John Wright and Sarah Wright Family Messenger

Reporter, Luke Day and wife Marjorie

Otto Ardell and Shirley Humphrey Lamberston are the proud parents of another son, born October 5, 1958 at Salina, Utah. They now have three sons and three daughters. His name is Jack Robert Lambertson. Ardell is a son of Otto and Lillian Day Lambertson and a grandson of Elizabeth Jane Rowley Day.

Keith Paul Lambertson was home from Ft. Carson, Colorado where he has been taking his basic training for the Army. He returned to Camp on New Year’s Day. He reports he may either go to Germany or Korea after five weeks more training period. Keith is the youngest son of Otto and Lillian Day Lambertson.

Arlo LaVere Moulton and wife Eiko Hatakeyanca welcomed a daughter into the family circle last June 19, 1958. They gave her the name of Sally May. She is their first daughter and has two brothers. LaVere is a son of Eldra Day Houlton. Eldra’s mother was Elizabeth Jane Rowley Day.

Basil and Eldra were busy over the Thanksgiving weekend, enjoying a visit from daughter, Ferl and family from East Palo Alto, California. She is now Mrs. Victor Gratz and has two fine boys.

Basil and Eldra’s oldest son, Dean returned to California with the visitors to find employment.

We are happy to hear that Bill and Verda Day Hotchkiss are buying in St. George, Utah. They have been located at Congress, Junction, Arizona the past few years. Verda is another daughter of Elizabeth Jane Rowley Day.

Mr. and Mrs. Broze Hutchinson of Provo spent the Thanksgiving holidays in Congress Junction, Arizona with the Hotchkiss family. Mrs. Hutchinson (Beth) is a daughter of Verda Day Hotchkiss.

Luke and Marjorie Day and son, Ralph made a trip from Springville to Park City recently, mainly to visit the bereaved family of a very dear friend. While there, they renewed several old acquaintances and visited several friends. It will be 20 years in the spring since they left Park City to make a home in Springville. Luke is a son of Arthur and Elizabeth Jane Rowley Day.

Angus and Fern Day Stewart entertained Rollan T. and Gertrude Martin Day at their home in Meadow over the weekend. Rollan and Fern are the children of Arthur and Elizabeth Jane Rowley Day.

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Journal: Jeanette Sperry; February 11, 2017

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  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States
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Journal: Jeanette Sperry; February 11, 2018

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This Day In Our Family History; February 11, 2018

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  • Mary Lamont – 275
  • Samuel Olpin – 298
  • William Olpin – 300
  • Joy Sperry – 274
  • Mary Ann Sperry – 277
  • Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Cambridge, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • East Bloomfield, Ontario, New York, United States
  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States
  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • SGEOR – Saint George Utah Temple; Saint George, Washington, Utah, United States

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  • Bynum, Teton, Montana, United States
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Journal: Jeanette Sperry; February 12, 2017

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John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; February 12, 2017

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  • John Thompson Rowley – 197
  • Marjorie Ann Rowley – 36
  • Donald Eugene Smith – 9
  • Lillian Lorraine Smith – 3
  • Sarah Wright – 603
  • Provo, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Warwick, Virginia, United States
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  • December 30
  • January 28
  • 1956
  • United States Army

This Day In Our Family History; February 12, 2018

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John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; February 12, 2018

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  • Hugh Francis Rowley – 87
  • Hugh Thompson Rowley – 85
  • John Rowley – 602
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  • Verda May Rowley – 88
  • Sarah Wright – 603
  • Germany
  • Thule, Greenland
  • Alaska, United States
  • Chinook, Blaine, Montana, United States
  • Kalispell, Flathead, Montana, United States
  • Havre, Hill, Montana, United States
  • Reno, Washoe, Nevada, United States
  • Brazil
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Journal: Jeanette Sperry; February 13, 2017

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  • Surrey County, North Carolina, United States

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; February 13, 2017

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  • John Rowley – 602
  • John Thompson Rowley – 197
  • Sarah Wright – 603
  • IFALL – Idaho Falls Idaho Temple; Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States
  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • SLAKE – Salt Lake Utah Temple; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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Journal: Jeanette Sperry; February 13, 2018

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  • San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States
  • Illinois, United States
  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Springville, Utah, Utah, United States
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This Day In Our Family History; February 14, 2017

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  • Verda May Rowley – 88
  • Sarah Wright – 603
  • Palo Alto, Santa Clara, California, United States
  • Northern California Mission
  • Brazil Mission

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; February 14, 2018

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This Day In Our Family History; February 14, 2018

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  • Hanna Nelson – 144
  • Nils (Neils) Olson – 141
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  • Cambridge, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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  • Korea
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  • Camp Pendleton, San Diego, California, United States
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  • Fort Devans, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
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Journal: Jeanette Sperry; February 15, 2017

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  • John Thompson Rowley – 197
  • Royal James Rowley – 205
  • Walter Illith Rowley – 90
  • Sarah Wright – 603
  • Japan
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Journal: Jeanette Sperry; February 15, 2018

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This Day In Our Family History; February 15, 2018

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  • Ame Sarah Barnett – 522
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  • Lois Miller – 527
  • Robert Miller – 521
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • San Gabriel, Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States
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John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; February 15, 2018

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  • Clearfield, Davis, Utah, United States

John Wright and Sarah Wright Family Messenger

JOHN THOMPSON ROWLEY & MARY JANE SMITH
Reporter, David S. Rowley Jr. and wife, Selma

A Farewell Testimonial in honor of Rodger Park Rowley prior to his departure for the North Mexican Mission was held Sunday, October 12, 1958, at Spring Glen, Utah. Roger is the son of George A. and Pearl Snow Rowley and a grandson of John Thompson Rowley. Roger graduated from Carbon College last spring. I have a very special respect and admiration for Roger. Always there is a cheery smile and wave of acknowledgment whenever and wherever you meet him. He writes home that things are primitive where he is located. Cool oil lamps are used for light and when going into the homes one is given blankets in which to wrap up for warmth. In all these inconvenient and unfamiliar settings, there has not been one word of complaint or dissatisfaction from him. His only concern is for the health of his dear Mother.

Arthur Jones, a grandson of John Thompson Rowley was operated in for an eye cataract on January 6, 1959. Dr. Palmer says the operation was a success and Arthur is fine.

Louis Lockwood, husband of Vera Jones, granddaughter of John T. Rowley, is in Long Beach California taking special training for a month. He is employed at Hill Field, Ogden.

On June 26, 1958 Don and Carry Rowley got their second child, a girl, born in Japan where Don is a test pilot in the Air Corps. Carry reports that she is able to hire a maid in Japan to help her with the two little girls, Kimberly and Konstance, for $15.00 per month. They plan to remain in Japan for the next 3 ½ years. Don is the son of Franklin I. Rowley and a grandson of John R. Rowley.

A letter from Aunt Florence, widow of Franklin I. Rowley, who lives in Bell Gardens, California states that her daughter, Leone, has a little girl who is 6 months old December 26, weighs 19 pounds and has two teeth. The baby’s name is Machell. At Thanksgiving, Aunt Florence had six of her children and their families with her. Ora and her husband, Red Frazier, Joan and her husband (don’t know the name), Leone and her husband (don’t know the name) and baby, Irvin, Stanley and Jane. Also her sister, Dolores Mecham of Las Vegas, was a dinner guest. She writes she could not get into the Christmas spirit because it seems like the 4th of July down there with roses and poinsettias blooming. She is work director of the Relief Society and that keeps her busy.

Sarah Rowley, widow of David S. Rowley, left December 3, for Vallejo, California to be with her daughter, Mrs. Jeanne O’Neal who had a baby girl named Sara Michelle, on Dec 28, 1958.

The family of David S. Rowley, Jr. were home for the holidays. They included: Wayne and Annette and son, David Scott, from Logan; Dee and Gayle Wareham and daughter, Linda, from Canoga Park, California; Jack and Barbara Rowley and son Jeffery from Victorville, California; and Miki Adele who is still at home. It was the first time in two years they were all home together.

We have a few news items from Alfred D. Peterson and Irene Jones family.

Jacqueline (wife of Vernon Alfred Peterson, whom he married in Ireland 3 April 1957, they had a baby boy, Samuel David Peterson 10 January 1858) got so homesick she just had to go home for a visit. Ruth Ann (The Alfred Peterson’s youngest daughter) went with her — so Alfred and I are back where we were 29 years ago — just the two of us. It is odd not to have the house full and a bit lonely. Ruth Ann written that she is having a grand time.

Gordon’s wife, Ruth, has a baby girl, born 4 December 1958 at 10:29 p.m. The baby’s name is Audrey Lynne. Gordon is in Germany and Ruth hopes to go to him in March or April.

We are trying to get hay planted. We have had no rain so I have had to irrigate. Alfred and I leveled about four acres that didn’t water good, last week. This week we will have to plant.

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger

Reported by Jennie B. Davis of
682 No. 8th West, Provo, Utah

Mrs. Andrew S. Sperry Jr. and lovely little daughter, Susan, has been visiting in Provo with her father, Mr. Tracy Calvin and the Andres S. Terry Sr. family for the past three weeks. She plans on leaving for home in Richland, Washington about Feb. 24 or 25. Her husband, Andrew Jr. was unable to make the trip with her at this time. Andrew was released from the Army July 12, 1957. On their trip home, he and Nyra and little Susan visited in Southern Ill. Where Andrew filled an L.D.S. mission about five years ago.

They were happy to learn that several of the many friends he made in the mission field had joined the L.D.S. Church and were happily active in the branch of that section.

Andrew is now employed in Richland, Washington by General Electric Co. in the Atomic Energy Plant.

Andrew is Age Group Counselor in their ward Y.M.M.I.A.. Nyra is a very talented young woman with a good deal of musical ability. They live at 1017 Birch, Richland, Washington. Andrew is the son of Andrew S. Terry Sr. and Eleanor Bennett daughter of Eliza May Rowley and David A. Bennett.

P.F.C. David Reed Terry, another son, is stationed at Newnberg, Germany with the U.S. Army. He also is active in the branch of the church nearest his station, he has taken part in plays, put on by the M.I.A,. I do believe he would enjoy the Family Paper. His address is: P.F.C. David R. Terry, U.S. 56268837, M.P. Detachment (C.I.) A.P.O. 696, New York, N.Y.

A missionary conference was held there close to where he is stationed and David was able to attend. He met a friend of his from his Ward here in Provo, Ronald Lewis, whom I know very well. Both boys were happy to meet so far from home.

Andrew Terry Sr. and wife, Eleanor, are very busy in church activities. Eleanor, my sister, is secretary of the Y.L.M.I.A.. Andy sings in the choir and holds other positions ???????????? is a Seventy.

Andy and Eleanor and Paul and Linda Ann toured the northwest last summer and spent some time with Andrew Jr. and Nyra and Susan. They visited Seattle and Portland and Spokane and through the Salmon River Valley, Sun Valley, Idaho, down to Ely and Baker Nevada where they visited with Bishop Martin Terry, brother of Andrew and his wife Rhoda.

P.F.C. John Robert Carlton, son of Elmer Carlton and Myrtle Bennett, another daughter of David and Eliza is stationed at Camp Pendleton, California received the Mortar Marksmanship Award for the Mortar Platoon, Oct. 8, 1957.

Robert received his promotion to Feb. 1957 and his diploma in May 1957. He was transferred from the Bon Homme Richland C.V.A. 31 (Carrier) to Camp Pendleton about that time.

Robert’s mother, Myrtle and Eleanor Terry, his aunt, motored to Camp Pendleton, California October 1, 1957 and spent 5 days visiting with Robert. They went sight-seeing and had a very enjoyable time.

Robert spent a 21 day leave home during the Christmas holidays. This was the first time in three years the Jack and Myrtle have had all their children home at once since Christmas 1954. Robert joined the marines three years ago this May and served over a year in the Far East. And Marion, their daughter and her husband, Aaron lived in Fairbank, Alaska for almost two years. Their little son was born there in August 1956 (He is just the cutest thing you ever have seen). So the 1957 Yule Season was a real joyous one for the Carlton family.

Robert is going, or has gone, on a field trip with his outfit into the Sahara, Nevada region for a specified period of time.

Elmer (better known as “Jack”) Carlton and Myrtle are very busy people in the Church and home. Jack is block teacher supervisor and is on the ward maintenance committee. Myrtle is second counselor if the Relief Society and, of course, heads the ??????????? beautiful new home and cares for two young daughters and acts the part of a mother away from home to four young men (B.Y.U. students)

Elmer, Myrtle’s husband is a descendant of the Rowley family on his mother’s side, her name was Julia Rowley, they aren’t of John Rowley and Sarah Wright line, but John’s father’s brother’s family.

Alfred Senior Bennett, better known as “Smile” only son of David A. Bennett and Eliza Rowley has always been active in the Boy Scouts. He at present is Assistant Scout Master. Mary, his wife and daughter Colleen are active in the Sunday School and M.I.A..

Smile and Mary and two younger children Gary and Ruth Ann and Elmer and Myrtle Carlton and their two young daughters Leanna and Sylvia went a trip to San Francisco, California the first part of August last summer.

Alfred and Mary’s son Alfred Senior Bennett Jr. and his wife Glennita became the proud parents of a beautiful baby girl Nov 19, 1957. This is their third child, they have two wonderful little boys, Mike and Scott. The baby was blessed Jan. 2, 1958. Her grandfather, Alfred S. Bennett Sr. assisted by Andrew Terry Sr., Eleanor’s husband, blessed the child and bestowed the name, Shana Winnett on her.

P.F.C. Le Roy Alan Davis, son of Le Roy Sr. and Jennie Bennett Davis is stationed in Korea. He joined the U.S.A.S.A. a year ago, Jan 4, 1957. He turned 17, Dec. 17, 1956. He received P.F.C. rating and diploma in Aug. 1957 at Fort Devens, Mass. “Alan” was home on leave for two weeks in Sept. before he went to the Far East.

We have a married daughter, Jeanne Davis Durrant, wife of Paul E. Durrant and a handsome little grandson, Walter Roy aged 2 1/2 . Jeanne is a college student at the B.Y.U. and has been on the honor roll. She is majoring in Education and will graduate this spring. She plans on teaching the fourth grade.

We have a 14 year old son at home. Shirl Bennett Davis. He and my husband, LeRoy drove “Alan” to Oakland, California September 1957. Roy and took a trip to California last August.

Alan’s work is in communications, his address is:

P.F.C. LeRoy A. Davis
R.A. 19570553
226 Signal Co.
A.P.O. 8
San Francisco, CA

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger

Reported by Verda Murphy, Chinook, Montana

Word has just been received from far away Brazil that Elder Sheldon R. Murphy has just been called to the First Counselorship in the Brazilian Mission Presidency under Pres. Asael T. Sorenson. Sheldon is the son of Verda Rowley Murphy, who is the daughter of Hugh T. Rowley, son of John T. Rowley and Jane Paul.

Lawrence Thornton Rowley, his wife, Kay and son Steven Vance are now located at 615 ½ Second Street in Havre, Montana. Lawrence is attending Northern Montana College?????????????????????????????????? and Erma Thornton Rowley ?? Kalispell, Montana. Bert Thomas Murphy, who is stationed at Thule, Greenland with the Air Force has just re-enlisted with that division of Uncle Sam’s Forces.

It was a very happy reunion of the H. Francis Rowley family this past holiday season. Their son Noland arrived home from Germany and Lawrence from Alaska in time to spend Christmas with the home folks. On January 2 and 3 they visited at the home of Bert Murphy in Chinook.

Miland T. Rowley and family are moving back to Reno, Nevada, to make their home. They have one son and one daughter. Miland is the son of the above mentioned H. Francis Rowley family.

Ralph Alcorn Rowley Obituary

Ralph Alcorn Rowley Obituary
1933 ~ 2015
Ralph Alcorn Rowley died on December 8, 2015 in Provo, Utah, where he had been suffering a lengthy illness. He will be remembered for his family, academic and military achievements and as the Director for Independent Study at Brigham Young University. His firm testimony, congenial personality, dedicated work ethic and allegiance to the United States for which he risked his life for freedom to this nation and other freedom loving countries.
Ralph was born April 14, 1933, in Harlem, Blaine County, Montana, to Lillian Alcorn and David William Rowley. As a child he worked on the family farm of sugar beets and grain and attended schools in Montana until the family moved to Gridley, California where he graduated from Gridley High School in 1950. He attended Brigham Young University and then served a mission to the East Central States for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1953-1955. After his mission he returned to BYU, and completed his Bachelors of Science degree. During his military career he attended the University of New Mexico, earning the Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy in history.
His Air Force years began at BYU, as a Wing Commander and after graduating from college served in the United States Airforce for 21 years, a career that took him and his family to many places in the world. Because he was on the crew of B-52’s during the Vietnam War and because of his history degrees he spent six years researching the Vietnam War records at the Pentagon and wrote the history that now is in the Library of Congress along with many of his other writings. He and his family were transferred to Germany from 1975 to 1979, where he negotiated treaties in Spain and Germany for NATO forces, then returned to live in Utah.
Following his military career of 21 years, Lt. Colonel Rowley retired and went to work in private business for a short time. In 1980, he was hired by BYU Continuing Education where he worked until he retired.
During his life he served in many callings in the church including being a teacher, a bishop, a high councilman, an MTC Branch President, served a mission to Nauvoo, then taught Visitor’s Center missionaries at the MTC followed by being a Multi-Stake Church Service Missionary coordinator in the Provo area.
Ralph is survived by his wife, Elaine, his two daughters, Kristine (Adrian) Carbine and Janiel (Bruce) Miller, his sons, Kurtis (Paula) Rowley, Lynn (Mark) Andersen and step-sons, Rex, Reed, Kevan, Keith and Quinn Haddock, and also 45 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren. His daughter, Lorrain (Kelvin) Nilsen died in May of this year.
Funeral Services will be Monday December 21, with a viewing at 12 p.m., just before the funeral at 1 p.m. at the Rock Canyon Ward, 3050 Mojave Lane, Provo, under the direction of Bishop Lin Sherman. Interment will be at the City of Orem Cemetery, 1520 North 800 East, Orem, Utah under the direction of Walker Sanderson Funeral Home. Condolences may be offered to the family online at www.walkersanderson.com

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