C. Lowe Obituary, The Indiana Progress, Thu. July 29, 1880, p. 4
BEATJffS. ' LOWE—On July 15, 1SSO, Cornelius. 1,0wo, Esq., in Smickshurg, :tged — years. ' The deceased was long and honorably known not only in the village of Smicksburg, where he resided, resided, but throughout the county. In him were combined more of the qualities that constitutes a useful citizen and a good man, than are usually found in one person. Ulfted by nature with a clear and penetrating intellect of such power as by its own efforts, in a good measure, to overcome the disadvantages of only a partial education, he succeeded succeeded in raising himself into prominence that commanded the attention of theentire county of Indiana, and was qualified to fill stations even higher than those in which he acted in the later years of his life. His cool and accurate judgment made him a safe counsellor, either in business, or litigation, or conduct. The judicial cast of his mind, coupled with high conscientiousness, enabled] enabled] him to decide with legal precision the cases that came before him as Justice of the Peace, that it is said of him, that none of his decisions were ever reversed in u superior court. But the crowning excellence of the man was his noble character. As a husband and father he was both affectionate and judicious; as iv citizen, patriotic, patriotic, public,spirited and upright; as a neighbor, peaceable, considerate and kind, as a man of business, business, diligent and reliable. Above all, 'Squire Lowe was a Christian, and u Christian of no ordinary ordinary type. He was one in whom daljy life could at all times be seen the meekness and gentleness of the Divine Master, whoso name he professed. In the church of which he was a member, (the Lutheran) Lutheran) he rendered the most important service, always always with cheerfulness, and mostly from the spontaneous spontaneous promptings of his own heart. He held himself ready at all times with his means and his labor to advance every good cause. He was one of the originators of the temperance and Sunday school work of Smicksburg, and labored in both till the last. „ . His death was caused by paralysis. During the last wlnier he was confined to his home, and part of the time to his bed, bv a paralytic affliction that came upon him gradually. But from this he re- covei ed in a great measure in about six weeks, so as to be able to go about the streets, and even do a little work. He resumed his place in the church and Sunday School and labored to the last. His last appearance in public life was at the monthly concert of the Sunday School of his church ; and the last words that fell from his lips then were, '.'Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labor is not in vain." Fitting close of^ucha work and so much of it. Early the next morning hewas taken with a second stroke of paralysis; and this time suddenly and more severely. At first speechless speechless ; in a few hours he rallied and partly recovered his speech. We began to kope for his recovery once more; but from night he continued to decline until Thursday evening about 5 o'clock, when he peacefully breathed his hist. He had lived as a Christian, and he passed away from earth as a Christian. E. M.