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Robert Lowry
Birth: Mar. 12, 1826
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Nov. 25, 1899
Plainfield
Union County
New Jersey, USA

Hymnist. A professor of literature (Un­i­ver­si­ty at Lew­isb­urg, later re­named Buck­nell Un­i­ver­si­ty), Baptist minister, and composer of nearly 500 Gospel hymns. He al­so worked as a mu­sical editor at the Big­low Pub­lish­ing Com­pany. His most memorable works included "Shall We Gather at the River," and the beloved Easter hymn "Low in the Grave He Lay." (bio by: Steve Corley) 
 
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 Spouses:
  Anna Rhees Loxley Lowry (1824 - 1890)*
  Mary Jane Runyon Lowry (1852 - 1941)*
 
 Children:
  Harry Moore Lowry (1857 - 1927)*
  Wheaton Smith Lowry (1859 - 1943)*
  Robert Hanson Lowry (1865 - 1960)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Hillside Cemetery
Scotch Plains
Union County
New Jersey, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Steve Corley
Record added: Mar 26, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10684837
Robert Lowry
Added by: Barbara Tyler
 
Robert Lowry
Added by: Barbara Tyler
 
Robert Lowry
Added by: Barbara Tyler
 
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You wrote some beautiful hymns, sir. May you rest in sweet, eternal peace...
-Anonymous
 Added: Nov. 25, 2016

- Merrileem
 Added: Mar. 12, 2016
Thank you, sir...
-Anonymous
 Added: Mar. 12, 2016
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