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Journal: Jeanette Sperry; February 11, 2017

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Journal: Jeanette Sperry; February 11, 2018

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This Day In Our Family History; February 11, 2018

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Journal: Jeanette Sperry; February 12, 2017

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  • Marjorie Ann Rowley – 36
  • Donald Eugene Smith – 9
  • Lillian Lorraine Smith – 3
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Journal: Jeanette Sperry; February 13, 2017

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  • John Thompson Rowley – 197
  • Sarah Wright – 603
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Journal: Jeanette Sperry; February 13, 2018

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This Day In Our Family History; February 14, 2017

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Journal: Jeanette Sperry; February 14, 2018

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Journal: Jeanette Sperry; February 15, 2017

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Journal: Jeanette Sperry; February 15, 2018

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We are sorry to have to make this history in two installments, but we are short of space and will continue this interesting history in the next edition.

Now we will conclude the history of Hugh Thompson Rowley, which we began in the November issue.

HUGH THOMPSON ROWLEY
son of John Thompson Rowley and Jane Paul
Written by David William Rowley

In the spring of 1933, Dad (Hugh Thompson Rowley) rented the old Webster place, 1 ½ miles west of Rigby, which we operated one year. It was very rocky and very hard to get enough to raise a crop. There was a very fine house on the place. While living there we attended the Shelton Ward. Francis and I were ordained Priests, 1 April 1933, by Bishop Edmond Lovell. Emerson Adis and Walter Illithattended grade school down by Moore’s place.

In the fall of 1933, Dad, Hugh ‘Francis’ and I went to work in the Utah Idaho Sugar Co. plant at Lincoln, Idaho where we worked out the fall campaign. Dad sacked sugar, Hugh ‘Francis’ and I worked on the batteries. We rented a house in Lincoln and Verda May went down and cooked for us and took in other boarders, she made pretty good along with us.

My cousin, Charles Galloway came up to Lincoln to see me and we decided that he and I would go to Salt Lake City, when the campaign was over and work for an oil company. Charles is a very good welder, I was going to learn welding and we were going to travel together, but when we got to Salt Lake City, I was unable to get on with the same company as they were full handed. So I went to work for the Jacobson Construction Company. I helped remodel the Episcopalian Church and then went over to the Temple Grounds, where we put in some cesspools north of the tithing offices and the assisted in putting in a high cement wall with a marble finish, from the north side and up between the Temple and Tabernacle. It was while working here that I got a letter from Mother telling me they were moving to Montana and wanted me to go with them.

I packed up and went back to Idaho, arriving there 28 March 1924. The folks were packing and getting ready to go.

Dad had been to Montana and looked it over and rented a place from a Mr. A. S. Lohman, at Lohman, Montana. The place had 160 acres in it but some were taken out for roads and ditches.

Hugh Galloway, the brother of Charles, was going with us. He loaded the ten horses in one end of the box car and the equipment and what furniture we took with us in the other end. Hugh Galloway and I went to Montana in the box car with the stock. This was quite an experience, caring for the stock, seeing that they got plenty of water and feed on the way when we would stop over. We arrived there in the forepart of April and got a wagon from Lohman’s and got the box car unloaded.

Dad, Hugh ‘Francis’, Emerson Adis and Walter Illith left Rigby two days after we did and went as far as St. Anthony, where they had Dad’s cancers treated by Reese Richards. He treated them with a medicine made up into a poultice, which was applied on the cancerous spots and when they came off, they brought out the cancerous roots and all. It was a horrible sight, looking like an octopus only having more legs and each left a hole where it had come from. This made Dad pretty sick while they were coming out.

 They came on and arrived in Lohman about a week after Hugh and I. Dad was still pretty sick from the cancer treatment after Dad arrived we made arrangements for seed, food and etc., and started to get the crops in. we put in grain, beans and beets.

Hugh Galloway rented another place about a mile and a half north of our place, from Mr. A. S. Lohman.

Mother and Verda May got to Lohman about the middle of May.

Dad bought our potatoes seed from Winfield Hurst, at Zurich. Hugh Galloway and I took two wagons and went to Zurich and got the seed. The highway was new and very soft. We had such heavy loads we got stuck and had to hire a dray outfit to help pull us out and we didn’t get home until one o’clock in the morning. Dad got worried about us and walked out to meet us. He got heated and overly tired. When he got home he had such a nose bleed, that he nearly bled to death.

Hugh ‘Francis’ went back to Idaho as soon as the crops were in and stayed most of the summer, working there around Rigby, Idaho.

Dad and Mother were always very hard workers, but never seemed to get ahead very far financially, mostly because of the lack of investment and having to live to near our income, leaving no margin for investment.

We farmed two years on the Lohman place. We raised beets, grain, beans and etc. mother always raised a good garden and this helped a great deal in our living costs. She always did a lot of canning of fruit and vegetables.

We found that they were holding Sunday School at Zurich. We would drive there as often as we could to attend those meetings. We enjoyed them very much and appreciated the privilege of attending them.

I was called on a short local mission for three weeks. Hugh Murphy was my missionary companion, we labored around Chinook.

On the 9th of September 1925, Hugh ‘Francis’ married Erma Thornton. They moved in with us.

In the spring of 1826, they moved to the Christensen place in Zurich. Soon after, however, they found that they could not agree on some points. They moved from there to Harlem and rented a place from Roy Colgrove,  and then moved on down to the place which they farmed for one year. They raised beets, grain, flax, potatoes and a fine garden. They did all right there.

I went to work for Butler and Harrison who were sheep men. I met a girl, Lillian Alcorn, at a dance and was impressed much by the way she acted.

We attended the new Harlem Branch Sunday School and Sacrament Meetings. A. L. Johnson was Branch President, Angus Young, and Chris Stuker were counselors, and A. L. Stoddard was Branch Clerk. James Shupe was Sunday School Supt.

Dad bought the old Jake Everett place of 150 acres on the south road out of Harlem, about 3 ½ miles west of Harlem. We moved there in the spring of 1927, where we built a log house, straw sheds and dug a potato cellar and then planted a small orchard and built ditches to irrigate the place. We raised a very good crop, without irrigation. We were unable to get the ditches made in time.

The Latter-Day Saints Church house was built on one corner of Dad’s place before he bought it.  We all enjoyed our services and recreations and all of our quarterly conferences.

Clark Alcorn bought the old Leslie Taylor place neighboring Dad’s on the north. This was another very good ranch.

Lillian and I were married on the 14 of July 1927 at Chinook, Montana by Branch President W. B. Peterson. Her father, Clark Alcorn, and my father, Hugh Thompson Rowley were the witnesses.

After the ceremony, we all had supper, went to a movie and came home in a rainstorm.

To help pay expenses Hugh ‘Francis’, Emerson Adis and I weeded beets. Dad took care of the place. Mother as always raised a good garden and chickens and turkeys each year.

In the spring of 1928, Verda May was called on a mission to the Central States where she labored for two years, teaching the Gospel from door to door…”A Priceless Pearl”, it is to those who believe and try to serve and keep the commandments of our Savior. Mother and Father were very proud and happy to have one of their children fulfill a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

They were also very glad to have her come home again for they were getting rather homesick to see this only daughter of theirs. They were proud and happy to hear of her missionary experiences.

Shortly after Verda May’s return from her mission, she started to go with Bert Lund Murphy, the son of Thomas E. Murphy and Margaret Camilla Lund. Bert was born 2 December 1903 at Chapin, Freemont Co., Idaho.

Bert had also just returned from a mission, having labored in the North Central States Mission. They were married 17 December 1930 in the Cardston Temple, at Cardston, Canada.

They immediately started farming with his father, just out of Zurich, Montana. Shortly after this they were set apart as MIA president in the Harlem Branch of the LDS Church.

Later, Bert was set apart as Branch President. They were hard workers and lived the Gospel and taught it.

Father did a lot of work on the old ranch trying to fix it up. Mother was a great help. Mother suffered a lot from gall stones and a goiter for many years, until she died on 1 March 1935 at Idaho Falls, Idaho following a goiter operation.

Dad took her death very hard and brooded over it for a long time. He tried very hard to carry on for the children’s sake. Mother was buried at Harlem, Montana, 5 March 1935, on plot 16 at the Harlem Cemetery.

Emerson, married Sarah Marie Alderson, 19 August 1934 at Chinook, Montana. She was the daughter of Arthur Alderson and Gladys Violet Alderson. She was born 6 March 1915, Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada.

Though Dad did not go to Church very much, he had a strong testimony of the truthfulness of the Gospel. In the fall of 1935, he sent his youngest son, Walter Ilith, on a mission. Walter Ilith filled a two year mission and enjoyed it very much. He gained a lasting testimony of the Gospel and had many trying experiences in the mission field that proved to him the power of prayer and showed him a great deal about human nature. He learned much about other churches. He was given an honorable release and returned home in the fall of 1937.

In the spring in 1938 he went to helping Dad on the home place. They farmed the place together. In the Spring of 1938 Walter Illith also met Lois Chapman, a daughter of Early Loyal Chapman and Thea Sirene K. Haugen, born 7 March 1919 in Pierce Co., North Dakota.

They were married 30 July 1938 at Zurich, Montana. Later on 8 February 1939 they were sealed in the Temple at Cardston, Alberta, Canada.

They continued on farming with Dad on the old home place for several years. They farmed together until the spring of 1943, when Walter Illith moved to Malta, Montana and rented a place.

Then Dad and Hugh ‘Francis’ farmed together and took care of the old place.

Dad often went back to Idaho Falls and Shelley and spent a few weeks with old friends and relatives. He enjoyed himself so very much on these trips, renewing old acquaintances and visiting. He liked to visit Emerson Rowley, his nephew, at St. Ignatus, Montana. Grant Rowley, another nephew, and Lucy Stout a niece, at Bynum, Montana. He enjoyed his association with them.

Dad died of heart ailment, 14th of March 1948 leaving five children:

Hugh Francis, Harlem, Montana
David William, Gridley, California
Verda May Murphy, Zurich, Montana
Emerson Adis, Eureka, California
Walter Ilith, Fairview, Montana

(These residence were at the time of his death, and some of them have changed)

Hugh Francis, Kalispell, Montana
David William, Bountiful, Utah
Walter Ilith, Eureka, California

Mother and Dad never gained any earthly wealth. They raised a family to man and womanhood and gave them the right precepts of life. They taught them the truth of the restored Gospel, as brought by the Angel Moroni and received by the Prophet Joseph Smith. For these teachings, we children will ever be grateful to our most wonderful parents.

I pray always that we may be found worthy of their teachings and association and that when this span of life is over we may rejoin them in that family association for all time.

This history was written by David William Rowley, Bountiful, Utah

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Journal: Jeanette Sperry; February 3, 2017

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Journal: Jeanette Sperry; February 4, 2017

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Journal: Jeanette Sperry; February 4, 2018

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This Day in Our Family History; February 4, 2018

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Journal: Jeanette Sperry; February 5, 2017

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This Day In Our Family History; February 5, 2018

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Journal: Jeanette Sperry; February 6, 2018

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This Day In Our Family History; February 6, 2018

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Journal: Jeanette Sperry; February 7, 2017

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Journal: Jeanette Sperry; February 7, 2018

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  • Sunday
  • Mary Emily Sperry – 121

This Day In Our Family History; February 7, 2018

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  • Utah, United States
  • Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States
  • Springville, Utah, Utah, United States

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  • John Rowley – 602
  • Marjorie Ann Rowley – 36
  • Sarah Wright – 603
  • Orem, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Provo, Utah, Utah, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; February 8, 2017

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  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Sarah Elizabeth Sperry – 120
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John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; February 8, 2017

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  • John Thompson Rowley – 197
  • Sarah Wright – 603
  • Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, United States
  • Dragerton, Carbon, Utah, United States
  • Price, Carbon, Utah, United States
  • Coalville, Summit, Utah, United States
  • Provo, Utah, Utah, United States
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  • July 27
  • Jun 20
  • November 5
  • 1956

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; February 8, 2018

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  • Emily Louisa Miller – 118
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Emma Elizabeth Webb – 133
  • Provo, Utah, Utah, United States
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This Day In Our Family History; February 8, 2018

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  • Cambridge, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; February 8, 2018

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  • John Rowley – 602
  • Sarah Wright – 603
  • Oakland 2, Alameda, California, United States
  • Price, Carbon, Utah, United States
  • Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States
  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Springville, Utah, Utah, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; February 9, 2017

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  • Sunday

This Day In Our Family History; February 9, 2017

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  • Joy Sperry – 274
  • Moses Sperry – 500
  • Alford, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States

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Journal: Jeanette Sperry; February 9, 2018

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  • Charles Henry Sperry – 46
  • David Arthur Sperry – 49
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Santaquin, Juab, Utah, United States
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This Day In Our Family History; February 9, 2018

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  • Abraham Brand – 320
  • Elijah Phipps Brand – 327
  • Sarah McLeod – 501
  • Esther Olpin – 130
  • Ann Phipps – 321
  • Meshach Pitt – 111
  • Joy Sperry – 274
  • Moses Sperry – 500
  • Soham, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Cambridge, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • Alford, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States
  • Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, United States
  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States
  • Highland, Utah, Utah, United States

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  • James Rowley – 610
  • John Rowley – 602
  • John Thompson Rowley – 197
  • Moroni Thompson Rowley – 406
  • Verda May Rowley – 88
  • Walter Thompson Rowley – 403
  • Sarah Wright – 603
  • Oakland 2, Alameda, California, United States
  • Lakewood 11, Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Sunnymead, Riverside, California, United States
  • Rexburg, Madison, Idaho, United States
  • Chinook, Blaine, Montana, United States
  • Helper, Carbon, Utah, United States
  • Duchesne, Duchesne, Utah, United States
  • Deseret, Millard, Utah, United States
  • Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States
  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Orem, Utah, Utah, United States

Journal Jeanette Sperry; February 10, 2017

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  • Moroni, Sanpete, Utah, United States
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  • July 6
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This Day In Our Family History; February 10, 2018

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  • James Robert Gibbons – 164
  • Charles Henry Sperry – 46
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  • Proctor, Lee, Kentucky, United States
  • Pasadena, Harris, Texas, United States
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  • Salina, Sevier, Utah, United States

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  • John Thompson Rowley – 197
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  • Price, Carbon, Utah, United States
  • Spring Glen, Carbon, Utah, United States
  • Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States
  • Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States
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  • January 27
  • October 13
  • 1957

History: Lillian Alcorn

When Dave was still out of work and the time came closer for us to leave, Marjorie received a phone call from Dwain and he asked if they couldn’t be married in April if both Dave and I could be there. Dave hesitated a minute or two and then he said okay. We were invited to ride back with some friends from Fortuna, Frank Adams and his wife. Marjorie and Dwain were married 7 April 1954 in the Manti Temple.

Now we had both of our daughters, two sons in the Armed Services and one on a mission. This left us with only two boys at home. The house seemed quite empty and we had some time getting used to it. Hugh sort of filled in the empty spot Marjorie had left. She had been a big help to me and we were quite close and good companions. Hugh took her place in the house doing much of the work that she had done for me. And Grant, he was always a source of happiness to us. We did enjoy our little family togetherness, and Dave and I were proud of our children away from home.

In the fall of 1954 Grace and Don came home from Germany. Grace was expecting her third baby in November so she stayed with us while Don went on to his duty station. It seemed good to have Grace and the girls in our home for a little while again. We missed her when she was gone and she was gone so much of the time. Well 7 November 1954 came and Grace gave birth to a lovely baby boy. When Dave called Don on the phone, Grace had asked him not to tell Don he had a son because Grace wanted to tell him. But Dave slipped when he said “He is doing just fine,” in answer to Don’s question on how the baby was doing. Don was very happy to finally have a son and they named him Ronald Steven Smith.

In March 1955, Marjorie was expecting her first baby and I wanted to be there with her. It is such an important event in the life of a woman and Marjorie and Dwain had written and asked me to share it with them. They sent me the money for one way on the bus and we managed the other way fare and I arrived in Salt Lake City about a week before her baby was due. Her baby was a week later than expected but he did arrive on 7 March 1955 and was a healthy perfect little boy which they named David Lenn Judkins.

I returned home and Dave and I decided that we would sell our place and move to Utah. We could be closer to some of our children and close to the Temple and Genealogical Library where we could do research work and temple work. So we found some buyers for our house in Eureka, stored our furniture with some friends, bought a Studebaker Station Wagon and headed for Utah. We got to Marjorie and Dwain’s apartment and spent several days with them. Then we found a basement apartment and moved to ourselves.  Dave found work with the BYU maintenance crew. We stayed in Prove for about two months and the decided to move to Salt Lake City. We found a house for rent in the 4th Ward, Temple View Stake and moved in.

Dave then hired a man with a truck to take he and Hugh back to Eureka to get our furniture. The Eel River was flooding and was doing a lot of damage. It was washing away whole towns and devastating roads and bridges etc. It rained almost all the time they were traveling. They got to Eureka safely and got the furniture loaded and Dave bought a large tarp to cover the whole load. Some of the furniture had gotten wet while in storage and some of it was ruined but most of it came back to us in fine condition.

To be continued…

History: Lillian Alcorn

Dave spent part of the time we were there as supervisor of the Fortuna Branch Chapel. This was considered as sort of a Stake Mission Assignment. He enjoyed it very much. While working there one day during the summer of 1952 a family from Utah who had been in an automobile accident came to the chapel. Upon finding out what their situation was, Dave invited them to spend the time it would take to fix their car with us. They were with us about one week. It was Brother and Sister Alfred Jordan and a son, Ray and daughter Amy. We continued to be very good friends and when we visited in Utah in June 1953 we spent several days in their home in Murray, Utah.

In May of 1953, missionaries were sent to the Eureka, Arcata and Fortuna areas. The supervising Elder or District President over the missionaries was an Elder Dwain Judkins from Ephraim, Utah. We had four missionaries in Eureka, two in Arcata and two in Fortuna. They were all under the direction of Elder Judkins.

Shortly after the missionaries came, Clayton who had just graduated from high school, talked to Dave and I about his future. He was concerned because he felt he couldn’t really plan a future until he had his commitment over with Uncle Sam. So he went down and asked for voluntary induction. He went into the Army and was stationed among other places at Fort Bragg, California and Fort Benning, Georgia.

We had made a standing appointment to have the missionaries to dinner each Wednesday evening and every Sunday they didn’t have other appointments. We enjoyed having them in our home because they were a wonderful inspiring influence on our children, especially the boys. At least we thought it was mostly the boys. But after the missionaries were taken out of our area in December of 1953, Dwain Judkins the Supervising Elder went home to Utah and had only been there three weeks when he called our daughter, Marjorie and asked her to be his. She of course, accepted without hesitation.

In the fall of 1953, Ralph went back to Provo, Utah to attend BYU and at a Fireside Chat he learned that he could go on a mission. He wrote home to tell us about it and we contacted President Walter Bingham and President Bradford. They were thrilled over the idea and arrangements were made and Ralph came home and prepared to leave for the mission field. He left in late December 1953. He spent Christmas in the home of Elder Dwain Judkins in Ephraim, Utah. Marjorie had not yet received Dwain’s proposal of marriage at this time, however. Ralph left shortly after Christmas for the East Central States mission field with headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky.

Dave had fallen and hurt his shoulder before Christmas and was out of work and it looked like he would be out of work for some time. Dwain and Marjorie had planned a summer wedding in the Manti Temple. Dave and I felt that they should know each other better, after all, he had been a missionary and a very good one, and she hadn’t seen him in any other environment. We thought that Marjorie and I would go back to Utah for April General Conference and while there spend a few days or a week in Ephraim with Dwain and his folks. Marjorie had a week out of school for Easter vacation and it came at just the right time for the planned trip.

To be continued…

How Are You Related To Me?

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Grandfather: David Peter Davis – 207
David Peter 207 – Grace 86 – David William 30 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Grandmother: Caroline Ann Coles – 208
Caroline Ann 208 – Grace 86 – David William 30 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Grandmother: Grace Davis – 86
Grace 86 – David William 30 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Uncle: Parley Davis – 209
Parley 209 + David Peter 207 – Grace 86 – David William 30 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Aunt: Hannah Davis – 210
Hannah 210 + David Peter 207 – Grace 86 – David William 30 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Uncle: ‘Son’ Davis – 211
‘Son’ 211 + David Peter 207 – Grace 86 – David William 30 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Uncle: David Reuben Davis – 212
David Reuben 212 + David Peter 207 – Grace 86 – David William 30 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Uncle: ‘Son’ Davis – 213
‘Son’ 213 + David Peter 207 – Grace 86 – David William 30 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Aunt: Charlotte Davis – 214
Charlotte 214 + David Peter 207 – Grace 86 – David William 30 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Uncle: Evan Davis – 215
Evan 215 + David Peter 207 – Grace 86 – David William 30 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Aunt: Polly Davis – 216
Polly 216 + David Peter 207 – Grace 86 – David William 30 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

+: Parent
-: Child
=: Spouse

History: Lillian Alcorn

The Relief Society helped out at home very much, although Marjorie took over the major portion of the work and cooking. Ralph liked to tease her by saying that he lost over 7 pounds with her cooking. While I was in the hospital, which was over six weeks, Marjorie also had to buy Grant’s school clothes. She did a fine job except she didn’t allow for him to grow. By the time school was half over they were all too small and we had to get him some more.

When the time came for me to come home from the hospital the doctors wanted someone to be there with me and to help with the work and worry. So we made arrangements for Grace to come and stay with us and help me. She came from Virginia where they were stationed. Soon after she came with her two little girls, Don was given an overseas assignment, but he was unable to take his family with him right at first, so Grace and the girls stayed there in Eureka with us. After I was back on my feet a little, Grace and the girls decided to find an apartment and she went to work as a waitress in a local drive-in.

To help me avoid having to get up out of bed to answer the phone, we had an extension put in my room by the bed. I read and did genealogy and many other things to pass the long, long days that came with each sunrise. I enjoyed my handiwork at this time, too. I did a lot of crocheting and hand sewing.

It did seem good when I was able to get back to Church after months of staying at home. I was able to work in the Relief Society and enjoyed my associations with the sisters very much. I loved to sing and enjoyed singing with the Branch Singing Mothers’ group. There weren’t many of us but we certainly enjoyed singing and were called upon many times to present programs. I also served as the Improvement Era director in the branch and enjoyed going to MIA with the children. All of them except Grant were old enough to attend mutual and so we usually just took him with us anyway. They had an adult class called the Special Interest class.

We were still living quite close to where Melva lived and I was able to see her more often. Then after Douglas graduated from high school in January of 1952 he joined the Air Force and was stationed at Travis Air Force Base which was in the San Francisco Bay area and we made a trip or two to see him also.

We hadn’t been in Eureka very long when we were able to pick up an old piano for about $27.00 and Marjorie started to pick at it. Years before, she had had a girlfriend who took piano lessons and she learned the notes and keyboard from her. She began to pick out pieces and before too long she was able to play for our family enjoyment. Soon she was also playing in Jr. Sunday School, Primary and in MIA. We certainly appreciated having a piano in the home and music available when we wanted it.

We enjoyed living in Eureka very much. There was much in the mission field that was very good for us and the children. The branch was a closely knot unit because in the whole city if Eureka, there were only about 300 of the Latter-Day Saints. The children had many wonderful close friends. The young people of the branch did many things together. They held Fireside Chats twice a month on Sunday evenings after Church. We also had many Church outings together and had wonderful times.

To be continued…