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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

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This Day In Our Family History; May 14, 2018

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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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This Day In Our Family History; May 15, 2018

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This Day In Our Family History; 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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Journal: Jeanette Sperry; May 17, 2018

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This Day In Our Family History; May 17, 2018

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Journal: Jeanette Sperry; May 18, 2018

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This Day In Our Family History

1643

Edgar A. Lunt died

1924

Samuel Phipps Brand completed his endowments for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1934

Frances Child was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1942

Sharon Lee Rowley was born in Harlem, Blaine, Montana, United States to David William Rowley and Lillian Alcorn. She was the 8th of 9 children, and the 3rd of 3 daughters, born to the couple

2011

Margaret Ann Lunt died in Saint George, Washington, Utah, United States

How Are You Related To Me?

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

History: David William Rowley

They decided to keep her (Sharon Lee Rowley) in the hospital, but I had to go home and do the chores and get back to the rest of the family. I went up to see Sharon before I left. She put her little arms out to me and smiled and cooed and it seemed like she was trying to say, “It’s all right, Daddy, I’ll be all right.” Even though I went home Lillian (Lillian Alcorn) stayed with her. I went home feeling so much better, thinking that she was going to get well.

Two days later Lillian called and asked me to bring her some clothes. She didn’t mention any change on the phone, but when I got to the door she met me and told me that Sharon died. It shook me so bad that I walked right passed her and went to see Sharon. Her little hands were still warm, and I thought I could bring her back through the power of the Priesthood as I had done before. By this time Lillian was standing by the door and said, “Don’t do it, Dave, don’t make her suffer any more.”

So we laid our little darling Sharon to rest in the Harlem Cemetery. We were comforted to know that we would have her again in the hereafter. No matter how great our sorrow or how much we would like things to be different, life has to go on. Though she’s been gone these many years, as it is over thirty-five years ago, her sweet face comes back to my thoughts so much of the time. As also does my beloved wife, Lillian’s and David’s (David Alcorn Rowley), for all these many years. Things that made life happier and better place to live. I think my Heavenly Father for the association I had with each of them. It wasn’t all sunshine, but at least there were many lessons learned that made me happier and much wiser because of having had them in my home and in my heart. The feelings of inspiration I sometimes feel about them as I think of them is special to me. You know this is so true, “life is sweet because of the loved ones we have” The things which we share in common, not because of ourselves, but because there are those who care. You know, we’re always so much better off for having had someone who cared we may not be rich in gold and silver but we can be rich in having loved ones who care. Sometimes I feel I can almost talk to departed loved ones. They seem so close. We all need time for meditation, time to think back and we all really need a little time each day to meditate and get acquainted with ourselves. We need time to make plans to improve this precious gift of life and body that we may have joy.

Well life went on for us. I did more work in the basement, fixing a better place for the boys to sleep. I also made a fruit room and a laundry area.

One day in the spring of 1943 when the boys and I were thinning beets in the south field, Ralph (Ralph Alcorn Rowley) was playing instead of working. He was burrowing his head in the soft sandy soil. So while I was at the other end of the field where some willows grew, I chopped off a small one and put it in my back pocket and went on thinning. I thinned clear through and up to where Ralph was and he was still burrowing his head in the sand. I stepped up behind him and he never saw me at all until I laid the willow right across his tight pants. He was really surprised, but I don’t think he ever did anything like that again.

On the 26th of June 1944 our 9th and last child was born. It was another fine son. We named him Grant Alcorn Rowley, giving him his mother’s maiden name as a second name as we had done with all our sons.

To be continued…

History: David William Rowley

When Grace (Grace Harriet Rowley) was a young lady, she had a very nice complexion and was a very wonderful helper for her mother (Lillian Alcorn). She was the oldest child and often stayed home and took care of the children (David Alcorn, Douglas Alcorn, Ralph Alcorn, Clayton Alcorn, Marjorie Ann and Hugh Alcorn Rowley) and the house. She was a good housekeeper, too. One time we had to go to Havre and before I left, I told the boys to get the cows in about six o’clock. When it became time, the boys didn’t make any effort to get the cows in and Grace reminded them but they still didn’t go after the animals. Grace still tried to get them to do the job and finally she took off her shoe and threw it at the boys, but she missed and it hit the glass door in the library and broke it. She was afraid I would really get after her, but instead I got after the boys for not minding in the first place.

We had home nights part of the time and sometimes I read to the family. I read such books as “The White Indian Boy”, “Robinson Crusoe,” “The Swiss Family Robinson,” and then out of the “Instructor and the Improvement Era.” Sometimes we would go to the show, but not often because money was so hard to get.

Hugh was just a toddler when he tried to walk across a footbridge that went across the slough and he fell in. Marjorie wasn’t old enough to get him out, but she ran for help to Mrs. Wright who was living in the labor house on the edge of the slough. Her husband was working for us. When Mrs. Wright got there Hugh was crawling on the bottom, under the water, trying to get to the edge. She reached down and helped him out.

Lillian gave birth to another baby on 14 May 1942. A lovely red-haired little girl graced our home. She was born in the Harlem hospital and was the first of our children to be born in a hospital. We named her Sharon Lee Rowley. We were so glad to have another little girl. She was a frail baby and soon we learned that she had asthma, or at least the doctor thought it was asthma.

One Sunday morning, on the 27th of September 1942, the boys and I were out doing the chores when Grace came running out and said the Sharon was having convulsions. I was milking a heifer and almost done. I tried to hurry and finish. Grace came right back out and told me it was too late, that Sharon was dead. I dropped everything, spilling the milk, and went running to the house. Sharon was lying across Lillian’s arm like a wet blanket. I took the baby and laid across the foot of the bed and started artificial respiration by slowly by slowly pumping her little left arm up and down. I was praying all the time. Francis came running over too, after the boys had gone for him. Soon I saw the color coming back into her face, but her cheeks were still a little blue. I went to Bailey’s to call the doctor and to get someone to take us to Havre to the hospital. I didn’t have anything but a truck that was all open. Brother Larsen came soon and took us to Havre.

At the hospital they put Sharon in an oxygen tent and several of them started working on her. After a while they came and told us that there was mucus coming into her throat and choking her, but they couldn’t tell where it was coming from, so it wasn’t asthma.

To be continued…

Journal: Grace Harriet Rowley

Ralph (Ralph Alcorn Rowley) was always very smart and did well in school and was quite a scriptorium with a very good memory. He could read something and remember it.

Clayton (Clayton Alcorn Rowley) had curly red hair like Ralph did. Clayton was often into mischief. When he was about 6 he was walking barefoot down by the river and some bridge workers asked were his shoes were. He said he didn’t have any so they took him to town and bought him shoes, socks, pants, and shirts. He was very dependable and would do what he was asked to do.

When Margie (Marjorie Ann Rowley) was a little girl she liked to throw temper tantrums until she would turn blue. Mother (LIllian Alcorn) would tell us to throw water on her face and she would be fine. When I got a little older and mother and father (Davis Alcorn Rowley) were gone. Sometimes Margie and I would make fudge and take it to our bedroom to eat. Sometimes we would share it with the boys and sometimes we wouldn’t.

When Hugh (Hugh Alcorn Rowley) was born, he also had red curly hair like Clayton and Ralph. Hugh was always fun to have around.

When Sharon (Sharon Lee Rowley) was born I was supposed to help the boys thin the beets and work the farm, but I kept passing out. So Mother traded places with me and worked the farm and I stayed in the house, did the cleaning and took care of baby Sharon. She was such a sweet baby. We were not blessed with her in our home for very long. Sharon had asthma when she was born. She passed away when she was 4 months old. Dad brought her back through the priesthood power one time. She stayed with us for a few days longer and then she died. Again Dad wanted to bring her back, but Mother said no, her mission here was complete and she was out of pain. I was very close to baby Sharon and this was another difficult time in my young life.

When my youngest brother Grant (Grant Alcorn Rowley) was born he also had asthma and the doctor told Mother and Father that they would need to move to a warmer, drier climate than Montana had. Mom’s bother, Leonard (Leonard Clark Alcorn) lived in El Monte, California and had a job waiting for Dad. So the family moved to California. When Grant was about three. Don (Donald Eugene Smith) and I bought him a little sailor suit and someone told him it was too small for him to wear anymore, he cried because he still wanted to wear it.

Dad bought us a home in El Monte, California that a blind man built.  Our neighbors had a daughter my age, Patty Smith (Ollie Lavern Smith), we became good friends. I dated her stepbrother Jack (Gerald Everhard) for a while until her older brother Don came home from the Navy. The day I met him he said, “If it wasn’t so late, we would go to Las Vegas and get married.” I thought he was joking. But we did get married a few months later on August 4th 1945. (We were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple in February, 1956). John (John Joseph Everhard) who was Don’s stepfather later told me that I had made the right choice in marrying Don instead of Jack.

This Day In Our Family History

1600

Richard Lount and Mary Jacomyn McKinney were married in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

1796

Samuel Webb, Jr. was born and christened in Coaley, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom to Samuel Webb and Mary Comby

1873

Rose Etta Morgan was born in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States to Charles Roger Morgan and Ann Mariah Delahay

1919

Margaret Ann Lunt was born in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States to Alonzo Lorraine Lunt and Mable Ruth Owen

1925

Donald Snader and his twin sister Dorothy were born in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States to Willard Eby Snader and Lillian Lunt

1956

Martha Ellen Fullmer died in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

1994

Richard Grant Norwood was buried in Springville, Utah, Utah, United States

2007

Sharon Lee Rowley – 39 was sealed to time and eternity, by proxy, to her parents, David William Rowley – 30 and Lillian Alcorn – 31. She was born after her parents had already been sealed to each; therefore she was born in the covenant. Sealing to parent per familysearch.org: https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/ordinances/K2H8-DSB

Happy Birthday!

Elizabeth Stewart Corbett