History: David William Rowley

LILLIAN (Lillian Alcorn) – She was a fine woman in so many ways. She was an excellent cook and used to fix us such good meals. She could keep a good house, too. She had a gift for sewing and could make clothes look really well. One winter she made nice shirts for all the boys and me, too. She made most if the clothes for the children (Grace Harriet, David Alcorn, Douglas Alcorn, Ralph Alcorn, Clayton Alcorn, Marjorie Ann, Hugh Alcorn, Sharon Lee and Grant Alcorn Rowley).

My Lillian was a complex person. Some people have said she was a perfectionist and perfectionists are not always easy to live with. I know that I did not always understand her and we did not always get along. I know that sometimes I provoked her and caused her to be frustrated with me. She had had a hard life what with losing her mother (Harriet Ann Weaver) and having a lot of the care of her younger brothers (Lenard Clark, William Vernon, Marvin Ballard, Joseph Lorenzo, Archie Harold, and Jesse Verl Alcorn) and sister (Melva Alcorn) and her thinking was influenced by that way of life.

She has a wonderful voice. I could be in the farthest place away in the field and she could raise her voice and make me hear. They used to tease her and say something about her winning a pig calling contest. It had been so long that I can’t remember the details or just how it was. I heard Grant tell Linda (Linda Roskelley) that when he heard his mother’s voice yelling for him to run when he was playing baseball that it practically lifted him off the ground. She had a good singing voice, too. She sang humorous songs sometimes. I have been trying to remember the names of some of them, but I can’t.

I want my children to know that I still love their mother and want to be with her again. I hope that I can be a good husband to both of my wives (Lillian and Estella Cordelia Tidwell) and that we can live in love and harmony on the other side and work out our eternal lives together.

To be continued…

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This Day In Our Family History; June 25, 2017

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This Day In Our Family History

1570

Richard Lount was born in Sutton Colfield, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom to Richard Lount and Mary Alen

1628

John Packer and Edith Farnell were married in Coaley, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

1712

Mary Blakesley died

1735

Edward Lunt was born in Eccelshall, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom to John Lunt and Ms. Edgerton

1829

Charles Sperry was born in Mecca, Trumball, Ohio, United States to Joy Sperry and Mary Lamont. He was the 8th of 9 children, and the 4th of 5 sons, born to the couple

1864

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

1895

Nels Rosenquist, age 11, and Anna Rosenquist Nelson, age 10, were baptized and confirmed members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1896

Shedrick Alonzo Lunt and Ellen Maud Chapman were married

1898

Florence Augusta Harrison Hiskey was born

1902

Hugh Francis Rowley was born in Shelley, Bingham, Idaho, United States to Hugh Thompson Rowley and Grace Davis. He was the 1st of 5 children, and the 1st of 4 sons, born to the couple

1906

Effie Druscilla Nelson, age 8, was baptized and confirmed a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1926

Lenard Clark Alcorn and Edith Vera Hutchinson were married

Happy Birthday!

 Connor Ross

History: David William Rowley

We stayed at the Driftwood Motel that night. The next day I took Estella (Estella Cordelia Tidwell) to meet some of my old friends and then we went out to the home of a cousin of mother’s, Sara Jane Killian (Sarah Jane Coles). I had known her when I was young. She seemed very glad to see me and invited up to stay with her. The next day I took Estella over to see my old girlfriend, Virginia. We had gone together for a long time when I lived there, before we moved to Montana. While I was talking to Virginia, Stella got to talking to her husband and found that he was a brother to one of her best friends in Nampa. This was the way it was several times – maybe I would go to see a second cousin and she would find she was related to the husband, or vice versa.

 I only had a few days off from work so we started back to Bountiful. We got as far as Tremonton that night. We stayed with Opal Cutler (Opal M. Rowley), my niece, and her family. Opal and Stella liked each other right off and we enjoyed our short visit. The next day we went on to Bountiful and took up our married life. We were very happy.

A few weeks after we were married my cousin Ralph Rowley, the cousin that was so close when we were boys, and his wife, Donna, came out from Salt Lake City to see us. They were our first dinner guests. They have been out good friends ever since. Stella thought we looked enough alike to be brothers.

Grant (Grant Alcorn Rowley) had enlisted in the Marines just before we were married. He had to leave for his basic training soon after. Hugh (Hugh Alcorn Rowley) had finished his six months in the Army and was back home. He got a job in Salt Lake, but was living at home. He said that it was sure good to hear his Dad laugh again. After a while he got a place to live in Salt Lake.

Stella’s brother, Hubert (Hubert Tidwell) came to see us for a visit and stayed on. He was quite a bit of help, but we would rather have been by ourselves. Of course the home was my children’s and they were always welcome.

The first year we were married many relatives came to see us, including several of Lillian’s (Lillian Alcorn) relatives – we thought that was really nice. One day the doorbell rang and Stella went to answer it. A man grabbed her and gave her a great big smack (kiss) – it turned out to be Bert Murphy (Bert Lund Murphy), of course. He had Verda (Verda May Rowley) stay in the car. They both came in stayed for a few days’ visit. Stella said she wished it had been her sister or someone else who answered the door so the joke would have been on Bert.

On our first anniversary we had been in Salt Lake and I had planned to take my wife out to dinner, but when we got home we found Leonard (Leonard Clark Alcorn), Lillian’s brother, had dropped in for a visit.

Oh yes, the first year we were married was memorable because of the birth of some more grandchildren. On 17 September 1962 Stella’s daughter, Geneal (Geneal Rose Johnson) gave birth to a baby boy. They named him Mark Redd. Stella went down to Orem to be with Geneal for a few days. This made her 7th grandchild.

To be continued…

History: David William Rowley

Luella (Luella Jones) invited Stella (Estella Cordelia Tidwell) down to her house for a visit and to meet me. Stella recognized my form as the man she had seen in her dreams, and she had the feeling that she had known me forever, that we had walked hand in hand together, somewhere. She told me later that it was as though her spirit gave a big sigh of contentment – as though it had finally come home after a long absence. I had a strong feeling for her, too, but I was still going with Marie (who had just left on a two week vacation – how’s that for timing?). I went to the Temple and prayed about it and the spirit confirmed that Estella was the woman I should marry.

I took Sister Johnson, as I was still calling her, down to Margie’s (Marjorie Ann Rowley) for Sunday dinner and to introduce Stella to them. Stella liked them very much. After this we saw each other every night for a week. Then I asked her to marry me and she said yea. We went to see my Bishop and while we were there, Estella asked us to give her a blessing. I touched the top of her head with the consecrated oil and asked the Lord to heal her of her afflictions from the top of her head to the soles of her feet. Then Bishop Jack Bangeter gave her a wonderful blessing. Joseph Cutler and Brother Call were counselors and helped, too. Estella has told me that as soon as I asked the Lord to heal her she felt that healing power go all through her. She had a very painful kidney condition that she had been too shy to tell me about, but from that day to this she has been free of it. She didn’t even have to get any more medication; her condition was chronic before this.

I went up on the bus with Estella to meet her children who were living in Idaho and to break the news to them. We also met with her Bishopric and received their blessing. They were happy that she had met a good man to marry. Her children seemed to be happy also, even though their mother hadn’t been a widow for very long. When I got ready to come home I missed the bus at Nampa and Harold (Leonard Clark Alcorn) raced as fast as he could and we caught it at Mountain Home just as it was ready to pull out. I got home about midnight.

We were going to be married in September, but found that the Idaho Falls Temple would be closed all month so we met in Idaho Falls on 30 August 1962, with our sons, Hugh Rowley (Hugh Alcorn Rowley) and Harold Johnson (Harold Norman Johnson) acting as witnesses. Estella’s sister Lavern (Lavern Ellen Tidwell) and her daughter-in-law Myrna Jean and her cousin Ida Mae and my daughter and son-in-law Marge and Dwain Judkins (Dwain Eugene Judkins) were with us. My son, Grant, (Grant Alcorn Rowley) was of real service because he took care of Marge and Dwain’s children (David Lenn, Deon Eugene, Dwana Kay and Myron Dwain Judkins). After the ceremony, Dwana came and gave her new grandmother a kiss. Margie told us to treasure that because she gave those kisses very sparingly, (two found this to be true). She was almost five years old.

Dwain and Margie had arranged a wedding dinner for us. We had a private room in a nice restaurant. Marge’s children and Harold and Myrna Jean sang for us. We took a few pictures and then the others left for their homes.

To be continued…

How Are You Related To Me?

Maternal Great-Great-Grandfather: Clark Alcorn – 91
Clark 91 – Lillian 31 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Grandmother: Harriet Ann Weaver – 92
Harriet Ann 92 – Lillian 31 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Grandmother: Lillian Alcorn – 31
Lillian 31 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Uncle: Lenard Clark Alcorn – 93
Lenard Clark 93 + Clark 91 – Lillian 31 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Uncle: William Vernon Alcon – 94
William Vernon 94 + Clark 91 – Lillian 31 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Uncle: Marvin Ballard Alcorn – 95
Marvin Ballard 95 + Clark 91 – Lillian 31 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Uncle: Joseph Lorenzo Alcorn – 96
Joseph Lorenzo 96 + Clark 91 – Lillian 31 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Uncle: Archie Harold Alcorn – 97
Archie Harold 97 + Clark 91 – Lillian 31 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Aunt: Melva Alcorn – 98
Melva 98 + Clark 91 – Lillian 31 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Uncle: Jesse Verl Alcorn – 99
Jesse Verl 99 + Clark 91 – Lillian 31 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

+: Parent
-: Child
=: Spouse

History: David William Rowley

As far as Church callings went in El Monte, I was teaching the Sunday School class that Douglas (Douglas Alcorn Rowley) and Ralph (Ralph Alcorn Rowley) were in, I was on the genealogical committee as well as working with the welfare program and I was in the Elder’s Quorum presidency.

I got a job with the U.S. Rubber Company where Leonard (Leonard Clark Alcorn) worked. When summer came I took on other jobs also to help with the expenses of a large family.

(For details of the children’s experiences in school, see Lillian’s (Lillian Alcorn) history).

David (David Alcorn Rowley) had been having his troubles since leaving the farm and I wasn’t able to give him hardly any money. He couldn’t pick up any work that easily either. He and Don (Donald Eugene Smith) were good pals, so he joined the Navy while we were living here, but he didn’t like that very well. He later joined the Army.

We had a lot of good friends in the El Monte ward and Lillian and I would go to parties with them. We had lots of good times. One time they gave me a surprise birthday party. I was also asked to be Santa Clause that Christmas, (for details about these events, see Lillian’s history).

It was here that Douglas had his eyes operated on and the muscles changed back behind them. His eyes would cross while he was looking at you. They had tried to correct this condition in Montana with glasses, but it didn’t work very well. He didn’t have to wear glasses after the operation. The story of Douglas selling his glasses in school in Montana is told in Lillian’s history also.

In August of 1946 Grace (Grace Harriet Rowley) had a baby boy. They named him Donald Eugene (Donald Eugene Smith Jr), after his father. We were all saddened when he lived only about 17 hours. It was really hard on Grace and Don.

I went to work for the Fidel Construction Company and worked up in the San Gabriel Canyon. I worked both jobs for a while, then quit the Rubber Company.

It was while I was working on this new job that we got word that my father, Hugh Thompson Rowley, had died on 14 March 1948, I got leave from my job and I went back to Montana for the funeral, dad hadn’t been himself since he had sleeping sickness some years before. He would get disoriented even out in our backyard, and Francis (Hugh Francis Rowley) or Erma (Erma Thornton) or the children would have to lead him back into the house. It was a time of reunion, although a sad one. My Uncle Royal was there and we had a nice visit, Francis asked me if there was anything I wanted and I told him I would like Dad’s old watch since he bought it the year I was born.

I sold my place in Montana for a lot less than I should have had out of it, but with the money I was able to pay off the place in El Monte, California.

I was asked to help build the new chapel in El Monte. I worked on it for a while but didn’t get to help finish it because Lillian and I had decided to move to a smaller community thinking it would be better for the children. We had all lived on a farm most of our lives and there was so much congestion and crime in the city.

To be continued…