W.J. Lowery, City Marshall
W. J. Lowery, was the present polite popular and efficient marshal
of the City Of Dayton, he was born in Bledsoe County, six miles north
of Pikeville, in the year 1864. He was educated in the schools of his
native county finishing the course in Sequatchie College.
He came to Dayton in 1889.He served on the police force of Dayton
for two years, during the wild period of the young citys growth. By
his vigilance in detecting evildoers and bringing them to speedy
punishment, he soon became a terror to the law-breakers.
He served as city marshal for five years, and has done more to
suppress crime, and convert the turbulent element into quiet,
law-abiding citizens than all other factors combined.
He was described as being of a quiet, fearless and determined
disposition the law-breakers soon learned that he would allow no
violator of the law to escape through fear or favor.
While he enforced the law vigorously and fearlessly, as an
officer he has always conducted himself, in a quiet, courteous,
gentlemanly manner. The city of Dayton appreciates all that he
done for our city in its early growing period.