This Day In Our Family History

1722

Thomas Humiston and Mary Bishop were married

1731/3

Thomas Curnock was christened in Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

1871

Meshach Pitt completed his endowments for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He was also sealed for time and eternity to Mary Alice Price in The Church’s Endowment House, which is located at 50 North West Temple in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

1878

Sarah Ann Lunt completed her endowments for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in The Church’s Saint George Utah Temple, which is located at 250 East 400 South in Saint George, Washington, Utah, United States. She was also married and sealed for time and eternity to Henry Lunt at the same time

1901

Sarah Wood died

1911

William Alcorn died at the age of 76 in Valley, Madison, Kentucky, United States

1925

Alfred Earl Johnson was born in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States

1936

John Wheeler completed his endowments for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1977

Mable Cable Spencer died

1982

Sarah McCune Lunt died in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States

Happy Birthday!

Bailey Ann Lunt

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History: Lillian Alcorn

To help me avoid having to get up out of bed to answer the phone, we had an extension put in my room by the bed. I read and did genealogy and many other things to pass the long, long days that came with each sunrise. I enjoyed my handiwork at this time, too. I did a lot of crocheting and hand sewing.

It did seem good when I was able to get back to Church after months of staying at home. I was able to work in the Relief Society and enjoyed my associations with the sisters very much. I loved to sing and enjoyed singing with the Branch Singing Mothers’ group. There weren’t many of us but we certainly enjoyed singing and were called upon many times to present programs. I also served as the Improvement Era director in the branch and enjoyed going to MIA with the children. All of them except Grant were old enough to attend mutual and so we usually just took him with us anyway. They had an adult class called the Special Interest class.

We were still living quite close to where Melva lived and I was able to see her more often. Then after Douglas graduated from high school in January of 1952 he joined the Air Force and was stationed at Travis Air Force Base which was in the San Francisco Bay area and we made a trip or two to see him also.

We hadn’t been in Eureka very long when we were able to pick up an old piano for about $27.00 and Marjorie started to pick at it. Years before, she had had a girlfriend who took piano lessons and she learned the notes and keyboard from her. She began to pick out pieces and before too long she was able to play for our family enjoyment. Soon she was also playing in Jr. Sunday School, Primary and in MIA. We certainly appreciated having a piano in the home and music available when we wanted it.

We enjoyed living in Eureka very much. There was much in the mission field that was very good for us and the children. The branch was a closely knot unit because in the whole city if Eureka, there were only about 300 of the Latter-Day Saints. The children had many wonderful close friends. The young people of the branch did many things together. They held Fireside Chats twice a month on Sunday evenings after Church. We also had many Church outings together and had wonderful times.

Dave spent part of the time we were there as supervisor of the Fortuna Branch Chapel. This was considered as sort of a Stake Mission Assignment. He enjoyed it very much. While working there one day during the summer of 1952 a family from Utah who had been in an automobile accident came to the chapel. Upon finding out what their situation was, Dave invited them to spend the time it would take to fix their car with us. They were with us about one week. It was Brother and Sister Alfred Jordan and a son, Ray and daughter Amy. We continued to be very good friends and when we visited in Utah in June 1953 we spent several days in their home in Murray, Utah.

In May of 1953, missionaries were sent to the Eureka, Arcata and Fortuna areas. The supervising Elder or District President over the missionaries was an Elder Dwain Judkins from Ephraim, Utah. We had four missionaries in Eureka, two in Arcata and two in Fortuna. They were all under the direction of Elder Judkins.

Shortly after the missionaries came, Clayton who had just graduated from high school, talked to Dave and I about his future. He was concerned because he felt he couldn’t really plan a future until he had his commitment over with Uncle Sam. So he went down and asked for voluntary induction. He went into the Army and was stationed among other places at Fort Bragg, California and Fort Benning, Georgia.

We had made a standing appointment to have the missionaries to dinner each Wednesday evening and every Sunday they didn’t have other appointments. We enjoyed having them in our home because they were a wonderful inspiring influence on our children, especially the boys. At least we thought it was mostly the boys. But after the missionaries were taken out of our area in December of 1953, Dwain Judkins the Supervising Elder went home to Utah and had only been there three weeks when he called our daughter, Marjorie and asked her to be his. She of course, accepted without hesitation.

In the fall of 1953, Ralph went back to Provo, Utah to attend BYU and at a Fireside Chat he learned that he could go on a mission. He wrote home to tell us about it and we contacted President Walter Bingham and President Bradford. They were thrilled over the idea and arrangements were made and Ralph came home and prepared to leave for the mission field. He left in late December 1953. He spent Christmas in the home of Elder Dwain Judkins in Ephraim, Utah. Marjorie had not yet received Dwain’s proposal of marriage at this time, however. Ralph left shortly after Christmas for the East Central States mission field with headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky.

Dave had fallen and hurt his shoulder before Christmas and was out of work and it looked like he would be out of work for some time. Dwain and Marjorie had planned a summer wedding in the Manti Temple. Dave and I felt that they should know each other better, after all, he had been a missionary and a very good one, and she hadn’t seen him in any other environment. We thought that Marjorie and I would go back to Utah for April General Conference and while there spend a few days or a week in Ephraim with Dwain and his folks. Marjorie had a week out of school for Easter vacation and it came at just the right time for the planned trip.

When Dave was still out of work and the time came closer for us to leave, Marjorie received a phone call from Dwain and he asked if they couldn’t be married in April if both Dave and I could be there. Dave hesitated a minute or two and then he said okay. We were invited to ride back with some friends from Fortuna, Frank Adams and his wife. Marjorie and Dwain were married 7 April 1954 in the Manti Temple.

Now we had both of our daughters, two sons in the Armed Services and one on a mission. This left us with only two boys at home. The house seemed quite empty and we had some time getting used to it. Hugh sort of filled in the empty spot Marjorie had left. She had been a big help to me and we were quite close and good companions. Hugh took her place in the house doing much of the work that she had done for me. And Grant, he was always a source of happiness to us. We did enjoy our little family togetherness, and Dave and I were proud of our children away from home.

In the fall of 1954 Grace and Don came home from Germany. Grace was expecting her third baby in November so she stayed with us while Don went on to his duty station. It seemed good to have Grace and the girls in our home for a little while again. We missed her when she was gone and she was gone so much of the time. Well 7 November 1954 came and Grace gave birth to a lovely baby boy. When Dave called Don on the phone, Grace had asked him not to tell Don he had a son because Grace wanted to tell him. But Dave slipped when he said “He is doing just fine,” in answer to Don’s question on how the baby was doing. Don was very happy to finally have a son and they named him Ronald Stephen Smith.

To be continued…

Aleene Sumsion – Daughter-in-Law: Son Ralph’s (34) wife
Archie Harold Alcorn 97) – Brother
Bert Lund Murphy – Brother-in-Law: Sister-in-Law Verda’s (88) husband
Cheryl Jeanette Smith (12) – Granddaughter: Daughter Grace’s (10) daughter
Clark Alcorn (91) – Father
Clayton Alcorn Rowley (35) – Son
Coral Lorraine Bolton (28) – Son-in-Law’s Mother: Donald’s (9) mother
David Alcorn Rowley (32) – Son
David Lenn Judkins – Grandson: Daughter Marjorie’s (36) son
David William Rowley (30) – Husband
Deon Eugene Judkins – Grandson: Daughter Marjorie’s (36) son
Dollie Cook – Wife of Maternal Uncle: James Jr’s (228) wife
Donald Eugene Smith (9) – Son-in-Law: Daughter Grace’s (10) husband
Donald Eugene Smith Jr (11) – Grandson: Daughter Grace’s (10) son
Donna Diane Smith (13) – Granddaughter: Daughter Grace’s (10) daughter
Douglas Alcorn Rowley (33) – Son
Dwain Eugene Judkins –  Son-in-Law: Daughter Marjorie’s (36) husband
Dwana Kay Judkins – Granddaughter: Daughter Marjorie’s (36) daughter
Emerson Adis Rowley (89) – Brother-in-Law: Husband David’s (30) brother
Erma Thornton – Sister-in-Law: Brother-in-Law Emerson’s (89) wife
Fannie Marie Weaver (Aunt Fannie) (229) – Maternal Aunt: Mother Harriet’s (92) sister
Grace Davis (86) – Mother-in-Law
Grace Harriet Rowley (10) – Daughter
Grant Alcorn Rowley (39) – Son
Hannah Davis (210) – Husband’s Maternal Aunt: Mother-in-Law Grace’s (86) sister
Harriet Ann Weaver (92) – Mother
Hugh Alcorn Rowley (37) – Son
Hugh Francis Rowley (87) – Brother-in-Law: Husband David’s (30) brother
Hugh Thompson Rowley (85) – Father-in-Law
James Albert Weaver Jr (228) – Maternal Uncle: Mother Harriet’s (92) brother
James Sheldon Nelson Sr – Wife of Maternal Aunt: Fannie’s (229) husband
Jesse Verl Alcorn (99) – Brother
Joe Ben Smith (27) – Son-in-Law’s: Donald’s (9) father
John Joseph Everhard – Son-in-Law’s: Donald’s (9) stepfather
Joseph Lorenzo Alcorn (96) – Brother
Karen Andrea Goe – Niece: Maternal Aunt Melva’s (98) daughter
Kurtis Wayne Rowley – Grandson: Son Ralph’s (34) son
Leonard Clark Alcorn (93) – Brother
Lillian Alcorn (31) – Self
Lillian Lorraine Smith (3) – Granddaughter: Daughter Grace’s (10) daughter
Margaret Jeanette Alcorn (224) – Paternal Aunt: Father Clark ‘s (91) sister
Marjorie Ann Rowley (36) – Daughter
Marjorie Elizabeth Snyder – Son-in-Law’s Stepmother: Donald’s (9) stepmother
Marvin Ballard Alcorn (95) – Brother
Mary Catherine Hammons (218) – Paternal Grandmother: Father Clark’s (91) mother
Mary Francis Alcorn – Cousin: Brother Archie’s (97) daughter
Mary Gregory Askins – Sister-in-Law: Brother Archie’s (97) wife
Melva Alcorn (98) – Sister
Myron Nelson – Cousin: Maternal Aunt Fannie’s (229) son
Pamela Rowley – Granddaughter: Son Douglas’ (33) daughter
Ralph Alcorn Rowley (34) – Son
Robert L. Goe – Brother-in-Law: Sister Melva’s (98) 1st husband
Ronald Steven Smith (14) – Grandson: Daughter Grace’s (10) son
Rosina Weaver (Aunt Rose) (469) – Mother Harriet’s (92) maternal aunt
Royal James Rowley (205) – Husband’s Paternal Uncle: Father-in-Law Hugh’s (85) brother
Scott Calvin Rowley – Grandson: Son Douglas’ (33) son
Sharon Lee Rowley (38) – Daughter
Verda May Rowley (88) – Sister-in-Law: Husband David’s (30) sister
Vonna Ensign – Daughter-in-Law: Son Douglas’ (33) wife
Walter Illith Rowley (90) – Brother-in-Law: Husband David’s (30) brother
William Douglas Rowley – Grandson: Son Douglas’ (33) son
William Vernon Alcorn (94) – Brother
William Weaver (457) – Maternal Great-Grandfather: Mother Harriet’s (92) father

This Day In Our Family History

1681

Moses Sperry was born in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States to Richard Sperry Jr. and Martha Mansfield

1839

Sarah McLeod died in Randolph, Catskill, New York, United States

1904

Lillian Alcorn was born, in the covenant, in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States to Clark Alcorn, age 23, and Harriet Ann Weaver, age 21. She was the 1st of 8 children, of the 1st of 2 daughters, born to the couple

1911

William Alcorn died in Little Doe Creek, Estill, Kentucky, United States

1915

Hannah Potter completed her endowments for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1929

Barbara Jean Padilla was born to Willie Padilla and Della Lunt

1944

Ralph La Mar Sainsbury Sr. and Marjorie Lunt were sealed for time and eternity in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Salt Lake Utah Temple, which is located at 50 North West Temple in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

1969

John Alcorn died in Kentucky, United States

Updates

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; January 3, 2018

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This Day In Our Family History; January 3, 2018

Deleted birth information for Esther Olpin, she was born in January 5th

Deleted baptism information for Lillian Lorraine Smith

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  • Litchfield, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Henry Olpin – 552
  • Elizabeth Packer – 553
  • Cambridge, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • Clark Alcorn – 91
  • Beattyville, Lee, Kentucky, United States
  • Coleman Ballard Alcorn – 217
  • Mary Catherine Hammons – 218
  • Mary Emily Sperry – 121
  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States
  • SLAKE – Salt Lake Utah Temple; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • MTIMP – Mount Timpanogos Utah Temple; American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States
  • January 5
  • Esther Olpin – 130
  • Lillian Lorraine Smith – 3
  • Baptized On This Day

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; January 4, 2018

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  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Marion Olive Sperry – 124
  • Emily Esther Sperry – 50
  • Alfred Oscar Lunt – 15

This Day In Our Family History; January 4, 2018

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  • Helding Rosenquist Nelson – 64
  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Mary Wright – 272
  • Priscilla Wright – 273
  • LANGE – Los Angeles California Temple; Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; January 5, 2018

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  • Tuesday
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Emily Louisa Miller – 118
  • Marion Olive Sperry – 124
  • Emma Elizabeth Webb – 133

This Day In Our Family History; January 5, 2018

Changed marriage and sealing information for Kevin Don Nilsen and Lorrain Rowley to Happy Anniversary

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  • 1982

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  • New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
  • Willenhall, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Esther Olpin – 130
  • Cambridge, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Samuel Olpin – 298
  • Mary Curnock – 299
  • Elizabeth Lunt – 103
  • Provo, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Elizabeth Jane Rowley – 201
  • Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States
  • John Thompson Rowley – 197
  • Jane Paul – 198
  • Spring Glen, Carbon, Utah, United States
  • Edna Viola Nelson – 8
  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Lillian Alcorn – 31
  • PC – Penrose Cemetery; Tremonton, Box Elder, Utah, United States
  • SLAKE – Salt Lake Utah Temple; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; January 6, 2018

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  • Wednesday
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16

This Day In Our Family History; January 6, 2018

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  • Cambridge, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • Aaron Sperry – 736
  • New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
  • Nicholas Paul – 408
  • Nicholas Paul – 616
  • Nancy Ann Heath – 617
  • William Lamont Sperry – 281
  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States
  • SLAKE – Salt Lake Utah Temple; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Phebe Sperry – 279
  • Earl Sperry Lunt – 7
  • Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; January 7, 2018

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  • Thursday
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Charles Alonzo Sperry – 48

This Day In Our Family History; January 7, 2018

Fixed spelling from McCleod to McLeod

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  • 1990

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  • Alfred Lunt – 40
  • Edward Lunt – 100
  • Harriet Wood – 101
  • Sealed to Parents On This Day
  • New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
  • Sarah McLeod – 501
  • Randolph, Catskill, New York, United States
  • Lillian Alcorn – 31
  • Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States
  • Clark Alcorn – 91
  • Harriet Ann Weaver – 92
  • William Alcorn – 441
  • Little Doe Creek, Estill, Kentucky, United States
  • Della Lunt – 21
  • SLAKE – Salt Lake Utah Temple; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Kentucky, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; January 8, 2018

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  • Friday
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16

This Day In Our Family History; January 8, 2018

Changed birth information to Happy Birthday for Brooke Tara Birk

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  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States
  • Mary Elizabeth Harper – 159
  • EHOUS – Endowment House; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • William Lamont Sperry – 281
  • VBC – Vine Bluff Cemetery; Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States
  • Born On This Day
  • Industry, Beaver, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Helding Rosenquist Nelson – 64
  • Ann Elizabeth Harper – 157

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; January 9, 2018

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  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Saturday

This Day In Our Family History; January 9, 2018

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  • New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
  • Saint Leonard Shore, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom

This Day In Our Family History; January 10, 2017

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  • Alfred Oscar Lunt Jr – 17
  • Alfred Oscar Lunt – 15
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States
  • Grace Viola Harper – 26
  • Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States
  • South Pasadena, Los Angeles, California, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; January 10, 2018

Added tag: *May be edited for correct info if needed. Notifications will be posted if corrections are made

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  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Sunday

This Day In Our Family History; January 10, 2018

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  • New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
  • Cambridge, Gloucestershire, England, United States
  • Provo, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States
  • Shedrick James Lunt – 43
  • Grace Viola Harper – 26
  • 1983
  • South Pasadena, Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Alfred Oscar Lunt Jr – 17
  • Alfred Oscar Lunt – 15
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • 2015
  • North Salt Lake, Davis, Utah, United States

This Day In Our Family History; January 11, 2017

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

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; January 11, 2018

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  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Monday
  • Caroline Webb – 47

This Day In Our Family History; January 11, 2018

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  • Martha Phipps Brand – 324
  • Soham, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Abraham Brand – 320
  • Ann Phipps – 321
  • Abraham Phipps Brand – 326
  • Rhoda Ann Webb – 138
  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States
  • John Edgar Lunt – 45
  • SLAKE – Salt Lake Utah Temple; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • George Arthur Lunt – 22
  • Earl Sperry Lunt – 7
  • PGCC – Pleasant Grove City Cemetery; Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States
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  • Seguin, Guadalupe, Texas, United States

This Day In Our Family History; January 12, 2017

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  • Spring Glen, Carbon, Utah, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; January 12, 2018

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  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Tuesday
  • Emma Della Sperry – 54

This Day In Our Family History; January 12, 2018

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  • Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Spring Glen, Carbon, Utah, United States
  • Grace Viola Harper – 26
  • PGCC – Pleasant Grove City Cemetery; Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Sarah Wright – 270
  • John Wright – 264
  • Ann Perry – 265
  • LANGE – Los Angeles California Temple; Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Logan, Cache, Utah, United States
  • MTIMP – Mount Timpanogos Utah Temple; American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States

This Day In Our Family History

1569

Elizabeth Lount died

1714

Ellen Lunt was born in Litchfield, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom to John Lunt and Ms. Millington

1754

Henry Olpin and Elizabeth Packer were married in Cambridge, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

1881

Clark Alcorn was born in Beattyville, Lee, Kentucky, United States to Coleman Ballard Alcorn and Mary Catherine Hammons

1883

John Lunt died

1926

Mary Emily Sperry died in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States

1976

Jane Purnell was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the Church’s Salt Lake Utah Temple, which is located at 50 North West Temple in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

2008

Homer Kendall Lunt completed his endowments for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the Church’s Mount Timpanogos Utah Temple, which is located in at 742 North 900 East in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States

History: Lillian Alcorn

History of Lillian Alcorn Rowley

I was the oldest child of Clark Alcorn, who was born 3 January 1881 in Beattyville, Lee County, Kentucky, and Harriet Ann Weaver, born 26 March 1883 in Brigham City, Box Elder County, Utah. I was born 7 January 1904 in Brigham City, Box Elder County, Utah. I had blue eyes and medium dark hair and weighed about four pounds.

If I remember right, Dad said they lived in the 4th Ward in Brigham City, Box Elder Stake. I was blessed on the 31 January 1904 in the Perry Ward, Box Elder Stake, by James Sheldon Nelson Sr. (who later became the Bishop of the Thatcher Ward, Bear River Stake.)

In July 1905, my parents moved into the 3rd Ward in Brigham City and on 23 October 1905 my brother Leonard Clark Alcorn was born. He had large brown eyes and dark hair. In the fall of 1905 I believe it was, Papa and Mama moved to Garland, Utah where Papa worked at the Utah-Idaho Sugar Factory. We lived in a tent for a while. That winter we moved to Thatcher, Utah and lived in one room of my Aunt Fannie and Uncle Sheldon Nelson’s home. Aunt Fannie was my mother’s older sister. Not too long after moving there, I had diphtheria. One of my cousins, Myron Nelson died with the disease.

While I was recovering from this illness, I guess I was quite cross and it seems that my brother Leonard wasn’t feeling too well either, anyway Mama was rocking him. I somehow got the big toe on my right foot under the rocking chair and my toe was crushed. To this day I have a real thick toenail.

It seems that I was quite a proud little girl and when I was all dressed up to go somewhere I would always smooth my dress down and Papa said I would try to look at myself to see if my dress looked all right and if my hair was combed. Then I would strut around the house or down the road proud as could be.

On the 1st of March 1907 my brother William Vernon was born. We still lived in the one room at Aunt Fannie’s place in Thatcher. I don’t remember him, although I had just passed my 3rd birthday. On the 10th of May 1907 Mama and Papa were going into Brigham City. Dad was going with a load of grain and he was going in a big wagon. Bishop Nelson was going in a white-topped buggy. Mama was riding with the Bishop. The wind was blowing hard and baby Vernon was fussing and crying. Bishop Nelson was becoming annoyed and asked Mama if she could not quiet the baby. Mama was always sensitive about her children disturbing anyone so she held the baby tightly to her breast. When they arrived in Brigham City, Vernon appeared lifeless and limp. They took him to a doctor and he was dead. They told Mother that he had been a victim of heart failure to spare her further heartache, but actually he had been smothered. They took him back to Penrose the next day and buried him. As they went into their room after his burial, Dad rushed in ahead of Mother to remove the pillows from the rocking chair that she had taken the baby from the day before.

Some of my first recollections are the home where my Great Grandfather, William Weaver, lived on Burch Creek. I also remember my Great Aunt Rose when she couldn’t talk above a whisper. This was also on Burch Creek, close to Ogden, I believe. I remember one time when Bishop James Sheldon Nelson Jr. got my mother’s basket at a Basket and Bow dance held in in Thatcher, Utah. He teased Leonard and me telling us he was our new Daddy. We hid behind Mother’s skirts. He teased us all evening long. The Christmas of 1908 when I was about five years old, seven or eight little girls my age were dressed in long white dresses. We had our dolls and we laid them in a cradle made out of cardboard. We knelt beside the cradle and sang, “Away in a Manger,” at the Ward Christmas program. It was in the evening and were allowed to stay and watch the older people dance. It was a night of such fun and excitement.

While we were living on the Booth place in Thatcher, Utah some geese who belonged to Hans and Minnie Anderson, (they lived next door) would chase Leonard and I into the house. I remember how we would run and the geese would flap their wings and their bills would nip at the seat of our pants. We surely would run fast. This was the first time we lived on the Booth place and Dad planted an apple tree on this place.

My brother Marvin Ballard Alcorn was born 7 July 1909 on this Booth place in Thatcher, Utah. When he was born, Leonard and I were sent over to Bishop Nelson’s place and when it was time for us to come back home, they told us that Mother had a little pig in bed at our house. We both wanted to get in bed with Mother. Leonard got to lie down next to the baby first and I was very unhappy about it.

Dad grew sugar cane and ground it up and made molasses or sorghum out of it. I remember him digging a long strip out of the ground about two or three feet wide and about six to eight feet long and he would have it opened at one end. He shoveled on a slope so he could put wood or sage brush in the cane and cook the sugar and syrup. I don’t know what he made the vat out of but he would put it over the trench and fire.

In the fall of 1909 Mother started me to school in the Thatcher Elementary School which was about a mile from our home. I had been taught to always be truthful and never tell a ‘thib” as I called it. I wasn’t six and wouldn’t be until January 1910. Anyway I was to tell the teacher, Miss Hasel Watt, that I was six years old. When Miss Watt asked me how old I was I said, “I am five years old, but Mama said for me to tell you I am six!” I went to school for two days when they stopped me. My little girlfriend, Luetta Peterson was just four days younger than I was and she went on to school and graduated from the eighth grade a year before I did. The school was a two-roomed frame building. One room was used as a chapel and the other one was used as a schoolroom and recreation hall. It stood where the Thatcher-Penrose Ward Chapel now stands.

We moved to the Oliver place in Penrose soon after this. The house was two-roomed frame house. There were two rows of old fashioned poplar trees east of the house about ten rods apart and a row down along the partition fence for about a quarter mile.

One Halloween Dad took a load of sugar beets, after dark, down along the row of poplar trees hoping pranksters wouldn’t find them, as he had them all loaded and ready to start for the beet dump early the next morning. Well, the pranksters found the load of beets and unloaded them and tipped the box upside down. Dad was really angry, but he never did find out who the boys were.

To be continued…

Aleene Sumsion – Daughter-in-Law: Son Ralph’s (34) wife
Archie Harold Alcorn 97) – Brother
Bert Lund Murphy – Brother-in-Law: Sister-in-Law Verda’s (88) husband
Cheryl Jeanette Smith (12) – Granddaughter: Daughter Grace’s (10) daughter
Clark Alcorn (91) – Father
Clayton Alcorn Rowley (35) – Son
Coral Lorraine Bolton (28) – Son-in-Law’s Mother: Donald’s (9) mother
David Alcorn Rowley (32) – Son
David Lenn Judkins – Grandson: Daughter Marjorie’s (36) son
David William Rowley (30) – Husband
Deon Eugene Judkins – Grandson: Daughter Marjorie’s (36) son
Dollie Cook – Wife of Maternal Uncle: James Jr’s (228) wife
Donald Eugene Smith (9) – Son-in-Law: Daughter Grace’s (10) husband
Donald Eugene Smith Jr (11) – Grandson: Daughter Grace’s (10) son
Donna Diane Smith (13) – Granddaughter: Daughter Grace’s (10) daughter
Douglas Alcorn Rowley (33) – Son
Dwain Eugene Judkins –  Son-in-Law: Daughter Marjorie’s (36) husband
Dwana Kay Judkins – Granddaughter: Daughter Marjorie’s (36) daughter
Emerson Adis Rowley (89) – Brother-in-Law: Husband David’s (30) brother
Erma Thornton – Sister-in-Law: Brother-in-Law Emerson’s (89) wife
Fannie Marie Weaver (Aunt Fannie) (229) – Maternal Aunt: Mother Harriet’s (92) sister
Grace Davis (86) – Mother-in-Law
Grace Harriet Rowley (10) – Daughter
Grant Alcorn Rowley (39) – Son
Hannah Davis (210) – Husband’s Maternal Aunt: Mother-in-Law Grace’s (86) sister
Harriet Ann Weaver (92) – Mother
Hugh Alcorn Rowley (37) – Son
Hugh Francis Rowley (87) – Brother-in-Law: Husband David’s (30) brother
Hugh Thompson Rowley (85) – Father-in-Law
James Albert Weaver Jr (228) – Maternal Uncle: Mother Harriet’s (92) brother
James Sheldon Nelson Sr – Wife of Maternal Aunt: Fannie’s (229) husband
Jesse Verl Alcorn (99) – Brother
Joe Ben Smith (27) – Son-in-Law’s: Donald’s (9) father
John Joseph Everhard – Son-in-Law’s: Donald’s (9) stepfather
Joseph Lorenzo Alcorn (96) – Brother
Karen Andrea Goe – Niece: Maternal Aunt Melva’s (98) daughter
Kurtis Wayne Rowley – Grandson: Son Ralph’s (34) son
Leonard Clark Alcorn (93) – Brother
Lillian Alcorn (31) – Self
Lillian Lorraine Smith (3) – Granddaughter: Daughter Grace’s (10) daughter
Margaret Jeanette Alcorn (224) – Paternal Aunt: Father Clark ‘s (91) sister
Marjorie Ann Rowley (36) – Daughter
Marjorie Elizabeth Snyder – Son-in-Law’s Stepmother: Donald’s (9) stepmother
Marvin Ballard Alcorn (95) – Brother
Mary Catherine Hammons (218) – Paternal Grandmother: Father Clark’s (91) mother
Mary Francis Alcorn – Cousin: Brother Archie’s (97) daughter
Mary Gregory Askins – Sister-in-Law: Brother Archie’s (97) wife
Melva Alcorn (98) – Sister
Myron Nelson – Cousin: Maternal Aunt Fannie’s (229) son
Pamela Rowley – Granddaughter: Son Douglas’ (33) daughter
Ralph Alcorn Rowley (34) – Son
Robert L. Goe – Brother-in-Law: Sister Melva’s (98) 1st husband
Ronald Steven Smith (14) – Grandson: Daughter Grace’s (10) son
Rosina Weaver (Aunt Rose) (469) – Mother Harriet’s (92) maternal aunt
Royal James Rowley (205) – Husband’s Paternal Uncle: Father-in-Law Hugh’s (85) brother
Scott Calvin Rowley – Grandson: Son Douglas’ (33) son
Sharon Lee Rowley (38) – Daughter
Verda May Rowley (88) – Sister-in-Law: Husband David’s (30) sister
Vonna Ensign – Daughter-in-Law: Son Douglas’ (33) wife
Walter Illith Rowley (90) – Brother-in-Law: Husband David’s (30) brother
William Douglas Rowley – Grandson: Son Douglas’ (33) son
William Vernon Alcorn (94) – Brother
William Weaver (457) – Maternal Great-Grandfather: Mother Harriet’s (92) father

Updates

  • Elizabeth Spencer – 295 updated to Elizabeth Betsy Spencer – 295
  • Live updated to Live Ordinance

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; September 1, 2016

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This Day In Our Family History; September 1, 2018

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  • Clark, Kentucky, United States
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Journal: Jeanette Sperry; September 2, 2016

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Journal: Jeanette Sperry; September 3, 2016

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Journal: Jeanette Sperry; September 4, 2016

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This Day In Our Family History; September 21, 2016

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This Day In Our Family History; September 24, 2016

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  • ALBER – Cardston Alberta Canada Temple; Cardston, Alberta, Canada

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