Levi Franklin Lowell

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LEVI FRANKLIN LOWELL, general manager for the firm of Fessenden & Lowell, Merrimac, was born January 6, 1839, in Rindge, N.H., son of Nathaniel and Phidelia (Fisher) Lowell, of that town. The father followed the trades of carpenter and wheelwright for many years. He was always kept busy, and was noted for his industry and his willingness to oblige.

Levi F. Lowell grew to manhood in Rindge and in Fitzwilliam, N.H., receiving his education in district schools. When very young he became self-supporting, working at whatever he could find to do. Subsequently he engaged in the milling business at Brookline, N.H., and later on became interested in the manufacture of lumber. In 1864 he associated himself in business with Mr. Fessenden for the manufacture of barrels and lumber. The business was brought in 1873 to Reed’s Ferry, where it has become very prosperous. When first started here it was conducted on a small scale, employing only fifteen men. At the present time about seventy hands are employed, and the annual output of manufactured products amounts to over three million feet. The business stands to-day as a leading industry in the town of Merrimac. The factory is supplied with the most improved machinery. The timber used is taken from large tracts of timber land owned by the firm. Mr. Lowell has the general supervision of the business.

On January 2, 1866, Mr. Lowell married Miss Hannah B. Hutchinson, who is a native of Brookline, N.H. Her children are: Mabel L. and Bertha L. Lowell. In religious belief Mr. Lowell is a Congregationalist and an active worker in the church of which he is a member. In politics he is a believer in the principles of Republicanism and a stanch supporter of the party. His interest in town affairs has been active, and he has appreciated the vital importance of civic responsibility. He was Selectman of the town for three years, and in 1885—86 he represented the community in the State legislature. He is a member of North Star Lodge, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, at Townsend, Mass., and of Thornton Grange, P. of H., at Merrimac.