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Maternal Great-Great-Great-Grandfather: Coleman Ballard Alcorn – 217
Coleman Ballard 217 – Clark 91 – Lillian 31 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 –Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Grandmother: Mary Catherine Hammons – 218
Mary Catherine 218 – Clark 91 – Lillian 31 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 –Kellie Jeanette 1

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

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Uncle: John W. Alcorn – 219
John W. 219 + Coleman Ballard 217 – Clark 91 – Lillian 31 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 –Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Uncle: Lennie Alcorn – 220
Lennie 220 + Coleman Ballard 217 – Clark 91 – Lillian 31 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 –Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Aunt: Roxana Alcorn – 221
Roxana 221 + Coleman Ballard 217 – Clark 91 – Lillian 31 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 –Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Uncle: James Henry Alcorn – 222
James Henry 222 + Coleman Ballard 217 – Clark 91 – Lillian 31 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 –Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Aunt: Delina Alcorn – 223
Delina 223 + Coleman Ballard 217 – Clark 91 – Lillian 31 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 –Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Aunt: Margaret Jeannette Acorn – 224
Margaret Jeannette 224 + Coleman Ballard 217 – Clark 91 – Lillian 31 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 –Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Aunt: Nanna Florence Alcorn – 225
Nanna Florence 225 + Coleman Ballard 217 – Clark 91 – Lillian 31 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 –Kellie Jeanette 1

+: Parent
-: Child
=: Spouse

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History: Lillian Alcorn

Dave went to work for Fadel Construction Co., building a flying bomb base up in the San Gabriel Canyon. He worked for them for quite a while. While working for Fadel we received word that Dad Rowley had died, this was in 1948 (14 March). Dave prepared to attend his funeral in Montana. We decided not to take the family and when Dave got to Harlem he was sorry we all hadn’t gone with him as most of the other members of his family had brought their families.

There was a lot of violence and crime in the big city and so many influences that were not good for the children, that we decided it might be best if we looked for a smaller community to raise our family. We put our place up for sale and when it sold we prepared to leave for Gridley, California. We bid our friends goodbye and moved as soon as school was out.

We stayed with my Aunt Jeannette for a couple of weeks while we looked for a place we could buy. After about two weeks we bought the Melissa Clements home just off the Colusa road on Grace Ave. it was about three miles from town. It was much more of the kind of environment that we desired for our children. We made the move with six of our living eight children. David was in the Navy and Grace and Don were also in the Navy.

We sought out the LDS chapel, one of the first things, and enjoyed becoming acquainted with the good members in Gridley. The summer we got there, we were at a loss as to getting an income coming into the home, so Dave took the children and started to pick fruit. They would get up real early in the morning and work until afternoon. They picked peaches, prunes and other varieties. One day, just before school started, Hugh, who was only about 9 years old, climbed a tree to pick some fruit. He lost his footing and fell. He grabbed for another branch as he fell, but it was rotten and it gave away with him. He broke his arm and started school with his arm in a cast.

On Thanksgiving Day, 1948 Marjorie complained of a sore throat. The next day we took her to the doctor and he told us that she had diphtheria. There was only one other case in the whole town and we didn’t know the person involved. The family was put in quarantine for about three months. Dave lived with a neighbor during this time because he had to continue working. Most of the children were with us except for David, who had been discharged from the Navy. He stayed with another neighbor and went to school. We spent Christmas without daddy that year. Dave did come to the door and watch the children open gifts and play with some of them, but didn’t dare come in. Before we could get rid of the bug, both Marjorie and Hugh had to have their tonsils out.

In June of 1949 Grace and Don did have the baby they had waited so long for. It was a lovely little girl. Shortly after that, Don was discharged from the Navy and they came to Gridley to live. They named the baby, which was a girl, Cheryl Jeanette. Don couldn’t seem to adjust to the life of a civilian and he reenlisted in the Army. The Army afforded more time for his family than did the Navy. Just before this time, our son David also enlisted in the Army.

David was sent to Japan in 1949, and was there close to when the Korean conflict started in 1950. He was sent to Korea and we received word that he was missing in action as of 16 July 1950. We were very upset about this report and anxious for him to be found. We didn’t hear any more from the Army until December. In the meantime, another soldier had been reported missing whose family was Catholic.

To be continued…

History: Lillian Alcorn

History of Lillian Alcorn Rowley

Aleene Sumsion – Daughter-in-Law (wife of son Ralph Alcorn Rowley – 34)
Bert Lund Murphy – Brother-in-Law (husband of sister-in-law Verda May Rowley – 88)
Cheryl Jeanette Smith (12) – Granddaughter (daughter of daughter Grace Harriet Rowley – 10)
Clark Alcorn (91) – Father; Papa; Dad
Clayton Alcorn Rowley (35) – Son
David Alcorn Rowley (32) – Son
David Lenn Judkins – Grandson (son of daughter Marjorie Ann Rowley – 36)
David William Rowley; Dave  (30) – Husband
Deon Eugene Judkins – Grandson (son of Marjorie Ann Rowley – 36)
Dollie Cook – Maternal Aunt (wife of Maternal Uncle James Albert Weaver Jr – 228)
Donald Eugene Smith; Don (9) – Son-in-Law (husband of daughter Grace Harriet Rowley – 10)
Donald Eugene Smith Jr (11) – Grandson (son of daughter Grace Harriet Rowley – 10)
Donna Diane Smith (13) – Granddaughter (daughter of daughter Grace Harriet Rowley – 10)
Douglas Alcorn Rowley; Doug (33) – Son
Dwain Eugene Judkins – Son-in-Law (husband of daughter Marjorie Ann Rowley – 36)
Dwana Kay Judkins – Granddaughter (daughter of daughter Marjorie Ann Rowley – 36)
Emerson Adis Rowley (98) – Brother-in-Law (brother of husband David William Rowley – 30)
Erma Thornton – Sister-in-Law (wife of brother-in-law Hugh Francis Rowley – 87)
Fannie Marie Weaver; Aunt Fannie (229) – Maternal Aunt (sister of mother Harriet Ann Weaver – 92)
Grace Davis (86) – Mother-in-Law
Grace Harriet Rowley (10) – Daughter
Grant Alcorn Rowley (39) – Son
Hannah Davis; Hannah Foster (210) Husband David William Rowley’s – 30 Maternal Aunt
Harold Archie Alcorn (97) – Brother
Harriet Ann Rowley; Annie Robinson (199) – Husband David William Rowley’s – 30 Paternal Aunt
Harriet Ann Weaver (92) – Mother; Mama
Hugh Alcorn Rowley (37) – Son
Hugh Francis Rowley; Francis (87) – Brother-in-Law (brother of husband David William Rowley – 30)
Hugh Thompson Rowley (85) – Father-in-Law
James Albert Weaver Jr; Albert (228) – Maternal Uncle (brother of mother Harriet Ann Weaver – 92)
James Sheldon Nelson Sr – Maternal Uncle (husband of Aunt Fannie – 229); Blessed Lillian
James Sheldon Nelson Jr – Maternal Cousin (son of Aunt Fannie – 229)
Jesse Verl Alcorn-Perry; Verl (99) – Brother
Joseph Lorenzo Alcorn; Lorenzo (96) – Brother
Karen Goe – Niece (daughter of sister Melva Alcorn – 98)
Kurtis Wayne Rowley – Grandson (son of Ralph Alcorn Rowley – 34)
Leonard Clark Alcorn (93) – Brother
Lillian Alcorn (31) – Self
Lillian Lorraine Smith (3) – Granddaughter (daughter of daughter Grace Harriet Rowley – 10)
Margaret Jeannette Alcorn; Jeannette (224) – Paternal Aunt
Marjorie Ann Rowley; Margie (36) – Daughter
Marvin Ballard Alcorn (95) – Brother
Mary Francis Alcorn – Niece (daughter of brother Harold Archie Alcorn – 97)
Mary Gregory Askins – Sister-in-Law (wife of brother Harold Archie Alcorn – 97)
Melva Alcorn (98) – Sister
Myron Nelson – Maternal Cousin (son of Aunt Fannie – 229)
Pamela Rowley – Granddaughter (daughter of son Douglas Alcorn Rowley – 33)
Ralph Alcorn Rowley (34) – Son
Robert L Goe – Brother-in-Law (husband of sister Melva Alcorn – 98)
Ronald Steven Smith; Ronnie (14) – Grandson (son of daughter Grace Harriet Rowley – 10)
Rosina Weaver (468) – Maternal Great Aunt
Royal James Rowley (205) Husband David William Rowley’s – 30 Paternal Uncle
Scott Calvin Rowley – Grandson (son of son Douglas Alcorn Rowley – 33)
Sharon Lee Rowley (38) – Daughter
Verda May Rowley (88) – Sister-in-Law (sister of husband David William Rowley – 30)
Vonna Ensign – Daughter-in-Law (wife of son Douglas Alcorn Rowley – 33)
William Douglas Rowley – Grandson (son of Douglas Alcorn Rowley – 33)
William Vernon Alcorn; Vernon (94) – Brother
William Weaver (457) – Maternal Great-Grandfather