J. H. LOWMAN The leading undertaking establishment in Alameda is that owned and conducted by J. H. Lowman, who is recognized as one of the most capable and efficient funeral directors in this part of the state, having been in business here continuously for twenty years. He was born in Mansfield, Ohio, December 29, 1882, and secured his education in the public schools of that city. At the age of twelve years be started to learn the undertaking business and was one of the first undertakers in the .United States to practice embalming. For five years he had an undertaking busin!ss of his own in Cleveland, Ohio, where he remained until 1907, when he came to Alameda, California, and formed a partnership with James Fowler, under the firm name of Fowler & Lowman. This business proved successful and in 1913 Mr. Lowman bought his partner's interest, though the original firm name has been retained to the present time. This was the second undertaking business to be established in Alameda and Mr. Lowman has always commanded his full share of patronage in his line, owing to his up-to-date methods, the splendid equipment which he has always maintained and his thoughtful and painstaking attention to the needs and comfort of those who have required his services. Mr. Lowman married Miss Helen M. Anderson, who was born and reared in San Francisco, and they are the parents of a daughter, June E., who is now twelve years of age. Mr. Lowman is a member of the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons in all of its branches ; Alameda Lodge No. 1015, B. P. 0. E. ; the Fraternal Order of Eagles ; the Improved Order of Red Men ; the National Union ; Independent Order of Foresters ; and Optimist Club, of which he was the first president. He has shown a deep interest in the advancement and welfare of his community and was a member of the first local service board of the city. His successful business career and excellent personal qualities, as well as his kindly and courteous manner, have gained for him the genuine respect of his fellowmen and he has long been regarded as one of the representative citizens of Alameda.