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Title: Maggie Lowrie, Canfield, Ontario to Andrew Lowry, Co. Donegal.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
Filelowry, maggie/62
SenderLowry, Maggie
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationfarmer
Sender ReligionPresbyterian
OriginCanfield, Ontario, Canada
DestinationCo. Donegal, Ireland
RecipientLowry, Andrew
Recipient Gendermale
SourceT 2018/29: Copied by Permission of Miss K. Lowry, Argrey, Raphoe, Co. Donegal.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.8903061
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by JM 15:11:1993.
Word Count457
TranscriptMr Andrew Lowry
Cy. [County?] Donegal
Apr 19th 1892
Mr Andrew Lowry

Dear Uncle I now take
this opportunity of
answering your kind letter. I
would have written before but we
was waiting to get our photos but
we have never got away to get
them yet. We are sorry to inform
you that Grandfather is gone. He
died on the 1st of April. He had the
Imflamation [Inflammation?] on the Lungs and was
sick two weeks. He was taken
very bad at first. Aunt Ann Walker
has been sick ever since the
Funeral. She is better and able
to sit up a little but keeps very weak
and failing fast. Grandmother is
not very smart. She had the
LaGrippe awful bad and it
left her very weak. She is over
to Aunt Jame Knox's now she
has got a young daughter
Aunt Martha Cranston was
here when Grandfather was
sick. He was sensible all
the time untill [until?] the last day
but was very restless. Paw
had to be with him all the
time as he was quite helpless
and could not talk good. He
was over to Aunt Jane Knox's
and to Aunt Martha Cranston's
and was taken sick four days
after he came home. He died
trusting in God. Everything was
done that could be done but he
had to go.
The weather has been cold
and dry which makes spring
backward. Paw [father?] has commenced
his seeding today. You asked
me to tell you all about myself
and the rest. Well I am a big
Irish girl and 5 ft 6 3/4 in. tall & stout
as well. I have light hair blue
eyes and they say I am good looking.
I joined the Pres. [Presbyterian?]
church when I was 12 years old and have
been organist 2 years this May
My sister is tall but very slim
she has light hair and blue
eyes too. She has had poor
health for 2 years not able to
go to school & she is quite a bit
taller than my mother. My mother
is 5 ft tall with dark hair and
dark eyes has very good health
My father if 6 ft tall dark hair
and blue eyes and he looks like
the Lowries. James McGaveran
was at Grandfather's funeral
and he said he looked like his
uncle Andrew and Paw [father?] said you
must be looking. We received
your Photo and was very glad to see
it and Grandfather was so pleased
to see them. We will send ours
just as soon as we can get away
to get them. We hope this will find
you all well. You must not
wait as long as I did to write.
We all join in sending our love
to all.
Your Niece
Maggie J. Lowrie