JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
OBITUARIES

Mrs. Ada LOWRY, wife of James Lowry, died of pneumonia at the family home 
on East Jordan street at 7:25 last night after a short illness. 

Deceased was a sister of Mayor W. T. and Grant Estes and leaves a wide circle 
of warm personal friends to mourn her death. She leaves family of eight children, 
five sons and three daughters, of whom the oldest is nineteen and the youngest four 
years of age. 

Mrs. Lowry was a Christian woman and possessed those traits of charcater that endeared 
her to all with whom she came in contact. A member of the Baptist church for nearly twenty 
years she was widely known among her associates of that demonination for her charity and 
forgiving disposition and her demise will leave a void that will be hard to fill. 

Funeral services were held at her late home at 10:30 this morning under the ministration of 
Rev. A. W. Claxton, pastor of the First Baptist congregation, after which the body was escorted 
to the L & N depot where they placed on board the train and taken to Opdyke where the interment 
took place at 2 o'clock this afternoon. 

February 27, 1899 Mt. Vernon Register News 
Submitted by Sharlet Bigham LaBarbera 

 
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