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John William Lowe

Missionary

John William Lowe, American missionary. Member International Committee to Promote Prohibition of Manufacturer and Sale of Liquors in China.

Background

Lowe, John William was born on October 2, 1868 in St. Joseph, Missouri, United States. Son of William Ephraim and Martha Ann (Ray) Lowe.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, William Jewell College, Liberty, Missouri, 1893, Doctor of Divinity, 1930. Master of Theology, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky, 1897. Student Kentucky School of Medicine and Louisville Medical School, 1897-1899.

Career

Missionary, Baptist Home Mission Board and teacher in public schools of Nebraska, 1889-1892. Ordained ministry Southern Baptist Church, 1893. Pastor in Nebraska, Missouri and Kentucky.

Missionary of the Southern Baptist Convention, 1899-1947, now emeritus. Field representative, 1937-1947. Opened work at Laichowfu, Shantung Province, 1902, in Manchuria, 1907, and at Tsinan, 1920.

Famine relief, in Central China, 1907. Recalled by Foreign Mission Board to assist in Seventy-five million campaign, 1919-1924. Treasurer Baptist Famine Relief Fund, North China, 1921.

Supervisor church schools of missions, Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma, 1927-1928. Director of medical work, Pingtu and Laichow, 1899-1909. Famine relief, feeding and clothing 1000 refugee children, Pochow, Anhwei, 1932.

Teacher in Bush Theological Seminary, Hwanghsien, Shantung, China. Lecturer on hygiene and sanitation in government and mission schools in China. Now emeritus missionary Foreign Mission Board promoting church schools of missions and soliciting funds for relief.

Membership

Member International Committee to Promote Prohibition of Manufacturer and Sale of Liquors in China.

Connections

Married Margaret Ann Savage, September 15, 1897. Children: John Paul, William Alec.

father:
William Ephraim Lowe

mother:
Martha Ann (Ray) Lowe

spouse:
Margaret Ann Savage

child:
John Paul Lowe

child:
William Alec Lowe