D2b: Trädgårdsmästarna i Texas / In English

Young bride moving to Texas

Josephine Alford & John Lowther


  Christina/Christine Josephina/JosephineJossieAlford (20/10 1860 – 29/8 1930)
  D2 branch [1.2.11.8.1.7]
  Daughter of Frans Ahlfort & Johanna Johansdotter
  Älgaberget, Lyckö, Malexander, Östergötland, Sweden


  Jonathan John Lowther (1845 – before 1930) (m. ca. 1875)
  Missouri
  At least 4 children – Founders of the D2b branch


  Primary sources
  27-10-2020


Älgaberget, Josephine’s childhood home. Photo: Esben Alfort 2019.

Josephine marries very young, probably 16 years old. Her chosen husband is Jonathan John Lowther who is 15 years her senior. They seem initially to have settled with her mother, but sometime after 1880 they move to Bellaire, Haris Co., Texas, thus founding a new branch of the family in that state.

They have at least 4 children.

  • 1.   AugustaGussie” Josephine Lowther (21/9 1877 – 2/3 1929)
    •  Edward Teas
  • 2.   Walter ”Wills” C. Lowther (3/8 1887 – 25/5 1958)
  • 3.   Alice Lowther
    •  ? Bert
  • 4.   Rowena Lowther

Jossie’s grave at Forest Park Cemetery in Bellaire. Source: Findagrave.com.


Research data

  •  name (others’ spellings): Christina Josephina (1860); Mrs. Christina Josephine Lowther (1930); Christine Josephine Alford (1929); Christine J. Lowther (1930); Josephine Alford (1958)
  •  name (others’ spellings): Jonathan Lowther (1929); John Lowther (1958)
  •  f. Malexander 1860: v39088.b95.s185
  •  d. Houston 1930 (natural causes)

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