John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger

ORGANIZATION OFFICES:

PRESIDENT:                         David Wm. Rowley

VICE PRESIDENTS:

Vivian Wade
John Van Rowley
William R. Jones
Luke Day

SECRETARY:                        Mary Bradley

HISTORIAN:                         Luella Jones Downard

RESEARCHER:                     Angie Warner

PAPER STAFF:                     Eleanor Terry
Myrtle Carlton
Marjorie R. Judkins

As we approach the closing of another year, let is all resolve to become more diligent in our efforts to support this organization and the many wonderful opportunities it has been affording to us. We are confident that with your continued support of our program we will be able to carry out more fully the obligations we have accepted.

Let us truly be thankful for the blessings that have been ours in the past year. Let us remember the grand times and good we have shared at our yearly Family Reunions, and be grateful for them. Let us continue to express this gratitude to those who have done so much to see that we do have good times together, and who work so hard to provide the opportunity to belong to this Family society. You know that someone had to start or organize it into what we now have. We, the editors of this publication, and I’m sure we speak for all of you folks too, at this time express the warmest of gratitude to our officers. Especially, do we thank our President, David Wm. Rowley, for his untiring efforts in this calling. Too, we realize that without the help of a understanding and willing wife, he could not accomplish the good work he does, so a big thanks to his good wife, Lillian A. Rowley.

We would like to thank also each of our four Vice Presidents for their loyal support. One cannot do a job this big without the help of wonderful men like these men, Vivian Wade, Luke Day, John Van Rowley and William R. Jones.

And to our Historian, Luella Jones Downard, our Researcher, Angie Warner, and our Secretary, Mary Bradley, we do want to express this same gratitude for their many, many hours of dedicated service for this organization. For the sacrifice they have made now again for help with the publication and distribution of this publication. We know they are all mothers and homemakers which is a job in and of itself, and of their Church obligations. Thank you very much for your loving and wonderful work.

Well, at the close of this issue and at the close of this year, may we wish you all the best of everything and much joy and happiness this season of holidays.

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This Day In Our Family History

1655

John, Moses, John, Moses and Mary Blakesley were christened in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

1748

Sarah Sims died Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

1847

Benjamin Harper, age 21, and Elizabeth Phipps Brand, age 24, were married at Saint Mary’s in Haggerton, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom

1889

John Lunt completed his endowments for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1897

Charles Wood died

1899

Ann Diane Wood completed her endowments for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1905

Homer Kendall Lunt was born in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States to John Edgar Lunt and Lydia Jane Kendall

1924

Olive Lunt completed her endowments for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1927

Elizabeth Betsy Spencer completed her endowments for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1945

William Olpin – 300 and Hannah Smart were sealed for time and eternity in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ Salt Lake Utah Temple, which is located at 50 North West Temple in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

Daniel Olpin – 303 and Charlotte Jobbing were sealed for time and eternity in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ Salt Lake Utah Temple, which is located at 50 North West Temple in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger

IRA D. LYMAN AND ELIZABETH ANN ROWLEY

Reported by Edith Lyman

Sgt. F. G. Gee. Hurley, son of Dorthy Lyman Hurley, just returned from service in Korea and for the present is stationed at Ft. Ord in Monterey, California.

Lieut. T. N. Olson of the Navy had been stationed at Los Alamitos, but is being sent to San Diego for re-assignment.

This Day In Our Family History

1645

Elizabeth Thompkins was born in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States to Micah Thompkins and Mrs. Mary Thompkins

1665

James Bishop and Elizabeth Thompkins were married New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

1889

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

Elizabeth Elton and Mary Lunt, and Ann Amos completed their endowments for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Ann was then sealed for time and eternity to her husband, James Wood

1896

James Wood was sealed for time and eternity to his parents, William Wood and Mrs. Ann Wood

1899

Edward Lunt and Elizabeth Ellis  were sealed for time and eternity In The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ Manti Utah Temple, which is located at 200 East 510 North in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States. Their children: John, Edward and Elizabeth Lunt were sealed to them at the same time. Elizabeth Ellis was sealed to her parents at the same time

Joseph Wood completed his endowments for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1903

John Joseph Everhard was born in Whittmore, Kossuth, Iowa, United States to John Baptista Everhard and Margaret Mertens. He was the 4th of 4 children born to the couple

1930

LeRoy Thomas Lomax and Erma Fay Lunt were married

1952

Rachel, Mary and Joseph Phipps were baptized members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1959

Jacob Miller completed his endowments for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1965

Elijah Sperry was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1969

Clifton Hyrum Harper was buried in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States

1975

Eva Pearl Sperry was buried in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States

2010

Pamela Beth Johnson died in Wilmington, New Hanover, North Carolina, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry

1897 (Sunday) – I went Sunday School, present was a New Zealand chief, he spoke to us and Brother Goddard interpreted it. In the afternoon I went to meeting. After meeting I went to Burton’s, Oscar (Alfred Oscar Lunt) called there and took me to meeting. It was so crowded that Oscar could not find a seat. I found one by some girls. We had a lovely meeting. Brother Brinhall spoke to us. Oscar took me home. I slept to Grandma Sperry’s (Emily Louisa Miller) Monday (13th) Esther (Emily Esther Sperry) and I walked out home. I was sick all day. Tuesday (14th) and Wednesday (15th) it was a stormy and miserable day. On Thursday (16th) I went up town and up to see the new house. I slept to Grandma Sperry’s.

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger

Reported by Eva Stoddard
Los Angeles, California

Ronda Tool, daughter of Eva Stoddard, granddaughter of John T. Rowley and Jane Paul through Ralph Nephi Rowley, gave birth to an 8 lb. 1 ½ oz. baby girl on the 14 August 1958. She has been named Lorinda Kay Tool.

News of the Elizabeth Jane Rowley Day line

Fern Day Stewart has been visiting recently in Salt Lake City, and Springville with her friends and relatives. Her brother, Luke Day and sister, Eldra Moulton reside in Springville.

Lillian Lanbertsen is in the Salt Lake Hospital undergoing tests to determine the nature of her illness. She was enroute to her home in Aurora, Utah, from Salt Lake, when in Springville she took ill, and was taken back to Salt Lake City.

This Day In Our Family History

1695

James Bishop and Abigail Bennett were married in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

1871

Harriet Gibbons and Elizabeth Phipps Brand completed their endowments for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Harriet was then married and sealed for time and eternity to Charles Benjamin Harper in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ Endowment House, which was located in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

1899

John Lunt, James Wood, Ann Amos, Edward Lunt and Elizabeth Ellis completed their endowments for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the Church’s Manti Utah Temple, which is located at 200 East 510 North in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States

Ann Elston, William Wood and Mrs. Ann Wood completed their endowments for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1907

Nels Rosenquist Nelson and Grace Viola Harper, both 23 years old, were married and sealed for time and eternity in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ Salt Lake Utah Temple, which is located at 50 North West Temple in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They also completed their endowment and initiatory ordinances at the same time