Saturday, January 31, 2009
Mary Josephine Cravey 1889-1969
Mary Josephine Cravey was born in Ogles, Lampasas County, Texas at 11AM on 19Aug1889. Her father, Robert Cravy, was born in Milam County, Texas and listed himself as a 20 year old farmer on Mary’s birth-certificate. Her mother, Margaret Linnett Cravy was born in Galveston County, Texas and listed herself as an 18 year old housewife Mary’s birth-certificate.
The picture above is of John Orville Lowe and his wife Mary Josephine Cravy Lowe. The child is believed to be James Robert Lowe Sr, so that would make the picture ca 1910.
￼ “Mary Josephine Cravy like all women of her time seem to be a good mother and wife. Born Aug 19, 1889 in Ogles, Texas. She signed her name as Mrs. John O. Lowe, May to family members and spelt it without the 'e'. The pastor at their wedding wrote it with the 'e', this is the first time I have seem this spelling on any papers.” - Rosa Faye James Lowe
Per the Goldthwaite Eagle-Mullin Enterprise on Thursday, 31Jul1969:
“Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Josephine Lowe of Lometa, were held Saturday afternoon, July 26, 1969, at 4:00 p.m. in Wilkins Funeral Chapel in Goldthwaite. Services were conducted by Rev. Albert M. peterson of Goldthwaite, and Rev. E. C. Marshall of Lometa. Burial was in Lometa Cemetery with Wilkins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers were Thuman Strunk, Benny Watson, Wm. Morgan Craig, R. C. Tackitt, Tommy Craig, and Jack Cravy.
Mrs Lowe was born August 19, 1889, in Lampasas County, daughter of the late R. C. and Margaret Linnett Cravy. She passed away Thursday, July 24, 1969, in Childress Clinic & Hospital, Goldthwaite.
On October 14, 1907, she was married to John Orval Lowe in Lometa. She was preceded in death by her husband and one son, Orval Wayne Lowe. She was a Methodist.
Survivors are one son, James Robert Lowe, Corpus Christi; two daughters, Mrs Mavis Bessie Walters, Houston, and Mrs Margaret Linnett Gregory, Lometa; one brother, Jack Cravy, Lometa; and four sisters, Mrs. T. L. Thompson and Mrs. John Tibbels, both of Ranger, and Mrs H. A. Goodgion and Mrs. Robert L. Smith, both of Fort Worth.”
Children of John and Mary:
1. James Robert Lowe Sr., 04 Sept 1909 - 28 Nov 1975
2. Mary Lennitt (Lenit) Lowe, ca1918
3. Mavis Bessie Lowe
4. Orval Wayne Lowe
• Birth certificate.
• The Goldwaithe Eable-Mullin Enterprise, 31Jul1969, page 5, obituary notice.
• Rosa Faye James Lowe, family genealogist.