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History: David William Rowley

They settled into their new home and it was good to have them there. They invited us over for Easter Sunday and a lovely dinner. I always tried to keep things in repair for Grace (Grace Harriet Rowley) as much as possible. I also tried to help her with the children (Cheryl Jeanette, Donna Diane, Ronald Steven and Lillian Lorraine Smith) but I couldn’t seem to, not as much as I would like to have done, anyway.

In July of that year I had to go back to the hospital. Grace’s little girl, Lori, was in there at the same time with a kidney operation. We visited with each other, I had an infection that kept me from going back to work for quite a while, so we took a trip out to Myton, Utah and stayed with Stella’s (Estella Cordelia Tidwell) friends, Howard and Virginia Roberts. They took us to the dinosaur museum and to where they were digging the bones out of the mountain. It surely was interesting. We also took an interesting trip over to Flaming Gorge with them.

In the early part of October, Hugh (Hugh Alcorn Rowley) and Gail (Gail Jensen) came for a short visit. It was nice having little Carol (Carol Annette Rowley) in our home. They were good enough to make room for Estella to go back with them so she could see California and have a visit with her daughter, Geneal (Geneal Rose Johnson). She was able to get the two couples together for one day, anyway. It has always been our wish that our two families could get to know each other.

On 14 November 1964, the War Department called and said that Grace’s husband (Donald Eugene Smith) had been killed and they thought her father should be with her when she heard the news. Estella came and got me at work. Grace was all broken up, of course. If I remember it right a bomb had exploded under the jeep Don and another soldier were riding in.

The family was informed and all of my children were here shortly. It happened that Ralph (Ralph Alcorn Rowley) had a vacation coming, but it was hard for Hugh (Hugh Alcorn Rowley) to make another trip to Utah. The funeral was held in the Bountiful 18th ward and Don was laid to rest in the cemetery there. All of Don’s family was there except his old grandmother. Everyone was so good to Grace and the children. She decided that she wanted to go to California and spend Christmas with Don’s folks. Hubert (Hubert Tidwell) left to spend the winter in Arizona and Estella and I went to Nampa because Bob and his family were there for the holidays.

In February 1965 we received word that Leonard Alcorn (Leonard Clark Alcorn) had died. Also Grant (Grant Alcorn Rowley) called and told us that he was going to be sent to Vietnam and we wanted to see him before he went, so we went to California in Grace’s car. Gay Alcorn (Wendall Gay Alcorn) went with us and did a lot of the driving. He was sure good company.

The funeral for Leonard was held in El Monte. Being there and seeing and visiting with all of them brought back so many memories. Hearing Opal (Opal M. Rowley) sing at the funeral was good, too. We went places with Grant and we visited Hugh and Gail and George and Geneal. Hugh took us out to Burbank where we visited and exchanged some genealogical information with my cousin (on my mother’s side), Frankie Liddell Hill (Frankie Edra Liddell). It was a nice trip.

Estella’s daughter, Virginia (Virginia Fern Johnson) had a baby boy in May of 1965. Then Stella went out to California again to be with Geneal when she had her second baby. It was a boy.

To be continued…

History: David William Rowley

A TRIP TO NEVADA

I took my vacation on June 1964 and we started out on a long planned trip. We took two of my cousins who were both widows and sisters, Mable Clegg (Mable Ann May Stott) and Amy Allred (Amy Laura Stott). They knew the relatives and places we were going to visit. We set out across the Salt Flats and went as far as Ely, Nevada. There we visited with Marie Tilby and her family. They fixed supper for us and then took us out to see the Kennecot copper mine. It was quite a sight. The next day we went to Baker, Nevada and then across the line to Garrison, Utah. Here we visited some Rowley’s and a Paul cousin named Den Smith (Dennis Smith). He gave us some nice rocks for our rock garden. The next morning we explored the famous Lehman Caves which were nearby in Nevada. They were really wonderful. Amy who is 81 years old, had been in them when she was just a girl. It wasn’t developed then. They went down a ladder into a round hole and in some places they had to crawl on hands and knees to get from one room to another.

Next, many miles across the desert we found a little mining town called Pioche, Nevada. We were made so welcome; we were fed, sheltered and loved by my cousin Sadie Donehue (Sadie Butson). She is the daughter of May Paul Butson (Lavina May Paul). She told us that she thought her mother’s people had forgotten her.

Hubert (Hubert Tidwell) had been riding the brakes on our way to St. George, so I guess that is what caused our car trouble. At any rate when we were on the way up to Estella’s (Estella Cordelia Tidwell) cousin’s place. Hubert stalled the car. The place we were going was up against a red cliff. But after the car stalled I had everybody get out and I drove it on up. When I got to the top I had no brakes and couldn’t stop the car. Estella said she could hear herself screaming and praying because I was headed for the cliff where I could have gone over and rolled clear into the homes below. I was able to turn the car sharply into some brush and I high centered the car. I was sure praying all the time it was happening. We sure got on our knees and thanked our Heavenly Father for answering our prayers. The car had to be towed out and while it was fixed we stayed with our Paul/Rowley cousin, Verda Hotchkiss (Verda Day) and her husband Bill (Wendell Wade Hotchkiss). Estella and I went to the Temple.

On the way home we went through Zion’s National Park and Bryce’s Canyon. They were really beautiful. We spent the night in Orderville where we bought some nice rocks. We stopped at Cove Fort on our way back also and from there we went to Fillmore where we spend the night with my great, great Uncle Lorenzo Rowley. I felt that he was born way out of his generation. He was a character, between the car and the house he proposed to Mable and that night he just wouldn’t let us go to bed. He was talking to us about such things as when he had seen a flying saucer and had talked to the occupants.

The next day we were home. The five of us had no conflicts. We liked the same foods and we liked to do the same things and we returned with many happy memories. It was a trip I will never forget!

About the time school was out Grace (Grace Harriet Rowley) and Don (Donald Eugene Smith) and their family (Cheryl Jeanette, Donna Diane, Ronald Steven and Lillian Lorraine Smith) moved to Bountiful from Georgia. Don was being sent to Vietnam and he wanted his family close to Grace’s folks in Utah. Don rented a nice big apartment for them across from the 18th ward chapel. He had a talk with me before he left for this assignment. He seemed to feel more concern for his family as he was leaving, than he ever had on the many times when he had gone overseas before.

To be continued…

History: David William Rowley

On 2 November 1962 we had the pleasure of going to the Logan Temple with Estella’s (Estella Cordelia Tidwell) daughter, Virginia (Virginia Fern Johnson) and her husband, Chad McKnight (Chad Layne McKnight), to be sealed. Their two little girls were like sweet little angels when they were sealed to their parents. Virginia was so happy that she wept.

The Salt Lake Temple was closed for quite a while so Estella and I went to many of the other temples on excursions and we enjoyed it very much.

About the first of the year Hugh (Hugh Alcorn Rowley) brought a beautiful girl home for us to meet. Her name was Gail Jensen. In about a month Hugh told us that they were getting married. I told him that he hadn’t known her very long. He said, “You should talk, you set the example by getting married in six weeks after you net!” That shut me up! They were married 9 February 1963 in Las Vegas. Their marriage was solemnized in the Los Angeles Temple.

On 11 May 1963 another little boy came to bless Dwain (Dwain Eugene Judkins) and Margie’s (Marjorie Ann Rowley) home. They named him Mark Ammon and he proved to be a live wire and kept the whole family on their toes. Stella and I took care of him for a few days when he was about a year old.

Clayton (Clayton Alcorn Rowley) and Jana (Janevie Clegg) were getting anxious to have children, but so far they had not been able to, so they went to Elder Harold B. Lee for a special blessing. Elder Lee had married them. Shortly after this special blessing, Jana became with child. They were so happy. It soon became apparent that they were going to have twins! As time drew closer they had x-rays taken and it was discovered that the twins were joined together on their backs, but it was just a skin joining. Jana became ill and was not feeling well so Clayton asked the father of a good friend of his, Brother Dehaun, to come over and give her a blessing. The twins were born shortly thereafter. Stella and I were allowed to see them and the sores they had. These little boys were named Bruce Charles and Bert William, and they were born 3 June 1963, My how my progeny was increasing. The twins made my 16th and 17thgrandchildren.

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 could see right away that Grace and Estella like each other. It was good to see the children (Cheryl Jeanette, Donna Diane, Ronald Steven and Lillian Lorraine Smith) and to have them back if only for a little while.

In August or September 1963 Estella’s sister Lavern (Lavern Ellen Tidwell) came up to visit and introduced her to our neighbor and landlord, we were buying the place from him, Bill Mitchell. They had both lost their mates so they decided to get married. We tried to tell Lavern that she should get to know him better. Anyway we had a wedding for them in our home on 23 November 1963. President Kennedy had been assassinated the day before. It was really nice for Stella to have her sister living just down the street.

Stella had another little granddaughter born to Archie (Archie Johnson) and Verna on 23 January 1963. They named her Janae Johnson.

To be continued…

How Are You Related To Me?

Maternal Great-Uncle (2nd Husband of Great-Aunt): John W. Bailey – 161
John W. 161 = Ollie Lavern 29 + Joe Ben 27 – Donald Eugene 9 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Aunt: Ollie Lavern Smith – 29
Ollie Lavern 29 + Joe Ben 27 – Donald Eugene 9 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

+: Parent
-: Child
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How Are You Related To Me?

Maternal Great-Uncle (1st Husband of Great-Aunt): Richard Milne – 160
Richard 160 = Ollie Lavern 29 + Joe Ben 27 – Donald Eugene 9 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Aunt: Ollie Lavern Smith – 29
Ollie Lavern 29 + Joe Ben 27 – Donald Eugene 9 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

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History: David William Rowley

Clayton (Clayton Alcorn Rowley) had dated a girl named Janevie Clegg before he went on his mission and after a couple of unsuccessful engagements to some other lovely girls, he and Jana started dating again and this time it clicked! On 16 February 1962 they were married in the Salt Lake Temple. This was wonderful for Clayton as he had been at loose ends and now he could settle down and establish a home and family. It had been hard on him after Lillian (Lillian Alcorn) died and I was grateful that he found a lovely girl to share his life with and make each other happy.

School was out and Don (Donald Eugene Smith), who was back from overseas, came to pick up his family. About the same time my sister Verda (Verda May Rowley) came to visit, she helped me to house clean and to paint walls and woodwork. I also made some changed of closets, doors, etc. in the old house.

I introduced Verda’s to the woman I was going with and took her along with Marie and me and Marie’s children when we went on an outing. I was seriously thinking of asking this lovely lady to marry me. I was so tired of being alone and had silently given myself a deadline of September 1 to be married again. I could see that Verda didn’t really approve of the situation of Marie having children still at home, and she thought that would cause a problem at my age.

Well the Lord moves in mysterious ways! He had someone else in mind for me as you will see.

About the 1st of July, on a Sunday, I had been impressed all day to call my cousin, Luella (Luella Jones Downard). Then as the day progressed I received the impression that she was supposed to introduce me to someone. Luella told us later that the spirit went right through her when I said this, entering the top of her head and going through to her feet. This administration of the spirit was an affirmation of what the Lord had been preparing for her. She knew exactly the person she was supposed to introduce me to. She told me her name and where she lived.

To give you an understanding of this I will have to go back a ways. Luella and Estella Tidwell (Estella Cordelia Tidwell) had been school chums when they were children and they had continued to be friends, well more than friends – they loved and admired each other.

The 1st week of February, 1962 Estella came to Salt Lake to so a week of research in the genealogical library and she stayed with Luella. They talked and Stella told Luella that even though she might be left alone sometime, she was not going to be sealed to her husband. After Stella had gone home every time Luella thought of her favorite cousin, ME, she would also think of Stella and she would see the two of us walking hand in hand. She would say to herself, “but Stella is still married!” Then she would have the same experience again.

On 5 June 1962, Luella heard that Stella’s husband (Earl Robert Johnson) had died. The impression that she would be the instrument to bring these two loved ones of hers together grew stronger than ever. As for Stella, she tells me that she had seen me in two very special dreams. The Holy Ghost told her while she was in the Temple that she would have a man of her own to bring her to the Temple.

To be continued…