The following Biographical sketch was copied from the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers. 1883. page 715, Indian Creek Township, Pulaski County, Indiana.
"R. A. LOWRY was born in Wyandot County, Ohio, March 1, 1841, and is the eighth of the thirteen children of JOHN D. and MARGARET A. (STOTTS) LOWRY, natives of Virginia and Ohio, and of scotch and Irish descent. At the age of twenty-one, JOHN D. LOWRY accompanied his parents to Circleville, Ohio, and was there married, in 1827, at the age of twenty-seven. In 1835, he moved to Wyandot County, and in 1853 came with his family to Monroe Township, this county, bought 360 acres of land, built a cabin improved his land, and died in May, 1879. ROBERT A. LOWRY remained with his father until he was twenty-eight. He then moved to this township, on a farm of 250 acres, which he bought from his father-in-law. MR. LOWRY was married October 28, 1868, to PAULINE BOWERS, a native of Seneca County, Ohio. The children born to this union are MARGARET E., JACOB, PHEBE A., and HARRIET M. MR. LOWRY is a Democrat, and in 1880 was elected one of the County Commissioners, and re-elected in 1882."