John Wright and Sarah Wright Family Messenger

Reporter, Lorin P. Rowley

Another great grandchild for Lucy M. Rowley, Donald Clinton Jaeger, son of Raymond F. and Marilyn Lucy Rowley Jaeger, was born November 20, 1958 in Oceanside, California. Marilyn is the daughter of Lorin P. and Daisy Rowley.

Daisy left Salt Lake City November 21, 1958 for Carlsbad, California to be with her for two weeks, then went up to Los Angeles for a couple of days visit with her brother, Wm. W. Crockett before coming home.

 On December 14, 1958, an open house was held for Lucy M. Rowley at 1326 W. 4th South. More than one hundred and fifteen friends and relatives attended. It was a pleasant day for her, seeing so many old friends, it being her birthday 86 years young. Marilyn’s baby is her 91st great grandchild.

Ralph (Dick) Rowley and family, of Baldwin Park, California drove to Duchesne, Utah to be with his family for Christmas. They left Duchesne on December 27, 1958 to come on to Salt Lake City to see another sister and his grandmother, Lucy M. Rowley and other relatives. They arrived at their home on December 28, 1958. They left Salt Lake on the 27th of December.

Keith Rowley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Rowley, underwent cancer surgery at the Salt Lake LDS Hospital Dec. 30, 1958. The cancerous growth was imbedded at the left base of his neck, near the collarbone, and required 5 hours to complete operation, which the doctor feels was successful. Mr. Rowley was hospitalized for six days. He returned to home, Saturday January 10, but was requested to return to his physician Monday following for a check. The results of this check proved that the wound was healing remarkably well, but because reports had not come back from the laboratory test. It could not be determined if x-ray treatments should follow. Keith was to the doctor on January 16, 1959. The doctor is well satisfied with results. No further x-rays needed. No further date set for a doctor’s visit.

Pvt. Leo Rowley arrived in Salt Lake City Friday Jan 2, 1959 from Bynum, Montana, his hometown, where he had been on leave from the army for the holidays. He was on his way to Fort Bliss, Texas for thirteen weeks of schooling with the U. S. Army Air Defense.


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.

This Day In Our Family History


Twins, Edgar A. and Edward L. Lunt were born in London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom to Edward Lount and Eileen O’Kelly


James Wood was christened in Stroud, Gloucesterhire, England, United Kingdom


Charles Benjamin Sperry was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints


John Henry Lunt and Rose Ella Carter were married in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States


Charles Benjamin Harper left on his mission, to England, United Kingdom, for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints


William and Joseph Potter completed their endowments for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints


Hannah Wheeler was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints


Connie Myrtle Lunt was sealed for time and eternity to her parents, Charles Rodger Lunt and Pearl Wynema Stephenson, in The church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ Manti Utah Temple, which is located in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States


Joseph Packer completed his endowment for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

This Day In Our Family History

1643 – Edward L Lunt and Edgar A Lunt, who were twins, were born in London, Middlesex, England to Edward Lount and Eileen O’Kelly

1867 – Charles Benjamin Harper was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

1892 – John Henry Lunt and Rose Ella Carter were married in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States

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