John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger

Reported by David S. Rowley and wife, Selma

In the February issue of the paper we made a mistake and would like to correct it now. It is from Irene Jones Peterson: “Gordon, since Sept. 1957 has been with the U.S. Army, first at Fort Ord, and now at Fort McClellon, Alabama. He and Margaret Ruth Lewis were married at Rudley, (reported Rigley) Branch. Gordon was home for Christmas the went to Alabama, Jan. 3. Ruth finished her school term at Rudley College and joined him, March 6th. They are now living at 2202 Gurnee Ave., Anneston, Alabama. There is a small branch of the Church at Anneston, with a new chapel, so Gordon feels right at home. Ruth is soon to join the Church and she sings in the choir! Irene Peterson goes on to say that our little paper is a job and a wonder and that she enjoys it so much and likes to hear how everyone is doing and where they are. May this reporter add that it is a joy to get letters with news in them. I sure wish everyone would follow suit.

Our family surely has good news. In the past 3 ½ months, David and I have become grandparents three times!! On February 9, 1958, our son Jack and his dear wife, Barbara presented us with a grandson. He was born at Victorville, California and weighed 6 lbs. 7 oz. They had him blessed in March 2nd and gave him the name of Jeffery Ray Rowley.

Just 15 days later our daughter, Gayle, who is married to Franklin Dee Wareham gave birth on February 24,  to a lovely little girl. She weighed 6 lbs. 13 oz. her daddy blessed her on March 30, and gave her the name of Linda. Gayle and Franklin went through the Salt Lake Temple on June 7, 1957.

On May 12, 1958, our son, Wayne and very good wife, Annette ??rgeline McAuther, went through the Salt Lake Temple and two weeks later on May 27 a son was born to them. He weighed 6 lbs. 11 oz. His daddy blessed him, July 6, and gave him the name of David Scott Rowley. Both these last two babies were born in Salt Lake City at the L.D.S Hospital.

I forgot to mention in my last report that on December 19, 1957 Gayle went through the Temple and did the endowment work for her sister, Celia Phyllis, who died Sept. 29, 1956 of injuries suffered in an auto accident.

On Monday, June 2, 1958, Fred and Harriet Rowley, Mrs. Sarah Rowley, Mrs. G. A. (Pe??l) Rowley and myself, (Selma Rowley) went to Provo to attend the funeral of Ethel May Bedkett Rowley Beardall. She died on May 29, in Provo.

It was nice to see family members again and chat with them. Seems as if that’s the only tine we get together is on one of these sad occasions. Ethel Jane has a lovely family as does Ruth. Reginald Rowley, who is Aunt Ethel’s second son, and the baby of the family, flew out from Annapolis, Maryland, where he is an instructor at the Naval academy, for his mother’s funeral. He sure looks like the Rowley’s. he is married and has two children.

Aunt Mary Ann Rowley Jones and her daughter, Luella were there, also Manuel, Luella’s husband. Winifred Rowley and his wife, Addie were there. They have five babies now and live in Provo.

Luella and Manuel’s daughter, Rebecca, (Mrs. Neil Adendauh) had a little baby boy (I don’t have the date), at the Dragerton Hospital. He only lived 1 ½ hours. They named him Louis Lee.

William W. and Olive Louis Jones finally got a girl. She was born, May 1, in Salt Lake City and the named her Elizabeth Ann. Such a lovely old name. this young lady is bound to be spoiled and why not, she has five older brothers.

Lenna and Waldo Bushnell and their children came over to Spring Glen to see their mother Mrs. Sarah Rowley, for Easter. Grandma Rowley (Sarah) went to Moab last month (May) to help her daughter, Celia Anderson, who had been in the hospital.


John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger


Lehi Galloway, son of the late Harriet Ann Rowley and Curtis Galloway of Shelley, Idaho passed away of a heart ailment Sept. 4, 1957  while on the job at Brigham City. He was employed with Waterfall Construction Company at the time.

There was a meeting of relatives and friends at the Colonial Mortuary, 2128 South State Street, Salt Lake City, Utah the Sunday evening following where many met and renewed acquaintances and expressed their condolence to the bereaved family.

The funeral took place Monday morning at 10:00 o’clock and the body was taken to Shelly, Idaho where it was interred with a short grave side ceremony. Some of the people went on to Shelley and attended the burial.

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger


Mr. & Mrs. Don (LaRue) Langton announce the birth of a fine baby girl. LaRue is the daughter of Edwin Rowley and a granddaughter of Lucy Golding Rowley and John T. Rowley, Jr.

Raymond and Marilyn  Jaeger announced the birth of a fine baby boy which they had named Raymond Scott Jaeger. Marilyn is the daughter of Loren Rowley a descendent of John Thompson Rowley and Jane Paul.

Mr. and Mrs. Shelby Taylor announce the birth of a baby boy. The mother, Maurine, is the daughter of Howard Rowley, a descendant of John t. Rowley through John T. Rowley, Jr., and Lucy Golding.

Kay Greene Rowley, wife of Lawrence Rowley, recently returned from Alaska to her home on Montana, awaiting the arrival of a baby. Lawrence is expected to rejoin his wife upon his release from the armed forces, around December. Lawrence is the son of Francis Rowley, a descendant of John T. Rowley, through Hugh Thompson Rowley and Grace Davis.

Francis Rowley has moved from Great Falls, Montana, to Kalispell, where he is running the Shasta Motel. His son Miland and wife, Willie, are living with them at the present time.

Wanda Rowley became Mrs. Mas Pearson in the Salt Lake Temple on Monday June 24, 1957. The rites were performed by Brother Hawks and were very impressing. Wanda is a daughter of Walter I. Rowley and Lois Chapman.

Ralph Rowley claimed Miss Aleene Sumsion as his bride in the Salt Lake Temple on August 21, 1957. Ralph is the son of David Wm. Rowley and Lillian Alcorn Rowley.

Clark Harris and Darlene Huff Day are the proud parents of a baby girl, born August 10, at the Utah Valley Hospital in Provo, Utah. The baby will be named Valynn. Clarke recently graduated from B.Y.U. majoring in Mathematics, and minoring in Chemistry. Clark is a son of Luke Day, descendant of John T. Rowley and Jane Paul.

Jerry and Mary Lambertson Bradley are happy to announce the arrival of a baby girl born August 4, 1957 weighing 6 lbs. 15 oz. She will be known as Joni. Mary is the daughter of Otto Lambertson and Lillian Day Lambertson, descendants of John T. Rowley and Jane Paul.

Bob and Grace Lambertson are visiting in Aurora with his parents and are planning to leave about August 26. They are from California.

Mr. & Mrs. Otto Lambertson (Lillian Day) are proud grandparents again. Their son Arthur and Iris Ireta Lyman Lambertson, greeted a baby daughter Sept. 8, 1957. They named her Dee Ann Lambertson. This makes them three children, two boys and one girl. They are descendants of John T. Rowley and Jane Paul.

Luke and Marjorie Day and Basil and Eldra Day Moulton have just returned from an enjoyable trip to Denver, Colo. where they visited with a brother to Luke and Eldra, Arthur Nicholas Day and wife May Crawford Day. The Moulton’s also enjoyed a trip to Yellowstone Park with their son and family, A. La Vere and Eiko Moulton. Eldra and Luke are children of Elizabeth Jane Rowley Day.

Broze and Beth Johnson Hutchinson are now settled in the lovely new home they built in north Provo. Beth is a daughter of Verda Day Johnson and a granddaughter of Elizabeth Jane Rowley Day.

Angus and Fern Day Stewart are home after enjoying a trip to Denver to see Ferns brother and wife, Arthur Nicholas and May Crawford Day. Fern is a daughter of Elizabeth Jane Day Rowley