Percivall Lowell (1855 - 1916)
Percival Lowell was born in Boston on March 13, 1855, the eldest son of Augustus and Katharine Bigelow Lowell (fig. 12). There was blue blood on both sides of the family. An ancestor, Percival Lowle, had come to what later became known as Newbury, Massachusetts, in 1639. A Bristol merchant, Lowle had followed John Winthrop, the ``Lodestone of America'', to the Massachusetts Bay Colony at the advanced age of sixty-seven---an undertaking that attests to the almost manic energy that characterized many of his descendants as well.