History: David William Rowley

I (David William Rowley) was still in construction work but with the fall my job ran out. Dwain’s (Dwain Eugene Judkins) father (Leonard Newell Judkins) offered me a job working for him in Orem, Utah. Sometimes Lillian (Lillian Alcorn) and the boys (Hugh Alcorn and Grant Alcorn Rowley) came down on weekends and sometimes I […]

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In August of 1946 Grace (Grace Harriet Rowley) had a baby boy. They named him Donald Eugene (Donald Eugene Smith, Jr.), after his father. We were all saddened when he lived only about 17 hours. It was really hard on Grace and Don (Donald Eugene Smith).. I (David William Rowley) went to work for the […]

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Francis (Hugh Francis Rowley) had lost his lease on the Tom Everett place so I let him have half of the Murphy place and told him he could help pay for it. I (David William Rowley) was still working for the NRA building reservoirs on sub-marginal land in the hills north of Zurich, Harlem and […]

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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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Francis (Hugh Francis Rowley) had been living on the Leo Morgan place, but because of this terrible depression he couldn’t make payments so the bank decided to foreclose. They took back the place and sold everything Francis had; and because I (David William Rowley) had signed with him, they took everything I had too. I […]

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In the spring of 1930 I (David William Rowley) rented the Victor Bottomly place. It was straight north of the highway about a mile from Dad’s (Hugh Thompson Rowley). It wasn’t a very good place, but at least we were by ourselves. We (David and Lillian Alcorn)  had a few cows, chickens, pigs, horses and some […]

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