This Day In Our Family History

1928 Ollie Lavern Smith was born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States to Joe Ben Smith, age 22, and Coral Lorraine Bolton, age 20. She was the 2nd of 2 children, and the only daughter, born to the couple 1964  Donald Eugene Smith was buried at Bountiful Memorial Park, which is located at […]

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1852 Emma Elizabeth Webb was born in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States to David Webb, age 32, and Esther Olpin, age 37. She was the 4th of 11 children, and the 3rd of 9 daughters, born to the couple 1871 Charles Henry Sperry and Caroline Webb, both 20 years old, completed their initiatory and  endowment […]

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1888 Charles Enoch Abbott, age 41, and Sarah Elizabeth Sperry, age 36, were married and sealed for time and eternity in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ Manti Utah Temple, which is located at 200 East 510 North in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States 1900 Harriet Wood died at the age of […]

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History: David William Rowley

They (Donald Eugene Smith and Grace Harriet Rowley) 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 (David William Rowley) always tried to keep things in repair for Grace as much as possible. I also tried to help her […]

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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 (Harriet May) people […]

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History: David William Rowley

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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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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History: David William Rowley

It wasn’t long until I (David William Rowley) was sent to work out at Dugway, near Tooele, Utah. I could only come home on weekends. Then it seemed like I spent all my time trying to clean up the house and fix something decent to eat. The boys (Clayton Alcorn and Grant Alcorn Rowley) were […]

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History: David William Rowley

In February of 1956 Grace (Grace Harriet Rowley) and Don (Donald Eugene Smith) came to see us and told us they were prepared to go to the temple and be sealed for time and all eternity. Don had joined the church shortly after they were married and I (David William Rowley) baptized him. While they […]

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