Frank and Ada (West) Lowe Golden Wedding

Frank Arthur Lowe married Ada Jeanette West in Salt Lake City on June 7, 1905. The ceremony was performed by John T. Axton, Chaplain of the United States Army. (Col. Axton was the first Chief of Chaplains of the United States Army, appointed in 1902.  He officiated at the interment of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery in 1921 and is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.) Col. Axton was the step-son of Ada's aunt Harriet Leah Bell Axton ("Aunt Hat"), Ada's mother's sister. The marriage was held in the parlor of Aunt Hat's Salt Lake city home.

Ada was a Mormon and Frank was an Episcopalean, so this marriage was frowned upon by the Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day Saints (the Mormons). In fact, Ada was cautioned that she was putting her very soul in jeopardy and that the marriage was doomed to failure.

On June 7, 1955, Frank and Ada Lowe celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniverasary at the home of their son, Frank A. Lowe, Jr. Their youngest son, Rodger R. Lowe, took this picture.

Lowe Golden Wedding Anniversary

L to R: Frank A. Lowe, Barbara (Lowe) Steele, Winifred Shupe, Jerry Lowe II, Marjorie (Shupe) Lowe, Jane Alice Lowe, Jerry Lowe, Ada (West) Lowe, Donald E. Steele, Edward E. (Ted) Steele, Curtis E. Steele, Mimi Botsford, Frank A. Lowe III, Frank A. Lowe, Jr., Marie (Deneweth) Lowe, Jane (Botsford) Lowe.

Photo taken by Rodger R. Lowe, 7 June 1955