was the first DeMolayhis patent, issued by Mother Chapter
of Kansas City, Missouri is dated October 5, 1919 and bears the
signature of Frank S. Land himself. Louis was also the first member
of the Legion of Honor.
1943, Louis, a well regarded city official, was the Director of
the Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Missouri. On July 18, 1943,
Louis Lower was murdered outside Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri.
He had stopped to question a drunken security guard who was directing
traffic at a crowded intersection in the city street. When Lower
reached out to inspect the guard's badge, he was deliberately shot
in the chest. He was forty-one years of age. He was survived by
his wife Mrs. Dazie B. Lower, his sisters Fredonia Lower and Mrs.
J.E. Wasson, and his brother Elmer W. Lower.
Lower was a man of ideals. He kept them to himself until the hour
of fulfillment arrived. Some were the dreams of boyhood when he
was an active DeMolay, from which he never departed.