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This Day In Our Family History; May 21, 2017

Changed birth information for Cayden Nelson Lunt to Happy Birthday
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Journal: Jeanette Sperry; May 21, 2018

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This Day In Our Family History; May 21, 2018

Changed birth information for Cayden Nelson Lunt to Happy Birthday

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Journal: Jeanette Sperry; May 22, 2017

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This Day In Our Family History; May 22, 2017

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John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family History; May 22, 2017

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Journal: Jeanette Sperry; May 22, 2018

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This Day In Our Family History; May 22, 2018

Changed birth information for Kurtis Wayne Rowley and Hali Ann Fifield to Happy Birthday

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This Day In Our Family History; May 23, 2017

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Journal: Jeanette Sperry; May 23, 2018

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This Day In Our Family History; May 23, 2018

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Journal: Jeanette Sperry; May 24, 2017

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This Day In Our Family History; May 24, 2017

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Journal: Jeanette Sperry; May 24, 2017

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This Day In Our Family History: May 24, 2018

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This Day In Our Family History; May 25, 2017

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This Day In Our Family History; May 25, 2018

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  • Calvin King Knighton – 112
  • Clarissa Morgan – 537
  • Daniel Morgan, Jr. – 534
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Journal: Jeanette Sperry; May 26, 2017

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This Day In Our Family History; May 26, 2017

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Journal: Jeanette Sperry; May 26, 2018

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This Day In Our Family History; May 26, 2018

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This Day In Our Family History; May 27, 2017

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Journal: Jeanette Sperry; May 27, 2018

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Advertisements

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger

We, the editors, went to encourage you who have sons and daughters in the mission field to send us letters from them that you feel would be of interest to family members. Today we are putting in word that has been received of Elder Hugh A. Rowley, son of David Wm. and Lillian Alcorn Rowley, who is serving in the Argentine Mission.

19 May, 1959

Howdy Folks,

This will have to be short as I’ve been packing and it’s taken most of my time. They’ve transferred me to Lomas de Zamora.

I had three outstanding occurrences happen this week, but I will only have time for one. They are all three in my diary.

It’s hard to decide which to tell you, but I think I will tell you about the Adventist. We have a member that has been going to the Adventist Church ever since she was baptized.

We started her out with the first lesson, half way through the third lesson, when an Adventist friend started asking us questions. He kind of fouled up the lesson, so we get into a nice long two hour discussion.

He started out with their usual beginning, the Sabbath Day. We got quite well told about all of the things we do that is wrong according to their Prophetess.

After quite a while I stood up to match his position and bore my testimony in my broken Spanish.

His only reply was, “I believe, too.” I looked him straight in the eye and with all the firmness I had in me I replied, “Sir, I don’t believe. I don’t believe any of this, I KNOW.”

This left him without a comeback, then my companion bore his testimony, then we prepared to offer prayer, and he asked if he could, and he gave a very wordy and lengthy prayer. Then I prayed, the most humble prayer I could offer, and after I finished, the lady had tears in her eyes, but she is still Adventist.

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger

FOREIGN RESEARCH REPORT
by Verda R. Murphy, Foreign Researcher

We sent an ad to the Staffordshire Weekly Sentinel, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, England during May which read as follows:

“The late John Rowley, his wife Sarah Wright and 4 children, Sarah, Mary and twins Abigail and Joseph of Fenton and Hanley early 1880.

Would the descendants of the above please write Mrs. Verda Murphy, Chinook, Montana, U.S.A.”

We were very thrilled to have had a reply to this ad. The reply goes as follows:

Mr. Arthur Wright
3 Woodville Place
Meir, Stoke-on-Trent
Staffordshire, England

Dear Madam,

I have just read an advertisement in the local newspaper, Evening Sentinel, where you wish to get in touch with descendants of the late John Rowley and his wife, Sarah Wright, who resided in the Hanley and Fenton area in the early 1800’s.

Well, it is rather way back but nevertheless, very interesting. That is why on impulse, I am writing to see if in any way I could possibly help.

It might help if I tell you a little of my own family tree. I and my brothers and sisters were born in Hanley. So was my father who is 68 years and, incidentally, in the hospital, so I am unable to ask him too much. His brothers were also born in Hanley. My grandfather and his brothers and sister lived in Fenton and he was born in 1866.

I am given to understand that one of my grandfather’s brothers went to the U.S.A., but when, I can’t say. Anyway, it might be of little help writing to you. I would like very much if you would acknowledge this letter and let me know how you have progressed in your inquiries.

Faithfully your,
Mr. Arthur Wright

We were thrilled indeed to know that someone who had read our ad had taken the time to write me. We hope that through further correspondence we may progress in our attempts to research in England.

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger

FINANCIAL REPORT

Savings Account                                           $61.75
Family Organization                                        $30.60
Paper                                                               $30.00
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Updates

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Changed George Thornton Holman – 1645 to George Thornton Holman – 142
Changed Darlene Lunt Holman – 1646 to Darlene Lunt Holman – 143
Changed Sharon Alice Holman – 1647 to Sharon Alice Holman – 144
Changed Willie Padilla – 1613 to Willie Padilla – 145
Changed Porty Lewis Gabbitas – 1651 to Porty Lewis Gabbitas – 148
Changed Larry Lunt Gabbitas – 1654 to Larry Lunt Gabbitas – 151
Changed Marjorie Elizabeth Snyder – 1659 to Marjorie Elizabeth Snyder – 156
Changed John Joseph Everhard – 1661 to John Joseph Everhard – 158
Changed Estella Cordelia Tidwell – 1665 to Estella Cordelia Tidwell – 162
Changed Aleene Sumsion – 1671 to Aleene Sumsion – 168
Changed Kristine Rowley – 1673 to Kristine Rowley – 170

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; May 14, 2017

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This Day In Our Family History; May 14, 2017

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Journal: Jeanette Sperry; May 14, 2018

Added tag: *May be edited for correct info if needed. Notifications will be posted if corrections are made

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This Day In Our Family History; May 14, 2018

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  • David William Rowley – 30
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John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; May 14, 2018

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Journal: Jeanette Sperry; May 15, 2017

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This Day In Our Family History; May 15, 2017

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

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This Day In Our Family History; May 15, 2018

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

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This Day In Our Family History; May 16, 2017

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John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; May 16, 2017

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Journal: Jeanette Sperry; May 16, 2018

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This Day In Our Family History; May 16, 2018

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John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; May 17, 2017

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Journal: Jeanette Sperry; May 17, 2018

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This Day In Our Family History; May 17, 2018

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  • James Robert Gibbons – 164
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This Day In Our Family History; May 18, 2017

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John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; May 18, 2017

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Journal: Jeanette Sperry; May 18, 2018

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This Day In Our Family History; May 18, 2018

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This Day In Our Family History; May 19, 2017

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  • Nathan Sperry – 947
  • Tamar Sperry – 948
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John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; May 19, 2017

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Journal: Jeanette Sperry; May 19, 2018

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This Day In Our Family History; May 19, 2018

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This Day In Our Family History; May 20, 2017

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Journal: Jeanette Sperry; May 20, 2018

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This Day In Our Family History; May 20, 2018

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John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger

Remember the reunion, on the 3rd of AUGUST, 1959. The tentative place is the North Park of Provo, Utah. There are activities planned for every age group. Come and enjoy it with everyone. There will be more details in the next issue of the paper.

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger

Two very beautiful poems were also read at her funeral and we would like to print them here.

THE ROSE BEYOND THE WALL

Near a shady wall a rose once grew,
Budded and blossomed in God’s free light,
Watered and fed by morning dew,
Shedding its sweetness day and night.

As it grew and blossomed fair and tall,
Slowly rising to loftier height,
It came to a crevice in the wall,
Through which there shone a beam of light.

Onward it crept with added strength,
With never a thought of fear or pride,
It followed the light through the crevice’s length,
And unfolded itself on the other side.

The light, the dew, the broadening view
Were found the same as they were before;
And it lost itself in beauties new,
Breathing its fragrance more and more.

Shall claim of death cause us to grieve,
And make our courage faint or fail?
Nay! Let us faith and hope receive:
The rose still grows beyond the wall.

Scattering fragrance far and wide,
Just as it did in days of yore,
Just as it did on the other side,
Just as it will for evermore.

by A. L. Frink

The next poem was read by Brother L. W. Nalder

“She always learned to watch for us,
Anxious if we were late,
In winter by the window,
In summer by the gate!

“And tho’ we mocked her tenderly
Who had such foolish care,
The long way home would seem more safe
Because she waited there!

“Her thoughts were all so full of us–
She never could forget;
And so I think that where she is
She must be watching yet.

“Waiting ‘till we come home to her,
Anxious if we are late —
Waiting from Heaven’s window,
Leaning from Heaven’s gate!