TEN MEN WHO ATTENDED
COLLEGE IN THE 1920’S AND
(Information came from “THE
ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS”, June 6, 1984)
College’s Lumbee Indians
attended college for varying periods, ranging from a single semester to an
entire career, including graduation.
Those who were ultimately graduated are listed with year of
graduation; others are listed with year of their entrance to McKendree.
Oxendine Graduated 1928
Earl C. Lowry Matriculated Sept., 1924
Delton Lowry Matriculated Sept. 1927
Frank Epps Graduated 1931
Elmer T. Lowry Graduated 1933
John Paul Sampson Graduated 1937
James T. Sampson Matriculated 1933
Herbert Oxendine Matriculated Sept., 1934
Carlee S. Lowry Graduated 1936
All of the men listed contributed greatly
to the Lumbees.
One of them, Earl C. Lowry, was cited by McKendree College
February 21, 1979,
“for professional achievement in medicine and science.”
After attending McKendree
College, Dr. Lowry received his medical
degree from Vanderbilt
University in 1933.
During his career as an army doctor, he attended
Presidents Hoover, Roosevelt, Truman and Eisenhower, as well as France’s
leader General DeGaulle and British prime minister Winston Churchill.
Dr. Lowry was with General Patton the last nine days of Patton’s
life, and also was close to 6-star General Pershing.”
The information was copied from THE LABANON ADVERTISER
as listed above.