Born: January 1, 1865, Horrabridge, Devonshire, England.
Died: November 10, 1933, Wells, Vermont.
Buried: St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery, Colonie, New York.
Pseudonym: James S. Apple.
James was the son of copper miner John Rowe, and husband of Blanche Clapper.
He worked for the Irish government for four years, then emigrated to America at age 24.
He settled in Albany, New York, and worked in railroads in New York for 10 years. He then became an inspector for the Hudson River Humane Society.
He later worked with music publishers such as Trio Music, Waco, Texas; Anthony J. Showalter, Chattanooga, Tennessee; and James D. Vaughan, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee.
In his final years, Rowe moved to Vermont and worked with his daughter, an artist, writing greeting card verses.