How Are You Related To Me?

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandfather: Nicholas Paul – 732
Nicholas 732 – Nicholas 408 – Jane 198 – Hugh Thompson 85 – David William 30 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandmother: Ann Heath – 733
Ann 733 – Nicholas 408 – Jane 198 – Hugh Thompson 85 – David William 30 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandfather: Nicholas Paul – 408
Nicholas 408 – Jane 198 – Hugh Thompson 85 – David William 30 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Aunt: Harriet Paul – 734
Harriet 734 + Nicholas 732 – Nicholas 408 – Jane 198 – Hugh Thompson 85 – David William 30 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Aunt:  Elizabeth Jane Paul – 735
Elizabeth Jane 735 + Nicholas 732 – Nicholas 408 – Jane 198 – Hugh Thompson 85 – David William 30 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Uncle:  James Heath Paul – 736
James Heath 736 + Nicholas 732 – Nicholas 408 – Jane 198 – Hugh Thompson 85 – David William 30 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Aunt:  Mary Ann Paul – 737
Mary Ann 737 + Nicholas 732 – Nicholas 408 – Jane 198 – Hugh Thompson 85 – David William 30 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Uncle: John Paul – 738
John 738 + Nicholas 732 – Nicholas 408 – Jane 198 – Hugh Thompson 85 – David William 30 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Uncle: Richard Paul – 739
Richard 739 + Nicholas 732 – Nicholas 408 – Jane 198 – Hugh Thompson 85 – David William 30 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Uncle: George Paul – 740
George 740 + Nicholas 732 – Nicholas 408 – Jane 198 – Hugh Thompson 85 – David William 30 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Aunt:  Emma Paul – 741
Emma 741 + Nicholas 732 – Nicholas 408 – Jane 198 – Hugh Thompson 85 – David William 30 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Aunt: Charlotte Louise Paul – 742
Charlotte Louise 742 + Nicholas 732 – Nicholas 408 – Jane 198 – Hugh Thompson 85 – David William 30 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

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History: David William Rowley

That winter Wren Stoddard and I hauled coal from the Hebbleman mine about 10 miles from where we lived. We usually left home before daylight and would get back about noon. Then we would take the coal into town, unload it, collect our money for it and get back home in time to do chores. One morning when we left for the coal they were shining brightly and the sky was real clear. We got to the mine, which was down in a canyon and loaded up our coal. It was probably between 7:00 and 8:00 a.m. our wagon boxes were on runners. We looked up to the rim of the canyon and could see snow starting to blow. By the time we got to the top and started home it had become a blizzard and kept getting worse. We couldn’t see a thing in front of us. We couldn’t depend on the horses finding the way either, because they didn’t want to face the wind and kept circling around trying to get their backs to the wind. Soon we were hopelessly lost. We walked beside our horses to keep them from freezing. A long in the afternoon we came upon some old buildings we knew. We stopped and rubbed the frost out of each other’s faces after we managed to locate the road and get going again. It didn’t take long and we were lost once more. Just before sundown, it started to clear off and we were able to find our way home. We were both badly frostbitten. It was quite a while before I could shave. This was another one of the many times my life has been spared.

The next summer another baby was born to us. This time I was the father of a son, born 27 August 1929. We named him David Alcorn Rowley.

I was still helping my father and raising a big garden for ourselves, but I was having a hard time to provide the things that my family needed.

In the spring of 1930 I rented the Victor Bottomly place. It was straight north of the highway about a mile from Dad’s. it wasn’t a very good place, but at least we were by ourselves. We had a few cows, chickens, pigs, horses and some machinery. I never was afraid of hard work and much of the time it was before daylight when I started and I wouldn’t get out of the fields until after dark.

We talked of going to the temple to be sealed many times. In the latter part of the year of 1930 we went to the Cardston, Alberta Temple in Canada there we were sealed for time and all eternity and Grace and David were sealed to us. It was on the 24th of September 1930. Lillian and I both got our Patriarchal Blessings at this time also under the hand of Patriarch John F. Anderson. I have treasured that blessing almost more than anything I have. It has been a great comfort and guide to me. The trip was a vacation for us and we enjoyed it very much.

Part of our beets were frozen in the ground that winter and we lost most of our horses because they got into some garbage and ate some poisoned oats.

We moved onto the Merrill place across the road from the Milk River. During that 1931-1932 depression year we sold our beets and hay for $4.00 a ton, wheat for $0.08 a bushel and everything else in proportion.

To be continued…

How Are You Related To Me?

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandfather: Hugh Thompson – 729
Hugh 729 – Mary Ann 399 – John Thompson 197 – Hugh Thompson 85 – David William 30 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandmother: Mary Ann O’Brian – 730
Mary Ann 730 – Mary Ann 399 – John Thompson 197 – Hugh Thompson 85 – David William 30 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Aunt: Elizabeth Thompson – 731
Elizabeth 731 + Hugh 729 – Mary Ann 399 – John Thompson 197 – Hugh Thompson 85 – David William 30 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Great–Grandmother: Mary Ann Thompson – 399
Mary Ann 399 – John Thompson 197 – Hugh Thompson 85 – David William 30 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

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History: David William Rowley

I continued to see Lillian for a while, then went back to Taylor Butler’s. I could have continued to work for them, but it seemed like the folks always needed my help so I came home to help harvest their crop of grain, beets, hay, etc.

Lillian and I continued to go together through the winter and spring and then we decided to get married. We just took off, taking her father and my father with us. We went in Alcorn’s car and we were married by the President of the Chinook Branch, Wallace B. Peterson on 14 July 1927. We backed out of the building so that if anyone asked us about getting married we could tell them we “backed out” of it.

We came back to Harlem in a heavy rain storm and went to a Church party in the Harlem branch that night. No one knew we were married. Lillian sang some songs at the party, she had a very good singing voice. She used to entertain a lot at the Branch activities with her singing.

Lillian’s dad had given her 100 nice laying hens which I had to put in with dad’s chickens and we had to move in with my folks for a while because there was no other place to live. I hadn’t been able to save any money. The spring before Dad had bought the old Everett place near the Albert Johnson place. There were no buildings on it so we built a small house of cottonwood poles. This is where we all lived together for a while. There was Dad and Mother, Francis and Erma and Lillian and I all living together in the same house.

On the 7th of August 1927 I was ordained an Elder by James G. Allred.

Lillian and I were pretty excited that winter because we were expecting our very first baby. We wanted to get a place by ourselves, so when a friend, Wren Stoddard, told me that the bank wanted to sell the Leo Morgan place, he and I went up to look it over. It was a good place.

That night I had a dream that Leo Morgan and I had a wrestling match. I had been doing some wrestling and boxing and was pretty good at it. In my dream I could throw him awful hard, but he would get straightened up and reach out his long arms and get a hold of me and I couldn’t get away from him no matter how hard I tried. I just could not get out of his reach. I told Lillian about the dream and we figured it was a warning from the Lord. I went over and told the folks and Francis said if I wasn’t going to buy the place he would. It turned out that he couldn’t get the place unless I cosigned with him. To help a brother I did it against my better judgment and the Lord’s warning.

Since we didn’t get a place for ourselves, I moved two labor shacks from the Alcorn place over to Dad’s and fixed them up for a place for Lillian and myself. That was where Grace and David were born. We continued to stay on at Dad’s place in the house I fixed up for us and that fall on 20 September 1928, a sweet little girl was born to us and we named her Grace Harriet after her two grandmothers.

Grace was a tiny little baby, but we loved her so much and were so grateful for her safe arrival.

In the fall of 1928 my sister, Verda, was called on a mission. She came home in September in 1930. She enjoyed it very much.

To be continued

How Are You Related To Me?

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandfather: John Rowley – 719
John Rowley 719 – Ralph Nephi 398 – John Thompson 197 – Hugh Thompson 85 – David William 30 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandmother: Sarah Wright – 720
Sarah 720 – Ralph Nephi 398 – John Thompson 197 – Hugh Thompson 85 – David William 30 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Aunt:  Maria Rowley – 721
Maria 721 + John Rowley 719 – Ralph Nephi 398 – John Thompson 197 – Hugh Thompson 85 – David William 30 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Uncle: John Rowley – 722
John 722 + John Rowley 719 – Ralph Nephi 398 – John Thompson 197 – Hugh Thompson 85 – David William 30 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandfather: Ralph Nephi Rowley – 398
Ralph Nephi 398 – John Thompson 197 – Hugh Thompson 85 – David William 30 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Aunt: Sarah Rowley – 723
Sarah 723 + John Rowley 719 – Ralph Nephi 398 – John Thompson 197 – Hugh Thompson 85 – David William 30 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Uncle: George Rowley – 724
George 724 + John Rowley 719 – Ralph Nephi 398 – John Thompson 197 – Hugh Thompson 85 – David William 30 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Aunt: Mary Rowley – 725
Mary 725 – John Rowley 719 – Ralph Nephi 398 – John Thompson 197 – Hugh Thompson 85 – David William 30 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Uncle: James Rowley – 726
James 726 + John Rowley 719 – Ralph Nephi 398 – John Thompson 197 – Hugh Thompson 85 – David William 30 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Aunt: Abigail Rowley – 727
Abigail 727 + John Rowley 719 – Ralph Nephi 398 – John Thompson 197 – Hugh Thompson 85 – David William 30 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Uncle: Joseph Rowley – 728
Joseph 728 + John Rowley 719 – Ralph Nephi 398 – John Thompson 197 – Hugh Thompson 85 – David William 30 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

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Journal: Grace Harriet Rowley

1974 (Friday) –  Ron (Ronald Steven Smith) was married to Lora Ann Walker in our home. Not long after they were married Ron joined the Army and they were sent to Olympia, Washington.

Journal: Grace Harriet Rowley

Calvin (Calvin King Knighton) always kept the yard in beautiful condition. He could grow anything. He loved to work in the yard. One summer he grew sunflowers they were over 6 feet tall, people would stop to admire them. One day some people were pulling out of the grocery store across the street. They were admiring the sunflowers and were hit from behind by another car. Calvin was always generous with his fruits and vegetables he grew and shared them with a lot of friends and neighbors.

In 1969 Donna (Donna Diane Smith) graduated from Bountiful High School. She worked at Hill Air Force Base during the summer and saved enough money to go to the Church College of Hawaii for her freshman year of college. She then transferred to Brigham Young University for a couple years.

Cheryl (Cheryl Jeanette Smith) blessed us with a third grandchild. Owen Calvin Owens was born on June 27th, 1970. He was born prematurely and weighted only 5 pounds and 9 ounces and was 18 inches long. He was a tall skinny baby. At the time Mike (Robert Michael Owens) was stationed at Mount Almaden Air Force Station at the top of a mountain near San Jose, California. Donna had just finished her freshman year of college and flew back to the mainland via San Francisco to stay with Cheryl and her family when Owen was born. Calvin and I went to San Jose when Owen was blessed that August. I had sewn 5 or 6 little outfits for Shelly (Michelle Lei Owens). We had only been there for about an hour or so when she had tried all of the new outfits on. I knew then that Shelly was going to like shopping all the time, she was born to shop.

Owen was about a year old when Mike was sent to Vietnam. Cheryl and the kids (Robert Eugene, Michelle and Owen Owens) moved to Bountiful in an apartment just down the street and less than a block from our house. It was so nice to have the grandchildren so close by. It was hard to have Mike go to Vietnam. So many of our young men, including two of my brothers, Ralph (Ralph Alcorn Rowley) and Grant (Grant Alcorn Rowley) were being sent to the Vietnam conflict. I was grateful that Cheryl was close enough so we could help her and their three grandchildren.

Douglas Jones Birk from American Fork proposed to Donna on her 22nd birthday. They met at BYU and were married on April 12th 1973. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple for time and all eternity. Now two of my children had temple marriages (Cheryl and Mike had gone through the Temple on their anniversary). Donna had been working at the State Training School in

American Fork while she was going to BYU. She was majoring in Therapeutic and Outdoor Recreation. She loved working with the disabled youth.