History: David William Rowley

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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Emerson (Emerson Adis Rowley) had the brown eyes, but with Dad (Hugh Thompson Rowley) having ash blonde hair. I guess it was impossible for any of us children (Hugh Francis, David William, Verda May and Emerson Rowley) to inherit our mother’s (Grace Davis) blue-black hair. A few years ago one of my Coles cousins told […]

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I (David William Rowley) was a long time getting over the burn and couldn’t swallow anything solid for a long time. One day I tried to eat a piece of oatmeal and it lodged in my throat for several days, I think. One day, it must have been about my 3rd birthday because my grandmother […]

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