History: David William Rowley

Emerson Adis, David William’s brother, died at the age of 70 in Humboldt, California. David William was 76 at the time.  David William’s brother, Hugh Francis died at the age of 81 in Richfield, Utah when David William was 79 years old. On 4 April 1984, when David William was 80, his son, Douglas Alcorn […]

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In March we went on a sad journey to Utah because Erma Rowley (Erma Thornton), my brother’s (Hugh Francis Rowley) wife, died 24 March 1977 in Richfield. There were a lot of relatives there and it was good to see them again. The service was very nice and we stayed for a while to visit […]

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We went to Richfield with Bert (Bert Lund Murphy) and Verda (Verda May Rowley) and Walter (Walter Ilith Rowley) and Lois (Lois Evelyn Chapman) and saw Francis (Hugh Francis Rowley) and Erma (Erma Thornton) in the little house they had bought there. We could see that Opal (Opal Maxine Rowley)  was so glad to have […]

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Speaking of family we found out that my nephew, Noland Rowley (Noland Thornton Rowley), was living over in Homedale, Idaho and we went over to see them and they came to see us. When Francis (Hugh Francis Rowley) and Erma (Erma Thornton) came to see them we also got to enjoy a visit for a […]

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Before we came home we went over to Eureka to see Emerson (Emerson Adis Rowley) and Walter (Walter Illith Rowley) and their wives (Sarah Marie Alderson and Lois Evelyn Chapman – respectively). We were treated royally there and really enjoyed our visit with them. It was almost the middle of December when we started home […]

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About this time Grace (Grace Harriet Rowley) and Don (Donald Eugene Smith) came by on their way from California to Georgia. They were anxious to meet my new wife. I (David William Rowley) could see right away that Grace and Estella (Estella Cordelia Tidwell) like each other. It was good to see the children (Cheryl […]

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David (David Alcorn Rowley) was sent to Japan in 1949. He seemed to like it pretty well. He wrote nice letters home and sent pictures. Then he was sent to Korea in June of 1950 when the “Police Action” began there. On 16 July 1950 we received word that he was missing in action. This […]

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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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These early years on the dry farm were very wonderful. Dad (Hugh Thompson Rowley) was a powder man on the dug way for the county and sometimes we children (Hugh Francis, David William, Verda May, Emerson Adis and Walter Illith Rowley) would walk down the canyon to meet him as he came home from work. […]

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