Journal: Jeanette Sperry

1896 – Was home all day.


John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger


Whate’er you say, whate’er you do,
Be it for shame or enduring glory,
From your cradle days to the end of life,
You’re writing your life’s secret story.

Each month ends a thirty-page chapter,
Each year means the end of a part,
and never an act is misstated,
Nor ever one wish of the heart.

Each day when you wake, the book opens
Revealing a page clean and white.
What thoughts and what words and what doings
Will cover its surface by night?

God leaves that to you, you’re the writer,
And never one word shall grow dim.
Till some day you write the word “finis,”
And give back your life book to him.

At this time we wish to add our greetings to all the family in wishing all a Merry Christmas and a happy, prosperous New Year.

The Family Organization Presidency:
David Wm. Rowley
Luke Day
William Rowley Jones
Vivian Wade
Max Lambertson

This Day In Our Family History

1664 – Anna Harding was christened in Cambridge, Gloucestershire, England

1835 – John Francis Gibbons was born in Saint Pancres Camden, Middlesex, England to John Gibbons and Sarah Wild Cole

1872 – Charles Alonzo Sperry was born in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States to Charles Henry Sperry and Caroline Webb

1881 – Calvin Sperry died

1924 – Edward, Lydia, Elizabeth, Mary and John Lunt were sealed for time and eternity to their parents, John Lunt and Elizabeth, in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ Manti Utah Temple, which is located in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States

1930 – Bert Lund Murphy and Verda May Rowley were married in Cardston, Alberta, Canada

1931 – Spencer M. Lunt was born

1957 William Earl Watson and Retta Sperry were sealed for time and eternity in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ Los Angeles California Temple, which is located in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States

1968 – Olive Dove Doke died in Modesto, Stanislaus, California, United States

1969 – Mary Purnell completed her endowments for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

This Day In Our Family History

1680 – Richard Sperry Jr and Martha Mansfield were married

1795 – Josiah H. Miller was born in Bolton, Chittenden, Vermont, United States to Robert Miller and Ame Sarah Barnett

1848 – Elizabeth Lunt was born in Willenhall, Stafford, England to Edward Lunt and Harriet Wood

1891 – Rhoda Ann Webb completed his endowments for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1929 – Charles Gilbert Lunt and Agnes Golightly were married in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

1933 Lydia and Ann Clinton were baptized members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger


Mrs. Luella Jones Downard our Historian, has been very ill this past fall, with an attack of asthma. We are thankful that she is recuperating and is able to carry on. She has worked very hard on our family history and needs all the help she can get from the family. So send in what history you have and get your family histories written up.

Floyd Thompson Galloway joined the navy in October and is now in San Diego, California in basic training. Floyd is the son of the late Lehi Galloway and Annie Vern Poulsen Galloway of Salt Lake City, Utah.

Lawrence and Kay announced the birth of a baby son born at Havre, Montana, on November 25, 1957.  They named him Steven Vance Rowley. Lawrence is the son of Francis and Erma Rowley of Kalispell Montana, who is a grandson of John Rowley and Jane Paul. Lawrence is in Alaska in the service and is a radio and electronic technician and expects to be out of the service by Christmas time. He plans to attend the B.Y.U. after the holidays and wishes everyone a Merry Christmas.

Douglas Rowley blessed and named his son on Sunday, December 1, 1957. They named him William Douglas Rowley and call him Billy.

Diana Galloway, daughter of Charles Fredrick Galloway and Helen Lorraine Lambardie Galloway was baptized 30 November 1957 by her father and confirmed a member of the of the Church December 1, 1957, by her father Charles, in the 14th Ward of the Bountiful Stake, Bountiful, Utah.

Wm. Henry Galloway is on a mission for the church in Texas. He is doing well and is enjoying his labors there.

Charles and Henry are the sons of George Galloway and Sarah Ann Hughes. George is the son Harriet Ann Rowley Galloway who is the daughter of John T. Rowley and Jane Paul.

Lehi Allen Galloway and Leona Richardson Galloway are happy to announce the arrival of a fine baby boy and they named him Lee Wesley Galloway. He was born October 27, 1957.

We received word through our Historian Luella Downard, from the Zuriah Rowley and Lorenzo Snow Lyman Family. Zuriah was the only daughter of James Rowley and unable to publish in this issue but will be in the February issue.