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Agricultural interests of Washington County find a prominent representative in Mrs. Addie Wagon Lowen, whose farm is situated near Bartlesville and constitutes one of the best improved and most desirable properties in this part of the state. She was born in Indiana, her parents being Richard and Victoria Evans (Pitman) McDaniel, the former a native of North Carolina, while the latter was born in eastern Tennessee. On coming to Indian Territory they settled near Bartlesville, where the father engaged in general farming and stock raising until his demise, which occurred in 1907. The mother is now living on a homestead in southern Oregon.
On the 22d of November, 1893, Addie McDaniel was united in marriage to Joseph Wagon, a member of the Delaware tribe, while she is of Cherokee, Scotch and Irish descent. They became the parents of two children: Edgar Joseph, who is deceased ; and Katie, who is a graduate of the local high school and also of the Bartlesville Business College. She has been in the employ of the Chamber of Commerce here, but is now with the Young Women’s Christian Association in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Mr. Wagon passed away on the 25th of April, 1899, and in 1901 his widow wedded N. L. Lowen, by whom she has two daughters, Sarah Viola and Mary Leathe, both graduates of the Bartlesville high school, and the latter will attend the University of Kansas in order to prepare herself for the career of a journalist.
Mrs. Lowen’s farm comprises one hundred and seventy acres and is situated about four miles south of Bartlesville, in the beautifully wooded foothills of the Osage mountains. There is a fine orchard on the place and a large meadow devoted to the growing of millet, while they also raise large crops of corn, wheat and oats. They likewise devote considerable attention to dairying, keeping for this purpose forty head of cattle, consisting of Durhams and Jerseys, and owing to its excellent quality the output of their dairy always finds a ready market. The barns and other outbuildings are substantial and commodious and everything about the place gives evidence of the progressive spirit and practical methods of the owner.
Mrs. Lowen has witnessed much of the growth and development of this section of the state, in which she has taken an active part, and she is deeply interested in all that pertains to the welfare and progress of her community, while her admirable traits of character have won for her the esteem and friendship of many.