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Changed Donald Snader – 134 to Donald Snader – 142
Changed Dorothy Snader – 135 to Dorothy Snader – 143
Changed Jean Snader – 136 to Jean Snader – 144
Changed Agnes Coalter Golightly – 137 to Agnes Coalter Golightly – 147
Changed Patricia Jean Lunt – 138 to Patricia Jean Lunt – 148
Changed Mary Elizabeth Lunt – 139 to Mary Elizabeth Lunt – 149
Changed Robert Gordon Lunt – 140 to Robert Gordon Lunt – 150
Changed Judith Ann Lunt – 141 to Judith Ann Lunt – 151
Changed George Thornton Holman – 142 to George Thornton Holman – 154
Changed Darlene Lunt Holman – 143 to Darlene Lunt Holman – 155
Changed Sharon Alice Holman – 144 to Sharon Alice Holman – 156
Changed Willie Padilla – 145 to Willie Padilla – 159
Changed Willie Padilla, Jr. – 146 to Willie Padilla, Jr. – 160
Changed Barbara Jean Padilla – 147 to Barbara Jean Padilla – 161
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Changed Ted Lunt Gabbitas – 153 to Ted Lunt Gabbitas – 169
Changed Joyce Gabbitas – 154 to Joyce Gabbitas – 170
Changed ‘Son’ Gabbitas – 155 to ‘Son’ Gabbitas – 171
Changed Marjorie Elizabeth Snyder – 156 to Marjorie Elizabeth Snyder – 174
Changed Joanne Smith – 157 to Joanne Elizabeth Smith – 175
Changed John Joseph Everhard – 158 to John Joseph Everhard – 178
Changed Gerry Everhard – 159 to Gerry Everhard – 179
Changed Richard Milne – 160 to Richard Milne – 182
Changed John W. Bailey – 161 to John W. Bailey – 185
Changed Estella Cordelia Tidwell – 162 to Estella Cordelia Tidwell – 186
Changed Vonna Ensign – 163 to Vonna Ensign – 189
Changed William Douglas Rowley – 164 to William Douglas Rowley – 190
Changed Scott Calvin Rowley – 165 to Scott Calvin Rowley – 191
Changed Pamela Rowley – 166 to Pamela Rowley – 192
Changed Roxanne Rowley – 167 to Roxanne Rowley – 193
Changed Aleene Sumsion – 168 to Aleene Sumsion – 196
Changed Kurtis Wayne Rowley – 169 to Kurtis Wayne Rowley – 197
Changed Kristine Rowley – 170 to Kristine Rowley – 198
Changed Lorrain Rowley – 171 to Lorrain Rowley – 199
Changed Janiel Rowley – 172 to Janiel Rowley – 200
Changed Lynn S. Rowley – 173 to Lynn Sumsion Rowley – 201
Changed Elaine Carlton – 174 to Elaine Carlton – 204
Changed Janevie Clegg – 175 to Janevie Clegg – 205
Changed Bruce Charles Rowley – 176 to Bruce Charles Rowley – 206
Changed Burt William Rowley – 177 to Burt William Rowley – 207
Changed Charrielynn Rowley – 178 to Charrielynn Rowley – 208
Changed Michael Lyn Rowley – 179 to Michael Lyn Rowley – 209
Changed Shawna Lee Rowley – 180 to Shawna Lee Rowley – 210
Changed Jana Charlene Rowley – 181 to Jana Charlene Rowley – 211
Changed Beckie Ann Rowley – 182 to Beckie Ann Rowley – 212
Changed Dwain Eugene Judkins – 183 to Dwain Eugene Judkins – 215
Changed David Lenn Judkins – 184 to David Lenn Judkins – 216
Changed Deon Eugene Judkins – 185 to Deon Eugene Judkins – 217
Changed Dwana Kay Judkins – 186 to Dwana Kay Judkins – 218
Changed Myron Dwain Judkins – 187 to Myron Dwain Judkins – 219
Changed Mark Judkins – 188 to Mark Ammon Judkins – 220
Changed Darrell Judkins – 189 to Darrell Wayne Judkins – 221
Changed Margene Judkins – 190 to Margene Judkins – 222
Changed Gail Jensen – 191 to Gail Jensen – 225
Changed Carol Annette Rowley – 192 to Carol Annette Rowley – 226
Changed Steve Rowley – 193 to Stephen Michael Rowley – 227
Changed Jennifer Rowley – 194 to Jennifer Rowley – 228
Changed Joleene Rowley – 195 to Joleene Rowley – 229
Changed Sharon Rowley – 196 to Sharon Rowley – 230
Changed Linda Roskelley – 197 to Linda Roskelley – 231
Changed Richard K. Rowley – 198 to Richard K. Rowley – 232
Changed Annaleesa Rowley – 199 to Annaleesa Rowley – 233
Changed Alexis Rowley – 200 to Alexis Rowley – 234
Changed Charles Howard Grace – 201 to Charles Howard Grace – 235
Changed Alfred Howard Grace – 202 to Alfred Howard Grace – 236
Changed Zetta Priscilla Grace – 203 to Zetta Priscilla Grace – 237
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Changed Sarah Florence McCune – 208 to Sarah Florence McCune – 244
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Changed Aleta Pearl Lunt – 219 to Aleta Pearl Lunt – 257
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Changed Eugene Lunt – 222 to Eugene Lunt – 260
Changed Lois Lunt – 223 to Lois Lunt – 261
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Changed Morgan William Lunt – 225 to Morgan William Lunt – 263
Changed Lydia Jane Kendall – 226 to Lydia Jane Kendall – 266
Changed Homer Kendall Lunt – 227 to Homer Kendall Lunt – 267
Changed Marie Lunt – 228 to Marie Lunt – 268

This Day In Our Family History; June 25, 2017

Added Categories:

  • Benjamin Harper, Jr. – 426
  • Hester Mallett – 1058
  • Ruth Sperry – 57
  • Sarah Sperry – 280
  • Samuel Webb, Jr. – 293
  • Saint Leonard Shore, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom

This Day In Our Family History; June 25, 2018

Changed birth information for Carol Annette Rowley to Happy Birthday

Added Categories:

  • Benjamin Harper, Jr. – 426
  • Hester Mallett – 1058
  • Carol Annette Rowley – 226
  • Ruth Sperry – 57
  • Sarah Sperry – 280
  • Samuel Webb, Jr. – 293
  • Saint Leonard Shore, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
  • Happy Birthday

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  • California, United States
  • Born On This Day

This Day In Our Family History; June 26, 2017

Deleted marriage information for John Rosenquist Nelson and Nita Idale Allred

Added Categories:

  • Nita Idale Allred – 266
  • Abraham Brand – 320
  • Abraham Brand – 585
  • Enoch Brand – 591
  • Phebe Brand – 588
  • Samuel Brand – 589
  • Stephen Brand – 590
  • Phebe Canton – 893
  • Margaret Francis – 586
  • John Samuel Harper – 160
  • Frederick Earl Lunt – 209
  • Lillian Lunt – 18
  • Edward Rosenquist Nelson – 63
  • Sarah Elizabeth Sperry – 346
  • Sarah Sperry – 280
  • John Wood – 892
  • Phebe Wood – 896
  • William Wood – 486
  • Stroud, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
  • Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States
  • Ontario, Malheur, Oregon, United States
  • WLMP – Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park; East Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • SLAKE – Salt Lake Utah Temple; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • JRIVE – Jordan River Utah Temple; South Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

This Day In Our Family History; June 26, 2018

Fixed spelling from Shadrach to Shedrick
Changed birth information for Grant Alcorn Rowley to Happy Birthday

Added Categories:

  • Nita Idale Allred – 266
  • Abraham Brand – 320
  • Abraham Brand – 585
  • Phebe Canton – 893
  • Margaret Francis – 586
  • John Samuel Harper – 160
  • Frederick Earl Lunt – 209
  • Lillian Lunt – 18
  • Shedrick James Lunt – 43
  • Sarah Florence McCune – 208
  • Edward Rosenquist Nelson – 63
  • Grant Alcorn Rowley – 39
  • Sarah Elizabeth Sperry – 346
  • Sarah Sperry – 280
  • John Wood – 892
  • William Wood – 486
  • Stroud, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
  • Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States
  • Ontario, Malheur, Oregon, United States
  • WLMP – Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park; East Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • SLAKE – Salt Lake Utah Temple; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Happy Birthday

This Day In Our Family History; June 27, 2017

Deleted blessing information for Courtney Nicole Lunt

Added Categories:

  • Sarah Wild Cole – 162
  • Elizabeth Gibbons – 167
  • John Gibbons – 434
  • Saint Pancres, Camdentown, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom

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  • Blessed On This Day

This Day In Our Family History; June 27, 2018

Deleted blessing information for Courtney Nicole Lunt
Changed birth information for Owen Calvin Owens and Stephen Michael Rowley to Happy Birthday
Fixed spelling from Saintt to Saint

Added Categories:

  • Sarah Wild Cole – 162
  • Elizabeth Gibbons – 167
  • John Gibbons – 434
  • Owen Calvin Owens – 122
  • Stephen Michael Rowley – 227
  • Saint Pancres, Camdentown, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
  • Santa Clara, Santa Clara, California, United States; Delete
  • Happy Birthday

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  • Nelson Earl Lunt – 2
  • Blessed On This Day

Updates; June 27, 2018

Fixed spelling from Catagories to Categories

This Day In Our Family History; June 28, 2017

Changed 1975 to 1979

Added Categories:

  • William Alcorn – 441
  • Phebe Collett – 499
  • John Samuel Harper – 160
  • Lillian Lunt – 18
  • William Perry – 498
  • Blackfoot, Bingham, Idaho, United States
  • Ontario, Malhuer, Oregon, United States
  • 1979

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  • 1975

This Day In Our Family History; June 28, 2018

Deleted duplicate Samuel in John Samuel Harper
Added tag: *May be edited for correct info if needed. Notifications will be posted if corrections are made

Added Categories:

  • William Alcorn – 441
  • Phebe Collett – 499
  • John Samuel Harper – 160
  • Lillian Lunt – 18
  • William Perry – 498
  • Ruth Sperry – 57
  • William Earl Watson – 315
  • Blackfoot, Bingham, Idaho, United States
  • EC1 – Evergreen Cemetery; Ontario, Malheur, Oregon, United States
  • SLAKE – Salt Lake Utah Temple; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; June 29, 2017

Added Monday
Update Pearl McCune to Eva Pearl Sperry

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  • Journal
  • Eva Pearl Sperry – 56
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16

This Day In Our Family History; June 29, 2017

Added Categories:

  • Alfred Oscar Lunt – 15
  • Eva Ruth Lunt – 20
  • Charles Henry Sperry – 46
  • Eva Pearl Sperry – 56
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Caroline Webb – 47
  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States
  • SLAKE – Salt Lake Utah Temple; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • JRIVE – Jordan River Utah Temple; South Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

This Day In Our Family History; June 29, 2018

Deleted duplicate London in Saint Pancres, London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
Added tag: *May be edited for correct info if needed. Notifications will be posted if corrections are made

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  • June 29
  • Coral Lorraine Bolton – 28
  • Harriet Gibbons – 68
  • Alfred Oscar Lunt – 15
  • Eva Ruth Lunt – 20
  • Daniel Packer – 1055
  • John Packer – 1053
  • Joe Ben Smith – 27
  • Marjorie Elizabeth Snyder – 174
  • Charles Henry Sperry – 46
  • Eva Pearl Sperry – 56
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Caroline Webb – 47
  • Saint Pancras, London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
  • SLAKE – Salt Lake Utah Temple; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

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  • June 20

Updates; June 29, 2018

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  • Emily Louisa Miller – 118
  • Ann Perry – 265
  • Ralph Nephi Rowley – 398
  • Charles Sperry – 343
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • John Wright – 264
  • New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States
  • Nortonville, Juab, Utah, United States
  • MANTI – Manti Utah Temple; Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States
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  • Journal: Jeanette Sperry
  • This Day In Our Family History

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; June 30, 2017

Added Tuesday

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  • Journal
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16

This Day In Our Family History; June 30, 2017

Fixed spelling from Ecclshall to Eccleshall

Added Categories:

  • Mary Lamont – 275
  • Anna Rosenquist Nelson – 60
  • Effie Druscilla Nelson – 66
  • Hugh Francis Rowley – 87
  • Charles Sperry – 343
  • Clarissa Lorretta Sperry – 123
  • Joy Sperry – 274
  • Coaley, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • Eccleshall, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Sutton Colfield, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Mecca, Trumball, Ohio, United States

This Day In Our Family History; June 30, 2018

Changed birth information for Connor Ross to Happy Birthday
Fixed spelling from Eccleshall to Eccleshall

Added Categories:

  • Lenard Clark Alcorn – 93
  • Grace Davis – 86
  • Mary Lamont – 275
  • Anna Rosenquist Nelson – 60
  • Effie Druscilla Nelson – 66
  • Nels Rosenquist Nelson – 25
  • Connor Ross – 404
  • Hugh Francis Rowley – 87
  • Hugh Thompson Rowley – 85
  • Charles Sperry – 343
  • Clarissa Lorretta Sperry – 123
  • Joy Sperry – 274
  • Eccleshall, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Sutton Colfield, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Shelley, Bingham, Idaho, United States
  • Mecca, Trumball, Ohio, United States
  • Happy Birthday

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  • Utah, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; July 1, 2017

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  • Journal
  • Henry Melvin Sperry – 52

This Day In Our Family History; July 1, 2017

Added Category:

  • Elizabeth Venables – 316

This Day In Our Family History; July 1, 2018

Added Categories:

  • Mary Phipps – 595
  • Elizabeth Venables – 316
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History: David William Rowley

A few weeks later we took another Temple trip with our dear friends, the DeGraws and another 75 year old sister. We ate on picnic tables and had such a good time. We filled long days in the Temple, staying there three days again. Estella’s (Estella Cordelia Tidwell) back didn’t bother her at all.

We went to Utah again in November and went to the library to get copies of things that Estella needed. She was making up Books of Remembrance for her children for Christmas. Margie (Marjorie Ann Judkins) had just recently had surgery for Gall Bladder and was not fully recovered from it yet so we stayed in Spanish Fork with Bert (Bert Lund Murphy) and Verda (Verda May Rowley). Estella spent most of the time working on sheets for her books. She also went to Wellington to see her brothers and sister. When we got back to Margie’s she was so go to help Estella with typing and in taking us to have enough copies made. Making the books took a lot of work and quite a bit of money, but we hope that in years to some they will become precious beyond price.

We went to Richfield with Bert and Verda and Lois (Lois Evelyn Chapman) and saw Francis (Hugh Francis Rowley) and Erma (Erma Thornton) in the little house they had bought there. We could see that Opal (Opal M. Rowley) was so glad to have her folks living there. Opal’s oldest son was married and living there, too so it made it nice for all. It makes me happy when I can be with my brothers and sisters and it makes me very happy when any of my loved ones are happy. Of course what makes us the happiest is living the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

We stayed in Utah for Thanksgiving and most of December. Just before we left for home we heard that Clayton (Clayton Alcorn Rowley) was the father of another daughter (Shawna Lee Rowley).

In 1975 Virginia’s (Virginia Fern Johnson) daughter, Bekki Jo (Bekkie Jo McKnight) graduated from Nampa High and we were so proud to know that she was going to Ricks College. We were also hearing good things about our other grandchildren.

We had the opportunity to go to the temple many times, both in Idaho Falls and in Utah. These are some of my best memories.

I was going over to the Spa in Boise with a friend to see if it would make my knees feel better. In the spring he had his hip operated on and later had the other one done. He hadn’t been able to walk unassisted for years and had been in pain all that time. Now he felt so good and was walking again so I went to his doctor and had him look at my knees.

We went on a short trip to Utah with our good friends, Bert and Margaret Ashby. They had children in Orem, too.

We took a weekend trip up to the place in Oregon with Harold (Harold Norman Johnson) and Myrna Jean (Myrna Jean Johnson) and the family. It was our last because we sold the trailer back to the Tidwell’s and turned the land back, also. We did bring some wood home, however.

Estella had been having a lot of trouble with her back again, but she had found a new doctor in Payette who was helping her and I was driving her over there several times a week.

To be continued…

This Day In Our Family History

1570

Richard Lount was born in Sutton Colfield, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom to Richard Lount and Mary Alen

1628

John Packer and Edith Farnell were married in Coaley, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

1712

Mary Blakesley died

1735

Edward Lunt was born in Eccelshall, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom to John Lunt and Ms. Edgerton

1829

Charles Sperry was born in Mecca, Trumball, Ohio, United States to Joy Sperry and Mary Lamont. He was the 8th of 9 children, and the 4th of 5 sons, born to the couple

1864

Clarissa Lorretta Sperry was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1895

Nels Rosenquist, age 11, and Anna Rosenquist Nelson, age 10, were baptized and confirmed members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1896

Shedrick Alonzo Lunt and Ellen Maud Chapman were married

1898

Florence Augusta Harrison Hiskey was born

1902

Hugh Francis Rowley was born in Shelley, Bingham, Idaho, United States to Hugh Thompson Rowley and Grace Davis. He was the 1st of 5 children, and the 1st of 4 sons, born to the couple

1906

Effie Druscilla Nelson, age 8, was baptized and confirmed a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1926

Lenard Clark Alcorn and Edith Vera Hutchinson were married

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 Connor Ross

History: David William Rowley

We had to wait in Saulte Saint Marie for quite a while before we could take the bus back to the United States. They had some interesting ship locks there. We also noticed that everyone was smoking, even the children and the grandmothers. This smoking business in the bus depots and busses was the worst thing about our trip. It bothered Estella (Estella Cordelia Tidwell) especially.

We arrived back in Green Bay as prearranged and Gail (Gail Jensen) came to the bus depot and got us. We had to rest up again, but we went to church with them and did a few more things. We were sorry to leave them but we were well along in our second month and had to be going. We extended our tickets while we were in Washington D.C.

Next we headed for Montana and we enjoyed the nice new bus and the very good freeway, the best we had seen since we left home, except for the toll roads. One thing surprised us and that was the greenness and lushness of the landscape in the east.

After taking a smaller bus and going over some long winding roads we arrived in Kalispell, Montana. We were very tired again, but also very glad to see Francis (Hugh Francis Rowley) and Erma (Erma Thornton) again. They fed us and gave us a good bed. We enjoyed being with them as we always did. Francis had his place up for sale and they were going to move to Richfield, Utah where Opal (Opal M. Rowley) was living.

From here we went to Havre where Bert (Bert Lund Murphy) took us out to have a good dinner. Verda (Verda May Rowley) seemed to feel a little better and was still so willing to do everything she could to make everyone happy. Estella had been having a lot of pain in her back so Verda took her to her doctor for some treatments. We stayed with Marvin (Marvin Ballard Alcorn) and June Alcorn (Hilma June Bruan) and he took us on his mail route, I saw Montana country I had never seen before. He also took us over to Fort Benton where I visited with my old friend Elmer Hulse, who was bedfast. We had a nice day.

Now we must get home, so we took the bus on the last leg of our trip. We called up Cheryl (Cheryl Jeanette Smith) in Spokane, Washington and had a visit on the phone. The year before they came by and stayed with us and then took us to Utah with them. Mike (Robert Michael Owens) and Cheryl have always been good to us.

We were surprised when the bus driver took us right to our door. We had left it on 16 June 1973 and entered it again on 14 August. The old place looked good to us, but we lived that trip many times in retrospect and we always enjoy the memories.

We made a trip or two to the Idaho Falls Temple with our Bishop before the year was over and we spent two weeks in October up at our mountain retreat in Oregon. I worked hard putting skirting in the trailer. The weather was perfect and we enjoyed being there.

It seemed like 1974 went by so fast. I remember a few things that year, though. Grace (Grace Harriet Rowley) came up in the spring on her way to Washington. We took her over to Homedale to see Noland (Noland Thornton Rowley) and his family. Her visit was short but sweet.

To be continued…

History: David William Rowley

Speaking of family we found out that my nephew, Noland Rowley (Noland Thompson Rowley), was living over in Homedale, Idaho and we went over to see them and they came to see us. When Francis (Hugh Francis Rowley) and Erma (Erma Thornton Rowley) came to see them we also got to enjoy a visit for a couple of days. This was about the time that Walter (Walter Illith Rowley) and Lois (Lois Evelyn Chapman) first stopped to visit and rent on their way to Montana. We appreciated this also. We went quite often to see Virginia’s children (Cory, Bekkie and Tammy McKnight)in Nampa and as soon as Bekki was able to drive they came over to see us and we enjoyed this so much.

When I think of 1973 I immediately think that was the year of our big trip back east. But first of all we were blessed with two more grandchildren. In February a girl, Joleene Rowley was born to Hugh (Hugh Alcorn Rowley) and Gail (Gail Jensen) and a son, Timmy Johnson for Harold (Harold Norman Johnson). We got to love and enjoy both of them this year.

This was the year I finally got to plant a garden on my own land. I bought a pump and pumped the water up onto the ground by the side and back of my house. Then we took our trip and dear Myrna Jean (Myrna Jean Johnson) and Mike (Mike Johnson) irrigated and weeded it the whole two months we were gone. Bless their hearts!!

Just about the time school was out Margie (Marjorie Ann Rowley) called and said she was going on a trip back to Kentucky to get acquainted with her Alcorn relatives and to gather genealogical information. She wanted to know if she could bring Myron (Myron Dwain Judkins) and Mark (Mark Ammon Judkins) up to stay with us for about two weeks. Of course we said we would be glad to have them. So she and Grace (Grace Harriet Rowley), the boys and Margene (Margene Judkins) came up. This was the first time our daughters had been to New Plymouth. We were glad to take them to church and show them off to our friends.

Before Margie left for home she asked me to cut the boys hair. She said she didn’t care how short I got it just so it was out of their eyes. Well I took them out on the back porch to cut it. Myron was looking pretty glum. I cut their hair all neat and nice, parting it on the side, but when Myron saw it in the mirror he said, “Oh, no!” Estella (Estella Cordelia Tidwell) said that getting his hair off his forehead made him look like a very intelligent young man and I agreed with her.

We had been wanting to get back up to our mountain retreat in Oregon and we thought this might be an interesting experience for the boys so we took them with us. We stopped in Baker, Oregon for some refreshments and to get supplies from the store. We didn’t have our trailer on our own land yet, that was one of the things we had come to do. The boys soon got acquainted with the dogs and had fun with them. About the second day Mark lost his coat. It got cold up there at night and I told Mark his folks wouldn’t like him losing his good coat and he had better find it. He looked and looked with the dogs trailing along, but he didn’t find it. He told me later that he talked to Sandy, the oldest and smartest of the dogs, and asked him to help him find the coat. We had forgotten oil for our lamps so we went to bed early. Estella was the first one up the next morning. We were still having to use Ed’s (Ed Tidwell) outhouse so as she started walking on the road over to their place the dogs greeted her with smiles and tail-wagging. As she walked they crowed around her till she hardly had room to walk. She scolded them for this but it didn’t do any good. Finally Sandy got in front and stopped her and she looked down and there was Mark’s coat. Sandy outdid himself in smiles and bows and the younger dog really went wild. Needless to say Estella hurried back to us and told us all about it. I think this is one of the most remarkable dog stories I have ever heard!

To be continued…

History: David William Rowley

When George (George Redd) and Geneal (Geneal Rose Johnson) came for a visit the whole family went to Cascade Lake for an outing. I found it very interesting to watch the squirrels gather their nuts for winter. They would cut the small cones out of the trees and let them fall to the ground then they would scamper down and gather them up and take them to their holes. We went up once when Timmy (Timmy Redd) was little and he had to be watched closely because he would walk right into the water up over his head!

In September 1971 Grant (Grant Alcorn Rowley) called and then he came up to see us clear from California. He wanted me to give him a father’s blessing which I was happy to do. He went to church with us and I was so proud to present him to my friends. Before long he wrote and said he had found the girl he was going to marry. We were so happy for him.

In October 1971 Terry (Terrel Johnson) was blessed with a little sister. Harold (Harold Norman Johnson) and Myrna Jean (Myrna Jean Johnson) named her Melody. She turned out to be a lovely and vivacious little miss.

Word came from Grant again – he said him and Linda Roskelley were going to be married in November and they wanted is to be there. So we drove to California in our Cadillac and it was very enjoyable. Grant and Linda met us and we immediately fell in love with the girl that Grant had chosen. They took us to Linda’s grandparents place and we were made very comfortable. This was in Roseville, California.

My birthday that year was very special because Grant and Linda were married in the Oakland Temple on that day, 24 November 1971. How privileged we were to be with them on that day and in that place.

Before we came home we went over to Eureka to see Emerson (Emerson Adis Rowley) and Walter (Walter Illith Rowley) and their wives (Sarah Marie Alderson and Lois Evelyn Chapman – respectively). We were treated royally there and really enjoyed our visit with them. It was almost the middle of December when we started home and the weather was bad. We got into some trouble that could have cost us our lives but both times, by the providence of the Lord and the kindness of some very real wonderful strangers, we came out all right. We were very grateful for His care and help in getting home safely.

We had a quiet Christmas with Harold’s family and there was snow on the ground for a change. Estella (Estella Cordelia Tidwell) was happy to hold and to love the lovely new granddaughter, Melody.

In the summer of 1972 we went down to Utah for a very wonderful family reunion just for my father’s descendants. Margie (Marjorie Ann Rowley) got the use of the chapel we used to take care of and being there brought good memories. We had such good food and such loving and visiting with our loved ones. All of my brothers (Hugh Francis, Emerson, and Walter Rowley) and my dear sister (Verda May Rowley were there and we had some really good pictures taken. I have a copy of the five of us in my bedroom and it is good to look at our smiling faces and to see Verda’s), so sweet and lovely as she always was.

This is the year we raised the garden with our dear friends and enjoyed discussing the Doctrine and Covenants, especially with them. We liked everyday we spent with them. We brought Ralph (Ralph Alcorn Rowley) and the children (Kurtis Wayne, Kristine, Lorrain, Janiel and Lynn Sumsion Rowley) out to see us after they had finished summer classes at BYU. It was a blessing to have them here and to have my granddaughter Janiel want me to baptize her. It was a joy to me. She was a special little sweetheart.

To be continued…

History: David William Rowley

We went with Francis (Hugh Francos Rowley) and Erma (Erma Thornton) to Kalispell and enjoyed the beautiful country very much. Then over the highline road which Estella (Estella Cordelia Tidwell) said seemed like the top of the world. We saw some big mountain sheep, then on to Havre. Verda (Verda May Rowley) went over to Harlem with us. My how the memories flooded back; we visited Sharon’s (Sharon Lee Rowley) grave and also my mother’s (Grace Davis) and father’s (Hugh Thompson Rowley). Then we went out to our old home and Estella got to see the country and places where I spent 20 years of my life. When we got back to Havre, Bert (Bert Lund Murphy) had a turkey dinner ready for us and boy was it good because we were all really hungry.

While we were gone to Montana Hugh (Hugh Alcorn Rowley) and Gail (Gail Jensen) had a baby boy. They named him Stephen Michael. Hugh and his family had moved back to Utah and he had gone into the insurance business. They were living in Layton. We went right out to see the new baby.

I had a few days left from my June vacation, so Hubert (Hubert Tidwell) and Estella and I went to Wyoming. We caught quite a lot of fish in the Green River and we dug out fish fossils from the side of the mountain. It was sire cold there, even in the summer

August came and with it word that Aleene (Aleene Sumsion) had given birth to her fifth child, finally another son. They named him Lynn Sumsion Rowley. Ralph (Ralph Alcorn Rowley) was very happy to have a second son.

Soon after we got word that Estella had a new grandson, also, born to Bob and Tita. We wished we could go see them. In November we got word that Geneal had given birth to a new baby girl. Stella felt bad that she couldn’t go down to be with her.

For my birthday that year, 1966, the children gave me a big “surprise” birthday party. It was held in Hugh’s chapel in Layton. There was quite a crowd and they were all my family! Being so near Thanksgiving we had a big turkey dinner and had such a good time. I will never forget it.

This year proved to be a bumper crop of grandchildren for us both. I had four and Estella had two. Then to top it all off, I received word that I was a great grandfather! Cheryl (Cheryl Jeanette Smith) had married a nice young man (Robert Michael Owens) she met at Ralph’s and now she had a baby. They named him Robert (Robert Eugene Owens), and he was born 18 December 1966. My cup runneth over! We had dinner with Douglas (Douglas Alcorn Rowley) and Vonna’s  (Vonna Ensign) that Christmas. Grant (Grant Alcorn Rowley) was home from Vietnam and went with us.

I was still working for the Davis Count School District. They had moved their shops from Farmington to Kaysville. The head of the carpenter shops was Claud Moore, my old friend from California. Estella and I visited them once in a while.

Harold (Harold Norman Johnson) brought his family down for a few days’ vacation and we had a nice visit. They told us that Chad (Chad Layne McKnight) and Virginia (Virginia Fern Johnson) were having marital troubles. We had suspected it before.

We were working almost constantly with our genealogical records, sending many sheets to the temple. We enjoyed this work so very much and were receiving heavenly direction in our efforts to do research. Estella was especially having spiritual direction. Refer to her history for details of some of these miracles.

To be continued…