History: David William Rowley

Emerson Adis, David William’s brother, died at the age of 70 in Humboldt, California. David William was 76 at the time.  David William’s brother, Hugh Francis died at the age of 81 in Richfield, Utah when David William was 79 years old. On 4 April 1984, when David William was 80, his son, Douglas Alcorn […]

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Before we came home we went over to Eureka to see Emerson (Emerson Adis Rowley) and Walter (Walter Illith Rowley) and their wives (Sarah Marie Alderson and Lois Evelyn Chapman – respectively). We were treated royally there and really enjoyed our visit with them. It was almost the middle of December when we started home […]

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This year of 1966 started off with a bang. On 23 January 1966 Clayton (Clayton Alcorn Rowley) and Jana (Janevie Clegg) added a little girl to their family. Charrielynn was the name she was given and she brightened that home considerably. Then in March, Marge (Marjorie Ann Judkins) and Dwain (Dwain Eugene Judkins) added another […]

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David (David Alcorn Rowley) was sent to Japan in 1949. He seemed to like it pretty well. He wrote nice letters home and sent pictures. Then he was sent to Korea in June of 1950 when the “Police Action” began there. On 16 July 1950 we received word that he was missing in action. This […]

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During that winter I (David William Rowley) trapped skunk to help out with the money to live on. The man who bought the skins was a cheap-skate and a crook. He took advantage of my situation and would only give me $0.25 a hide. One time I had the chance to sell him the hide […]

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All things are so much different than they were in my (David William Rowley) generations when we grew up. Now I don’t suppose there would be many of the young people who would know how to handle horses. One of the first things to know is that one should always work on the left side […]

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I (David William Rowley) had thinned a lot of beets for Dad (Hugh Thompson Rowley), but he had so many expenses that he couldn’t pay me. I had worked for another man, too, but he couldn’t pay me either. I felt so bad that I couldn’t raise even one dollar. I was walking along to […]

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Dad (Hugh Thompson Rowley)  had some skin cancers on his face neck. He had heard about a man in Saint Anthony, Idaho who could remove them. So on his way to Montana he stopped there and they were removed. It was an herb remedy that this man had gotten from the Indians. It was applied […]

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These early years on the dry farm were very wonderful. Dad (Hugh Thompson Rowley) was a powder man on the dug way for the county and sometimes we children (Hugh Francis, David William, Verda May, Emerson Adis and Walter Illith Rowley) would walk down the canyon to meet him as he came home from work. […]

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