Thank you to Trina Bouvet, Grenoble, France
"Philip Ernest Low was my
my grandfather. Here is a photo that
PE Low took of his wife, my grandmother (Margaret Chisholm). I don't know in which
year he took the photo."
"You mention that Philip Ernest Low had a
studio in Bath Street, Portobello, until 1911. The family emigrated to New
Zealand after that, originally to Dunedin, where my mother, Iris Margaret
Low, was born in 1914.
Two children were born in Scotland before the
departure - Evelyn, who we called Aunty Eva, and 'Sonny', a nickname but I
don't know the real name.
Another son, Reginald, was born in New
Zealand. As a widower, my grandfather remarried and had another son, Ken.
Philip Ernest Low owned hotels in New Zealand,
in different cities. He went bankrupt in the Great Depression and everyone
fled to Australia, with the exception of Eva who was married. He
died in Sydney in 1936."
Tina Bouvet, Grenoble, France: January 19, 2010