Journal: Grace Harriet Rowley

Calvin (Calvin King Knighton) always kept the yard in beautiful condition. He could grow anything. He loved to work in the yard. One summer he grew sunflowers they were over 6 feet tall, people would stop to admire them. One day some people were pulling out of the grocery store across the street. They were admiring the sunflowers and were hit from behind by another car. Calvin was always generous with his fruits and vegetables he grew and shared them with a lot of friends and neighbors.

In 1969 Donna (Donna Diane Smith) graduated from Bountiful High School. She worked at Hill Air Force Base during the summer and saved enough money to go to the Church College of Hawaii for her freshman year of college. She then transferred to Brigham Young University for a couple years.

Cheryl (Cheryl Jeanette Smith) blessed us with a third grandchild. Owen Calvin Owens was born on June 27th, 1970. He was born prematurely and weighted only 5 pounds and 9 ounces and was 18 inches long. He was a tall skinny baby. At the time Mike (Robert Michael Owens) was stationed at Mount Almaden Air Force Station at the top of a mountain near San Jose, California. Donna had just finished her freshman year of college and flew back to the mainland via San Francisco to stay with Cheryl and her family when Owen was born. Calvin and I went to San Jose when Owen was blessed that August. I had sewn 5 or 6 little outfits for Shelly (Michelle Lei Owens). We had only been there for about an hour or so when she had tried all of the new outfits on. I knew then that Shelly was going to like shopping all the time, she was born to shop.

Owen was about a year old when Mike was sent to Vietnam. Cheryl and the kids (Robert Eugene, Michelle and Owen Owens) moved to Bountiful in an apartment just down the street and less than a block from our house. It was so nice to have the grandchildren so close by. It was hard to have Mike go to Vietnam. So many of our young men, including two of my brothers, Ralph (Ralph Alcorn Rowley) and Grant (Grant Alcorn Rowley) were being sent to the Vietnam conflict. I was grateful that Cheryl was close enough so we could help her and their three grandchildren.

Douglas Jones Birk from American Fork proposed to Donna on her 22nd birthday. They met at BYU and were married on April 12th 1973. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple for time and all eternity. Now two of my children had temple marriages (Cheryl and Mike had gone through the Temple on their anniversary). Donna had been working at the State Training School in

American Fork while she was going to BYU. She was majoring in Therapeutic and Outdoor Recreation. She loved working with the disabled youth.

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History: David William Rowley

Francis got home that fall about harvest time, then went to work for the gravel company. He met a young woman named Erma Thornton. And it wasn’t long before they were married. They lived on the place with Dad and Mother.

We farmed the Lohman place for two years. A couple of years I went out with the Walters’ Brothers Company Threshing Machine from farm to farm threshing their grain. It had been bound in bundles with a binder. I had a team and wagon and would load the grain out in the field so it wouldn’t slide off the wagon and lose part of the load before I got up in the thresher. Then I’d help spike it into the feeder rack on the threshing machine. In spiking you always laid them in head first and always straight and even and on my side of the feeder. Then the heads would always go in first and the kernels would be shelled on the inside of the thresher. I had been working for them a couple of weeks when the spiker who would climb on all the wagons on his side of the thresher, got sick. The Walker boys came and asked me if they got someone to handle my team and wagons if I’d spike for them.

I was getting $7.99 per day for myself and my team and wagon. They were going to hire a man to handle the team and wagon for $5.00 per day and then they would pay me $6.00 per day and $2.00 per day for my team and wagon. I told them if they would get my brother. Emerson who was working on one of the adjoining places, then I would do it. So they got Emerson to drive my team and I went to spiking for the rest of the season. Though I only made a dollar more a day it gave Emerson a job where he was making quite a bit more than he was at the other place.

In March of 1926, Taylor Butler, a member of our Branch, came and wanted me to go and work for him on a sheep ranch. He needed me to help lamb out a lot of sheep. We had some canvas topped lambing sheds where we have a lot of pens about four feet by five feet where we would put the ewe and the lambs to help them get acquainted. This was done until the lamb was big enough and healthy enough to fare with his mother. I worked on the night shift most all the lambing season. When it was nearing the end of the laming season and the grass was beginning to grow they asked me to take a herd out on the nearby range, so I did. I herded those sheep for several weeks. The Butler’s were really good to me. Sister Butler would bring out cooked goodies such as cakes, pies and most of the bread I needed. I had a couple of very good sheep dogs which sure helped in caring for and herding the sheep.

One day I got a letter from my Mother in Harlem, Montana, where the folks had moved and rented a farm from Roy Colgrove. They didn’t have the crops in and it was getting late so Brother Butler told me to take some horses of his and go down and help them get the crops in. the Butler’s said they would like to have me come back for haying and I told them I would.

I took four head of horses and went to Harlem where the folks and I helped them get the crops in and then went back up to Clear Creek to help put up hay for the Butler’s. They had a lot of hay and we worked it most of the summer.

To be continued…

How Are You Related To Me?

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandfather: Henry Hyatt Enlow – 710
Henry Hyatt 710 – Joseph 385 – Mary Elizabeth 192 – Olive Dove 84 – Coral Lorraine 28 – Donald Eugene 9 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandmother: Rebecca Anne Mattix/Mattocks – 711
Rebecca Anne 711 – Joseph 385 – Mary Elizabeth 192 – Olive Dove 84 – Coral Lorraine 28 – Donald Eugene 9 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandfather: Joseph Enlow – 385
Joseph 385 – Mary Elizabeth 192 – Olive Dove 84 – Coral Lorraine 28 – Donald Eugene 9 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Aunt: Ruth Enlow – 712
Ruth 712 + Henry Hyatt 710 – Joseph 385 – Mary Elizabeth 192 – Olive Dove 84 – Coral Lorraine 28 – Donald Eugene 9 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Uncle: Edward Mattocks Enlow – 713
Edward Mattocks 713 + Henry Hyatt 710 – Joseph 385 – Mary Elizabeth 192 – Olive Dove 84 – Coral Lorraine 28 – Donald Eugene 9 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Uncle: Ison Enlow – 714
Isom 714 + Henry Hyatt 710 – Joseph 385 – Mary Elizabeth 192 – Olive Dove 84 – Coral Lorraine 28 – Donald Eugene 9 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Aunt: Miss Enlow – 715
Miss Enlow 715 + Henry Hyatt 710 – Joseph 385 – Mary Elizabeth 192 – Olive Dove 84 – Coral Lorraine 28 – Donald Eugene 9 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Uncle: ‘Son’ Enlow – 716
‘Son’ 716 + Henry Hyatt 710 – Joseph 385 – Mary Elizabeth 192 – Olive Dove 84 – Coral Lorraine 28 – Donald Eugene 9 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

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-: Child
=: Spouse

This Day In Our Family History

1788

Abigail Morgan was born in Essex, Chittenden, Vermont, United States to Daniel Morgan, Jr. and Abigail Jones. She was the 8th of 8 children, and the 6th of 6 daughters born to the couple

1808

Edward Leach and Elizabeth Phipps were married

1851

Harriet Wood was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1952

Harriet Ann Rowley died in Shelley, Bingham, Idaho, United States

1958

Larry Eugene Gabbitas was born in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States to Larry Lunt Gabbitas

1978

Benjamin Harper and Elizabeth Venables were sealed for time and eternity in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ Provo Utah Temple, which was located at 2200 Temple Hill Drive in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States

Journal: Grace Harriet Rowley

The following April I bought a lovely home in Bountiful at 93 West 200 North.  It wasn’t anything big or fancy, but it was a comfortable happy home raising my children (Cheryl Jeanette, Donna Diane, Ronald Steven and Lillian Lorraine). Our first Christmas in our home was a challenge. Cheryl had taken the car and run away with one of her friends, they had gone to Texas so her friend could get married. After I caught up with them, we decided it would be best that Cheryl would stay in El Paso, Texas with my brother Ralph Rowley (Ralph Alcorn Rowley) and his family. It was while she was living there that she met Robert Michael Owens. He was raised in the Brigham City area. He was in the Air Force and stationed there. They had a whirl-wind short courtship and were married February 18th, 1966. Michael was a blessing to our family and I have been very grateful he and Cheryl found each other. After Mike got out of the service, they lived in Ogden, Utah, That is where my first grandchild was born, Robert Eugene Owens was born December 18th, 1966. I will always be grateful to Cheryl and Mike for sharing Bobby with me. There were times when I would go to their place and tell them I needed to take Bobby home with me for a day or two and they would always agree, a few days later Mike would come to Bountiful and say that he needed his son at home.

In 1968 Cheryl introduced me to Calvin King Knighton. Calvin lived in West Bountiful. It was about June when we started dating. Calvin had three children Deanne, Clark and Lyle. At that time he was waiting for his second divorce to become final. We courted and dated and were married in the Salt Lake Temple (for time) on October 3rd 1968. It was a lovely day, all my brothers and sisters, along with their spouses, were with us at the temple. We went out to dinner after the ceremony. (P.S. After Mom and Calvin both passed away. Donna and Jason (Jason Earl Lunt) stood proxy at the Manti Temple and had them sealed together. We will let them and the Lord figure out the eternal perspective).

Calvin’s sons, Clark and Lyle became close to the family as they would stay with us on weekends and go on short vacations with us. We went to Bicknell, Utah one time to stay with Calvin’s sister Suzy and her husband.

On June 20th we were blessed with a granddaughter. Cheryl and Mike had a baby girl Michelle Lei Owens. She was born at South Davis Community Hospital. Cheryl had come up from Tonopah, Nevada where they were stationed (Mike went back into the service). Mike had just gone back to Tonopah as Cheryl wasn’t quite due yet. Lori was in the same hospital at the same time recovering from kidney surgery. I took Bob up to the hospital to see his new baby sister. We were looking at all the babies through the nursery window when Bob Calvin King Knighton & Donna Diane Smith started talking “1 baby sitter, 2 baby sitters, 3 baby sitters, 4 baby sitters.” It was about this time that I realized what he was saying. He was counting all of his baby sisters; I explained that he had only one baby sister.

History: David William Rowley

Dad had some skin cancers on his face neck. He had heard about a man in Saint Anthony, Idaho who could remove them. So on his way to Montana he stopped there and they were removed. It was an herb remedy that this man had gotten from the Indians. It was applied in the form of a poultice and after a few days, when the poultice was removed, the cancers came with it. Dad had them in a bottle, roots and all. He had been given a jar of black salve to apply where the cancers had come out. He had some of it for a long time and it would heal any kind of wound or sore. Dad was sick from the treatment for a week or so. He went back for more treatments a couple of times, then he seemed to be all right.

Mother, Verda and Mary Galloway, Hugh’s wife, came up on the rain. The wind and dust was blowing very hard when they arrived and Mother cried. She never learned to like Montana. Her heart kind of stayed in Idaho. She would get homesick every once in a while and Dad would let her go back to visit with her relatives, since Verda was old enough to cook for the rest of us. Sometimes Dad would go with her. Several times Emerson went with her as well as Verda a few times and Walter, also. Francis went back to Idaho to work sometimes, but I never did get to go back and I really wanted to.

We got seed potatoes and other things to Zurich and put in a crop. Francis had a girl he liked in Idaho so he went back and worked there that summer. I thinned 15 acres of beets, mostly alone and it was very hard work.

A brother Barnes of Chinook was a field agent for the Utah Idaho Sugar Company. He came out to see us right after we got there and signed us for our beet acreage and found out that we were members of the Church. He told us they held meetings in Zurich. We tried to be there as often as we could. Winfield Hurst was the branch president and was a fine president.

I was asked to teach a class in Sunday School which I enjoyed very much. The students were thirteen and fourteen years old. Emerson was in my class. We weren’t there very long when I was asked to give a talk in Sacrament Meeting. I know our Heavenly Father helped me because it was one of the best talks I ever gave on faith and works.

We had all been going to Church in Zurich, but it was quite a ways to go so in the summer of 1925, the members from Chinook decided to organize a branch there. They had received permission from the Mission President and with his help they formed the Chinook Branch. In order to have a song books it was decided that each member was to bring a dollar to the meeting.

I had thinned a lot of beets for Dad, but he had so much expenses that he couldn’t pay me. I had worked for another man, too, but he couldn’t pay me either. I felt so bad that I couldn’t raise even one dollar. I was walking along to Church the next Sunday, with my head down and feeling really bad about it. The road was freshly graveled; in fact there were piles of gravel that hadn’t been spread out yet. I glanced to the side and there on top of one of those piles was a brand new shiny silver dollar. It was almost impossibility for anyone to have lost it there by heavenly means for me in my hour of need. I picked it up and went on my way rejoicing and was able to do my part in buying the hymn books.

To be continued…

How Are You Related To Me?

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandfather: Isaac Terrell Willis – 700
Isaac Terrell 700 – Sarah 374 – Robert H. 191 – Olive Dove 84 – Coral Lorraine 28 – Donald Eugene 9 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandmother: Anne Elizabeth Garnett – 701
Anne Elizabeth 701 – Sarah 374 – Robert H. 191 – Olive Dove 84 – Coral Lorraine 28 – Donald Eugene 9 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Aunt: Ara G. Willis – 702
Ara G. 702 + Isaac Terrell 700 – Sarah 374 – Robert H. 191 – Olive Dove 84 – Coral Lorraine 28 – Donald Eugene 9 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Uncle: Larkin Willis – 703
Larkin 703 + Isaac Terrell 700 – Sarah 374 – Robert H. 191 – Olive Dove 84 – Coral Lorraine 28 – Donald Eugene 9 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Uncle: James Nelson Willis – 704
James Nelson 704 + Isaac Terrell 700 – Sarah 374 – Robert H. 191 – Olive Dove 84 – Coral Lorraine 28 – Donald Eugene 9 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Aunt: Mary Willis – 705
Mary 705 + Isaac Terrell 700 – Sarah 374 – Robert H. 191 – Olive Dove 84 – Coral Lorraine 28 – Donald Eugene 9 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Uncle: Robert J. Hudson Willis – 706
Robert J. Husdon 706 + Isaac Terrell 700 – Sarah 374 – Robert H. 191 – Olive Dove 84 – Coral Lorraine 28 – Donald Eugene 9 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Aunt: Arabella Willis – 707
Arabella 707 + Isaac Terrell 700 – Sarah 374 – Robert H. 191 – Olive Dove 84 – Coral Lorraine 28 – Donald Eugene 9 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Uncle: Benjamin Franklin Willis – 708
Benjamin Franklin 708 + Isaac Terrell 700 – Sarah 374 – Robert H. 191 – Olive Dove 84 – Coral Lorraine 28 – Donald Eugene 9 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandmother: Sarah Williams/Willis – 374
Sarah 374 – Robert H. 191 – Olive Dove 84 – Coral Lorraine 28 – Donald Eugene 9 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Aunt: Elizabeth Willis – 709
Elizabeth 709 + Isaac Terrell 700 – Sarah 374 – Robert H. 191 – Olive Dove 84 – Coral Lorraine 28 – Donald Eugene 9 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

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-: Child
=: Spouse