Eugene S. Low, a citizen of Maysville and cashier of the De Kalb County Bank, was born in Guilford, Me., in 1845. He is the second of six children born to F. P. and Mary J. (Robinson) Low. The father was born in Gilford, Me., in 1812, and was the son of Robert Low, also a native of Maine, being the first settler of Piscataquis County of that State. F. P., the father, was a farmer, and immigrated to Boone County, Ill., in 1846, being one of the pioneers of that county. During his residence in Boone County he held various official positions, among which were those of collector, treasurer, member of board of supervisors and justice of the peace, holding the last two for a period of about twenty years. He removed to Hamilton, Caldwell Co., Mo., in 1867, where he now resides, living a retired life. The mother was born in Maine in 1818, and is the daughter of James Robinson, a sea captain, who was a descendant of the first family and original owners of Cape Elizabeth. Eugene S. was born in Guilford, Me., and received a liberal education in the public schools. In the fall of 1861 he enlisted in Company I, Ninth Regiment of Illinois Cavalry, but was rejected on account of youth. In the spring of 1862 he enlisted in Company B, Sixty-ninth Illinois Infantry, from which he was discharged the ensuing fall. During the winter, spring and summer of 1863 he served in the quartermaster's department, and in the following December again enlisted in Company I, Ninth Regiment of Cavalry, and served until the close of the war. He was mustered out at Springfield, Ill., in the fall of 1865, and was not yet twenty years of age. At the close of the war he went to Colorado and the western Territories, where he remained for nine years. He went to Hamilton, Mo., in the fall of 1875, and taught school during the winter of 1875-76 in Jefferson County, Kas. In the following spring, however, he returned to Hamilton, and for the next two years published the Hamilton News. He next engaged in the grain business at Hamilton, and in the fall of 1880 connected himself with the commission house of Slaybank & Co., of St. Louis, and for which he traveled two years as buyer. In March, 1882, he engaged in the mercantile business in Hamilton, but closed out in 1883, and spent one summer in traveling for his health. In the fall of 1883 he organized the Breckenridge (Mo.) Savings Bank, of which he was cashier for more than two years. In the spring of 1885 he came to Maysville, reorganized the De Kalb County Bank, and increased its capital. In March, 1877, he was united in marriage with Florence M. Moore, who was born in Willington, Conn., in 1853. She is the daughter of C. B. and Ethalina Moore. They have one daughter, Sarah, born in February, 1878. He is a member of the I. O. O. F. and the A. O. V.W.

Source: History of Andrew and DeKalb Counties, Missouri (Chicago: Goodspeed Publishing Company, 1888), pp. 570-571.