Lowrey, John Turner

Birth Name Lowrey, John Turner
Gender male
Age at Death 79 years, 1 month, 11 days


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1889-12-11 Graysville, Catoosa, Georgia, USA Birth of Lowrey, John Turner  
Death 1969-01-22 Riverside, Riverside, California, USA Death of Lowrey, John Turner  
Burial 1969-01-27 Riverside, Riverside, California, USA Burial of Lowrey, John Turner  
Event Note

At Olivewood Cemetery


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Lowrey, George Wesley1868-11-001941
Mother Watts, Celia Bethena1869-12-141942-04-08
         Lowrey, John Turner 1889-12-11 1969-01-22
    Sister     Lowrey, Ella 1892-09-00
    Brother     Lowrey, Monte David 1900-04-23 1980-08-15
    Sister     Lowrey, Goldia Inez 1907-01-19 1982-03-14
    Brother     Lowrey, Howard


Family of Lowrey, John Turner and Vance, Augusta Amanda

Married Wife Vance, Augusta Amanda ( * 1894-07-29 + 1955-11-17 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 1911-08-08 Martha, Jackson, Oklahoma, USA Marriage of Lowrey, John and Augusta  
Name Birth Date Death Date
Lowrey, Deward Archie1913-01-221988-04-13
Lowrey, John Merle1916-10-161943-08-08
Lowrey, Rebecca Benicia1918-08-092011-05-08

Family of Lowrey, John Turner and Bessinger, Aeris Elizabeth

Married Wife Bessinger, Aeris Elizabeth ( * 1905-02-07 + 2003-08-30 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 1923-10-27   Marriage of Lowrey, John and Arias  
Name Birth Date Death Date
[Living], [Living]
[Living], [Living]
Lowrey, Dorothy
Lowrey, Margaret Aeris1926-11-191978-09-22


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


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