History: David William Rowley

DOUGLAS (Douglas Alcorn Rowley) — He seemed to be a favorite with his mother (Lillian Alcorn), maybe because he had those beautiful golden curls. She wanted to name him Golden and was quite put out with me when I gave him another name at the time I blessed him. I am sure she came to […]

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Douglas (Douglas Alcorn Rowley) and Vonna’s (Vonna Ensign) son Bill (William Douglas Rowley), started his mission to England on 2 December 1976 and Dwana (Dwana Kay Judkins)  was to be married on the 16th of December so Estella (Estella Cordelia Tidwell) went to California to visit her daughter (Geneal Rose Johnson) during the time in […]

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The first week in August, Clayton (Clayton Alcorn Rowley), Jana (Janevie Clegg) and their children (Bruce Charles, Burt William, Charrielynn and Michael Lyn Rowley) and Doug (Douglas Alcorn Rowley) and Vonna (Vonna Ensign) and their children (William Douglas, Scott Calvin, Pamela and Rozanne Rowley) came up to see us. Jana’s sister came along, too. We […]

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Judging by their actions my children (Grace Harriet, Douglas Alcorn, Ralph Alcorn, Clayton Alcorn, Marjorie Ann, Hugh Alcorn and Grant Alcorn) didn’t seem to believe we were really going to move. But that Saturday, Clayton and Doug came down and helped to load the big U-Haul and Jana (Janevie Clegg) and Vonna (Vonna Ensign) packed […]

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We went with Francis (Hugh Francis Rowley) and Erma (Erma Thornton) to Kalispell and enjoyed the beautiful country very much. Then over the highline road which Estella (Estella Cordelia Tidwell) said seemed like the top of the world. We saw some big mountain sheep, then on to Havre. Verda (Verda May Rowley) went over to […]

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Grace (Grace Harriet Rowley) and her family had returned to the United States in December 1959 and we were hoping they would be with us for the holidays, especially Christmas but they couldn’t make it. Lillian (Lillian Alcorn) worked very hard preparing for Christmas and cooking the dinner. The Christmas gathering was at our place […]

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I (David William Rowley) was still in construction work but with the fall my job ran out. Dwain’s (Dwain Eugene Judkins) father (Leonard Newell Judkins) offered me a job working for him in Orem, Utah. Sometimes Lillian (Lillian Alcorn) and the boys (Hugh Alcorn and Grant Alcorn Rowley) came down on weekends and sometimes I […]

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With the beginning of a new year, 1957, came the news that Grace (Grace Harriet Rowley) had given birth to another baby girl who was born 30 December 1956. They named her Lillian Lorraine after her two grandmothers (Lillian Alcorn and Coral Lorraine Bolton). Lillian went back to Virginia to be with her after the […]

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In February of 1956 Grace (Grace Harriet Rowley) and Don (Donald Eugene Smith) came to see us and told us they were prepared to go to the temple and be sealed for time and all eternity. Don had joined the church shortly after they were married and I (David William Rowley) baptized him. While they […]

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