Lenox Time Table
Lenox, Taylor County, Iowa
Thursday, October 17, 1940
OBITUARY ~ LEWIS LOWN
Lewis Lown, a resident of the Clearfield and Lenox communities his entire
life, died Sunday evening about 8:30 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs.
Bert Archibald at the age of 89 years, 8 months and 4 days. Mr. Lown had been
in failing health for a number of years and had been confined to his bed
during the past year, suffering from heart trouble.
Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. McKenzie of Clearfield, assisted
by the Rev. E. F. Hagee of Lenox at the Calvary church Tuesday afternoon.
Interment was made in the Clearfield cemetery.
Lewis Lown, son of Philip and Martha Lown, was born in Knox county, Illinois,
February 9, 1851. He grew to manhood in the farming vicinity of Elmwood, and
on June 16, he was married to Carrie Wilcox of Elmwood. In 1884 they moved to
Taylor County, Iowa, which has since been his home. To his union three
children were born; Mrs. Bert Archibald of Lenox; Robert Glenn, who died in
infancy, and Ruth Geraldine of Lenox. Mr. Lown was one of the pioneer members
of the Clearfield Methodist church until they moved to the Calvary
neighborhood. Here he attended services regularly as long as his health
For the past ten years he had made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Bert
Archibald where all that loving hands could be attributed to his comfort and
welfare. He is survived by his two daughters, three grandchildren, two great
grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends.
Transcription by Lorelei Rusco, May of 2011
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