History: David William Rowley

Ralph (Ralph Alcorn Rowley) had been wanting us to come to Montana to see them so we decided to go up for Christmas. Since Estella (Estella Cordelia Tidwell) had enjoyed riding on the train in the past we decided to go that way. I (David William Rowley) had been working really hard and we were […]

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We went with Francis (Hugh Francis Rowley) and Erma (Erma Thornton) to Kalispell and enjoyed the beautiful country very much. Then over the highline road which Estella (Estella Cordelia Tidwell) said seemed like the top of the world. We saw some big mountain sheep, then on to Havre. Verda (Verda May Rowley) went over to […]

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We stayed at the Driftwood Motel that night. The next day I (David William Rowley) took Estella (Estella Cordelia Tidwell) to meet some of my old friends and then we went out to the home of a cousin of mother’s, Sara Jane Killian (Sarah Jane Coles). I had known her when I was young. She […]

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Grace (Grace Harriet Rowley) and the children (Cheryl Jeanette, Donna Diane, Ronald Steven and Lillian Lorraine Smith) were with me through 1961. Sometimes I took Grace places with me and sometimes we were mistaken for brother and sister instead of father and daughter. My own dear sister, Verda (Verda May Rowley), came to visit from […]

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I (David William Rowley) was still in construction work but with the fall my job ran out. Dwain’s (Dwain Eugene Judkins) father (Leonard Newell Judkins) offered me a job working for him in Orem, Utah. Sometimes Lillian (Lillian Alcorn) and the boys (Hugh Alcorn and Grant Alcorn Rowley) came down on weekends and sometimes I […]

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During that winter I (David William Rowley) trapped skunk to help out with the money to live on. The man who bought the skins was a cheap-skate and a crook. He took advantage of my situation and would only give me $0.25 a hide. One time I had the chance to sell him the hide […]

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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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All things are so much different than they were in my (David William Rowley) generations when we grew up. Now I don’t suppose there would be many of the young people who would know how to handle horses. One of the first things to know is that one should always work on the left side […]

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Dad (Hugh Thompson Rowley)  had some skin cancers on his face neck. He had heard about a man in Saint Anthony, Idaho who could remove them. So on his way to Montana he stopped there and they were removed. It was an herb remedy that this man had gotten from the Indians. It was applied […]

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