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Below is a family biography included in The History of Washington County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1888.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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James D. Lowry, a merchant of Old Mines, is a native of Shelby County, Ky., and was born December 14, 1854. His father, Dr. James Lowry, was born in Ireland in 1816; he immigrated to this country and located in the State of Kentucky in 1834, where he married Miss Helen Bullitt, a native of that State. Of their nine children James D. was the fifth child and third son. The latter was reared and educated in Kentucky, and in 1875 removed to Washington County, Mo., where he was employed by the Union Mining & Smelting Company. He engaged in business for himself in 1881, dealing in general merchandise, mineral, etc. November 10, 1881, occurred his marriage with Miss Jessie White, a daughter of Thomas and Lucinda (McIlvaine) White, the latter a daughter of Col. Jesse H. McIlvaine, an early settler of Washington County, as was also Thomas White. Mr. and Mrs. Lowry have two children, Lucinda McI. and Robert A.

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