WILLIAM WALKER LOWREY
was copied from A History of Central and
Western Texas, by Captain B. B. Paddock, Lewis, 1911)
[sic] Lowrey, M. D.
prominently numbered among the practicing physicians of Aquilla, and he was born
in Tishomingo County, Mississippi, December 22, 1869.
He is a physician of the highest standing and is also the son of a
John W. Lowrey, who prepared for his profession in one of the
medical schools of Alabama. He was born in Habersham County, Georgia, November
2, 1825, and died near Corsicana, Texas, July 23, 1900.
He came to Texas almost upon the heels of a long service as a Confederate
soldier of the Civil War. In this
state he took up the practice of dental surgery, and lived first in Smith
County, moving from there to Hill County, and finally to Navarro County.
He was very active in church work, having been regularly ordained as a
Methodist minister, but his work was only of a local order. He had a brother Dr.
I. Pierce Lowrey, who practiced medicine
about Aquilla for many years, and who was also Methodist minister.
Another brother, Basil, lived in Atlanta, Georgia, and a sister, Mrs.
Saylor, reared a family in Dallas and died there.
Dr. John W. Lowrey married Sallie Fisher, who died near Aquilla in 1896,
and they were the parents of the following children: Wiley
P., of Roan, Texas;
Frank L., of Waco, this state; Rev.
A. P. Lowrey of Ft. Worth; John
Dallas; Rev. T. N. Lowrey of Merkel, this state;
Dr. Ed. B.
Lowrey, of Road; Dr.
W. W., the subject of this review; and Mrs. T. B. Vincent whose husband is a
member of the East Texas Conference.
W. W. Lowrey passed his childhood days in Central Texas, chiefly in Hill County,
and he began life as a merchant in Hillsboro, while later he was for five years
a merchant of Waco, and for a time was also connected with public service there.
He began the study of medicine at the age of twenty-seven,
under Dr. A. J. Waterford, of Waco, and subsequently pursued lecture work in the
Memphis Hospital College. He began
practice in the spring of 1899, as an undergraduate, and he has been located in
Central Texas continually since that time.
In 1893, near Hillsboro, he was united in marriage with Miss Fannie
McClendon, a daughter of W. R. McLendon(sic), a settler here from Illinois and a
farmer. Mrs. Lowrey died in Waco,
Texas in 1897, leaving a daughter, Cordie.
In Rice, this state Dr. Lowrey married Miss Hattie Blackwell, and the
children of this union are Clarence R., May L., Reed and Deward. Dr. Lowrey is a mason, a member of the Blue Lodge at Aquilla.
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