(Not So) Wordless Wednesday – Ray

This is my great grand uncle Raymond F Lowry. He was born on 17 Feb 1902 in Salem, Ohio, the youngest son of Michael and Bridget Lowry. He lived his entire life in Columbiana County, in either Salem or Leetonia. He died in Salem on 2 Mar 1977.
Because of the age of these photos, dating to the early 1920s, many of them did not scan well because the paper had curled or became wavy.

(Not So) Wordless Wednesday – 25th Wedding Anniversary

This photo, very clearly labeled, identifies my great grandparents 25th wedding anniversary. Charles and Margaret Lowry were married on August 22, 1922 in Leetonia, Ohio by Father D.B. Kirby in Saint Patrick Catholic Church. In 1947, they were happily married for 25 years and celebrated with my grandfather and their only son, Chuck, who was 22 years old at the time.

(Not So) Wordless Wednesday – Eddie Lowry, Sr.

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Edward Martin ‘Eddie’ Lowry, Sr. is the brother of my great grandfather Charles Edward Lowry. He was born in Leetonia, Ohio on 8 Dec 1896 and died in Canton, Ohio on 17 May 1978. He married and had three children. He looks quite dapper in this clearly professional portrait, with the flowing necktie, pocket square and lit cigarette. I believe this image was taken in the early 1920’s. This was in a small collection of Lowry family photos I received from Aunt Mary, who inherited it from my grandfather, Eddie’s nephew Chuck.

(Not So) Wordless Wednesday – Caroline’s Baptism

Two weeks ago we baptized my son at Saint Edward Church in Youngstown. I started looking through family photos related to baptisms and found this one. My sister Caroline was baptized at the old Saint Joseph Church, then the Youngstown State University Newman Center, in summer 1983. Around the baptism font are my parents and Caroline’s godparents, our aunt Marie Dockry and uncle Mike Lowry. Both are obscured behind the priest, Fr. Ray Thomas. The Newman Center at Saint Joseph Church was torn down in 1992.

(Not So) Wordless Wednesday – Family on Ohio Avenue

This photo was taken around 1990 on Ohio Avenue in Youngstown. My grandmother Barb Witt, my uncle Chris Witt, my parents and my sister Caroline all posed at a family get-together. I don’t recall the occasion, however. I’m also not 100% certain of the location. This was either in front of an apartment my grandmother was living at or a block over in front of the home of Mary Catherine and Irving Sanders, first cousin’s 2x removed (but affectionately called aunt and uncle by family). Aunt Mary Catherine provided this photo.

Patrick, Rebecca, Joseph and Caroline Lowry, Barbara Witt and Christopher Witt, photograph, taken on Ohio Avenue in Youngstown, Ohio. digital image, photocopy of original, scanned in 2014 by Joseph Lowry; privately held by Joseph Lowry, [address for private use], Sterling, VA. Six individuals standing in front of door. Provenance is Mary Catherine Sanders to Joseph Lowry.