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John Lowlow was born in Savannah, Georgia, on August 6, 1841. In 1856, he ran away with John Robinson's Circus. For the next half century he would travel with the circus. He be came one of America's most famous clowns during his life time. He died on October 18, 1910, in Cincinnati, Ohio, and is buried in Cleveland, Ohio.
Smith, Horace D. H., "John Lowlow (1841-1910)" (1982). Savannah Biographies. 208.