John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger


Mary Bradley reports our financial standing.

Lorenzo Day Rowley being the only surviving son of Ralph Nephi Rowley and Mary Day, gave a short talk. There were also some artificial flowers given to the oldest persons present: Mrs. Emma Chesely Rowley of Fillmore, wife of the late George Rowley; Mrs. Lucy Golding Rowley, of Salt Lake City, wife of the late John T. Rowley Jr.; Emily R. Wade of Fillmore, daughter of James Rowley and Mary Day; Lorenzo Rowley, of Fillmore, youngest son of Ralph Nephi Rowley and Mary Day; and Chester Lyman of Duchesne, Utah, oldest son of Elizabeth Ann Rowley and Ira D. Lyman.

There were some tokens of appreciation given to those who spent so many hours preparing and drawing the family trees which were shown at the reunion. There some small books given to Claude and Angie Warner, and Delane and Iris Lambertsen. We surely appreciate their work and sacrifice. The following family members traveled quite a distance to be with us at the reunion;

Mr. and Mrs. Loren (Lucy Rowley)
Wilcox, St. Helena, California

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. ? (Verda Day)
Hotchkiss, Congress, Arizona.

To these we presented an artificial rose in appreciation of their efforts to be with us.

After this a group took off for a tour of sites and old places of interest to the families. Among them were: Lorenzo D. Rowley, Ralph Nephi Rolwey, Loren Paul Rowley, Loren and Lucy ? Wilcox, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Lymanm Fern Starley, Manual and Luella Downard and Lillian A, Rowley.

While many of the others went over and discussed their family records and others visited the State House. Some went out to the cemetery and saw the graves of Ralph Nephi Rowley and James Rowley, and many others of the family that were buried there. We had a very enjoyable day.

In the evening, Chester Lyman showed some beautiful slides he had taken throughout the west of outstanding scenes and things of interest to everyone.

Sylvester Adams, an old friend of the family in the late 1800’s spoke to us of his association with the family and of his respect for them. He told how Jane Paul Rowley’s children had to walk or ride through their yard to go to school and of his acquaintance with John T. Rowley, Ralph Nephi Rowley, and Hugh Thompson Rowley and Royal J. Rowley and the rest of the family. He related experiences with them that were very interesting to those present.

We had a very enjoyable time – one that many of us will long remember.


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