and Ada (West) Lowe Golden Wedding
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
Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery in 1921 and is buried
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.
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.
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.
taken by Rodger R. Lowe, 7 June 1955