Arthur Lowman died at his home on the south side on Saturday evening, April 7, after an illness of seven weeks.
He was born and reared to manhood in Ohio, and came to Illinois in 1836, settling in Livingston County. After nine years of residence there, he removed to his late homestead in South Ottawa, where he had lived a pioneer and retired farmer for fifty-three years. By dint of hard work, economy, and good habits, he had accumulated a considerable competence, and died possessor of 225 acres of valuable land.
He was a man of sterling worth, served his town for several years as supervisor, and in all his dealings, as public officer or private individual, he was the soul of honor and integrity.
His remains were interred from the family residence on Wednesday, at 11 o’clock a.m.
Source: The Brook Reporter, 1959
Contributor: Gerry Lynn Thompson