This Day In Our Family History

1723

Hannah Potter died in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

1788

Joseph Phipps died

1843

Mary Curnock was buried in Cambridge, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

1847

John Thompson Rowley was born in Barony Colton, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom to Ralph Nephi Rowley and Mary Ann Thompson. He was the 2nd of 9 children, and the 1st of 7 sons, born to the couple

1868

Sarah Wild Cole completed her endowment ordinance for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saint

1888

Charles Enoch Abbott and Sarah Elizabeth Sperry were sealed for time and eternity in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ Manti Utah Temple, which is located at 200 East 510 North in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States

1900

Harriet Wood died in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States

1909

Lillian Lunt, age 8, was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1920

George Arthur Lunt, age 8, was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1929

Don Owen Lunt was born

1954

Ronald Steven Smith was born in Eureka, Humboldt, California, United States to Donald Eugene Smith, age 27, and Grace Harriet Rowley, age 26. He was the 4th of 5 children, and the 2nd of 2 sons, born to the couple

1969

Ann Purnell completed her endowment ordinance for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1981

Ralph Alcorn Rowley and Elaine Carlton were married

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Updates

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; November 1, 2017

Added Categories:

  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Sunday

This Day In Our Family History; November 1, 2017

Added Categories:

  • Elizabeth Lamont Sperry – 279
  • Charles Sperry – 117
  • Emily Louisa Miller – 118
  • EHOUS – Endowment House; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Philenda Amanda Sperry – 119
  • Charles Henry Sperry – 46
  • Mary Emily Sperry – 121
  • MANTI – Manti Utah Temple; Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States
  • OAKLA – Oakland California Temple; Oakland, Alameda, California, United States
  • SLAKE – Salt Lake Utah Temple; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; November 2, 2017

Added Categories:

  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Emily Esther Sperry – 50
  • Emily Louisa Miller – 118
  • Sarah Elizabeth Sperry – 119
  • Monday

This Day In Our Family History; November 2, 2017

  • Changed Cambridge, Gloucestershire, United States to Cambridge, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

Added Categories:

  • New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
  • Cambridge, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • Evaline MIller – 287
  • Bolton, Chittenden, Vermont, United States
  • Josiah H. Miller – 285
  • Amanda Morgan – 286
  • MANTI – Manti Utah Temple; Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States
  • Harriet Gibbons – 68
  • Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States
  • LANGE – Los Angeles California Temple; Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; November 3, 2017

Added Categories:

  • Tuesday
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Emily Esther Sperry – 50
  • Charles Henry Sperry – 46

This Day In Our Family History; November 3, 2017

Added Cateogories:

  • Litchfield, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Coaley, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • Newmarket, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
  • Elizabeth Lamont Sperry – 279
  • Charles Benjamin Harper – 67
  • Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States
  • SLAKE – Salt Lake Utah Temple; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; November 4, 2017

Added Categories:

  • Wednesday
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Emily Louisa Miller – 118
  • David Arthur Sperry – 49

This Day In Our Family History; November 4, 2017

Added Category:

  • SLAKE – Salt Lake Utah Temple; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; November 5, 2017

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  • Thursday
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Emma Elizabeth Webb – 133

This Day In Our Family History; November 5, 2017

Added Categories:

  • Woodbridge, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
  • Sarah Wild Cole – 102
  • George Arthur Lunt – 22
  • Alfred Oscar Lunt – 15
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • MANTI – Manti Utah Temple; Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; November 6, 2017

Added Categories:

  • Friday
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • David Arthur Sperry – 49

This Day In Our Family History; November 6, 2017

Added Categories:

  • Litchfield, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • MANTI – Manti Utah Temple; Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States
  • SLAKE – Salt Lake Utah Temple; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; November 7, 2017

Added Categories:

  • Saturday
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Sunday

This Day In Our Family History; November 7, 2017

Added Categories:

  • New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
  • Cambridge, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • John Thompson Rowley – 197
  • Sarah Wild Cole – 162
  • Sarah Elizabeth Sperry – 120
  • Harriet Wood – 101
  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States
  • Lillian Lunt – 18
  • George Arthur Lunt – 22
  • Ronald Steven Smith – 14
  • Eureka, Humboldt, California, United States
  • Donald Eugene Smith – 9
  • Grace Harriet Rowley – 10
  • Ralph Alcorn Rowley – 34

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Category Changes:

  • James Henry Atchinson – 50 changed to James Henry Atchinson – 176
  • Emma Goodman Faucett – 51 changed to Emma Goodman Faucett – 177
  • William Dixon Bolton – 52 changed to William Dixon Bolton – 188
  • Margaret Ewing – 53 changed to Margaret Ewing – 189
  • Robert H. Doke – 94 changed to Robert H. Doke – 191
  • Mary Elizabeth Enlow – 95 changed to Mary Elizabeth Enlow – 192
  • John Thompson Rowley – 56 changed to John Thompson Rowley – 197
  • Jane Paul – 57 changed to Jane Paul – 198
  • David Peter Davis – 58 changed to David Peter Davis – 207
  • Caroline Ann Coles – 59 changed to Caroline Ann Coles – 208
  • Coleman Ballard Alcorn – 60 changed to Coleman Ballard Alcorn – 217
  • Mary Catherine Hammons – 61 changed to Mary Catherine Hammons – 218
  • James Albert Weaver – 62 changed to James Albert Weaver – 226
  • Dorothea Sophia Severinson – 63 changed to Dorothea Sophia Severinson – 227
  • John Lunt – 64 changed to John Lunt – 242
  • Ann Elston – 65 changed to Ann Elston – 243
  • James Wood – 66 changed to James Wood – 247
  • Ann Amos – 67 changed to Ann Amos – 248
  • Matthew Pitt – 68 changed to Matthew Pitt – 257
  • Elizabeth Martin – 69 changed to Elizabeth Martin – 258
  • John Wright – 70 changed to John Wright – 265
  • Ann Perry – 71 changed to Ann Perry – 266
  • Joy Sperry – 72 changed to Joy Sperry – 275
  • Mary Lamont – 73 changed to Mary Lamont – 276
  • Josiah H. Miller – 74 changed to Josiah H. Miller – 285
  • Amanda Morgan – 75 changed to Amanda Morgan – 286
  • Samuel Webb Jr – 76 changed to Samuel Webb Jr – 294
  • Elizabeth Spencer – 77 changed to Elizabeth Spencer – 295

Updates

Updates

This Day In Our Family History; August 13, 2017

Added Category:

  • New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; August 13, 2017

Added Categories:

  • February 24
  • 1957

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger August 14, 2017

Added Categories

  • John Thompson Rowley – 56
  • Jane Paul – 57
  • Alaska, United States
  • December
  • Hugh Thompson Rowley – 28
  • Grace Davis – 29
  • SLAKE – Salt Lake Utah Temple; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • June 24
  • 1957
  • August 21
  • August 10
  • August 4
  • August 26
  • September 8

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; August 15, 2017

Added Category:

  • Jeanette Sperry – 9

This Day In Our Family History; August 15, 2017

Added Categories:

  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States
  • Charles Henry Sperry – 18
  • Caroline Webb – 19

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

Added Categories:

  • Deseret, Millard, Utah, United States
  • California, United States
  • Orem, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Delta, Millard, Utah, United States
  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Garrison, Millard, Utah, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; August 16, 2017

Added Categories:

  • Jeanette Sperry – 9
  • Charles Henry Sperry – 18

This Day In Our Family History; August 16, 2017

Added Categories:

  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States
  • Charles Sperry – 36
  • Emily Louisa Miller – 37

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

Added Categories:

  • John Rowley – 216
  • Sarah Wright – 217
  • September 4
  • 1957
  • Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States
  • Monday

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; August 17, 2017

Added Category:

  • Jeanette Sperry – 9

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; August 18, 2017

Added Categories:

  • Jeanette Sperry – 9
  • Emily Louisa Miller – 37

This Day In Our Family History; August 18, 2017

Added Categories:

  • Moses Sperry – 144
  • Sarah McCleod – 145
  • Elizabeth Phipps Brand – 45
  • Abraham Brand – 90
  • Ann Phipps – 91

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; August 19, 2017

Added Category:

  • Jeanette Sperry – 9

This Day In Our Family History; August 19, 2017

Added Categories:

  • Edward Lunt – 32
  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States
  • Elizabeth Venables – 89
  • SLAKE – Salt Lake Utah Temple; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • JRIVE – Jordan River Utah Temple; South Jordan; South Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; August 20, 2017

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  • Jeanette Sperry – 9

This Day In Our Family History; August 20, 2017

Added Category:

  • PROVO – Provo Utah Temple; Provo, Utah, Utah, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; August 21, 2017

Added Categories:

  • Jeanette Sperry – 9
  • Emily Louisa Miller – 37

This Day In Our Family History; August 21, 2017

Added Categories:

  • Edward Lunt – 128
  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States
  • David Webb – 38
  • Esther Olpin – 39
  • Grace Davis – 29
  • Nels Rosenquist Nelson – 10
  • Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; August 22, 2017

Added Categories:

  • Jeanette Sperry – 9
  • Charles Henry Sperry – 18
  • Caroline Webb – 19
  • Emily Louisa Miller – 37

This Day In Our Family History; August 22, 2017

Added Categories:

  • New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
  • Abraham Brand – 90
  • Ann Phipps – 91
  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States
  • Charles Henry Sperry – 18
  • Caroline Webb – 19
  • Earl Sperry Lunt – 4
  • SLAKE – Salt Lake Utah Temple; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Pomona, Los Angeles, California, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; August 23, 2017

Added Category:

  • Jeanette Sperry – 9

This Day In Our Family History; August 23, 2017

Added Categories:

  • Edward Lunt – 32
  • VBC – Vine Bluff Cemetery; Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States

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  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; August 24, 2017

Added Categories:

  • Jeanette Sperry – 9
  • Charles Henry Sperry – 18
  • Caroline Webb – 19
  • Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States
  • Emily Louisa Miller – 37

This Day In Our Family History; August 24, 2017

Added Categories:

  • Nels Rosenquist Nelson – 10
  • Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; August 25, 2017

Added Categories:

  • Jeanette Sperry – 9
  • Charles Henry Sperry – 18
  • Caroline Webb – 19

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; August 26, 2017

Added Category:

  • Jeanette Sperry – 9

This Day In Our Family History; August 26, 2017

Added Categories:

  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States
  • Charles Sperry – 36
  • Emily Louisa Miller – 37
  • North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; August 27, 2017

Added Category:

  • Jeanette Sperry – 9

This Day In Our Family History; August 27, 2017

Added Categories:

  • England
  • Alfred Oscar Lunt – 8
  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; August 28, 2017

Added Category:

  • Jeanette Sperry – 9

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; August 29, 2017

Added Categories:

  • Jeanette Sperry – 9
  • Caroline Webb – 19
  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Emily Louisa Miller – 37

This Day In Our Family History; August 29, 2017

Added Categories:

  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States
  • SLAKE – Salt Lake Utah Temple; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; August 30, 2017

Added Categories:

  • Jeanette Sperry – 9
  • Caroline Webb – 19

This Day In Our Family History; August 31, 2017

Added Category:

  • PROVO – Provo Utah Temple; Provo, Utah, Utah, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; August 31, 2017

Added Category:

  • Jeanette Sperry – 9

This Day In Our Family History; August 31, 2017

Added Categories:

  • Alfred Oscar Lunt – 8
  • VBC – Vine Bluff Cemetery; Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States
  • David William Rowley – 14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger

IN MEMORIAL…..
A SHORT HISTORY AND TRIBUTE TO ETHEL MAY BECKETT, WIFE OF JOHN HENRY ROWLEY
Written by Luella Jones Downard, Historian

A funeral was held for Ethel May Beckett Rowley Bearsdall, at the Berg Mortuary Chapel, in Provo, Monday, June 1, 1958.

Ethel May Beckett was born Feb. 8, 1892, in Melbourne, Australia. Her parents were John and Ann Taylor Beckett. She was one of a family of 13 children. She lost both of her parents in death when she was only eight years old. She took turns living with her married sisters until she was old enough to work and support herself.

She was one of the first converts to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Melbourne. She and her family met a young Mormon Missionary, John Henry Rowley, who called on a mission to Australia from Spring Glen Wad, Carbon Stake. He was a son of John T. Rowley and Mary Jane Smith. Their friendship grew and John and Ethel became engaged to be married. He filled and honorable mission and was loved by all who knew him. He returned home and as soon as he could he sent for his sweetheart to come to meet him in Canada.

As a British subject, she could enter Canada but nit the United States until she was married to a citizen of the United States, thus becoming a citizen herself. Arrangements were made for a time and a place of meeting. John Henry was held up by Customs and there was a long delay on his passport. He was not able to keep the appointment. When he did not some as they had planned, she thought he must have changed his mind abour marrying her. When he finally did arrive she had obtained a job and was preparing to earn a return ticket to Australia. When their difficulties were finally settled, they were married in Vancouver, British Columbia, on the 5th of January 1914. She was then a citizen and they journeyed to Salt Lake City, where they were married for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake Temple.

They made their home in Spring Glen, Carbon, Utah. They were both very active in the Church. The following children were born to them: Ethel Jane Rowley, born 1 October 1914; Ruth Adelaide, 19 December 1916; John Henry, 19 February 1919; Cora May, 16 December 1923; John Henry’s father died 31 January 1925, and they decided to go on a trip back to Australia. Their last child, Reginald Charles Beckett Rowley, was born to them soon after their arrival in Australia.

Ethel’s family and friends were very glad to see them and two children,. They were very happy at first. Them times began to get hard for them. John Henry had a bad automobile accident and became very ill. He was in the hospital for months and months, where he finally died 14 August, 1928. He was alone and friendless and homeless in a country that was not his own. He longed with all his heart to return to his beloved country before his death.

After his death their circumstances became even worse and it was with great suffering and sacrifices that Ethel was able to provide and keep her family together. ?? the many hardships they all suffered were very hard to hear. When the girls became 14 years of age (which is the age children are allowed to work in Australia) they obtained work and were able to make things better for the little mother.

Ethel Jane married Russell Stewart Cabtree, 19 March 1938.

Ethel Jane and Ruth Adelaide came to Spring Glen in 1940 to see their old home and visit with their father people.

The war in Europe came and traveling from one country to another was curtailed. Ethel Jane was permitted to return to Australia because she had a husband there, but Ruth had to remain here. She lived for a while with relatives. She lived for about eighteen months before her marriage to Grant Gerber, 19 January 1943 with her cousin Luella Jones Downard, where she was loved and honored as a member of the family.

Twenty years after her husband’s death, Ethel May Beckett Rowley came back to Utah, with some of the family and lived in Provo. While living there, she met Willis Beardall, whom she married for time only, on March 9, 1950. They made their home at 631 East A Street, Provo. They lived happily together for a long time.

The last two years of her life were filled with sorrow, unhappiness and poor health. During this time she became divorced from her husband, Willis Beardall and went to live with her girls. Her health continued to become worse and when she had a heart attack and had to have constant hospital care, she was put in a rest home.

She passed away with her daughter Ruth lovingly caring for her at the rest home, on Thursday, May 20, 1958.

She had great determination and held her family together under almost impossible difficulties. She had a deep and abiding faith and a sure knowledge a that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is indeed the only true Church. She was returned to her husband, family and friends who had passed on before her. She was dearly loved and cherished by all who knew her.

She is survived by the following: sons: John Henry, Salem, Oregon; Reginald Charles Beckett Rowley, Annapolis, Maryland; three daughters: Mrs. Russell (Ethel Jane) Crabtree; Mrs. Grand (Ruth Adelaide) M. Gerber; Mrs. Lloyd (Cora May) Crabtree, Sale, Australia; Nine grandchildren; two sisters: Mrs. Emma Land, Mrs. Olive Diamond, Melbourne, Australia; one brother, Harry Beckett, Melbourne, Australia.

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger

JOHN THOMPSON ROWLEY AND JANE PAUL FAMILY:
Reported by Luke Day and wife, Marjorie

Basil and Eldra Mounton, accompanied by a son and daughter-in-law, A. Levere and Eiko Moulton and two small grandsons, spent a week hunting the elusive sunshine. They found plenty of it down in Phoenix, Arizona. They went down by way of Boulder and spent a few days in Phoenix and came back by way of the Petrified Forest.

Rollan J. Day and wife, Gertrude took a vacation trip to California, mainly to visit some of Gertrude’s relatives. They stopped at Congress Junction, near Phoenix, Arizona to visit Rollan’s sister Verda Hotchkiss. Bill and Verda came to Utah in June, we hope to settle permanently again. They have been in Arizona for a number of years now, dealing in gems and Indian and Mexican relics and figurines. They have their own little gift shop on the highway.

Rollan and Gertrude made a stop in Salina to visit another sister and her husband, Otto and Lillian Lambertsen. We were happy to hear that Lillian who has been under doctor’s care for some time, looks and feels much better.

Rollan, Verda and Lillian are all children of Elizabeth Jane Rowley Day, a daughter of John T. Rowley and Jane Paul.

This Day In Our Family History

1628

Sarah Wheeler was christened in Bedford, Bedfordshire, England

1636

Richard Mansfield, age 25, and Gillian Drake, about 21 year old, were married in Exeter, Devonshire, England, United Kingdom

1795

Amanda Morgan was born in Essex, Chittenden, Vermont, United States to Daniel Morgan and Abigail Jones

1877

Ralph Nephi Rowley was born in Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States to John Thompson Rowley and Jane Paul

1904

John Mansfield completed his endowments for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1963

George, Thomas, William Heath completed their endowments for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints