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William George LOW
Elizabeth CORBIN
Husband:  William George LOW / LOWE
Birth:  1833/4/5, Dayton, Montgomery Co., OH
Death:  11 Jun 1911, Gem Co., ID
Brother(?):  Emanuel LOWE, b. 1839/40, IL
Father:  William LOW
Mother:  Sabrina DAVIS, b. 1797/8, VA; d. 1870-80
Marriage:  11 Oct 1861, Webster Co., IA
Wife:  Elizabeth "Lizzie" CORBIN
Birth:  16 Jan 1844, Delaware Twp., Hancock Co., OH
Death:  23 Mar 1921, ID
Disposition:  buried New Plymouth, Payette Co., ID
Father:  Benjamin CORBIN
Mother:  Margaret M. PARK
Children 13 total, with only six surviving to 1910:
born in Yell Twp., Webster Co., IA:
  1.  Benjamin Alfred LOW, b. 8 Aug 1862; d. 21 Feb 1948; m. 31 Mar 1901, Laura D. JAMES
  2.  William Milton LOW, b. 23 Jun 1867; d. 1966, McCall, Valley Co., ID; m1. Luetta KELL; m2. Margaret POWELL
  3.  Dora LOW, b. 1871; d. 1871
  4.  Mary M. LOW, b. 6 Feb 1874, IA; d. 28 Dec 1963; m1. Charles F. BOYLES; m2. Jesse W. CHAPMAN (1857/8- ) 

born in ?:
  5.  (Child) LOW; died young
  6.  (Child) LOW; died young
  7.  (Twin) LOW, b. ca. 1874-1880; d. by 1800
  8.  (Twin) LOW, b. ca. 1874-1880; d. by 1800
  9.  (Infant) LOW, b. ca. 1874-1880; d. by 1800

born in KS:
10.  Elizabeth "Lizzie" LOW, b. 1877/8, KS was she the sixth survivor?
11.  Alfred LOW, b. 1880, KS; died young

born in ID:
12.  Lowell Tellison / Tiltson LOW, b. 26 Nov 1882, Star, Ada Co., ID; murdered 1 Dec 1940, El Centro, Imperial Co., CA; m. ca. 1900, Nora E. OTT (1891/2)
13.  Lovejoy Inez "Lovey / Lovie" LOW, b. 20 Jul 1885, Powder Valley, OR; d. 16 Apr 1970; m. Winfred CARPENTER 

In the 1920 census (of Gooding Twp., Gooding Co., ID), Lovie gives her birthplace as Oregon.  Is there any indication that William & Elizabeth ever moved to Oregon, then back to Idaho?  In the same census, Lovie gives the birthplaces of her parents as Illinois, which, of course, is incorrect.  Aren't all three birthplaces incorrect?  (Idaho Territory was formed from Oregon Territory long before Lovie was born, so that is not the reason she would give her birthplace as Oregon.)

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Sources (n.b., Canyon Co. was formed in 1891 from Ada Co., but Star is still in Ada Co.; Gem Co. was formed in 1915 from Canyon and Boise Cos.; Payette Co. was formed from Canyon Co. in 1917; Gooding Co. was formed from Lincoln Co. in 1913) :

1.  Jordan R. Dodd, ed.  n.d.  Iowa Marriages, 1851-1900.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (online at Ancestry.com):
Lunn, Willim G. Corbin, Elizabeth 11 Oct 1861 Webster Co.

2.  1870 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #277 of 281):  Hesperian P.O., Yell Twp., Webster Co., IA, p. 541A, PN 5, 33/33, enumerated 19 Jul 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Lowe Wm 36 M W Farmer 1200 400 Ohio
____ Elizabeth 26 F W       "
____ Benj  8 M W       Iowa
____ Wm  3 M W       "
____ Serbrinia 72 F W       Virginia
Sabrina is William's mother.  Listed next to Emanuel LOWE (æ 30, b. IL), who may be William's brother.

3.  1880 United States Census and National Index (LDS Family History Resource File: CD-ROM Library):
Census Place: White Rock, Republic, Kansas
Source: FHL Film 1254394; NARA Film T9-0394; Pg 6C
  Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace Occupation Fa Mo
G. W. LOW Self M M W 45 OH Cabinet Maker VA VA
Elizabeth LOW Wife F M W 36 OH Keeping House PA PA
Ben A. LOW Son M S W 17 IA Farmhand OH OH
William M. LOW Son M S W 13 IA Help At Home OH OH
Mary M. LOW Dau F S W  6 IA   OH OH
Lizzie LOW Dau F S W  2 KS   OH OH
Elizabeth's mother was born in NJ, not PA.

4.  1890 Census:  the 1890 census population schedules were destroyed.

5.  1900 Census Index/Microfilm (online at Genealogy.com):  Emmett Pct., Canyon [now Gem] Co., ID, p. 243B, SN 8, SD 43, ED 133, enumerated 23-25 Jun 1900, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1900 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1900:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 19 22 23 24 25 26 27
162 163 Lowe William Head W M May 1840 60 M 30     IL NE IA Day Laborer Y Y Y O F H
    ____ Lizzie Wife W F Dec 1848 51 M 30 3 3 IA IL IA   Y Y Y      
    ____ Lowell Son W M Mar 1881 19 S       ID IL IA   Y Y Y      
    ____ Ben Son W M Oct 1874 25 S       IL IL IA   Y Y Y      
    ____ Lovejoy Daughter W F Nov 1885 14 S       ID IL IA   Y Y Y      
At first glance, it appears this record could not possibly be our subjects because so many data are wrong.  Then you realize the coincidence of names is such that it could be no one else but our subjects.  It also seems odd that a man skilled at cabinet making would revert to being a day laborer.  I have no answer for the discrepancies, but this is the only William LOW/LOWE in Canyon Co., ID, except for our subjects' son, William M. LOW, in Payette Pct.

6.  1910 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #31 of 35):  Emmett, North Emmett Pct., Canyon [now Gem] Co., ID, p. 178A, SN 16A, SD 46, ED 97, enumerated 11 May 1910; official enumeration date 15 Apr 1910 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1910:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 17 18 20 21 22 23 24 26 27 28 29 30 31 32
Lowe Wm G Head M W 75 M1 59     OH VA VA Eng Farming oa N 0 Y Y O F F 0 0 0 0
____ Elizabeth Wife F W 66 M1 59 13 6 OH MO MO Eng none       Y Y              
____ Lowel T Son M W 27 M1  0     ID OH OH Eng Farming oa N 0 Y Y       0 0 0 0
____ Nora E daughter F W 18 M1  0     OR TN IN Eng none       Y Y              
Elizabeth's parents were not born in MO.  Nora E. (OTT) LOWE/LOW is our subjects' daughter-in-law, not their daughter.

7.  1920 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #21 of 26):  Township 6N-R1W, West Emmett Pct., Gem Co., ID, p. 66A, SN 11/13, SD 1, ED 84, enumerated 20-23 Feb 1920, official enumeration date 1 Jan 1920 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1920:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 17 18 19 21 23 25 26 27 28 29
Fm 232 237 Chapman Jesse W Head O M M W 62 M Y Y UT NY PA Y worker General farm Em 133
      _______ Mary M Wife     F W 45 M Y Y IA IL OH Y None      
      Boyles, Delsal? E Step-daughter     F W 26 S Y Y OH MO IA Y None      
      Low, Elizabeth Mother-in-law     F W 76 W Y Y OH US US Y None      
The BOYLES girl is Mary's daughter from a prior marriage.  Also in Gem County:  Elizabeth's brother, Kinsey Allen CORBIN

8.  CADI:  California Death Index, 1940-1997 (online at RootsWeb.com and Ancestry.com; missing columns contained no data):
Middle Sex Birth
Death Place
Low Lowell Tiltson M Unknown Imperial 12/01/1940 518-14-0889 57 yrs
If Lowell really was born 26 Nov 1882, he should be 58 years old, not 57.

9.  Emails from Quirt Lowe of Idaho, grandson of Lowell LOW, including this comment:
William Milton Low... when he was 95 he could light a wooden match with a B.B. gun at 10 yards.

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