Sheriff G. F. Lowry
G. F. Lowry
YOUR SUPPORT IS EARNESTLY SOLICITED
AND WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED
====== My Service is Yours ======
HONESTLY AND EFFICIENCY IN OFFICE
Because of the last term of court; the unusual amount of petty and criminal work; and the regular duties of the sheriff's office I have not had an opportunity to make a thorough canvass of the county. I appreciate the loyal support of my friends in the past and wish to announce that I am a candidate for the re-election and ask for a continuance of your support.
In the management of the affairs of the office, I have treated everyone alike; have been fair with all who came in touch with the office; have taken the job seriously; and have given my entire time to the duties of the office, in fact the office has given twenty-hour service to the work. I point with considerable pride to my record in office, which has been during a period of years when there has been more criminal and civil work than has ever before been done in the sheriff's office.
Since my tenure in office I have had 475 prisoners in the county jail; and fines have amounted to more than the entire expense of the office. If I am re-elected I promise to give the people of Osceola County the best service of which I am capable.
John S. D. Pell
November 2, 1920, G. F. Lowry was elected Sheriff of Osceola County, receiving 1,804 votes over his running mate John S. D. Pell which received 1,605 votes.
In the late 1920's, sugar beets were raised in Fairview and Allison Townships. The crops were planted and tended by migrant workers. Mules were used for planting and cultivating because their small hooves caused less damage to the crop. Beets were weeded and thinned by laborers crawling on their hands and knees, using a specially made hoe and a short handle. This laborers paid 10 cents and hour. The production of sugar beets was discontinued in the early 1930's because the soil and conditions were not conductive to growing beets, and the sugar content was low.
November 6, 1922, G. F. Lowry was re-elected Sheriff of Osceola County, receiving 1,389 votes over his running mate J. Clark Weatherwax which received 1,282 votes.
J. Clark Weatherwax
L. J. Hagerty
November 4, 1924, G. F. Lowry was re-elected Sheriff of Osceola County, receiving 2,094 votes over his running mate L. J. Hagerty which received 1,477 votes.
November 2, 1926, G. F. Lowry was re-elected Sheriff of Osceola County, receiving 1,877 votes over his running mate Herman B. Smith which received 763 votes.
November 6, 1928, G. F. Lowry was re-elected Sheriff of Osceola County, receiving 2,251 votes.
Central Park, Sibley, Iowa - Summer of 1929
G. F. Lowry served five (5), two (2) year terms as Sheriff of Osceola County, Iowa.