Otto P. Lowry, Jr.
of Navarro County, Texas


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OTTO P. LOWRY, Jr.
1894 - Jul. 24, 1924

 

 

Sgt. Otto P. Lowry, Ord. Bn., 117th Amm. Tr., 42nd Div.  World War I. Corsicana, Texas
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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 with him.

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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 o’clock.

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.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR OTTO LOWRY SUNDAY AFTERNOON

FORMER SERVICE MAN DIED IN EL PASO THURSDAY NIGHT AFTER LONG ILLNESS

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 Oakwood cemetery.

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.

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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.

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OAKWOOD CEMETERY, CORSICANA, NAVARRO COUNTY, TEXAS
 


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