John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger

JAMES ROWLEY & MARY DAY FAMILY:
Reported by, Myrtle D. Jennings

Mr. & Mrs. Garth Braithwaite and family, have recently moved from California to Ogden, Utah, where he is employed at the Thiokol Plant.

Mr. & Mrs. Claude Warner are in the process of building them a new home in Orem, Utah; best of luck.

Mr. & Mrs. Melvin Warner and family have recently moved from Pacoma, California to Ogden, Utah. He is employed at the Post Office Dept. in that city.

Mr. & Mrs. Lloyd Warner of Delta, Utah, had a new baby boy bless their home early this spring.

(The following is a letter received by the Editor from Uncle Ren, of Fillmore, Utah.)

Fillmore
April 7, 1959

Mrs. Marjorie R. Judkins;
My Dear Kin,

Just a moment, I was born March 10, 1887. Been called everything under the sun, this is the first time we have been called a reporter. That is to my knowledge.

Did I hear a voice, a bark, from some distant family tree. It seems I have a faint recollection of seeing that name Lorenzo along some twig, branch, or sprout of that wonderful tree.

If it’s not too late to start to school I’d do my best to pass on to you some little kin or two. Each and every day is the beginning to keep that great trunk pregnated of that great Rowley tree.

I wonder if you happen to know Mrs. Claude Warner, 1733 So. 8th East, Orem, Utah. If so, kindly ask her to add a line or two to this little note for me.

Sincerely,
Your Kin, Uncle Ren

P.S. If you don’t know where you are going, you are lost before you start, “that’s me.”

Some folks get all the life kicked out of them trying to get the kick out of life. “Ailing Folks.”

(We enjoyed this letter so much, we thought the rest of our kin would also.)

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Maternal Great-Grandfather: David William Rowley – 30
David William 30 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Grandmother: Lillian Alcorn – 31
Lillian 31 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Grandmother: Grace Harriet Rowley – 10
Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Uncle: David Alcorn Rowley – 32
David Alcorn 32 + David William 30 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Uncle: Douglas Alcorn Rowley – 33
Douglas Alcorn 33 + David William 30 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Uncle: Ralph Alcorn Rowley – 34
Ralph Alcorn 34 + David William 30 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Uncle: Clayton Alcorn Rowley – 35
Clayton Alcorn 35 + David William 30 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Aunt: Marjorie Ann Rowley – 36
Marjorie Ann 36 + David William 30 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Uncle: Hugh Alcorn Rowley – 37
Hugh Alcorn 37 + David William 30 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Aunt: Sharon Lee Rowley – 38
Sharon Lee 38 + David William 30 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Uncle: Grant Alcorn Rowley – 39
Grant Alcorn 39 + David William 30 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

+: Parent
-: Child
=: Spouse

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This Day In Our Family History

1810

Eliza Olpin was christened in Cambridge, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

1861

Rhoda Ann Webb was born in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States to David Webb and Esther Olpin. She was the 9th of 11 children, and the 7th of 9 daughters, born to the couple

1877

Elizabeth Doolittle was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1881

Rose Etta Morgan, age 8, was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1912

Charles Alonzo Sperry died at the age of 39 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He left a widow, June Lillian McLachlan, age 38

1923

Tamazine Lunt was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1929

Mary and Ann Wood completed their endowments for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in The Church’s Manti Utah Temple, which is located at 200 East 510 North in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States

1966

Larry Eugene Gabbitas was confirmed a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1975

Elizabeth Harper was sealed for time and eternity to her parents, Benjamin Harper and Elizabeth Venables, in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ Ogden Utah Temple, which is located at 350 East 22nd Street in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States

1993

Marjorie Ann Rowley was buried, plot B_1_10_16A, at Ben Lomond Cemetery, which is located at 526 2850 North Street in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. Her Find a Grave ID is: 135681179
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/135681179/marjorie-ann-rowley

Happy Anniversary!

Saden Daniel Cooper and Carlee Marie Jones

Happy Birthday!

Gary Dee Fifield

History: David William Rowley

The Pasadena Stake called me on a short term Stake Mission after I had already put my place up for sale, I did work at it for a while, though. It was also about this time that we got word that my Grandfather, Davis Peter Davis, had died in Idaho Falls. I wasn’t able to go up to the funeral and I felt bad about that.

We had written to Lillian’s (Lillian Alcorn) Aunt Jeannette (Margaret Jeanette Alcorn) who lived on the outskirts of Gridley, California and she wanted us to move right up there, so we decided to move to Gridley, California. One reason for moving in the first place was that I was temporarily out of work. The Fadel Construction man came for me to go back to work, but I was already loaded up to move.

Aunt Jeannette and her family surely made us welcome. We were living right there with her for several weeks before we finally found a place we could buy. We finally bought the Melissa E. Clement place which was about three miles west of town, through the help of W. J. Shephard, a Gridley real estate man. We made the purchase on September 1, 1948.

Right at first the boys (David Alcorn, Douglas Alcorn, Ralph Alcorn, Clayton Alcorn Rowley) and I and even Marjorie (Marjorie Ann Rowley) and Hugh (Hugh Alcorn Rowley) picked fruit together, but we didn’t do so well. I think one good fruit picker could have picked more than the bunch of us put together. We really tried awful hard to pick fast and well, it just didn’t work out so well. We picked for a month or so and then the picking was over for the year. Hugh fell out of a tree and broke his arm which added to our disillusionment about being fruit pickers!

Then I got a job up in Oroville Canyon with the Morrison Knudson Construction Company. We were building the Cresta Dam and I worked for them all winter until the following summer. Then I got a job with The Fife and Stoddard Construction Company and worked for them all the time we lived in Gridley. In Gridley we had a good garden, some fruit trees and some chickens and it seemed more like home.

On Thanksgiving day 1948, Marjorie complained of a sore throat. It turned out to be diphtheria. The family was quarantined and I boarded with the neighbors so I could keep working. It didn’t go through the family, but the quarantine lasted three months. Before it was over Marjorie and Hugh had to have their tonsils out. It was quite an experience for our family. I remember looking in the doorway at Christmas and watching the children enjoying their toys. It was really hard not to be able to come in and enjoy them with my family.

David had been discharged from the Navy and had come home and started back to school. He and Douglas and Ralph boarded with neighbors on the other side of us during the time the family was in quarantine.

On the 7th of June 1949, Grace (Grace Harriet Rowley) had a baby girl. They named her Cheryl (Cheryl Jeanette Smither), we now had a grandchild! Just after this Don (Donald Eugene Smith) enlisted in the Army. Since Don seemed to like it David decided to enlist in the Army, too. They were in the same outfit for quite a while.

To be continued on May 24th

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This Day Our Family History; April 28, 2018

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History: David William Rowley

When Grant (Grant Alcorn Rowley) was just 4 months old the doctor told us that he also had asthma and allergies and if we wanted to keep him we had better get him where it was hot and dry. We talked it over and thought of going to Mesa, Arizona, but Lillian’s (Lillian Alcorn) brother, Leonard (Leonard Clark Alcorn), wrote and said it was hot and dry where they lived in California and that he would rent a house for us and have a job waiting for me. We had our auction and sold the things we couldn’t take, rented our farm and prepared to leave for California.

We left Harlem in January of 1945. We visited friends and relatives on the way through Montana, Idaho, and Utah. When we arrived in El Monte, California we couldn’t rent the house for reasons beyond Leonard’s control and it didn’t seem as though there was any place to rent or buy with the small down payment we had.

After about two weeks we found a small house that an old couple had built. The husband was blind, so it wasn’t very well constructed, to say the least, but it was the only thing we could buy. We agreed to let the old couple live in one of the rooms for a month. Well, it turned out that they made all kinds of trouble for us, much as telling me that the children (Grace Harriet, David Alcorn, Douglas Alcorn, Ralph Alcorn, Clayton Alcorn, Marjorie Ann, Hugh Alcorn and Grant Rowley had tampered with their mail and other various things. They were hoping we would turn the house back to them and they wouldn’t have to move. He had come to me and said that I would never be able to make the payments on the place with the big family had to support, so I might as well turn the house back to him. I said to him, “Mister, you’ve got the wrong guy this time. I never promise to buy something I can’t pay for and you can be sure I’ll never let the place go back to you!” Finally, long after the month was up, I got rid of the trouble makers by moving them myself. They had said they couldn’t move into another little place because they had no way to do so.

Grant was still having his troubles. We took him to a doctor and to a lab for allergy tests. They found he was allergic to almost everything we were eating, including wheat, beef, and potatoes. The doctor also told us to give him all the oranges we could get him to eat. He ate a lot of them and they seemed to really help him. We had left Montana in the middle of the winter, January and I guess my blood was thickened up because it seemed so warm in California that I went around in my shirt sleeves all the time, even when it was still winter. The older residents of the area told me I wouldn’t do that next winter and I didn’t. I wore a coat.

Grace had grown into a lovely young lady, although she was still very young. It wasn’t very long before she and the young man next door, Donald Eugene Smith, became very interested in each other. Along in June they came to Lillian and me and told us they wanted to get married. They were both so young we didn’t feel like they were ready for marriage, I told them they should think it over very carefully and to watch each other and ask themselves, “could I stand to see him or her across the breakfast table for the rest of my life?” They waited a little while, but in July they came to us again and we agreed. The wedding date was set for 4 August 1945. The Bishop of the ward, Fred S. Hatch, performed the marriage in his own home and Don’s parents gave them a reception in their home. The kids then moved to San Pedro where Don was stationed with the Navy.

To be continued…