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Maternal Great-Great-Grandfather: Charles Edward Bolton – 83
Charles Edward 83 – Coral Lorraine 28 – Donald Eugene 9 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Grandmother: Olive Dove Doke – 84
Olive Dove 84 – Coral Lorraine 28 – Donald Eugene 9 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Grandmother: Coral Lorraine Bolton – 28
Coral Lorraine 28 – Donald Eugene 9 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

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Maternal Great-Grandfather: Joe Ben Smith – 27
Joe Ben 27 – Donald Eugene 9 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Grandmother: Coral Lorraine Bolton – 28
Coral Lorraine 28 – Donald Eugene 9 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Grandfather: Donald Eugene Smith – 9
Donald Eugene 9 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Aunt: Ollie Lavern Smith – 29
Ollie Lavern 29 + Joe Ben 27 – Donald Eugene 9 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

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History: David William Rowley

When Grant (Grant Alcorn Rowley) was just 4 months old the doctor told us that he also had asthma and allergies and if we wanted to keep him we had better get him where it was hot and dry. We talked it over and thought of going to Mesa, Arizona, but Lillian’s (Lillian Alcorn) brother, Leonard (Leonard Clark Alcorn), wrote and said it was hot and dry where they lived in California and that he would rent a house for us and have a job waiting for me. We had our auction and sold the things we couldn’t take, rented our farm and prepared to leave for California.

We left Harlem in January of 1945. We visited friends and relatives on the way through Montana, Idaho, and Utah. When we arrived in El Monte, California we couldn’t rent the house for reasons beyond Leonard’s control and it didn’t seem as though there was any place to rent or buy with the small down payment we had.

After about two weeks we found a small house that an old couple had built. The husband was blind, so it wasn’t very well constructed, to say the least, but it was the only thing we could buy. We agreed to let the old couple live in one of the rooms for a month. Well, it turned out that they made all kinds of trouble for us, much as telling me that the children (Grace Harriet, David Alcorn, Douglas Alcorn, Ralph Alcorn, Clayton Alcorn, Marjorie Ann, Hugh Alcorn and Grant Rowley had tampered with their mail and other various things. They were hoping we would turn the house back to them and they wouldn’t have to move. He had come to me and said that I would never be able to make the payments on the place with the big family had to support, so I might as well turn the house back to him. I said to him, “Mister, you’ve got the wrong guy this time. I never promise to buy something I can’t pay for and you can be sure I’ll never let the place go back to you!” Finally, long after the month was up, I got rid of the trouble makers by moving them myself. They had said they couldn’t move into another little place because they had no way to do so.

Grant was still having his troubles. We took him to a doctor and to a lab for allergy tests. They found he was allergic to almost everything we were eating, including wheat, beef, and potatoes. The doctor also told us to give him all the oranges we could get him to eat. He ate a lot of them and they seemed to really help him. We had left Montana in the middle of the winter, January and I guess my blood was thickened up because it seemed so warm in California that I went around in my shirt sleeves all the time, even when it was still winter. The older residents of the area told me I wouldn’t do that next winter and I didn’t. I wore a coat.

Grace had grown into a lovely young lady, although she was still very young. It wasn’t very long before she and the young man next door, Donald Eugene Smith, became very interested in each other. Along in June they came to Lillian and me and told us they wanted to get married. They were both so young we didn’t feel like they were ready for marriage, I told them they should think it over very carefully and to watch each other and ask themselves, “could I stand to see him or her across the breakfast table for the rest of my life?” They waited a little while, but in July they came to us again and we agreed. The wedding date was set for 4 August 1945. The Bishop of the ward, Fred S. Hatch, performed the marriage in his own home and Don’s parents gave them a reception in their home. The kids then moved to San Pedro where Don was stationed with the Navy.

To be continued…

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Maternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandfather: Samuel Campbell – 717
Samuel 717 – Ruth 386 – 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: Mrs. Samuel Campbell – 718
Mrs. Samuel 718 – Ruth 386 – Mary Elizabeth 192 – Olive Dove 84 – Coral Lorraine 28 – Donald Eugene 9 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandmother: Ruth Campbell – 386
Ruth 386 – Mary Elizabeth 192 – Olive Dove 84 – Coral Lorraine 28 – Donald Eugene 9 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

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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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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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Journal: Grace Harriet Rowley

When Lori (Lillian Lorraine Smith) was about 2 months old we were transferred back to Germany. We stayed there for about three years.  Many happy times were spent in Germany with our little family. We were stationed in Baugh linger, aka, Boblingen.

After returning from Germany, we were sent to Fort Eustis, Virginia for a while. Then Don (Donald Eugene Smith) was sent to Korea and the kids (Cheryl Jeanette, Donna Diane, Ronald Steven and Lillian Smith) and I went to live with Dad (Mom (Lillian Alcorn) had recently passed away) in Bountiful, Utah. We were there with Dad for about 15 months then Don was transferred stateside to Fort Ord in the Monterey, California area. Don was learning Indonesian at the Presidio of Monterey. Don thought after he retired from the Army, we would live in Indonesia and he would work for the Chevron Oil Company. Many found memories of belonging to the LDS ward in Seaside, California. We were in California about a year.  Then Don was transferred to Fort Gordon, Georgia. We were in the Augusta Ward, where Don served in the Bishopric. We lived there just over a year when Don volunteered for duty in Vietnam where he would be training the Vietnamese soldiers fighting the Viet Cong. Don settled us in Bountiful in a nice duplex across from the Bountiful 9th Ward Church before heading to visit his parents in California and then to Vietnam. Don was in Vietnam a few months. I will never forget Friday, November 13th. I was at work cleaning Sister Gadd’s home when Bishop Christensen came to find me. When I opened the door I knew why he was there. He said Grace, I need to talk to you and I replied “It’s Don isn’t it?” he said “Yes” and I said “he’s dead isn’t he?” he again replied “Yes.” We quickly learned, Don was killed when his jeep ran over a land mine. It’s interesting to know that he was found leaning against a tree. Another soldier from Hawaii, Sgt. Hoa was also injured and passed away two days later.

We had Don’s funeral on November 25th. He was buried in the Bountiful Cemetery. Don had told me that he loved Bountiful; he wanted to be buried there if anything happened to him. He knew before he went to Vietnam that he would not come back alive. He told his brother, Gerry Everhard that when he came back it would be in a pine box, then he laughed.

The kids and I spent that lonely Christmas without Don in El Monte, California with his family. We went by train from Salt Lake City to Los Angeles. Don’s Mom (Coral Lorraine Bolton) picked us up at the Los Angeles train depot. All Don’s family was there for that Christmas, even his Grandmother Olive Bolton (Olive Dove Doke) from Modesto, California. It was the last time we saw Lorraine’s beautiful Christmas scene that covered half her living room. The kids loved it and spent several hours laying in front of the scenes, day dreaming about the past and the future.