The Hamptons Union, April 4, 1918

Hampton News

Sheldon L. Marston has been quite ill with the grip.

Mr. and Mrs. Rex C. Perkins have moved from Portsmouth to North Hampton.

Mrs. Fred S. Marston went to Portsmouth on Saturday to attend the funeral of her brother, Fred E. Lowd.

After three weeks losing fight with a hard lung cough, Pastor Thompson has taken to his bed and is under the doctor's orders. He is much disappointed not to attend the Methodist Annual Conference at Tilton.

Everett and Dorothy Thompson spent the Easter vacation at home. Everett returned Tuesday. Dorothy has another week.

Obituary of Frederick Ettleston Lowd

This community was shocked on Thursday to learn of the sudden death of Frederick E. Lowd, who committed suicide some time during Wednesday night at the home of his sister, Mrs. Fred S. Marston on the Exeter road.

Mr. Lowd had been suffering for several weeks from nervous prostration. He lived in a little annex connected with the house occupied by the Marston family, and after supper Wednesday night told the family he was going to retire early, leaving the house about six o'clock.

When his aged mother went to call him for breakfast early Thursday morning, she discovered his lifeless body lying on the floor. He had placed the muzzle of a .44 caliber rifle in his mouth and fired, the bullet passing completely through his head.

Mr. Lowd was for a number of years employed by the Portland Cooperage Co., but at the solicitation of his sister came to Hampton a few years ago, accompanied by his aged mother. He was 53 years of age.

Chief of Police Tolman was notified of the suicide and took charge, notifying Medical Referee George E. Pender of Portsmouth, who made an inspection of the body and the premises.

Prayer was held at the parlor of the undertaker in charge Saturday morning by Roger E. Thompson, pastor of the Hampton Methodist church and the body was then accompanied to the station and shipped to his former home in Portland, Me., where funeral services were held, and interment in Forest City cemetery.

Besides his mother Mr. Lowd leaves a daughter, Mrs. Cora Maloney of New Haven, Conn., a sister, Mrs. Fred S. Marston of Hampton, a sister, Mrs. Frank H. Joseph of Portland, Me., and a brother, Edgar E. Lowd also of Portland.

Following is a list of floral tributes: Spray of pinks and jonquils, F. Cary, Portland; spray of roses, daughter Mrs. Cora Maloney; pillow, family; spray of pinks, Mr. and Mrs. David J. Dolley, Portland; spray of gladioli, Mrs. Edward O'Brien, Portland; beautiful spray from Mrs. Edward McFarland, Hampton; spray of pinks, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Joseph, Portland; Joseph Moore, Portland; spray of pinks, Frank Woodsum, Portland, and many others whose names were not known.