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Dearden A. Jennings is serving an L. D. S. Mission and is really enjoying his work, so his mother, Myrtle Deardon Jennings reports. Myrtle is the daughter of Thomas Davies Deardon and Elizabeth Rowley who was the daughter of James Rowley and Mary Day.


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Mehitabel Sperry died


Absolum Brandenburg, age 33, and Esther Frakes were married


Ruth Sperry was born in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States to Charles Henry Sperry and Caroline Webb, both aged 43. She was the eleventh and last child born to the couple


Grace Della Lamb died


Michael D. Jones completed his initiatory and endowment ordinances for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saint in The Church’s Provo Utah Temple, which is located at 2200 Temple Hill Drive; Provo, Utah, Utah, United States


Lynn S. Rowley was born to Ralph Alcorn Rowley and Aleene Sumsion

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Reported by Lorin P. Rowley:

Ray and Marilyn Rowley Jaeger arrived in Salt Lake City, April 16, 1958 from Oceanside, California on a short leave. They returned to O’side on May 3. Ray is in the Marine Corps at Camp Pendleton, California.

Lorenzo D. (Ren) Rowley, of Fillmore was a visitor at Lucy M. Rowley’s home in Salt Lake City on May 2, 1958. Uncle Ren, as we called him, lived with us in Mt. Home for a short time, leaving there in 1917, after serving time in the Army. This visit is the first we have seen of him since then. He enjoyed visiting with him.

May 2, 1958, Smoot and Blancye Rowley of Bynum, Montana arrived at Mt. Home. They came to Utah to attend the funeral services of a friend, Lee Jesson of Altonah, Utah. May 3, Smoot, Blanche, Edwin, and mother and others went to Mt. Home where the services were held. They returned home the same evening.

Before leaving Mt. Home they went out to the old home where we lived from 1910 to 1953. Mother moved to Salt Lake leaving the house and buildings locked up. They were in bad shape, partially wrecked by vandals and animals. They did get a few final pictures and things before leaving for Salt Lake. They got here at midnight. By 10 p.m., other folks out there had phoned that the house and all had burned to the ground at about 8 p.m. We all felt very badly about it, and mother was especially upset. It is not know just how the fire started.

Lorin and Lucy Rowley Wilcox left St. Helena, California to visit her son Harry Scott and family in Bynum, Montana. They arrived in Salt Lake on June 23, to visit her mother before going on to Fillmore for the family reunion.

Mother and I drove to Fillmore early Saturday morning, June 28, to attend the reunion. We enjoyed it very much. We enjoyed meeting all the fine people there. We regretted having to leave early to come back home. Ralph came from Duchesne. There were Ralph, Lucy, Mother and Myself of our family there. Lorin and Lucy left early in the afternoon to go on to their home in St. Helena, California. They arrived home late Sunday evening. They were all okay.

I was very much satisfied with the progress of the family tree. With one small exception, my part of the tree was complete. All mine and my family group sheets are in. all you other folks, my brothers and sister, please try to get your family sheets in, so by the reunion time next year we will have the tree growing good.

Raymond and Marilyn Jen or were home on leave again. They arrived in Salt Lake July 6th. Ray reported back to Camp Pendleton on August 5, 1958. Their new address is: 2426 Jefferson, Carlsbad, California

A boy, David Howard Rowley, was born May 8, 1958 to Leland and June Rust Rowley. Leland is the son of John Emerson and Florella (Floss) Rowley. They live in Oregon.

A boy, Richard Smoot Nordhagen, was born May 26, 1958 to Richard and Joan Rowley Nordhagen. Joan is the daughter of Smoot and Clanche Hunter Rowley.

A girl, Dorinda Mechem, was born June 21, 1958, to Howard and Verna Joy Rowley Mecham. The baby lived a few hours and died at 11:45 p.m., Saturday June 21, 1958. Graveside services were held Monday, June 24, 1958 at 2 p.m., at the Duchesne City Cemetery. Verna Joy is the daughter of Ralph and Beth Rowley.

A boy, John Lloyd Rowley was born June 22, 1958, to Floyd and Anna Dee Pleazard Rowley. Floyd is the son of Clyde and Lillian Rowley. They live at 7516 Goldenrod Ave., Magna.

Lucy M. Golding Rowley is 85 year young, as of last December 14, 1957. She has 7 boys and 1 girl…40 grandchildren, 87 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren, living.

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Joseph McGuire died


John Henry Rowley died


Katherine Harding completed her endowments for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints


Aleene Sumsion was born in Moscow, Latah, Idaho, United States to Alma Bird Sumsion and Evah Fanny Justesen


Theordore Crawforth Carter died, at the age of 76, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He left a widow, Lillian May Sperry, age 74


Andrew Barnes and Chrysagon Boulton were sealed for time and eternity, their children: Andrew, Edward, Elizabeth, Hannah, John, Lydia, Samuel, Sarah, baby boy and Thomas were sealed to them at the same time

Amanda Weaver died


Charles Alonzo Sperry died

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Reported by Walter I. Rowley

Lois Chapman Rowley, wife of this reporter is now cook and manager at the South Bay School, with promising chances for further advancement, they live in Eureka, California.

This reporter, Walter I. Rowley, is now serving in the Redwood District High Council, of the Northern California Mission. He was also recently assigned by Mission President Love, as first counselor of a unit of Seventys.

Clayton Alcorn Rowley returned home from the Northern California Mission, June 13, 1958. Clayton is the son of David Wm. Rowley and Lillian Alcorn. Clayton made his mission report in the Temple View Stake Conference in Salt Lake on June 29, 1958, the stake from which he left for his mission in June 1856. He made his report to the Ward from which he left, on July 20, 1958.

We are proud to announce the arrival of a fine baby boy born to Max and Wanda Rowley Pearson. He was born in Eureka, California on June 12, 1958, and weighed 9 lbs. he was named Leleand Jay. Wanda is the daughter of Walter I. Rowley and Lois Chapman.

Robert and Opal Rowley Cutler have moved from Shelby, Montana, and now live in Tremonton, Utah. Opal is the daughter of Francis H. Rowley. Robert is working for the Minneapolis Moline Co, as a parts man.

Keith Rowley, grandson of John T. Rowley and Lucy Golding is serving on a mission for the L.D.S. Church at Church Rock, New Mexico. He is doing a wonderful work among the Lamanites there. Keep up the good work, Keith.

Sheldon Murphy, son of Bert Lund and Verda Rowley Murphy, just returned from an L.D.S. Mission in Brazil where he was counselor to the Mission President. On August 29, 1958, Sheldon took to wed, Miss Norma LeWynn Potter, in the Idaho Falls Temple.

Reed Ashby Wade, son of Vivian Wade is enjoying missionary labors in Grand Island, Nebraska, which is the Western States Mission. He entered the Mission Home in Salt Lake on April 14, 1958, and departed April 21. He belongs to the Fillmore Third Ward.

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Nathaniel Sperry was born in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States to Richard Sperry and Dennis Goodyear


James Jones and Mary Ann Jeremy, age 23, were married


Jacob Ray Harper died


Ezra Weaver was born to James Albert Weaver and Dorpthea Severinsen


Ezra Weaver, age 8, was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints


Charles Alonzo Sperry was born in Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States to Charles Alonzo Sperry and June Lillian McLachlan


Lorinda Cecelia Rowley died


Joseph Ralph Barnes died in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

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Reported by Luke Day and wife, Marjorie

Basil and Eldra Mounton, accompanied by a son and daughter-in-law, A. Levere and Eiko Moulton and two small grandsons, spent a week hunting the elusive sunshine. They found plenty of it down in Phoenix, Arizona. They went down by way of Boulder and spent a few days in Phoenix and came back by way of the Petrified Forest.

Rollan J. Day and wife, Gertrude took a vacation trip to California, mainly to visit some of Gertrude’s relatives. They stopped at Congress Junction, near Phoenix, Arizona to visit Rollan’s sister Verda Hotchkiss. Bill and Verda came to Utah in June, we hope to settle permanently again. They have been in Arizona for a number of years now, dealing in gems and Indian and Mexican relics and figurines. They have their own little gift shop on the highway.

Rollan and Gertrude made a stop in Salina to visit another sister and her husband, Otto and Lillian Lambertsen. We were happy to hear that Lillian who has been under doctor’s care for some time, looks and feels much better.

Rollan, Verda and Lillian are all children of Elizabeth Jane Rowley Day, a daughter of John T. Rowley and Jane Paul.