HISTORY SUBMITTED FOR PRINTING IN THE FIRST ROWLEY FAMILY PAPER BY HISTORIAN, Luella Jones Downard.
In this the charter paper we feel that the first history given should be the work of our first history writer, Uncle George Arthur Rowley.
To print the story just as Uncle George wrote it is the highest tribute we can pay him. We owe him a great debt of gratitude for the Information he has left for us.
We had planned to print a history of Uncle George in connection with this history, but we can do some research and in a later issue print a much nicer history.
Everyone who had the privilege of knowing Uncle George loved him. He was so very soft spoken his voice was his most outstanding feature. It contained kindness, dignity, refinement, and all the excellent qualities of his royal ancestry. His was the true Rowley manner. He inherited the quite genteel, inborn manner and self-esteem of the Thompson’s on his mother’s side and kindness and genuine friendliness and honesty from his so noble father, Ralph Nephi Rowley.
Although he was not too active in the Church, when his niece, Mary Ann Rowley Jones became interested in genealogy and went to him for help, he wrote this history and gave her a great deal of information that has built a background for our present genealogy research that has made it possible to do all that has been and is being done.
We owe him a great debt of gratitude for most of what has come either directly or indirectly from him. He was an instrument in the hands of the Lord in bringing this great work about and making it possible to be done.
Before his death he demanded a promise from his niece, Mary Ann Rowley Jones, that his Temple Endowments would be done. That work has lovingly and respectfully been taken care of.
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