Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",  published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.

     GEORGE N. LOWE is a production of the state of Washington, having been born in Walla Walla, on May 29, 1866.  The father, E. T. Lowe, was born in Illinois and crossed the plains to Walla Walla with ox teams in the early 'sixties.  He followed building and contracting for years in Walla Walla and there died in 1874.  The mother, Martha C. Lowe, was born in Virginia and accompanied her husband across the plains.  She died at Walla Walla in 1879.  Our subject being thus early left an orphan, was associated with William Bigham, a large stockman of Oregon and Washington.  His early education was obtained in Walla Walla and later he attended school in Spokane and an academy at Cheney.  In October, 1879, he made his first trip from Walla Walla to the Big Bend country in company with Mr. Bigham, who had here a large band of horses brought from Oregon.  Mr. Bigham was well known in early days throughout the country as one of the largest and most successful horse raisers in the west.  George N. continued in his labors, riding the range throughout the entire Big Bend country, until he was twenty-two years of age.  Owing to the fact that the horses were brought from Oregon, much extra riding was needed to keep them from returning to those places.  During those years, the few scattering settlers had to go to Walla Walla for mail until other postoffices were established nearer.  When twenty-two, Mr. Lowe entered the stock business for himself and gave his entire attention to raising horses.  He had good success and soon had a good sized herd of his own.  His headquarters were on Crab creek, near where Irby station is now located.  In 1891, horses so decreased in value that there was no profit in the enterprise still he continued until 1900, when he sold his remaining herd of five hundred for seven dollars per held.  Then Mr. Lowe purchased railroad land where Lamona is now.  He secured eight hundred acres, one section of which is first class wheat land.  He first built a good residence, then commodious barns and made other improvements needed and is now one of the substantial agriculturists of the section.  Although Mr. Lowe commenced life as a very poor boy, he has now gained property until he is considered one of the well-to-do men of Lincoln county.
     In 1889, Mr. Lowe married Miss Lue Parker.  Her parents, Horace and Louisa (Johnson) Parker, were born in Pennsylvania and New York, respectively.  The father walked across the plains in company with an ox train in the early 'fifties settling at The Dalles, Oregon.  In 1879, he settled where Lamona now stands.  The mother came via the Isthmus to Oregon and her marriage occurred at The Dalles.  Mrs. Lowe was born in Wasco county, Oregon, and is one of a family of four girls.  She came to what is now Lincoln county with her parents when twelve years of age and her education was received in the public schools of Spokane.  Mr. Lowe stands well in this community and is a man of integrity and real worth.