History: David William Rowley

We had to wait in Saulte Saint Marie for quite a while before we could take the bus back to the United States. They had some interesting ship locks there. We also noticed that everyone was smoking, even the children and the grandmothers. This smoking business in the bus depots and busses was the worst thing about our trip. It bothered Estella (Estella Cordelia Tidwell) especially.

We arrived back in Green Bay as prearranged and Gail (Gail Jensen) came to the bus depot and got us. We had to rest up again, but we went to church with them and did a few more things. We were sorry to leave them but we were well along in our second month and had to be going. We extended our tickets while we were in Washington D.C.

Next we headed for Montana and we enjoyed the nice new bus and the very good freeway, the best we had seen since we left home, except for the toll roads. One thing surprised us and that was the greenness and lushness of the landscape in the east.

After taking a smaller bus and going over some long winding roads we arrived in Kalispell, Montana. We were very tired again, but also very glad to see Francis (Hugh Francis Rowley) and Erma (Erma Thornton) again. They fed us and gave us a good bed. We enjoyed being with them as we always did. Francis had his place up for sale and they were going to move to Richfield, Utah where Opal (Opal M. Rowley) was living.

From here we went to Havre where Bert (Bert Lund Murphy) took us out to have a good dinner. Verda (Verda May Rowley) seemed to feel a little better and was still so willing to do everything she could to make everyone happy. Estella had been having a lot of pain in her back so Verda took her to her doctor for some treatments. We stayed with Marvin (Marvin Ballard Alcorn) and June Alcorn (Hilma June Bruan) and he took us on his mail route, I saw Montana country I had never seen before. He also took us over to Fort Benton where I visited with my old friend Elmer Hulse, who was bedfast. We had a nice day.

Now we must get home, so we took the bus on the last leg of our trip. We called up Cheryl (Cheryl Jeanette Smith) in Spokane, Washington and had a visit on the phone. The year before they came by and stayed with us and then took us to Utah with them. Mike (Robert Michael Owens) and Cheryl have always been good to us.

We were surprised when the bus driver took us right to our door. We had left it on 16 June 1973 and entered it again on 14 August. The old place looked good to us, but we lived that trip many times in retrospect and we always enjoy the memories.

We made a trip or two to the Idaho Falls Temple with our Bishop before the year was over and we spent two weeks in October up at our mountain retreat in Oregon. I worked hard putting skirting in the trailer. The weather was perfect and we enjoyed being there.

It seemed like 1974 went by so fast. I remember a few things that year, though. Grace (Grace Harriet Rowley) came up in the spring on her way to Washington. We took her over to Homedale to see Noland (Noland Thornton Rowley) and his family. Her visit was short but sweet.

To be continued…

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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

Journal: Grace Harriet Rowley

Uncle Lorenzo Alcorn (Joseph Lorenzo Alcorn), had blonde wavy hair and a pretty singing voice. A train killed him when his car stalled on the track.  He had six children.

Uncle Marvin Alcorn (Marvin Ballard Alcorn) hit me on the head once with a soft bodied doll. I was about two or three.  He was playing with me and didn’t realize that the head was hard and not soft like the body. He cried as much as I did. He also has a beautiful singing voice.

Uncle Verl (Jesse Verl Alcorn) was adopted out to the Perry family after Grandma Alcorn (Harriet Ann Weaver) died of breast cancer in 1922.

Donna Alcorn was one of my cousins. She was about a year older than I was. She would always have money and would have me go to the store during school recess and buy her a treat. She would tell me to get one for myself.

My cousin Merlin Alcorn, had one brown and one blue eye. Once we were going to a birthday party for Merlin and a horse stepped on my heel. The hoof of the horse slid all the way down my heel. Later, my heel became infected. I lost 5 months of school that year. I had to repeat the 5th grade due to that accident.

I was always a fair student; math and spelling were my favorite. The music teacher would get my cousin Opal and I confused.  Opal and I looked enough alike and sometimes Mom (Lillian Alcorn) would make us matching dresses. The teacher would tell Opal about the things David (David Alcorn Rowley), my brother was doing wrong and think I would tell Mom and Dad (David William Rowley) what he was doing.

About the time that World War II broke out. There was a little Japanese boy at school that I really liked. When I went to introduce him to my parents I forgot his name.

Some of the fun things we did for entertainment when I was growing up were Basket Bid Socials at church. The girls would make a picnic lunch and then the boys would bid on the baskets. Then the winning bidder would have lunch with the girl who made the basket. Sometimes, we had barn dances. The girls would dance together because the boys were afraid to ask the girls to dance. On occasion, our ward would go to Malta to the hot springs for a swimming get together; they were a lot of fun.

 When I was in the 8th grade I was a school cheerleader.  I still remember one of the cheers “Strawberry shortcake gooseberry pie v-i-c-t-o-r-y will we beat them I guess yes. Harlem High School is the best!”

Another memory growing up was my brother David threw my doll down the outhouse.  Aunt Melba who was about ten years old went down the hole and got the doll for me.  Dad had to pull her out by her legs.

This Day In Our Family History

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Amos Bishop was born in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States to James Bishop and Elizabeth Clinton

1911

Clarence William Lunt died in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States

1939

Elizabeth Lunt died in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States

1964

Mattie Ann Elizabeth Atchinson died in California, United States

1977

Caroline and Mary Wright were sealed for time and eternity to their parents, John Wright  and Ann Perry, in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Los Angeles California Temple, which is located at 10777 Santa Monica Boulevard in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States

1996

Marvin Ballard Alcorn died in Tooele, Tooele, Utah, United States

2018

Ollie Lavern Smith complete her baptism, confirmation, initiatory and endowment ordinances, by proxy, 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

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 Alcorn – 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

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-: Child
=: Spouse

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Journal: Jeanette Sperry; January 13, 2018

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This Day In Our Family History; January 13, 2018

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Journal: Jeanette Sperry; January 16, 2018

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Journal: Jeanette Sperry; January 18, 2018

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History: Lillian Alcorn

One Halloween Dad took a load of sugar beets, after dark, down along the row of poplar trees hoping pranksters wouldn’t find them, as he had them all loaded and ready to start for the beet dump early the next morning. Well, the pranksters found the load of beets and unloaded them and tipped the box upside down. Dad was really angry, but he never did find out who the boys were.

While we were living here I started to school again in the fall of 1910 at the Thatcher School. The teacher was still Miss Watt. Horrace Miller drove the school wagon and used to really tease. I remember trying to get back at him by sticking my tongue out at him. Later on in the fall we moved on to the Miller place in the Penrose Ward and I changed schools and attended Penrose. We had one room downstairs and one room upstairs in this house.

The Christmas of 1910 I remember we got nuts and candy in our stockings. Leonard got a pocket knife and I got some material for a dress. Shortly after Christmas we moved to Perry, Box Elder, Utah, which was first known as three-mile creek. It is three miles south of Brigham City. We lived in the north room of the old Mathew’s place kitty-cornered from the LDS Chapel. Uncle Albert and Aunt Dollie Cook Weaver lived in the south room. It was while we lived there that my brother Joseph Lorenzo Alcorn was born. He was born 27 March 1911. I attended school in Perry while we lived there.

Shortly after Lorenzo was born dad took my brothers Leonard and Marvin and myself out to Thatcher and left us with Aunt Fannie Nelson. We all came down with chicken pox while we were there so mother, who was to follow us, stayed in Perry with the baby until we were all over them. Then we moved back in the Vance house and I again started school in Thatcher. It was while on this place that dad filed a homestead on 160 acres of land on the bench west of Penrose.

We always looked forward to the times when we would go into Brigham City where our Grandparents lived. Dad had a very spirited little team of horses, Dick and Bess. We had a one-seated buggy without a top but with a large umbrella fastened to the back of the seat. Mother would dress us up in our Sunday best and off we would go. Usually by the time we get to out Grandparents’ home, we were dusty and dirty and looked as if we hadn’t been cleaned up at all. Mother would hold the baby and maybe a smaller child would sit in the seat between Mother and Dad and on our feet, because Leonard and I would sit on the top of the seat with our feet on the seat.

Dad was always singing. The horses were really a snappy little team and fast trotters. Some of the songs Dad would sing were ‘Lay My Little Shoes Away,’ ‘My Old Kentucky Hills,’ ‘My Mother’s Dear Hands,’ and many others. It was about twenty-five miles into Perry and we lived west and north of there.

While we were living on the Vance place in Penrose another brother was born. Harold Archie Alcorn was born 2 Sept 1914. We were always happy when another baby arrived safely and healthy, but I was getting a little impatient to get a little sister. Well, maybe next time!

To be continued…