James Lowe
(c. 1838 - 1898)

Oneida Democratic Union (Semi-weekly) 
March 2, 1898 
 
 The people of this village were startled Monday morning by the report that 
an esteemed townsman, James Lowe, had teminated his life with a revolver at 
about 4:30 o'clock that morning. He had been a great suffer from an internal 
cancerous tumor for a long time, and had undergone several surgical 
operations, but without permanent relief. For some weeks past his case had 
been considered hopeless by himself and friends, and he had expressed a 
desire to end his misery. This he finally accomplished after passing a night  
of torture, by placing the muzzle of a revolver in his mouth and firing three 
shots in quick succession, in the brief absense of the nurse. Dr. Griffith, 
his attending physician, was called, but death had been instananeous. The 
doctor, who is also cornorer, summoned several witnesses, but deemed an 
inquest unnecessary. Mr. Lowe had been brought very near death's door by 
three sinking spells, the first on Thursday last, from which it was thought 
he could not rally. He was born in England about 60 years ago, coming with 
his people and locating near Munnsville, when a lad of 12 years. By the 
practice of frugality and endowed with business tact, he acquired a 
comfortable competency. He is survived by a widow and two children, Charles 
H. Lowe and Mrs. Henry Freeman, residents of Munnsville, and who have the 
sympathy of all in their affliction. He also leaves four brothers and one 
sister--Walter and Charles Lowe, and Mrs. S. E. Tefft, of Oneida; John Lowe, 
of Siloam, and the other residing in the West. The funeral takes place from 
the late home of the deceased to-morrow (Wednesday) at 1 o'clock in the 
afternoon, Rev. R. A. Farnham officiating. Burial will be made in Stockbridge
Cemetery. 

Date: Monday, February 07, 2000 02:59 PM

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