Christian Baptism: A Tract by Isaac Walton Lowman

Four-page, a single sheet folded once, tract entitled “Christian Baptism” by I. W. Lowman.  Undated.

I see from the Christian Standard index that Isaac Walton Lowman died in about June or July 1924.  One G. Lowman, his child I presume, authored an obituary published in the 19 July 1924 issue of CS at page 1067.  Isaac authored 52 obituaries for the pages of Christian Standard from October 1895 through December 1915.  CS published one notice of his, of some kind, in 1909.  Another about an evangelistic meeting is titled in the index as “Loogootee (Ind.) meeting (from the minister). 1911  1 Ap:542.”  Loogootee, Indiana is a new one to me…with a name like that I would surely remember it.  Perhaps some Hoosier can comment about Loogootee?

Isaac appears, barely, in Christian-Evangelist.  In 1905 he authors “Impression of city campaigns by workers engaged” (page 274) and in 1911 there appears “Our budget” on page 1458.  The latter includes a portrait!

Both Christian Standard and Christian-Evangelist carry obituaries of Ellen Frances (Kutzner) Lowman, deceased 1911.

I’ve scoured neither Google nor other print sources for Isaac.  I welcome information, though.  At present it appears he had an active ministry of some twenty years’ duration, some of it in Loogootee Indiana.  Apparently he died after about a ten-year retirement.  Where, if anywhere, he matriculated for ministerial preparation remains unknown.  What other, if any, publications from his pen saw it through a press remains unknown.  Details of the publishing of this tract remain unknown.  For all I know Isaac had it worked up by a job printer and used it in that 1911 “city campaign.”  How Kromer Columbus Ice got his hands on it, and why he kept it, well…who knows?  But he did, and here it is:

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One thought on “Christian Baptism: A Tract by Isaac Walton Lowman

  1. According to the obituary you cite, written by his daughter, Isaac Walton Lowman (1852-1923) was ordained at 16 in the Church of God and achieved some notice as a “boy preacher.” IWL came to the Church of Christ in 1892 from a career as a minister in the United Brethren Church. In fifty years as an active minister in Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Missouri, and Michigan, IWL is said to have baptized more than 3,000 persons, including Charles Reign Scoville. According to Goldie Lowman, IWL was also a “fearless” advocate of Prohibition and a Mason. IWL was born in Wabash County, Indiana, on 7 April 1852 and died in Indianapolis on 25 November 1923.

    God’s Peace to you.

    d

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