History: David William Rowley

I had some misgivings, but I finally set up a date for my knee operation and it was performed on 9 December 1975. I seemed to have many complications from it. I couldn’t get the left to bend or straighten it out as it should. I had a great many painful therapy sessions. After many months it got better, but I still can’t bend it as I should. I sometimes wish I hadn’t had it dine, but as my wife (Estella Cordelia Tidwell) points out to me, my knee would have gotten worse with those jagged bones rubbing together it couldn’t have gotten better. I guess it was for the best after all. I sure don’t want my other knee done as long as I can get around at all.

We had a bad winter, lots of snow and wind. Those precious friends in the ward took us both over to Payette and Ontario for many treatments that winter through that awful weather. They were truly filling their calling of love for their fellowman.

There was a very special son born to Harold (Harold Norman Johnson) and Myrna Jean (Myrna Jean Johnson) on 9 August 1975. Also, on 9 September 1975 Grace’s husband, Calvin (Calvin King Knighton) was hurt terribly bad and he laid in a coma for a long time. This was a very bad time for her. He still isn’t well and she is still having it rough.

We received word that our granddaughter, Lori Smith (Lillian Lorraine Smith), was married on 16 November 1975 but we didn’t get to meet her husband, Nelson Lunt (Nelson Earl Lunt) until the next year. I had known his father (Earl Sperry Lunt) when I lived in Bountiful and I had known Nelson slightly.

We had known for about a year that eventually Harold was going to have to move his family to Mountain Home because his work was taking him more and more that way. We hated to leave our ward and our friends, but we didn’t want to live so far away from any of our family I talked to Estella about moving back to Utah but with the loss of vision in one eye (from a broken blood vessel) I wouldn’t be able to drive in heavy traffic and property was so very high down there now, so we decided to move where Harold did, they had told us they wanted us to.

We went up with them and looked around and decided we couldn’t afford anything but a trailer or mobile home. We knew we would have to have a lot where I could raise a garden and we had always liked the good feeling of owning our own home. So this is what we had in mind.

In February Lavern (Lavern Ellen Tidwell) and Hubert (Hubert Tidwell) came up for a visit. This was her first visit in our home since we left Utah and it did Estella good to have her there.

Soon after this we went looking at used mobile homes. We didn’t find anything we liked for a long time, but then one day when we were on our way to Payette we found just what we wanted. The price wasn’t bad and we made a $500 deposit and they held it for us until we found a place for it in Mountain Home which was several months.

To be continued…

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How Are You Related To Me?

Husband of Great-Great-Aunt: Lindsay B. Snell – 263
Lindsay B. 263 = Ruth 57 + Charles Henry 46 – Jeanette 16 – Earl Sperry 7 – Nelson Earl 2 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Paternal Great-Great-Aunt: Ruth Sperry – 57
Ruth 57 + Charles Henry 46 – Jeanette 16 – Earl Sperry 7 – Nelson Earl 2 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Paternal 1st Cousin 2X Removed: Jane Maurine Snell – 264
Jane Maurine 264 + Lindsay B. 263 = Ruth 57 + Charles Henry 46 – Jeanette 16 – Earl Sperry 7 – Nelson Earl 2 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Paternal 1st Cousin 2X Removed: ‘Son’ Snell – 265
‘Son’ 265 + Lindsay B. 263 = Ruth 57 + Charles Henry 46 – Jeanette 16 – Earl Sperry 7 – Nelson Earl 2 – Kellie Jeanette 1

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Husband of Great-Great-Aunt: Wallace Joseph Vickers – 257
Wallace Joseph 257 = Eva Pearl 56 + Charles Henry 46 – Jeanette 16 – Earl Sperry 7 – Nelson Earl 2 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Paternal Great-Great-Aunt: Eva Pearl Sperry – 56
Eva Pearl 56 + Charles Henry 46 – Jeanette 16 – Earl Sperry 7 – Nelson Earl 2 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Paternal 1st Cousin 2X Removed: Verdena Vickers – 258
Verdena 258 + Wallace Joseph 257 = Eva Pearl 56 + Charles Henry 46 – Jeanette 16 – Earl Sperry 7 – Nelson Earl 2 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Paternal 1st Cousin 2X Removed: Vallon Sperry Vickers – 259
Vallon Sperry 259 + Wallace Joseph 257 = Eva Pearl 56 + Charles Henry 46 – Jeanette 16 – Earl Sperry 7 – Nelson Earl 2 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Paternal 1st Cousin 2X Removed: Gilbert Wallace Vickers – 260
Gilbert Wallace 260 + Wallace Joseph 257 = Eva Pearl 56 + Charles Henry 46 – Jeanette 16 – Earl Sperry 7 – Nelson Earl 2 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Paternal 1st Cousin 2X Removed: Ruth Vickers – 261
Ruth 261 + Wallace Joseph 257 = Eva Pearl 56 + Charles Henry 46 – Jeanette 16 – Earl Sperry 7 – Nelson Earl 2 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Paternal 1st Cousin 2X Removed: Jane Vanice Vickers – 262
Jane Vanice 262 + Wallace Joseph 257 = Eva Pearl 56 + Charles Henry 46 – Jeanette 16 – Earl Sperry 7 – Nelson Earl 2 – Kellie Jeanette 1

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Husband of Great-Great-Aunt: Theodore Crawforth Carter – 255
Theodore Crawforth 255 = Lillian May 55 + Charles Henry 46 – Jeanette 16 – Earl Sperry 7 – Nelson Earl 2 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Paternal Great-Great-Aunt: Lillian May Sperry – 55
Lillian May 55 + Charles Henry 46 – Jeanette 16 – Earl Sperry 7 – Nelson Earl 2 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Paternal 1st Cousin 2X Removed: Maxine Carter – 256
Maxine 256 + Theodore Crawforth 255 = Lillian May 55 + Charles Henry 46 – Jeanette 16 – Earl Sperry 7 – Nelson Earl 2 – Kellie Jeanette 1

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Husband of Great-Great-Aunt: William Earl Watson – 248
William Earl 248 = Retta 53 + Charles Henry 46 – Jeanette 16 – Earl Sperry 7 – Nelson Earl 2 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Paternal Great-Great-Aunt: Retta Sperry – 53
Retta 53 + Charles Henry 46 – Jeanette 16 – Earl Sperry 7 – Nelson Earl 2 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Paternal 1st Cousin 2X Removed: Charles Earl Watson – 249
Charles Earl 249 + Retta 53 + Charles Henry 46 – Jeanette 16 – Earl Sperry 7 – Nelson Earl 2 – Kellie Jeanette 1

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Paternal Great-Great-Uncle: Henry Melvin Sperry – 52
Henry Melvin Sperry 52 + Charles Henry 46 – Jeanette 16 – Earl Sperry 7 – Nelson Earl 2 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Wife of Paternal Great-Great-Uncle: Vera Lucille Daley – 242
Vera Lucille 242 = Henry Melvin Sperry 52 + Charles Henry 46 – Jeanette 16 – Earl Sperry 7 – Nelson Earl 2 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Paternal 1st Cousin 2X Removed: Paul Daley Sperry – 243
Paul Daley 243 + Henry Melvin Sperry 52 + Charles Henry 46 – Jeanette 16 – Earl Sperry 7 – Nelson Earl 2 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Paternal 1st Cousin 2X Removed: Vera Lucille Sperry – 244
Vera Lucille 244 + Henry Melvin Sperry 52 + Charles Henry 46 – Jeanette 16 – Earl Sperry 7 – Nelson Earl 2 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Paternal 1st Cousin 2X Removed: Mildred Gladys Sperry – 245
Mildred Gladys 245 + Henry Melvin Sperry 52 + Charles Henry 46 – Jeanette 16 – Earl Sperry 7 – Nelson Earl 2 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Paternal 1st Cousin 2X Removed: Richard Melvin Sperry – 246
Richard Melvin 246 + Henry Melvin Sperry 52 + Charles Henry 46 – Jeanette 16 – Earl Sperry 7 – Nelson Earl 2 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Paternal 1st Cousin 2X Removed: June Irene Sperry – 247
June Irene 247 + Henry Melvin Sperry 52 + Charles Henry 46 – Jeanette 16 – Earl Sperry 7 – Nelson Earl 2 – Kellie Jeanette 1

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Husband of Great-Great-Aunt: Karl Farnsworth – 241
Karl 241 = Emily Esther 50 + Charles Henry 46 – Jeanette 16 – Earl Sperry 7 – Nelson Earl 2 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Paternal Great-Great-Aunt: Emily Esther Sperry – 50
Emily Esther 50 + Charles Henry 46 – Jeanette 16 – Earl Sperry 7 – Nelson Earl 2 – Kellie Jeanette 1

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