This Month in Stafford History-August 2016

Peter Lowry (c.1820-1868) was a farmer and fisherman who lived east of Stafford Courthouse.  HIs obituary read:

 

"A case of cholera--Mr. Peter Lowery of Stafford county, died on Monday last, after a few hours illness.  His attending physicians pronounced a case of genuine Asiatic cholera.  Mr. L had been indulging in melons.  The deceased was a most worthy and estimable citizen, whose loss will be very generally deplored.  Warm-hearted and kind in all the relations of life, his memory will be cherished by the recipients of favors during the days of 'the great strife'" (Virginia Herald, Aug. 20, 1868).