History: David William Rowley

Ralph (Ralph Alcorn Rowley) wrote and asked if we could come down to El Paso, Texas to see them. I decided to take my vacation and Hubert (Hubert Tidwell) said we might as well go in his almost new van, so we would have a place to sleep. We took along quite a bit of food, which was lucky, as it turned out. All went well at first. We spent my birthday in the Saint George Temple and started in from there. To make a long story short, in trying to make a short cut we got lost and spent 3 days in the desert. We didn’t even know what state we were in for Thanksgiving Day. Later we found out that we didn’t see anything alive except a stray cow or two and a rabbit.

The full account of this scary adventure can be found in Stella’s (Estella Cordelia Tidwell) life story, but let me say this…if the Lord hadn’t answered our prayers and hadn’t helped and protected us several times we would never have gotten out of there alive and we wouldn’t have been found until spring. Hubert burned the engine up in his van and had to wait to get a new one. We took the bus back to Bountiful and were thankful to be home safely.

All the family had Christmas dinner at Grace’s (Grace Harriet Rowley) that year, then Stella and I stayed with her children while Grace (Donna Diane, Ronald Steven and Lillian Lorraine Smith) went to Texas. Cheryl (Cheryl Jeanette Smith) had taken the car and driven there a few days before. Grace decided to let Cheryl stay with Ralph for a while and she came back around the first of the year.

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 son to their family. This was their sixth child and fifth son. He was born on 13 March 1966 and was named Darrell Wayne Judkins. When Dwain told Dwana (Dwana Kay Judksin) she had another brother she went to her room and cried, she was tired of brother. As it turned out, she realized that this new little brother was pretty special and she would keep him after all!!!

Grace’s troubles were not over – it was discovered that she had cancer. They flew her to Lackland Air Force Hospital in Texas for cobalt treatment. Estella and I stayed at her home and took care of her children, the three still at home, for seven weeks. We went to a school program while we were there and Estella accidentally fell into a hole in the parking lot and hurt her back. She has had to have lots of treatments. She has never gotten over the effects of that fall.

In April, Harold (Harold Norman Johnson) and Myrna Jean and Virginia (Virginia Fern Johnson) and her husband (Chad Layne McKnight) came down for conference. The Mormonaires, a group they sang with was furnishing the music for the Priesthood session. Stella was so happy. This was the first time she had seen little Cory McKnight, Virginia’s baby. Virginia sat at the piano and played so many beautiful pieces and then they sang for us. We recorded some of it.

June was a big month for us. First, Emerson (Emerson Adis Rowley) and Sarah (Sarah Marie Alderson) came to see us and Estella finally had met all of my family. While they were still with us, Ralph and his family stopped in for a few days on their way to Glasgow, Montana where he had been assigned. Then on June 10th, Francis (Hugh Francis Rowley) and Erma (Erma Thornton) came to pick us up to go on a trip we had planned with them. I had been wanting to take my wife to Montana ever since we got married. In order for Estella to stand the ride I would take her on a fast walk around the block whenever we stopped for gas or something. Even at that she rode a lot of the time on her knees because it hurt her so bad to sit.

To be continued…

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History: David William Rowley

A few days before Lillian (Lillian Alcorn)died she had said, “I don’t think we have many friends in Bountiful.” I told her she might be surprised. At her funeral we had one of the biggest crowds I have ever seen. Relatives and friends came from Montana, California, Idaho and so many from different parts of Utah as well as Bountiful itself.

One of the hardest things we had to do was to tell Hugh (Hugh Alcorn Rowley) who was in Argentina on his mission. We were in a quandary as to what to do, how to tell him his mother had passed away. We contacted the Church Missionary Department and they suggested that we get in touch with Hugh’s Mission President and let him tell Hugh so he could be sure our missionary was not alone when he heard the news. This is what we did and after Hugh found out he called home. It was good to hear his voice and to be able to reassure him that things were going to be alright.

It didn’t seem too bad at first for so many relatives and friends had come for the service and I had so many visitors that it kept me busy. Margie (Marjorie Ann Rowley) stayed with me for a week or two with her children (David Lenn, Deon Eugene and Dwana Kay Judkins), then my brother Emerson (Emerson Adis Rowley) came from Eureka, California and stayed for a while. We slept together and talked. The neighbors and everyone was so good. They visited me often and brought meals in, etc.

It seemed for a while that things were going pretty good, but it wasn’t long before I got very lonely. I really missed Hugh. He was just about halfway through with his mission and I know that it was really hard on him to lose his mother and not be able to come home for her funeral. Clayton (Clayton Alcorn Rowley) was working long hours and Grant (Grant Alcorn Rowley) was going to school and working at a part time job so I never got to see much of either of my two sons living at home.

It wasn’t long until I was sent to work out at Dugway, near Tooele, Utah. I could only come home on weekends. Then it seemed like I spent all my time trying to clean up the house and fix something decent to eat. The boys were mostly gone and I did not feel like I had anything to come home for. It was a lonely time! But then I do remember that Marjorie and Dwain (Dwain Eugene Judkins) brought whole meals, already cooked, to share with us. They would stay the night and let me enjoy the children. They did this for a long time and they helped me out in every way they could.

Looking back from today (January 1977) I have some to realize that the experience of losing a loved one is a spiritual experience. After time has eased the pain and the loneliness, you find that your soul has been enlarged because of the love and help extend to you. And because you have grown closer to your Heavenly Father, you want more than ever to help others. Yes, this life is one of service to others, or it surely should be at least. Our goal should be to do as much good as we possibly can. But my, how the time does slip away and it is gone before you know it. You become old and can’t do many things you could have done when you were younger. So do what you can every day while you are young. Make good use of your time while you can. Live the gospel in its fullest. There is a day of judgment and a day of darkness when you cannot do anything. If we let that day come and we haven’t done all we could, we will be miserable instead of happy.

My life brightened up when I heard of the birth of little Kristine (Kristine Rowley), Ralph (Ralph Alcorn Rowley) and Aleene’s (Aleene Sumsion) first girl, born 29 March 1960. She has been brightening up my life ever since, whenever I have seen her and had the privilege of being around her.

To be continued…

History: David William Rowley

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 was a very bad time for us, not knowing if he was dead or a prisoner of war. Then in December of 1950 we received word that he had been killed and that they would send his body home as soon as possible. We were all saddened by David’s death.

The children liked school in Gridley. Grant (Grant Alcorn Rowley) started kindergarten the last year we live there. Hugh (Hugh Alcorn Rowley) was always the special and protector of Grant. I can still see them together in my mind’s eye, with Hughie so loving and kind. He still is loving and kind with his own children and with everyone.

We learned to like Gridley and we had many friends there. Hugh had a paper route and Clayton (Clayton Alcorn Rowley) worked on a dairy farm for a neighbor. Clayton became a hero and had a write-up in the paper about him saving the life of his girlfriend’s father who was swimming in the river just outside of Gridley. He got him to safety, but almost lost his own life as he drifted into the rapids before he could get out of the water. It was a nip and tuck struggle for him to get out of the water for a while, but he finally made it.

I was ordained to the office of a Seventy in the Melchizedek Priesthood by Oscar A. Kirkham. At the same time I was set apart as one of the seven presidents of the Seventies Quorum of the Gridley Stake. This was on 23 April 1950. Also at this time I was called on a Stake Mission. I served in the presidency and as a missionary for a while. Then the construction company I was working for closed down because the bosses had been drafted into the Armed Services. Work was scarce in Gridley so I went over to Eureka, California where my brothers, Walter (Walter Illith Rowley) and Emerson (Emerson Adis Rowley) lived. I worked there the winter of 1950-1951 and on into the spring.

The family stayed in Gridley until school was out. I had bought a place on Little Fairfield Street in Eureka and sold the place in Gridley, so we were once again on the move.

I worked at the same place with Walter and Emerson and I enjoyed being with them again. I helped Emerson finish building his home.

We all liked Eureka except for the undependable weather. I had become acquainted in the Branch and it wasn’t long before Lillian and the children were making friends.

Oh yes, we had another grandchildren, Donna Diane (Donna Diane Smith), born to Grace (Grace Harriet Rowley) and Don (Donald Eugene Smith) on 27 September 1950. She was a cute little trick and she has always seemed to love her grandpa.

We hadn’t been in Eureka long when they sent David’s body home. He was given a very nice military funeral. He was buried in the cemetery at Eureka, California which is a beautiful and restful place for him.

To be continued…

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How Are You Related To Me?

Maternal Great-Great-Grandfather: Hugh Thompson Rowley – 85
Hugh Thompson 85 – 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-Uncle: Hugh Francis Rowley – 87
Hugh Francis 87 + Hugh Thompson 85 – David William 30 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Grandfather: David William Rowley – 30
David William 30 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Aunt: Verda May Rowley – 88
Verda May 88 + Hugh Thompson 85 – David William 30 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Uncle: Emerson Adis Rowley – 89
Emerson Adis 89 + Hugh Thompson 85 – David William 30 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Uncle: Walter Illith Rowley – 90
Walter Illith 90 + Hugh Thompson 85 – David William 30 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

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  • Stroud, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
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John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; May 12, 2018

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This Day In Our Family History; May 13, 2017

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  • Jens Rosenquist Nelson – 58
  • Calvin Sperry – 513
  • Charles Henry Sperry – 46
  • James Sperry – 503
  • Lillian May Sperry – 55
  • Caroline Webb – 47
  • Efveröd, Kristianstad, Sweden
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John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family History; May 13, 2017

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  • Ralph Nephi Rowley – 398
  • Mary Ann Thompson – 399
  • Sarah Wright – 720

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; May 13, 2018

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This Day In Our Family History; May 13, 2018

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  • Ann Elizabeth Harper – 157
  • Charles Gilbert Lunt – 19
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  • Elsa Nelson – 59
  • Helding Rosenquist Nelson – 64
  • Jens Rosenquist Nelson – 58
  • Henry Olpin – 554
  • John Olpin – 558
  • Mary Olpin – 556
  • Calvin Sperry – 513
  • Charles Henry Sperry – 46
  • James Sperry – 503
  • Lillian May Sperry – 55
  • Caroline Webb – 47
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History: David William Rowley

In the early winter of 1931, although it was cold outside, we had reason to feel warm and happy on the inside of our little farm house. It was on 14 December 1931, that our home was blessed with a new son. We named him Douglas Alcorn Rowley. He was a healthy and robust baby and we were thankful for the safe arrival of our second son and third child.

In the spring of 1933, another soul blessed our home from above. He was our 3rd son and 4th child and he arrived on 14 April 1933. We chose the name Ralph Alcorn Rowley for this red-headed lad.

During that winter I 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 of a big black cat for $250, because he thought it was a black fox hide, but just because he was crooked didn’t give me an excuse to be like him. In other words, I wasn’t selling my soul for a mess of pottage or to get even either, so I didn’t go through with the offer.

Time went on and we manage to get by. The depression began to lift, slowly, and things got a little better. The following winter another little red-headed boy was born into our home. Clayton Alcorn Rowley came into the world on 6 October 1934. He wasn’t as healthy as the other babies had been and for a while we thought we were going to lose him. One day while I was in town I was impressed to buy some milk of magnesia for him. It settled his stomach and helped him to sleep. Another time when he was sick, Brother Elmer Hulse and I administered to him and he was well from that time on.

My mother had goiter when she was just a young lady and had it treated after she married. There was special treatment and care given in 1922 and 1923. These had caused it to become smaller on the outside, but evidently it had continued to grow on the inside. By 1935 it had grown until it was kind of strangling her. They decided to go to Idaho Falls and have the goiter removed in the hospital there. They left in February, but before they left they came down to the Thomas Everett place where Francis was living and I was helping him that day, to say goodbye to all of us. They were taking Verda and Emerson with them so that Verda could help take care of Mother.

How I wish that I had told her that day they left how much I loved her. She had her operation all right, but on 1 March 1935 we got a wire saying she had passed away. She was doing all right, but as I remember it during the night a blood vessel broke and she bled to death before they could do anything to help her. She was brought back to Montana and was buried on the Harlem Cemetery in plot #18.

My mother was one of the noblest people in the world. She had been raised in the ways of the early pioneers and had really learned how to work. She could handle a team and plow, break up land, make ditches, or anything else a man could do on a farm. She was more at home doing outside work than inside, although she kept a good house when she could. Also she was a very good cook. She loved to work in the garden and take care of chickens and raise turkeys. Oh, how she loved to fish!! She also sewed and knitted, even when she was driving along in her black-top buggy. When I was a little fellow and we went fishing she would tell me stories and sing to me.

To be continued…