    Death. McCartney, Minnie Lowell.  Deed to cemetery plots located in the Parker Cemetery.
    Death. McCartney, Minnie Lowell. Deed to cemetery plots located in the Parker Cemetery.
    Purchased on 25 June 1891. Minnie's husband, George McCartney, died on 25 March 1890. The reason for the issuance of this deed a year after her husband's death is not known.
    Death. McCartney, Minnie.  Funeral Purchase Record.
    Death. McCartney, Minnie. Funeral Purchase Record.
    Invoice details and arrangements for Minnie's funeral.
    Wills.  Lowell, Viola.  Probate documents.
    Wills. Lowell, Viola. Probate documents.
    Wealthy Viola Lowell died on 31 October 1933. Her granddaughter, Flora G. Luker, was appointed Administratix. Final discharge of probate occurred on 13 June 1934. Viola's two children, Minnie Lowell McCartney and John Russell Lowell, inherited Viola's estate.
    Land Records.  Family Farms in Wall Lake Township, Minnehaha County, South Dakota, 1913.
    Land Records. Family Farms in Wall Lake Township, Minnehaha County, South Dakota, 1913.
    Farms displayed for John R. Lowell, Viola Lowell, Minnie McCartney, and Joachim Volsch. Township map publication data: Atlas and Plat Book of Minnehaha County, South Dakota. Containing... Compiled from Latest Data on Record. Published by Getty & Wagner, Sioux Falls, S. Dak. Copyrighted 1913 by The Kenyon Company, Map Makers, Des Moines, Iowa.
    Land Records.  Family Farms in Wall Lake Township, Minnehaha County, South Dakota, 1929.
    Land Records. Family Farms in Wall Lake Township, Minnehaha County, South Dakota, 1929.
    Farms for John R. Lowell, Viola Lowell, Minnie McCartney, Max Miller, and Louis Volsch displayed. Township map publication data: Atlas and Farmer's Directory of Minnehaha County, South Dakota. Containing Plats of All Townships with Owners Names... Compiled from latest data on record. Published by The Farmer, Webb Publishing Company, Publishers, Saint Paul, Minnesota, 1929.
    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.
    Land Records.  Lowell, John Fairfield and wife Viola.  Sale of land in Sioux Falls, South Dakota to daughter, Minnie Lowell McCartney, 1899.
    Land Records. Lowell, John Fairfield and wife Viola. Sale of land in Sioux Falls, South Dakota to daughter, Minnie Lowell McCartney, 1899.
    Property sold to Minnie was part of Lot 3 of Block 34 in Bennett's Second Addition to Sioux Falls.
    Land Records.  Lowell, John Fairfield.  Purchase of Common School land across the road from his original home farm in Minnehaha County, South Dakota.
    Land Records. Lowell, John Fairfield. Purchase of Common School land across the road from his original home farm in Minnehaha County, South Dakota.
    Eventually, this land is inherited by John F. Lowell's daughter, Minnie McCartney. After Minnie McCartney's death, her daughter, Flora Luker, inherited the property. This land, along with other tracts, will become the farm on which both Minnie McCartney and her daughter Flora Luker lived for the greater part of their respective lives.

    Headstones
    McCartney, Minnie Lowell
    McCartney, Minnie Lowell

    Histories
    Correspondence. McCartney, John, Judge.  Letter to daughter-in-law, Minnie McCartney, and granddaughter, Flora McCartney.
    Correspondence. McCartney, John, Judge. Letter to daughter-in-law, Minnie McCartney, and granddaughter, Flora McCartney.
    Written on 10 December 1890.
    Correspondence. McCartney, John, Judge.  Letter to daughter-in-law, Minnie McCartney.
    Correspondence. McCartney, John, Judge. Letter to daughter-in-law, Minnie McCartney.
    Written on 2 March 1891.
    Religion.  McCartney, Minnie Lowell.  Baptism Certificate.
    Religion. McCartney, Minnie Lowell. Baptism Certificate.
    Minnie's baptism into the Lutheran faith occurred on 3 May 1951, at Sioux Valley Hospital. Minnie died fourteen days later. It is not clear why Flora McCartney Luker, Minnie's daughter, arranged for a baptism for her mother, when her mother was 86. Was Minnie never formally baptized as a child? At the time of Minnie's marriage, did she change faiths, causing Flora to re-baptize her back to Minnie's original faith, when Minnie was on her deathbed in 1951.

    Albums
    Lowell, Miller, and Volsch Land Transactions in SD
    Lowell, Miller, and Volsch Land Transactions in SD (11)
    This album contains land records that occurred in three counties in Dakota Territory and later in South Dakota that involved members of the Lowell, Miller, or Volsch families.

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Interview..