Lowrey, Deward Archie

Birth Name Lowrey, Deward Archie
Gender male
Age at Death 75 years, 2 months, 22 days


Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth 1913-01-22 Amarillo, Potter, Texas, USA Birth of Lowrey, Dewie
Death 1988-04-13 Fresno, Fresno, California, USA Death of Lowrey, Dewie


Relation to main person Name Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Lowrey, John Turner
Mother Vance, Augusta Amanda
         Lowrey, Deward Archie
    Brother     Lowrey, John Merle
    Sister     Lowrey, Rebecca Benicia


    Family of Lowrey, Deward Archie and Horton, Verna Jewell
Married Wife Horton, Verna Jewell
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage 1931   Marriage of Lowrey, Deward and Verna
  1. Lowrey, Leta Mae
  2. Lowrey, Norman Earl
  3. Lowrey, Joyce Louise
    Family of Lowrey, Deward Archie and Cantrill, Elsa I.
Married Wife Cantrill, Elsa I.
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage 1983-02-12 Fresno, Fresno, California, USA Marriage of Lowrey, Deward and Elsa



Arlene Duncan says he was a minister.


After the divorce between Grandma Vance Lowrey & John Turner Lowrey, Deward and Merle lived with their father in Riverside while Rebecca lived with her mother, “Gussie” in Escondido.  The reason for the divorce according to Rebecca’s mother was, “he was lazy”.  Her mother was working in the fields in Benicia, California when Rebecca was born, returning back to the field shortly after and later she worked in the ship yards during World War II.  She was a riveter during the war.  Rebecca said her father was not abusive; her mother just became tried of working all the time.

John’s 2nd marriage was to Aries Bessinger.  They lived in Mentone out of Redlands.  They had 4 children.  Rebecca doesn’t remember much about John & Aries children, but they were nice kids.  She remembers that George was the oldest and Margaret was the first to die. The other two were Bill & Dorothy.  Dorothy married a man by the name of

After John & Grandma Vance divorced, Aunt Lucy, Aunt Morgan, Aunt Elizabeth and Grandma Vance, along with Uncle Buster all worked in the packing house in Escondido packing oranges.  Rebecca said she also worked in the packing house in her early 20’s. - From the memories of Rebecca Lowrey Wooliscroft from Arlene Teller Duncan

Family Map

Family Map


  1. Lowrey, John Turner
    1. Vance, Augusta Amanda
      1. Lowrey, Deward Archie
        1. Horton, Verna Jewell
          1. Lowrey, Norman Earl
          2. Lowrey, Leta Mae
          3. Lowrey, Joyce Louise
        2. Cantrill, Elsa I.
      2. Lowrey, John Merle
      3. Lowrey, Rebecca Benicia