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Journal: Jeanette Sperry; February 16, 2017

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  • Charles Alonzo Sperry – 48
  • Emily Esther Sperry – 50
  • Emma Della Sperry – 54
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Provo, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Sunday

This Day In Our Family History; February 16, 2017

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  • Mary Virginia Collins – 169
  • Harriet Gibbons – 68
  • Charles Benjamin Harper – 67
  • Harriet Rosabell Harper – 72
  • Meshach Pitt – 111
  • Benjamin Hezekiah Smith – 77
  • William Cooley Smith – 168
  • Pleasant Hill, Cass, Missouri, United States
  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States
  • Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; February 16, 2017

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  • John Rowley – 602
  • John Thompson Rowley – 197
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  • Sarah Wright – 603
  • 1956

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; February 16, 2018

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  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
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This Day In Our Family History; February 16, 2018

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  • Mary Virginia Collins – 169
  • Harriet Gibbons – 68
  • Charles Benjamin Harper – 67
  • Harriet Rosabell Harper – 72
  • Anna Nelson – 152
  • Meshach Pitt – 111
  • Clayton Alcorn Rowley – 35
  • Benjamin Hezekiah Smith – 77
  • William Cooley Smith – 168
  • Cambridge, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • Pleasant Hill, Cass, Missouri, United States
  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States
  • Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Happy Anniversary
  • Happy Birthday

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; February 17, 2017

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  • Monday

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; February 17, 2017

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  • Jane Paul – 198
  • George Arthur Rowley – 407
  • James Rowley – 609
  • John Rowley – 602
  • John Thompson Rowley – 197
  • Maria Rowley – 604
  • Moroni Thompson Rowley – 406
  • Verda May Rowley – 88
  • Walter Thompson Rowley – 403
  • Sarah Wright – 603
  • Rexburg, Madison, Idaho, United States
  • Chinook, Blaine, Montana, United States
  • Price, Carbon, Utah, United States
  • Delta, Millard, Utah, United States
  • Deseret, Millard, Utah, United States
  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • April 1
  • April 10
  • May 1
  • 1957

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; February 17, 2018

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  • February 16

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  • David Arthur Sperry – 49
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Wednesday

This Day In Our Family History; February 17, 2018

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  • Alfred Oscar Lunt – 15
  • Melba Lunt – 23
  • Harrison Sperry Sr – 283
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Marion Olive Sperry – 124
  • Travis Air Force Base, Solano, California, United States
  • New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States
  • Sealed To Spouse On This Day

John Rowley and Sarah wright Family Messenger; February 17, 2018

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  • John Rowley – 602
  • Sarah Wright – 603
  • Kalispell, Flathead, Montana, United States
  • September 15
  • 1957

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; February 18, 2017

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  • Emma Elizabeth Webb – 133
  • Tuesday

This Day In Our Family History; February 18, 2017

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  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States
  • North Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; February 18, 2017

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  • John Rowley – 602
  • Marjorie Ann Rowley – 36
  • Sarah Wright – 603
  • Provo, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Orem, Utah, Utah, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; February 18, 2018

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  • Alfred Oscar Lunt – 15
  • Emily Louisa Miller – 118
  • Emily Esther Sperry – 50
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Marion Olive Sperry – 124
  • Caroline Webb – 47
  • Thursday

This Day In Our Family History; February 18, 2018

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  • MANTI – Manti Utah Temple; Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States
  • Endowed On This Day
  • Initiated On This Day

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  • Mary Lamont – 275
  • Alfred Oscar Lunt – 15
  • Alfred Oscar Lunt Jr – 17
  • John Martin Pitt – 109
  • John Pitt – 116
  • Joy Sperry – 274
  • Sarah Sperry – 280
  • Caroline Wright – 110
  • Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • Willenhall, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
  • New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States
  • North Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States
  • Mecca, Trumball, Ohio, United States

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; February 18, 2018

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  • John Rowley – 602
  • Sarah Wright – 603
  • Kenai, Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska, United States
  • Oakland 2, Alameda, California, United States
  • Colorado, United States
  • Denver, Denver, Colorado, United States
  • Grand Valley, Mesa, Colorado, United States
  • McPherson, McPherson, Kansas, United States
  • Missouri, United States
  • Newport, Lincoln, Oregon, United States
  • Clallam, Washington, United States
  • Redmond, King, Washington, United States
  • Seattle, King, Washington, United States
  • Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States
  • December 16
  • October 21
  • September
  • 1957

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; February 19, 2017

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  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Wednesday

This Day In Our Family History; February 19, 2017

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  • Earl Sperry Lunt – 7
  • Nelson Earl Lunt – 2
  • Edna Viola Nelson – 8
  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Provo, Utah, Utah, United States

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; February 19, 2017

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  • David William Rowley – 30
  • John Rowley – 602
  • Sarah Wright – 603
  • Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States
  • Clearfield, Davis, Utah, United States
  • Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States
  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Springville, Utah, Utah, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; February 19, 2018

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  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Friday

This Day In Our Family History; February 19, 2018

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  • Abraham Brand – 564
  • Rebecca Brand – 566
  • Margaret Francis – 565
  • Earl Sperry Lunt – 7
  • Nelson Earl Lunt – 2
  • Elizabeth Martin – 258
  • Emily Louisa Miller – 118
  • Elizabeth Nelms – 803
  • Edna Viola Nelson – 8
  • Matthew Pitt – 257
  • Charles Sperry – 117
  • Clarissa Loretta Sperry – 123
  • Ely, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • BOUNT – Bountiful Utah Temple; Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States
  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States
  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • SLAKE – Salt Lake Utah Temple; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Provo, Utah, Utah, United States

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; February 19, 2018

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  • John Rowley – 602
  • Walter Thompson Rowley – 403
  • Sarah Wright – 603
  • Watsonville, Santa Cruz, California, United States
  • Deseret, Millard, Utah, United States
  • December 7
  • 1957

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; February 20, 2017

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This Day In Our Family History; February 20, 2017

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  • Priscilla Pitt – 41
  • Castle Gate, Carbon, Utah, United States
  • Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; February 20, 2017

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  • David William Rowley – 30
  • John Rowley – 602
  • Verda May Rowley – 88
  • Sarah Wright – 603
  • Chinook, Blaine, Montana, United States
  • Price, Carbon, Utah, United States
  • Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States
  • Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States
  • Delta, Millard, Utah, United States
  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Provo, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Springville, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; February 20, 2018

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  • Alfred Oscar Lunt – 15
  • Emily Esther Sperry – 50
  • Henry Melvin Sperry – 52
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Saturday

This Day In Our Family History; February 20, 2018

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  • Melba Lunt – 23
  • Esther Olpin – 130
  • Priscilla Pitt – 41
  • Amelia Emily Webb – 132
  • David Webb – 129
  • Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • Castle Gate, Carbon, Utah, United States
  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States
  • Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; February 20, 2018

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  • James Rowley – 609
  • John Rowley – 602
  • Sarah Wright – 603
  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • SLAKE – Salt Lake Utah Temple; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • September 9
  • 1957
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Journal: Jeanette Sperry; February 11, 2017

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This Day In Our Family History; February 11, 2017

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  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States
  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

John Rowley and Sarah Rowley Family Messenger; February 11, 2017

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  • John Rowley – 602
  • John Thompson Rowley – 197
  • Sarah Wright – 603
  • Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, United States
  • Price, Carbon, Utah, United States
  • Spring Glen, Carbon, Utah, United States
  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • May 1
  • September 22
  • September 29
  • Saturday
  • Tuesday
  • 1956
  • 1958
  • United States Navy

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; February 11, 2018

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  • Alfred Oscar Lunt – 15
  • Henry Melvin Sperry – 52
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Thursday

This Day In Our Family History; February 11, 2018

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  • Mary Curnock – 299
  • 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

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; February 11, 2018

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  • Jane Paul – 198
  • John Rowley – 602
  • John Thompson Rowley – 197
  • Sarah Wright – 603
  • Bynum, Teton, Montana, United States
  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; February 12, 2017

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  • Wednesday

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

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  • Jane Paul – 198
  • David William Rowley – 30
  • Emerson Adis Rowley – 89
  • Grace Harriet Rowley – 10
  • Hugh Thompson Rowley – 85
  • John Rowley – 602
  • 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
  • April 4
  • December 30
  • January 28
  • 1956
  • United States Army

This Day In Our Family History; February 12, 2018

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  • Kristi Lynn Lunt – 5
  • Cambridge, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • RC – Riverton Cemetery; Riverton, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Happy Anniversary

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

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  • Jane Paul – 198
  • Hugh Francis Rowley – 87
  • Hugh Thompson Rowley – 85
  • John Rowley – 602
  • John Thompson Rowley – 197
  • 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
  • Brazil Mission
  • January 1
  • January 2
  • United States Air Force

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; February 13, 2017

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This Day In Our Family History; February 13, 2017

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  • Hezekiah Smith – 337
  • Mallory Smith – 578
  • Surrey County, North Carolina, United States

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

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  • Jane Paul – 197
  • David William Rowley – 30
  • Douglas Alcorn Rowley – 33
  • Hugh Francis Rowley – 87
  • Hugh Thompson Rowley – 85
  • 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
  • September 21
  • August
  • 1956

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; February 13, 2018

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This Day In Our Family History; February 13, 2018

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  • Elizabeth Davis – 579
  • Hezekiah Smith – 337
  • Mallory Smith – 578
  • SLAKE – Salt Lake Utah Temple; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; February 13, 2018

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  • Jane Paul – 198
  • John Rowley – 602
  • John Thompson Rowley – 197
  • Sarah Wright – 603
  • San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States
  • Illinois, United States
  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Springville, Utah, Utah, United States
  • December 21
  • November 6
  • 1957

This Day In Our Family History; February 14, 2017

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John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; February 14, 2017

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  • Clayton Alcorn Rowley – 35
  • David William Rowley – 30
  • Hugh Thompson Rowley – 85
  • John Rowley – 602
  • John Thompson Rowley – 197
  • 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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  • Karma Palmgreen Anderson – 142
  • Hanna Nelson – 144
  • Nils (Neils) Olson – 141
  • Efveröd, Kristianstad, Sweden
  • Cambridge, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • EHOUS – Endowment House; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; February 14, 2018

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  • Sarah Wright – 603
  • Korea
  • Nurnberg, Germany
  • Fairbanks, Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska, United States
  • California, United States
  • Oakland, Alameda, California, United States
  • Camp Pendleton, San Diego, California, United States
  • San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States
  • Sun Valley, Blaine, Idaho, United States
  • Illinois, United States
  • Fort Devans, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
  • New York, New York, New York, United States
  • Nevada, United States
  • Baker, White Pine, Nevada, United States
  • Ely, White Pine, Nevada, United States
  • Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States
  • Provo, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Richland, Benton, Washington, United States
  • Seattle, King, Washington, United States
  • Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States
  • Southern Illinois Mission
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  • February 24
  • February 25
  • January 2
  • January 4
  • July 12
  • November 19
  • May 10
  • October 1
  • October 8
  • February
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  • August
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  • 1954
  • 1956
  • 1957
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  • United States Army
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Journal: Jeanette Sperry; February 15, 2017

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This Day In Our Family History; February 15, 2017

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  • Alfred Oscar Lunt – 15
  • Della Lunt – 21
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  • San Gabriel, Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; February 15, 2017

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  • Jane Paul – 198
  • David William Rowley – 30
  • Eliza May Rowley – 202
  • Grace Harriet Rowley – 10
  • Hugh Thompson Rowley – 85
  • John Rowley – 602
  • John Thompson Rowley – 197
  • Royal James Rowley – 205
  • Walter Illith Rowley – 90
  • Sarah Wright – 603
  • Japan
  • China
  • Anchorage, Alaska, United States
  • Eureka, Humboldt, California, United States
  • San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States
  • Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States
  • SLAKE – Salt Lake Utah Temple; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Virginia, United States
  • Warwick, Virginia, United States
  • Philippines
  • August 24
  • July
  • June
  • March
  • May
  • 1956
  • United States Marines

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; February 15, 2018

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  • Emily Esther Sperry – 50
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
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This Day In Our Family History; February 15, 2018

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  • Leonard Clark Alcorn – 93
  • Ame Sarah Barnett – 522
  • John Curnock Jr – 804
  • Alfred Oscar Lunt – 15
  • Della Lunt – 21
  • Hester Mallett – 805
  • Lois Miller – 527
  • Robert Miller – 521
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • San Gabriel, Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States
  • SLAKE – Salt Lake Utah Temple; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Bolton, Chittenden, Vermont, United States

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; February 15, 2018

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  • John Rowley – 602
  • John Thompson Rowley – 197
  • Royal James Rowley – 205
  • Sarah Wright – 603
  • Clearfield, Davis, Utah, United States

John Wright and Sarah Wright Family Messenger

We are sorry to have to make this history in two installments, but we are short of space and will continue this interesting history in the next edition.

Now we will conclude the history of Hugh Thompson Rowley, which we began in the November issue.

HUGH THOMPSON ROWLEY
son of John Thompson Rowley and Jane Paul
Written by David William Rowley

In the spring of 1933, Dad (Hugh Thompson Rowley) rented the old Webster place, 1 ½ miles west of Rigby, which we operated one year. It was very rocky and very hard to get enough to raise a crop. There was a very fine house on the place. While living there we attended the Shelton Ward. Francis and I were ordained Priests, 1 April 1933, by Bishop Edmond Lovell. Emerson Adis and Walter Illithattended grade school down by Moore’s place.

In the fall of 1933, Dad, Hugh ‘Francis’ and I went to work in the Utah Idaho Sugar Co. plant at Lincoln, Idaho where we worked out the fall campaign. Dad sacked sugar, Hugh ‘Francis’ and I worked on the batteries. We rented a house in Lincoln and Verda May went down and cooked for us and took in other boarders, she made pretty good along with us.

My cousin, Charles Galloway came up to Lincoln to see me and we decided that he and I would go to Salt Lake City, when the campaign was over and work for an oil company. Charles is a very good welder, I was going to learn welding and we were going to travel together, but when we got to Salt Lake City, I was unable to get on with the same company as they were full handed. So I went to work for the Jacobson Construction Company. I helped remodel the Episcopalian Church and then went over to the Temple Grounds, where we put in some cesspools north of the tithing offices and the assisted in putting in a high cement wall with a marble finish, from the north side and up between the Temple and Tabernacle. It was while working here that I got a letter from Mother telling me they were moving to Montana and wanted me to go with them.

I packed up and went back to Idaho, arriving there 28 March 1924. The folks were packing and getting ready to go.

Dad had been to Montana and looked it over and rented a place from a Mr. A. S. Lohman, at Lohman, Montana. The place had 160 acres in it but some were taken out for roads and ditches.

Hugh Galloway, the brother of Charles, was going with us. He loaded the ten horses in one end of the box car and the equipment and what furniture we took with us in the other end. Hugh Galloway and I went to Montana in the box car with the stock. This was quite an experience, caring for the stock, seeing that they got plenty of water and feed on the way when we would stop over. We arrived there in the forepart of April and got a wagon from Lohman’s and got the box car unloaded.

Dad, Hugh ‘Francis’, Emerson Adis and Walter Illith left Rigby two days after we did and went as far as St. Anthony, where they had Dad’s cancers treated by Reese Richards. He treated them with a medicine made up into a poultice, which was applied on the cancerous spots and when they came off, they brought out the cancerous roots and all. It was a horrible sight, looking like an octopus only having more legs and each left a hole where it had come from. This made Dad pretty sick while they were coming out.

 They came on and arrived in Lohman about a week after Hugh and I. Dad was still pretty sick from the cancer treatment after Dad arrived we made arrangements for seed, food and etc., and started to get the crops in. we put in grain, beans and beets.

Hugh Galloway rented another place about a mile and a half north of our place, from Mr. A. S. Lohman.

Mother and Verda May got to Lohman about the middle of May.

Dad bought our potatoes seed from Winfield Hurst, at Zurich. Hugh Galloway and I took two wagons and went to Zurich and got the seed. The highway was new and very soft. We had such heavy loads we got stuck and had to hire a dray outfit to help pull us out and we didn’t get home until one o’clock in the morning. Dad got worried about us and walked out to meet us. He got heated and overly tired. When he got home he had such a nose bleed, that he nearly bled to death.

Hugh ‘Francis’ went back to Idaho as soon as the crops were in and stayed most of the summer, working there around Rigby, Idaho.

Dad and Mother were always very hard workers, but never seemed to get ahead very far financially, mostly because of the lack of investment and having to live to near our income, leaving no margin for investment.

We farmed two years on the Lohman place. We raised beets, grain, beans and etc. mother always raised a good garden and this helped a great deal in our living costs. She always did a lot of canning of fruit and vegetables.

We found that they were holding Sunday School at Zurich. We would drive there as often as we could to attend those meetings. We enjoyed them very much and appreciated the privilege of attending them.

I was called on a short local mission for three weeks. Hugh Murphy was my missionary companion, we labored around Chinook.

On the 9th of September 1925, Hugh ‘Francis’ married Erma Thornton. They moved in with us.

In the spring of 1826, they moved to the Christensen place in Zurich. Soon after, however, they found that they could not agree on some points. They moved from there to Harlem and rented a place from Roy Colgrove,  and then moved on down to the place which they farmed for one year. They raised beets, grain, flax, potatoes and a fine garden. They did all right there.

I went to work for Butler and Harrison who were sheep men. I met a girl, Lillian Alcorn, at a dance and was impressed much by the way she acted.

We attended the new Harlem Branch Sunday School and Sacrament Meetings. A. L. Johnson was Branch President, Angus Young, and Chris Stuker were counselors, and A. L. Stoddard was Branch Clerk. James Shupe was Sunday School Supt.

Dad bought the old Jake Everett place of 150 acres on the south road out of Harlem, about 3 ½ miles west of Harlem. We moved there in the spring of 1927, where we built a log house, straw sheds and dug a potato cellar and then planted a small orchard and built ditches to irrigate the place. We raised a very good crop, without irrigation. We were unable to get the ditches made in time.

The Latter-Day Saints Church house was built on one corner of Dad’s place before he bought it.  We all enjoyed our services and recreations and all of our quarterly conferences.

Clark Alcorn bought the old Leslie Taylor place neighboring Dad’s on the north. This was another very good ranch.

Lillian and I were married on the 14 of July 1927 at Chinook, Montana by Branch President W. B. Peterson. Her father, Clark Alcorn, and my father, Hugh Thompson Rowley were the witnesses.

After the ceremony, we all had supper, went to a movie and came home in a rainstorm.

To help pay expenses Hugh ‘Francis’, Emerson Adis and I weeded beets. Dad took care of the place. Mother as always raised a good garden and chickens and turkeys each year.

In the spring of 1928, Verda May was called on a mission to the Central States where she labored for two years, teaching the Gospel from door to door…”A Priceless Pearl”, it is to those who believe and try to serve and keep the commandments of our Savior. Mother and Father were very proud and happy to have one of their children fulfill a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

They were also very glad to have her come home again for they were getting rather homesick to see this only daughter of theirs. They were proud and happy to hear of her missionary experiences.

Shortly after Verda May’s return from her mission, she started to go with Bert Lund Murphy, the son of Thomas E. Murphy and Margaret Camilla Lund. Bert was born 2 December 1903 at Chapin, Freemont Co., Idaho.

Bert had also just returned from a mission, having labored in the North Central States Mission. They were married 17 December 1930 in the Cardston Temple, at Cardston, Canada.

They immediately started farming with his father, just out of Zurich, Montana. Shortly after this they were set apart as MIA president in the Harlem Branch of the LDS Church.

Later, Bert was set apart as Branch President. They were hard workers and lived the Gospel and taught it.

Father did a lot of work on the old ranch trying to fix it up. Mother was a great help. Mother suffered a lot from gall stones and a goiter for many years, until she died on 1 March 1935 at Idaho Falls, Idaho following a goiter operation.

Dad took her death very hard and brooded over it for a long time. He tried very hard to carry on for the children’s sake. Mother was buried at Harlem, Montana, 5 March 1935, on plot 16 at the Harlem Cemetery.

Emerson, married Sarah Marie Alderson, 19 August 1934 at Chinook, Montana. She was the daughter of Arthur Alderson and Gladys Violet Alderson. She was born 6 March 1915, Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada.

Though Dad did not go to Church very much, he had a strong testimony of the truthfulness of the Gospel. In the fall of 1935, he sent his youngest son, Walter Ilith, on a mission. Walter Ilith filled a two year mission and enjoyed it very much. He gained a lasting testimony of the Gospel and had many trying experiences in the mission field that proved to him the power of prayer and showed him a great deal about human nature. He learned much about other churches. He was given an honorable release and returned home in the fall of 1937.

In the spring in 1938 he went to helping Dad on the home place. They farmed the place together. In the Spring of 1938 Walter Illith also met Lois Chapman, a daughter of Early Loyal Chapman and Thea Sirene K. Haugen, born 7 March 1919 in Pierce Co., North Dakota.

They were married 30 July 1938 at Zurich, Montana. Later on 8 February 1939 they were sealed in the Temple at Cardston, Alberta, Canada.

They continued on farming with Dad on the old home place for several years. They farmed together until the spring of 1943, when Walter Illith moved to Malta, Montana and rented a place.

Then Dad and Hugh ‘Francis’ farmed together and took care of the old place.

Dad often went back to Idaho Falls and Shelley and spent a few weeks with old friends and relatives. He enjoyed himself so very much on these trips, renewing old acquaintances and visiting. He liked to visit Emerson Rowley, his nephew, at St. Ignatus, Montana. Grant Rowley, another nephew, and Lucy Stout a niece, at Bynum, Montana. He enjoyed his association with them.

Dad died of heart ailment, 14th of March 1948 leaving five children:

Hugh Francis, Harlem, Montana
David William, Gridley, California
Verda May Murphy, Zurich, Montana
Emerson Adis, Eureka, California
Walter Ilith, Fairview, Montana

(These residence were at the time of his death, and some of them have changed)

Hugh Francis, Kalispell, Montana
David William, Bountiful, Utah
Walter Ilith, Eureka, California

Mother and Dad never gained any earthly wealth. They raised a family to man and womanhood and gave them the right precepts of life. They taught them the truth of the restored Gospel, as brought by the Angel Moroni and received by the Prophet Joseph Smith. For these teachings, we children will ever be grateful to our most wonderful parents.

I pray always that we may be found worthy of their teachings and association and that when this span of life is over we may rejoin them in that family association for all time.

This history was written by David William Rowley, Bountiful, Utah

Updates

This Day In Our Family History; December 11, 2016

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Changed wording to initiatory ordinances and fixed spelling on eternity

  • This Day In Our Family History
  • Nels Rosenquist Nelson – 25
  • Grace Viola Harper – 26
  • SLAKE – Salt Lake Utah Temple; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; December 11, 2017

Added Categories:

  • Friday
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Charles Henry Sperry – 46
  • Emily Esther Sperry – 50
  • Emily Louisa Miller – 118

This Day In Our Family History; December 11, 2017

Removed Elizabeth Lunt from endowed on this day

Added Categories:

  • New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
  • Harriet Gibbons – 68
  • Elizabeth Phipps Brand – 154
  • Charles Benjamin Harper – 67
  • EHOUS – Endowment House; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Elizabeth Ellis – 482
  • James Wood – 247
  • Ann Amos – 248
  • John Lunt – 242
  • Edward Lunt – 481
  • MANTI – Manti Utah Temple; Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States
  • William Wood – 487
  • Ann Elston – 243
  • Ann Wood – 488
  • Grace Viola Harper – 26
  • SLAKE – Salt Lake Utah Temple; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Nels Rosenquist Nelson – 25

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; December 11, 2017

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  • John Thompson Rowley – 197
  • Jane Paul – 198
  • David William Rowley – 30
  • Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States
  • Marjorie Ann Rowley – 36
  • Orem, Utah, Utah, United States
  • September 26
  • 1957
  • Provo, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Hugh Thompson Rowley – 85
  • Douglas Alcorn Rowley – 33
  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • November 4
  • Clayton Alcorn Rowley – 35
  • Crescent City, Del Norte, California, United States
  • October

This Day In Our Family History; December 12, 2017

Fixed were to was
Fixed Anna Amos to Ann Amos

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  • Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
  • New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
  • Ann Diana Wood – 490
  • Ann Amos – 248
  • Elizabeth Elton Lunt – 244
  • Mary Lunt – 245
  • James Wood – 247
  • William Wood – 487
  • Ann Wood – 488
  • Elizabeth Ellis – 482
  • MANTI – Manti Utah Temple; Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States
  • John Lunt – 242
  • Edward Lunt – 483
  • Elizabeth Lunt – 484
  • Edward Lunt – 481
  • Joseph Wood – 489
  • Whittemore, Kossuth, Iowa, United States
  • Rachel Phipps – 574
  • Mary Phipps – 575
  • Joseph Phipps – 578
  • Clifton Hyrum Harper – 75
  • Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Eva Pearl Sperry – 56
  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States

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

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  • Emerson Adis Rowley – 88
  • Eureka, Humboldt, California, United States
  • May 1
  • 1957
  • Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
  • Hugh Thompson Rowley – 85
  • Grace Davis – 86
  • Milo, Bonneville, Idaho, United States
  • John Thompson Rowley – 197
  • Jane Paul – 198
  • San Diego, San Diego, California, United States
  • November 16
  • August 31
  • Arcata, Humboldt, California, United States
  • Clayton Alcorn Rowley – 35
  • David William Rowley – 30
  • Lillian Alcorn – 31
  • Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; December 13, 2017

Added Categories:

  • Sunday
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16

This Day In Our Family History; December 13, 2017

Added Categories:

  • New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
  • Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • Benjamin Harper – 153
  • Elizabeth Phipps Brand – 154
  • Saint Mary’s, Haggerston, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
  • Charles Wood – 250
  • Ann Diane Wood – 490
  • Elizabeth Betsy Spencer – 294
  • William Olpin – 300
  • SLAKE – Salt Lake Utah Temple; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Daniel Olpin – 303

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

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  • Verda May Rowley – 88
  • Chinook, Blaine, Montana, United States
  • Thule, Greenland
  • Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States
  • Hill, Montana, United States
  • Hugh Francis Rowley – 87
  • Hugh Thompson Rowley – 85
  • John Thompson Rowley – 197
  • Jane Paul – 198
  • Alaska, United States
  • Bremerton, Kitsap, Washington, United States
  • November 26
  • Provo, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Kalispell, Flathead, Montana, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; December 14, 2017

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  • Monday
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Emily Esther Sperry – 50

This Day In Our Family History; December 14, 2017

Added Categories:

  • Douglas Alcorn Rowley – 33
  • Harlem, Blaine, Montana, United States
  • David William Rowley – 30
  • Lillian Alcorn – 31
  • Stephen Brand – 570
  • Enoch Brand – 571
  • Eliza May Rowley – 202

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; December 14, 2017

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  • Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States
  • Olympia, Thurston, Washington, United States
  • De Tour, Oakland, Michigan, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; December 15, 2017

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  • Tuesday
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16

This Day In Our Family History; December 15, 2017

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  • Cambridge, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • Aaron George Sperry – 282
  • Della Lunt – 21
  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; December 16, 2017

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  • Wednesday
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16

This Day In Our Family History; December 16, 2017

Added Categories:

  • Josiah H. Miller – 284
  • Bolton, Chittenden, Vermont, United States
  • Robert Miller – 522
  • Ame Sarah Barnett – 523
  • Elizabeth Lunt – 103
  • Willenhall, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Edward Lunt – 100
  • Harriet Wood – 101
  • Rhoda Ann Webb – 138
  • Charles Gilbert Lunt – 19
  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; December 16, 2017

Added Categories:

  • October
  • San Diego, San Diego, California, United States
  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Havre, Hill, Montana, United States
  • November 25
  • 1957
  • Hugh Francis Rowley – 87
  • Kalispell, Flathead, Montana, United States
  • John Thompson Rowley – 197
  • Jane Paul – 198
  • Alaska, United States
  • Douglas Alcorn Rowley – 33
  • Sunday
  • December 1
  • November 30
  • Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States
  • October 27

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; December 17, 2017

Added Categories:

  • Thursday
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16

This Day In Our Family History; December 17, 2017

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  • Cambridge, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • John Francis Gibbons – 163
  • Saint Pancres Camden, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
  • John Gibbons – 161
  • Sarah Wild Cole – 162
  • Charles Alonzo Sperry – 48
  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States
  • Charles Henry Sperry – 46
  • Caroline Webb – 47
  • MANTI – Manti Utah Temple; Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States
  • Verda May Rowley – 88
  • Cardston, Alberta, Canada
  • Retta Sperry – 53
  • LANGE – Los Angeles California Temple; Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Olive Dove Doke – 84
  • Modesto, Stanislaus, California, United States
  • Endowed On This Day

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; December 17. 2017

Added Category:

  • David William Rowley – 30

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; December 18, 2017

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  • Friday
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16

This Day In Our Family History; December 18, 2017

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  • Sutton Colfield, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Henry Gibbons – 165
  • John Gibbons – 161
  • Sarah Wild Cole – 162
  • Saint Pancres, Camdentown, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
  • William Dixon Bolton – 188
  • Emma Della Sperry – 54
  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States
  • SLAKE – Salt Lake Utah Temple; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • LANGE – Los Angeles California Temple; Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Archie Harold Alcorn – 97
  • Rosemead, Los Angeles, California, United States

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger

Reporter, Verda R. Murphy,
Chinook, Montana

A baby boy was born to Violet Rowley and Hugh Byrd in June of 1958. He was named Danny. Violet is the daughter of Emerson A. Rowley, a grandson of John T. Rowley and Jane Paul.

Bert L. Murphy, husband of this reporter, was in Salt Lake City recently attending a Sugar Beet Convention. While in the state he journeyed down to Provo, to visit with his sister, Lois Webb and his newly married son, Sheldon and wife, Lywinn.

Ralph A. Rowley, son of David Wm. Rowley, has received orders to report to Lockland, Texas between the 11th and 13th of December as a 2nd Lieutenant in the USA AIR FORCE. He and his wife, Aleene, are presently in Cheney, Washington visiting her folks. They will be in Bountiful the first week or so in December.

At present Francis Rowley Grandson of John T. and Jane Paul Rowley through Hugh T. Rowley, is working for the Fish and Game checking station in Kalispell, Montana.

His sons are located as follows:

Noland and his wife are in Chinook, Montana and working for Bert L. Murphy.

Lawrence and his wife are in Havre, Montana where Lawrence is attending college.

Miland and his wife are in Reno, Nevada. He is working in a Government Land Office. He enjoys it very much.

Updates

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; December 7, 2017

Added Categories:

  • Monday
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Emma Elizabeth Webb – 133
  • Mary Emily Sperry – 121

This Day In Our Family History; December 7, 2017

Added Categories:

  • Charles Alonzo Sperry – 48
  • Sarah Elizabeth Sperry – 70
  • SLAKE – Salt Lake Utah Temple; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • EHOUS – Endowment House; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; December 7, 2017

Added Category:

  • Marjorie Ann Rowley – 36

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; December 8, 2017

Added Categories:

  • Tuesday
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Charles Henry Sperry – 46

This Day In Our Family History; December 8, 2017

Added Categories:

  • Alfred Lunt – 40
  • Priscilla Pitt – 41
  • EHOUS – Endowment House; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Edward Lunt – 100
  • Harriet Wood – 101
  • Amelia Emily Webb – 132
  • SLAKE – Salt Lake Utah Temple; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Ann Cole – 336
  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Walter Illith Rowley – 90
  • Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States
  • Hugh Thompson Rowley – 85
  • Grace Davis – 86
  • Son Webb – 131
  • David Webb – 129
  • Esther Olpin – 130
  • Charles Henry Sperry – 46
  • Caroline Webb – 47
  • Ralph Alcorn Rowley – 34
  • Provo, Utah, Utah, United States

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; December 8, 2017

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  • Price, Carbon, Utah, United States
  • Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States
  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Oakland 2, Alameda, California, United States
  • Springville, Utah, Utah, United States

This Day In Our Family History; December 9, 2016

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  • This Day In Our Family History
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • SLAKE – Salt Lake Utah Temple; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; December 9, 2017

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  • Wednesday
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Charles Henry Sperry – 46

This Day In Our Family History; December 9, 2017

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  • New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
  • Cambridge, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • Clifton Hyrum Harper – 75
  • Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Charles Benjamin Harper – 67
  • Harriet Gibbons – 68
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • SLAKE – Salt Lake Utah Temple; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Provo, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Eva Pearl Sperry – 56
  • Logan, Cache, Utah, United States
  • Ronald Steven Smith – 14
  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; December 9, 2017

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  • Orem, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States
  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • John Thompson Rowley – 197
  • Helper, Carbon, Utah, United States
  • Verda May Rowley – 88
  • Chinook, Blaine, Montana, United States
  • Deseret, Millard, Utah, United States
  • Duchesne, Duchesne, Utah, United States
  • Oakland 2, Alameda, California, United States
  • Rexburg, Madison, Idaho, United States

This Day In Our Family History

1692

Sarah Barnes was christened in Wem, Shrops, England, United Kingdom

1745

Elisha Perkins and Dinah Sperry were married

1837

Ann Wood was born in Willenhall, Staffordshire, England to James Wood and Ann Amos

1844

Rachel Mary Coles, age 13, was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1851

Reuben Coles, age 12, was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1877

Thomas Coles, age 16, was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1925

Hugh Francis Rowley and Erma Thornton were married in Chinook, Blaine, Montana, United States

1926

Nephi Lunt died