Lyman Stowe
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Lyman Beecher Stowe (1880 - 1963)

Lyman Beecher Stowe
Born in Saco, York, Mainemap
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Died at age 82 in New Canaan, Fairfield, Connecticutmap
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Obituary, quoted verbatim from The Daily Advocate, 26 September 1963:[1]

Lyman B. Stowe Dies; Famed Author's Grandson
Lyman Beecher Stowe, grandson of the author, Harriet Beecher Stowe, died Wednesday in a Fairfield Nursing home. Mr. Stowe, 82, was himself an author and editor of note.
A son, David Beecher Stowe of Lambert Rd., New Canaan, is among Mr. Stowe's survivors.
Funeral service will be in New Canaan at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Congregational Church. The Rev. Loring D. Chase, minister, will officiate. Interment will be in Stockbridge Cemetery, Stockbridge, Mass.
A resident of Stockbridge, and in Manhattan at 1 Beekman Place, Mr. Stowe had written the story of the Beecher family, "Sinners and Beechers," published in 1934.
A graduate of Harvard University, Mr. Stowe worked in his early years with the New York Public Service Commission, the National Association of Junior Republicans, and with the New York Public Charities Commission (forerunner of the New York Welfare Department.)
As an editor, Mr. Stowe became book editor of Doubleday, Page & Co., in 1918. He lectured frequently at churches.
Mr. Stowe advocated a world federation and a United Nations police force.
In association with his father, in 1912, Mr. Stowe had written "Harriet Beecher Stowe, the Story of Her Life." In addition to this book, on the life of the author of "Uncle Tom's Cabin," Mr. Stowe had written "Booker T. Washington, Builder of a Civilization." and, with Dr. Joseph Goricar, in 1934, "The Story of Austro-German Intrigue."
He was a chairman of a youth training group, the National Self-Government Committee. He was a member of the Century, Harvard and Dutch Treat clubs in New York.
Surviving, in addition to his son in New Canaan, is his widow, Mrs. Hilda Robinson Smith Stowe of New York; another son, Robinson Beecher Stowe of Scarsdale, N.Y.; a sister, Mrs. Hilda Donnelly of Santa Barbara, Calif.; and three grandchildren.


Lyman Beecher Stowe was born 22 December 1880 at Saco, York, Maine, where his father was minister of Second Congregational Church.[2]

World War I Draft Registration

Lyman Beecher Stowe, white, born 22 December 1880; street address: Union Tempike Greenway South Hone St.; residence place: North Adams, Berkshire, MA; slender, medium height, brown hair, blue eyes. [3]

U.S. Passport Application

On 3 July 1922, Lyman Beecher Stowe was issued a United States Passport. In his application, he indicated that his full name was Lyman Beecher Stowe and that he was 41 years old, born in Saco, Maine. Residence place was Forest Hills, New York; father: Charles Edward Stowe. The application included a photo.[4]


  1. Obituary: Daily Advocate, Thursday, September 26, 1963, Stamford, Connecticut, page 15.
  2. Maine, Birth Records, 1715-1922; Lyman Beecher Stowe, male, born 22 December 1880 at Saco, York, Maine; father Charles Edward Stowe and mother Susan Stowe.
  3. U.S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
  4. U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925..

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