OTTO P. LOWRY, Jr.
1894 - Jul. 24, 1924
Sgt. Otto P. Lowry, Ord. Bn., 117th Amm. Tr., 42nd Div.
World War I. Corsicana, Texas
History of Texas World War Heroes
Corsicana Boy Very Sick in El Paso
At noon today O. P. Lowry received a telegram from El Paso saying that
his son, Otto Lowry, would not live more than two of three hours. The
unfortunate young man has been in El Paso for his health for the past
year. For several weeks past his sister, Mrs. James Darrah, has been
OTTO LOWRY DIED IN EL PASO AFTER EXTENDED ILLNESS
Otto Lowry, aged 27, son of Mr. and Mrs. O. P. Lowry of Corsicana,
died in El Paso last night where he had been for many months in
search of health, and the remains will reach here Sunday night at 11
Previous to the failing of his health about two years ago the young
man had been with the State National Bank, and was highly esteemed
by a large circle of friends. He was a member of the First Baptist
church and of Johnson-Wiggins Post, American Legion. Besides his
parents the deceased is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Dee Molloy,
Mrs. James Darrah and Miss Maxine Lowry, and three brothers, Robt.
Lowry, Henry Lowry and Scott Lowry.
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR OTTO LOWRY SUNDAY AFTERNOON
FORMER SERVICE MAN DIED IN EL PASO THURSDAY NIGHT AFTER LONG
Funeral services for Otto Lowry who died in El Paso Thursday
will be held at the First Baptist church here at 4 o’clock
Sunday afternoon with the Masons and members of the local post
of the American Legion in charge. Dr. E. P. Kennedy, pastor of
the church, will deliver the funeral sermon. Burial will be in
Active pall-bearers will be P. D. Williams, W. N. Davidson, L.
C. Morgan, O. B. Albritton, Joel C. Trimble, Harry Benson,
Suttle Roberts and Spurgeon Roberts. The following have been
named honorary pallbearers: G. C. Dunn, Wm. V. McPhaill, L. M.
Marshall, Ben Miller, Harry Thames, Perry Fauber, R. L. Simms,
George W. Boyd, E. C. Sears, Sid Story, all of Corsicana; Clay
Hight, Tyler; Grady Ferrell, Big Sandy; James Haley; Dallas;
Marion Martin, Hatley Hight, Dr. Hendricks, Dr. Homan, Dr. Laws,
Roy Thompson, all of El Paso; Loyd Lowry and L. S. Atkins,
Lufkin; Marion Snow, Henry Snow, Fort Worth; John A. Scott,
Wortham; S. R. Scott, Parsons, Kansas; H. N. Scott, Kingsville,
Texas; and J. C. Kennedy, Houston.
Mr. Lowry is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. P. Lowry;
three brothers, Robert, Henry and Scott Lowry; and three
sisters, Mrs. Dee Molloy, Mrs. James Dorroh and Miss Maxine
Lowry. He was a member of the Baptist church, local Masonic
lodge and the local post of the American Legion.
Mr. Lowry was connected with the State National Bank of this
city until two years ago failing health caused from lobar
tuberculosis brought on by the effects of poisonous gas
inflicted while serving as a soldier with the field artillery of
the Eighth division on the front during the world war. All
members of the local Legion have been requested by the post
commander to attend the funeral.
Otto Lowry was born and grew to manhood in Corsicana and was a
favorite not only with his young companions but also with the
older generation, all of whom honored and loved him for his many
manly traits of character and happy, sunny disposition. When the
United States entered the world war Otto was among those who
were first to go over and saw service on several of the famous
fighting fronts. He was transferred to the Rainbow Division
toward the close of the war and went into Germany with that
famous unit after the armistice was signed.
Masons Called to Meet.
All Masons are requested to meet at the Temple at 3:15 Sunday
afternoon for the purpose of attending the funeral services of
Otto Lowry at the First Baptist Church at 4 o’clock, after which
they will have charge of services at the grave.
Otto Lowry Is Gone.
Another Corsicana boy has been numbered with those who paid
the supreme sacrifice in the world’s great war, just the
same as those who were left “over there.” Although it was a
long, weary, continued sacrifice of many weeks suffering, it
is all over now, and Otto is at rest—but did what he could
for his country, his God and humanity, and all Corsicana and
Navarro county passes to pay tribute to this noble young
man, and extend sympathy to those who loved him best.
The funeral on Sunday afternoon at the First Baptist church
so largely attended and so impressively conducted by the
pastor, Rev. E. P. Kennedy, assisted by the American Legion,
Masonic order, musicians, etc., with the beautiful flowers,
patriotic setting, featuring the national colors for which
so many young lives have been given, all spoke more eloquent
than words of the popularity and love and esteem of one of
our very own—who truly gave his life for us.
CEMETERY, CORSICANA, NAVARRO COUNTY, TEXAS