MacDouggall-Lowe Post was named for two young men who had served with Co. C of the 4th Missouri National Guard on the Mexican Border in 1916-1917 and who were called with Company C for service in the World War on August 5, 1917.  The company which became Company C, 139th Infantry, 35th Division, was trained at Camp Doniphan, Oklahoma.  It went to France in April 1918; served in the British Researves in the Somme sector, May 4 to 14, 1918; engaged in the Wesserling active sector, July 20 to September 1; was held in reserve at St. Mihiel, September 12 to 16; and engaged in the Argonne offensive, September 26 to 27.

Hubert H. MacDougall was born near Montevallo, Vernon County, Missouri, April 15, 1895, the son of Archibald W and Jennie Walker MacDougall.  With his parents he moved to Kirksville in 1911.  He was educated in the rural school near Montevallo, the Nevada High School, the Kirksville High School, and the Kirksville State Normal School.  After Leaving school he was employed in the plant of the International Shoe Company in Kirksville.

MacDougall enlisted in Company C on May 20, 1913.  He reenlisted in June, 1916, for federal service.  He was promoted to corporal and to sergeant while on the Border.  He was killed in action in the Muse-Argonne Offensive, while leading an advance of his platoon, September 27, 1918, aged twenty-three years.  His last resting place is in France.

Mannie Lowe was born in Kirksville April 17, 1895, the son of Bresley and Dora Voss Lowe.  He attended the Kirksville public schools as far as the sophomore year of high school.  He was employed as a printer with the Journal Printing Company, Kirksville, before he enlisted inn Company C for federal service on the Mexican Border.  He was killed in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, September 29, 1918, aged twenty-three.  He is interred in France.

Lowe was born just two days later than MacDougall.  He was killed just two days after MacDougall, making their ages at death exactly the same.1

  1. P. O. Selby, Adair County’s War Record: From Pioneer Days to and Including 1942 (Kirksville, Missouri:MacDougall-Lowe Post No. 20).