in the 1885 Minnesota State Census for St Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, 38-year-old Wisconsin-born John McLaughlin, 34-year-old Vermont-born Lizzie [Taft] McLaughlin, 32-year-old New York-born Wm [sic] Lowe, 30-year-old Wisconsin-born [sic] Frances [Taft] Lowe, 2-year-old Minnesota-born J M Lowe, 71-year-old Vermont-born Mrs Sophia Taft and 37-year-old Vermont-born Georgia [sic] Taft are all recorded in the same household. In the 1900 US Federal Census for St Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, 47-year-old, New Jersey-born William H Lowe and his wife, 44-year-old, Wisconsin-born Frances L [Taft] Lowe have been married 21-years. Frances has borne two children and both are living. These Minnesota-born children are 17-year-old John M and 14-year-old Bertha M. The Lowe family is living at 579 Desoto Street. William owns his house, free of morgage. William is a railway conductor. Frances has no occupation listed. John and Bertha are attending school. Everyone is literate and speaks English. William's father was born in Ireland and his mother in Scotland [sic]. Frances' father was born in Massachesetts and her mother in Vermont. The children's father was born in New Jersey and their mother in Wisconsin. In 1910, John is living with the Hattie Wilford Family in Sterling City, Logan, Colorado. He is a chemist in a sugar factory. John M Lowe and Ardelia R Bisbee marry 15 Jan 1914 in Madelia, Watonwan, Minnesota. In 1920, John has moved to Leona, Bergen, New Jersey, and acquired a wife (Ardelia Bisbee) and two daughters (Frances and Phyllis). They are living in a rented house at 259 Leonia Avenue. He is a manager in a linseed oil company . In 1930, John, Ardelia, Frances and Virginia are living at 261 Summitt in Jenkintown, Montgomery, Pennsylvania; Phyllis is not listed so she has probably died before the census date of 11 Apr 1930. John owns the home worth $25,000, which has a radio. He is a manufacturer of linseed oil, still has a job and is not a veteran. On 30 Sep 1935, John arrived in New York, New York from Philadephia, Pennsylvania on on the Gypsum Empress out of Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada. He is listed as a "cruise passenger, born 10 Feb 1883 in St Paul, Minnesota and his current address is 261 Mather Road, Jenkintown, Pennsylvania In the 1940 US Federal Census for Jenkintown, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, 57-year-old Minnesota-born John Lowe and his 50-year-old Minnesota-bornl wife Ardella [sic] [Bisbee] Lowe have in their household their youngest daughter, 17-year-old New Jersey-born Virginia Lowe. The family is living at 261 Mather Road, which is where they were living in 1935. John and Ardelia have had four years of college. Virginia is still attending school and has completed two years of high school. John is employed as the executive of a linseed oil company, has worked 52 weeks of the past year, and worked 60 hours the week of 24-30 Mar 1940. His salary is not recorded, but he has other income. When 59-year-old John Mower Lowe registeres for the WWII Draft, he states that his residence is 261 Mather Rd, Jenkintown, Montgomery, Pennsylvania and that his mailing address is the same. His phone number is Opantz 56. He was born 10 Feb 1883 in St Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota. The person who will always know his address is his wife, Mrs. John M Lowe of the Mather Street address. John works for Bisbee Linseed Co. of Delaware Ave and Bigler St in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is 5 feet 5 inches and 140 pounds. He is described as negro [sic] with brown eyes, black hair and a dark brown complexion. He wears glasses.