Person:Tarkington Lower (1)

Tarkington S. Lower
m. 24 Jan 1856
  1. Ella O. Lower1856 - aft 1910
  2. Eva Evelyn Lower1859 - 1949
  3. Charles T. Lowerbef 1862 - bef 1896
  4. Jennie Rebecca Lower1863 - 1954
  5. William S. Lower1865 - 1906
  6. Cora M. Lower1867 - 1907
  7. James H. Lower1869 - 1947
  8. Nellie M. Lower1875 - abt 1974
  9. John Wesley Lower1878 - aft 1935
m. 4 Sep 1911
Facts and Events
Name Tarkington S. Lower
Alt Name Tarkenton S. Lower
Alt Name Tark S. Lower
Gender Male
Birth[1][2][12][13] 29 Jul 1830 Rush, Indiana, United States
Marriage 24 Jan 1856 Monroe, Iowa, United States(his 1st wife)
to Mary Margaret Smith
Marriage 4 Sep 1911 Monroe, Iowa, United States(his 2nd wife, her 2nd husband; no issue)
to Mary C. Evans
Death? 26 Nov 1919 Monroe, Iowa, United States
Burial[12] Oakview Cemetery, Albia, Monroe, Iowa, United StatesHatton's 2nd addition, Lot 200

Monroe County, Iowa, 1860 census:S3

Lower, Tarkington 29 yrs b. Pennsylvania Farmer (personal estate = $320)
      Mary M. wife 21 yrs b. Iowa Domestic Work
      Ella A. dau 3 yrs b. Iowa
      "Eom"[Eva?] M. son[?] 1 yr b. Iowa

[NOTE: David Rowles & William Smith are next door neighbors in 1860 census; Michael Lower & Tarkington Lower are 3 doors & 4 doors away. An important clue for this extended family group.]

Monroe County, Iowa, 1870 census:S4

Lower, Tark S. 40 yrs b. Indiana Farmer (real estate = $14,900; personal estate = $2,660)
      Mary M. wife 31 yrs b. Indiana Keeping House
      Ella O. dau 14 yrs b. Iowa
      Eva M. dau 11 yrs b. Iowa
      Charles T. son 8 yrs b. Iowa
      Jennie dau 6 yrs b. Iowa
      William son 4 yrs b. Iowa
      Cora dau 2 yrs b. Iowa
      James son 8 mos b. Iowa
Morris, David 19 yrs b. Missouri Farm Laborer (cannot read or write)

Monroe County, Iowa, 1880 census:S5

Lower, Tark S. 48 yrs b. Indiana (father, b. Indiana; mother, b. ______) Farmer
      Mary M. 42 yrs b. Iowa (father, b. Iowa[?!]; mother, "don't know")
      Jennie R. 15 yrs b. Iowa
      William S. 14 yrs b. Iowa
      Cora F. 12 yrs b. Iowa
      James S. 10 yrs b. Iowa
      Nellie 4 yrs b. Iowa
      John W. 1 yr b. Iowa

Monroe County, Iowa, 1895 state census:S6

Lower, T. S. 64 yrs b. Indiana Farmer Methodist
      Mary M. 56 yrs b. Davis Co, Iowa
      James H. 25 yrs b. Monroe Co, Iowa
      John W. 16 yrs b. Monroe Co, Iowa

Monroe County, Iowa, 1900 census:S7

Lower, Tark S. Head 69 yrs (b. July 1830) (marr. 46 yrs) b. Indiana (parents, b. Pennsylvania & Virginia) "NG"[?]
      Mary M. Wife 61 yrs (b. Sept 1838) (9 chil, 8 liv) b. Iowa (parents, b. Indiana)

Monroe County, Iowa, 1905 state census:S8

line 945: Tarkington S. Lower
line 946: Mary M. Lower

Denver County, Colorado, 1910 census:S9

Lower, Tarkington Head 79 yrs (marr. 54 yrs) b. Indiana (father, b. Virginia; mother, b. Pennsylvania) "Own Income"
      Mary M. Wife 72 yrs (9 child, 6 liv) b. Iowa (father, b. Virginia; mother, b. Kansas)
      Addie M. Gr/Dau 17 yrs b. Iowa (father, b. Iowa; mother, b. Kansas)

Monroe County, Iowa, 1915 state census:S10

Lower, Tark. S. 84 yrs Married b. Indiana Retired Owns home ($750) 8 yrs school Methodist Father, b. Pennsylvania; mother, b. Virginia [no military service]
  1. Iowa, United States. Iowa 1856 state census, Troy Twp, p. 1042.
  2. A Memorial and Biographical Record of Iowa. (Chicago: Lewis Publishing co., 1896), p. 652-53, 1852-55.

    Came to Monroe County with his parents in 1842. Reportedly went to California & Oregon during the Gold Rush.

  3.   Monroe County, Iowa. 1860 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Troy Twp, p. 254, house/family 231/203.
  4.   Monroe, Iowa, United States. 1870 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Troy Twp, p. 406, house/family 54/54.
  5.   Monroe, Iowa, United States. 1880 U.S. Census Population Schedule, ED 139, p. 35.
  6.   Monroe County, Iowa. 1895 Iowa State Census, Troy Twp, p. 11, house/family 69/69.
  7.   Monroe County, Iowa. 1900 U.S. Census Population Schedule, ED 90, p. 6A, house/family 127/124.
  8.   Monroe, Iowa, United States. 1905 Iowa State Census, INDEX ONLY.
  9.   Denver (county), Colorado. 1910 U.S. Census Population Schedule, ED 82, p. 1A, house/family 5/2.
  10.   Monroe County, Iowa. 1915 Iowa State Census, Albia, 4th Ward, card #737.
  11.   Hindman, Sarah; Iowa) Monroe County Genealogical Society (Albia; Iowa) Iowa Genealogical Society (Des Moines; and Iowa) Albia Union (Albia. Albia newspaper extractions, Monroe County, Iowa : the Albia Union. (Des Moines, Iowa, United States: Iowa Genealogical Society, 1986- .), 2 Dec 1919.

    Tarkington S. Lower was born in Rush County, Indiana, July 30, 1830 and came to Van Buren County, Iowa, with his family at age 14, and in the spring of 1844 came to Monroe County. He married Mary M. Smith Jan. 24, 1856 and had nine children, three deceased. His wife died Aug. 26, 1910, and he married Mary Williams, also deceased. Surviving are Mrs. W. T. Richey, Mrs. Jay Hinton, Mrs. W. R. Kimball, Lincoln, Nebraska; James H. Lower, Arvada, Colorado; and Mrs. E. W. Winslow of Colorado Springs, Colorado; 20 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren. He died aged 89 years, 3 months, and 26 days and was buried in Oak View Cemetery.

  12. 12.0 12.1 Grave marker, Oakview Cemetery, Albia, Monroe County, Iowa.
  13. Akerboom, Jack. Descendants of Hans Lauer Lower. (Morgantown, Pennsylvania: Masthof Press), 2002.