History: David William Rowley

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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She (Grace Davis) could work so fast with her hands. When cutting seed potatoes, her hands would literally fly, she could cut faster than any two other people. She was always working in the Relief Society. When she washed dishes it would take three or four ladies drying to keep up with her. She was […]

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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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Since we didn’t get a place for ourselves, I (David William Rowley) moved two labor shacks from the Alcorn place over to Dad’s (Hugh Thompson Rowley) and fixed them up for a place for Lillian (Lillian Alcorn) and myself. That was where Grace (Grace Harriet Rowley) and David (David Alcorn Rowley) were born. We continued […]

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Lillian (Lillian Alcorn) and I (David William Rowley) continued to go together through the winter and spring and then we decided to get married. We just took off, taking her father (Clark Alcorn) and my father (Hugh Thompson Rowley) with us. We went in Alcorn’s car and we were married by the President of the […]

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