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Journal: Jeanette Sperry; February 11, 2017

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This Day In Our Family History; February 11, 2017

Fixed spelling from Mabel to Mable

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  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States
  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

John Rowley and Sarah Rowley Family Messenger; February 11, 2017

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  • John Rowley – 602
  • John Thompson Rowley – 197
  • Sarah Wright – 603
  • Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, United States
  • Price, Carbon, Utah, United States
  • Spring Glen, Carbon, Utah, United States
  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • May 1
  • September 22
  • September 29
  • Saturday
  • Tuesday
  • 1956
  • 1958
  • United States Navy

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; February 11, 2018

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  • Alfred Oscar Lunt – 15
  • Henry Melvin Sperry – 52
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
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This Day In Our Family History; February 11, 2018

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  • Mary Curnock – 299
  • Mary Lamont – 275
  • Samuel Olpin – 298
  • William Olpin – 300
  • Joy Sperry – 274
  • Mary Ann Sperry – 277
  • Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Cambridge, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • East Bloomfield, Ontario, New York, United States
  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States
  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • SGEOR – Saint George Utah Temple; Saint George, Washington, Utah, United States

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; February 11, 2018

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  • Jane Paul – 198
  • John Rowley – 602
  • John Thompson Rowley – 197
  • Sarah Wright – 603
  • Bynum, Teton, Montana, United States
  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; February 12, 2017

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  • Wednesday

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; February 12, 2017

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  • Jane Paul – 198
  • David William Rowley – 30
  • Emerson Adis Rowley – 89
  • Grace Harriet Rowley – 10
  • Hugh Thompson Rowley – 85
  • John Rowley – 602
  • John Thompson Rowley – 197
  • Marjorie Ann Rowley – 36
  • Donald Eugene Smith – 9
  • Lillian Lorraine Smith – 3
  • Sarah Wright – 603
  • Provo, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Warwick, Virginia, United States
  • April 4
  • December 30
  • January 28
  • 1956
  • United States Army

This Day In Our Family History; February 12, 2018

Changed marriage information for Alexander Corbett and Kristi Lynn Lunt to Happy Anniversary

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  • Alexander Corbett – 973
  • Kristi Lynn Lunt – 5
  • Cambridge, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • RC – Riverton Cemetery; Riverton, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Happy Anniversary

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; February 12, 2018

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  • Jane Paul – 198
  • Hugh Francis Rowley – 87
  • Hugh Thompson Rowley – 85
  • John Rowley – 602
  • John Thompson Rowley – 197
  • Verda May Rowley – 88
  • Sarah Wright – 603
  • Germany
  • Thule, Greenland
  • Alaska, United States
  • Chinook, Blaine, Montana, United States
  • Kalispell, Flathead, Montana, United States
  • Havre, Hill, Montana, United States
  • Reno, Washoe, Nevada, United States
  • Brazil
  • Brazil Mission
  • January 1
  • January 2
  • United States Air Force

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; February 13, 2017

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  • February 14
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
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This Day In Our Family History; February 13, 2017

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  • Elizabeth Davis – 579
  • Hezekiah Smith – 337
  • Mallory Smith – 578
  • Surrey County, North Carolina, United States

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; February 13, 2017

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  • Lillian Alcorn – 31
  • Jane Paul – 197
  • David William Rowley – 30
  • Douglas Alcorn Rowley – 33
  • Hugh Francis Rowley – 87
  • Hugh Thompson Rowley – 85
  • John Rowley – 602
  • John Thompson Rowley – 197
  • Sarah Wright – 603
  • IFALL – Idaho Falls Idaho Temple; Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States
  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • SLAKE – Salt Lake Utah Temple; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • September 21
  • August
  • 1956

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; February 13, 2018

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  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Saturday

This Day In Our Family History; February 13, 2018

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  • Elizabeth Davis – 579
  • Hezekiah Smith – 337
  • Mallory Smith – 578
  • SLAKE – Salt Lake Utah Temple; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; February 13, 2018

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  • Jane Paul – 198
  • John Rowley – 602
  • John Thompson Rowley – 197
  • Sarah Wright – 603
  • San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States
  • Illinois, United States
  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Springville, Utah, Utah, United States
  • December 21
  • November 6
  • 1957

This Day In Our Family History; February 14, 2017

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  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; February 14, 2017

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  • Jane Paul – 198
  • Clayton Alcorn Rowley – 35
  • David William Rowley – 30
  • Hugh Thompson Rowley – 85
  • John Rowley – 602
  • John Thompson Rowley – 197
  • Verda May Rowley – 88
  • Sarah Wright – 603
  • Palo Alto, Santa Clara, California, United States
  • Northern California Mission
  • Brazil Mission

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; February 14, 2018

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  • Sunday

This Day In Our Family History; February 14, 2018

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  • Karma Palmgreen Anderson – 142
  • Hanna Nelson – 144
  • Nils (Neils) Olson – 141
  • Efveröd, Kristianstad, Sweden
  • Cambridge, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • EHOUS – Endowment House; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; February 14, 2018

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  • Sarah Wright – 603
  • Korea
  • Nurnberg, Germany
  • Fairbanks, Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska, United States
  • California, United States
  • Oakland, Alameda, California, United States
  • Camp Pendleton, San Diego, California, United States
  • San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States
  • Sun Valley, Blaine, Idaho, United States
  • Illinois, United States
  • Fort Devans, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
  • New York, New York, New York, United States
  • Nevada, United States
  • Baker, White Pine, Nevada, United States
  • Ely, White Pine, Nevada, United States
  • Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States
  • Provo, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Richland, Benton, Washington, United States
  • Seattle, King, Washington, United States
  • Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States
  • Southern Illinois Mission
  • December 17
  • February 24
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  • January 2
  • January 4
  • July 12
  • November 19
  • May 10
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  • October 8
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  • 1954
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  • 1957
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  • United States Army
  • United States Marines

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; February 15, 2017

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This Day In Our Family History; February 15, 2017

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  • Leonard Clark Alcorn – 93
  • Alfred Oscar Lunt – 15
  • Della Lunt – 21
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  • San Gabriel, Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; February 15, 2017

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  • Lillian Acorn – 31
  • Jane Paul – 198
  • David William Rowley – 30
  • Eliza May Rowley – 202
  • Grace Harriet Rowley – 10
  • Hugh Thompson Rowley – 85
  • John Rowley – 602
  • John Thompson Rowley – 197
  • Royal James Rowley – 205
  • Walter Illith Rowley – 90
  • Sarah Wright – 603
  • Japan
  • China
  • Anchorage, Alaska, United States
  • Eureka, Humboldt, California, United States
  • San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States
  • Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States
  • SLAKE – Salt Lake Utah Temple; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Virginia, United States
  • Warwick, Virginia, United States
  • Philippines
  • August 24
  • July
  • June
  • March
  • May
  • 1956
  • United States Marines

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; February 15, 2018

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  • Charles Henry Sperry – 46
  • Emily Esther Sperry – 50
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This Day In Our Family History; February 15, 2018

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  • Leonard Clark Alcorn – 93
  • Ame Sarah Barnett – 522
  • John Curnock Jr – 804
  • Alfred Oscar Lunt – 15
  • Della Lunt – 21
  • Hester Mallett – 805
  • Lois Miller – 527
  • Robert Miller – 521
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • San Gabriel, Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States
  • SLAKE – Salt Lake Utah Temple; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Bolton, Chittenden, Vermont, United States

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; February 15, 2018

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  • Jane Paul – 198
  • John Rowley – 602
  • John Thompson Rowley – 197
  • Royal James Rowley – 205
  • Sarah Wright – 603
  • Clearfield, Davis, Utah, United States
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How Are You Related To Me?

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Grandfather: James Albert Weaver – 226
James Albert 226 – Harriet Ann 92 – Lillian 31 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 –Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Grandmother: Dorothea Sophia Johnson – 227
Dorothea Sophia 227 – Harriet Ann 92 – Lillian 31 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 –Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Uncle: James Albert Waver Jr – 228
James Albert Jr 228 + James Albert 226 – Harriet Ann 92 – Lillian 31 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 –Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Aunt: Fannie Marie Weaver – 229
Fannie Marie 229 + James Albert 226 – Harriet Ann 92 – Lillian 31 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 –Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Grandmother: Harriet Ann Weaver – 92
Harriet Ann 92 – Lillian 31 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 –Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Uncle: Leslie Leonard Weaver – 230
Leslie Leonard 230 + James Albert 226 – Harriet Ann 92 – Lillian 31 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 –Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Aunt: Flossie Bodel Weaver – 231
Flossie Bodel 231 + James Albert 226 – Harriet Ann 92 – Lillian 31 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 –Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Aunt: Beatrice Weaver – 232
Beatrice 232 + James Albert 226 – Harriet Ann 92 – Lillian 31 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 –Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Aunt: Minnie Althena Weaver – 233
Minnie Althena 233 + James Albert 226 – Harriet Ann 92 – Lillian 31 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 –Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Aunt: Myrtle Weaver – 234
Mytrle 234 + James Albert 226 – Harriet Ann 92 – Lillian 31 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 –Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Uncle: Seymour John Weaver – 235
Seymour John 235 + James Albert 226 – Harriet Ann 92 – Lillian 31 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 –Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Aunt: Cora Weaver – 236
Cora 236 + James Albert 226 – Harriet Ann 92 – Lillian 31 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 –Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Uncle: Porter Vernon Weaver – 237
Porter Vernon 237 + James Albert 226 – Harriet Ann 92 – Lillian 31 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 –Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-aunt: Amanda Weaver – 238
Amanda 238 + James Albert 226 – Harriet Ann 92 – Lillian 31 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 –Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Uncle: Ezra Weaver – 239
Ezra 239 + James Albert 226 – Harriet Ann 92 – Lillian 31 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 –Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Uncle: Shirley Weaver – 240
Shirley 240 + James Albert 226 – Harriet Ann 92 – Lillian 31 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 –Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Aunt: Baby Girl (Dora) Weaver – 241
Baby Girl (Dora) 241 + James Albert 226 – Harriet Ann 92 – Lillian 31 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 –Kellie Jeanette 1

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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…

How Are You Related To Me?

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Grandfather: Coleman Ballard Alcorn – 217
Coleman Ballard 217 – Clark 91 – Lillian 31 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 –Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Grandmother: Mary Catherine Hammons – 218
Mary Catherine 218 – Clark 91 – Lillian 31 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 –Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Grandfather: Clark Alcorn – 91
Clark 91 – Lillian 31 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 –Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Uncle: John W. Alcorn – 219
John W. 219 + Coleman Ballard 217 – Clark 91 – Lillian 31 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 –Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Uncle: Lennie Alcorn – 220
Lennie 220 + Coleman Ballard 217 – Clark 91 – Lillian 31 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 –Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Aunt: Roxana Alcorn – 221
Roxana 221 + Coleman Ballard 217 – Clark 91 – Lillian 31 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 –Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Uncle: James Henry Alcorn – 222
James Henry 222 + Coleman Ballard 217 – Clark 91 – Lillian 31 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 –Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Aunt: Delina Alcorn – 223
Delina 223 + Coleman Ballard 217 – Clark 91 – Lillian 31 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 –Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Aunt: Margaret Jeannette Acorn – 224
Margaret Jeannette 224 + Coleman Ballard 217 – Clark 91 – Lillian 31 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 –Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Aunt: Nanna Florence Alcorn – 225
Nanna Florence 225 + Coleman Ballard 217 – Clark 91 – Lillian 31 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 –Kellie Jeanette 1

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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

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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…