Mexborough and Swinton Times, October 15
A Conisborough Loss.
Sudden Death of Mr John Lowe.
Mr John Lowe, of High Street, Conisborough, died with dramatic suddenness last night. He was going upstairs to bed, about 9:30, when he collapsed and expired immediately.
Dr Foster was one summons, and expressed the opinion that death was due to heart disease.
This alone would have been 82 years of age next week, and for about half a century has been a leading citizen of Conisborough. He was a very considerable owner of house properties in Conisborough, Mexborough, and the neighbourhood.
He had been for many years licensee of the Station Hotel, Conisborough, which was managed by his son, Mr Alfred below, and his son-in-law, Mr Frank Allison.
Earlier he was in the service of the Holywell Brewery as a commercial representative.
He was a typical Yorkshire businessman, plain dealing, shrewd, generous, and sociable, and was greatly esteem in Conisborough. He was conservative inhabits, nature and politics, a steady, reliable man, a good friend and a good citizen.