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Memorable Manitobans: Edward Lowery (1843-1893)

Contractor, architect.

Born in County Armagh, Ireland on 11 December 1843, he came to Canada before 1871 and worked as a carpenter. On 27 November 1879, married Christiana Elizabeth Maguire (c1858-1890) at Wingham, Ontario. They had eight children: William F. Lowery (1874-1893), Maud Lowery (1880-1907), Robert Newton Lowery, Sarah Jane Lowery (1883-?, wife of F. B. Ball), Edward Wesley Lowery, Hugh Arthur Lowery (1887-1984), Charles Lowery (1888-?), and Christiana Elizabeth “Lizzie” Lowery (1890-1961). They lived briefly at Detroit, Michigan but returned to Canada in late 1882 and settled at Winnipeg. Between 1891 and 1893, he worked as a building contractor and architect in partnership with his eldest son. He was a member of the Royal Templars of Temperance and Loyal Orange Lodge. His son died of tuberculosis at the family home, 489 Alfred Street, on 19 September and he died the following day, at Boissevain, while supervising the construction of a Methodist church there. They were buried together in the St. James Cemetery. A collection of his architectural periodicals are held at the Winnipeg Millennium Library.

Some of his architectural works in Manitoba included:

Building

Location

Year

Status

McDougall Memorial Methodist Church / Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Ivan Suchavsky

939 Main Street, Winnipeg

1891

 

Methodist Church

Portage la Prairie

1891

Demolished

St. Paul’s Methodist Church / St. Paul’s United Church

590 Johnson Street, Boissevain

1893

 

Boissevain School

Struthers Street, Boissevain

1893

Demolished

Sources:

“Deaths,” Winnipeg Tribune, 16 April 1890, page 1.

1891 Canada census, Ancestry.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Henderson’s Winnipeg and Brandon Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.

Birth and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Deaths,” Winnipeg Tribune, 20 September 1893, page 1.

“Deaths,” Manitoba Free Press, 21 September 1893, page 7.

“Father and son dead,” Manitoba Free Press, 21 September 1893, page 8.

“Double funeral,” Winnipeg Tribune, 22 September 1893, page 8.

Obituary [Maud Lowery], Winnipeg Tribune, 2 January 1907, page 5.

“New faces in federal politics,” Manitoba Free Press, 9 October 1925, page 2.

Obituary [Robert Newton Lowery], Manitoba Free Press, 28 April 1927, page 49.

Obituary [Christianna Elizabeth Lower], Winnipeg Free Press, 23 December 1961, page 45.

Obituary [H. Arthur Lowery], Winnipeg Free Press, 7 March 1984, page 46.

This page was prepared by Robert Hill and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 13 October 2015

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