John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger

JOHN THOMPSON ROWLEY AND JANE SMITH FAMILY:
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.

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Journal: Jeanette Sperry

1897 – I walked up town, I went down to Kendall’s and then up to Aunt Sarah Abbott’s (Sarah Elizabeth Sperry). I went down to the Excelsor and waited until Esther (Emily Esther Sperry) and Della (Kendall) came. We all three went over to Hyde’s Store and then I went up to Burton’s. In the evening I went down to Foote’s for a shorthand lesson. I slept up to Burton’s

This Day In Our Family History

1573

Charles Lount was born in Sutton Colfield, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom to Richard Lount and Mary Alen

1854

David Peter Davis was born in Aberaman, Glamorganshire, Wales, United Kingdom to David William Davis and Charlotte Nott Jeremy

1876

Jacob Ray Harper was born in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States to Charles Benjamin Harper and Harriet Gibbons

1881

Clara Rowley was born in Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States to John Thompson Rowley and Mary Jane Smith

1891

Willard Eby Snader was born in New Windsor, Carroll, Maryland, United States to John Greenwood Snader and Agnes Eby

1905

Elizabeth Clinton completed her endowments for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1926

Willie Padilla and Della Lunt were married Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

1931

Sarah Elizabeth Harper was buried in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States

1990

Estella Cordelia Tidwell was buried at Terrace Lawn Memorial Gardens, which is located in Meridian, Ada, Idaho, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry

1896 – Esther (Emily Esther Sperry), Father (Charles Henry Sperry) and I rode up town. I had dinner at Aunt Gusta’s (Emma Augusta Taylor), took my music lesson that went down to McCune’s to practice a song. Esther and I rode back home with Father. It was very stormy with thunder and lightning.

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

This Day In Our Family History

1573 – Charles Lount was born in Sutton Colfield, Staffordshire, England to Richard Lount and Mary Alen

1854 – David Peter Davis was born in Aberaman, Glamorganshire, Wales to David William Davis and Charlotte Nott Jeremy

1876 – Jacob Ray Harper was born in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States to Charles Benjamin Harper and Harriet Gibbons

1881 – Clara Rowley was born in Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States to John Thompson Rowley and Mary Jane Smith

1931 – Sarah Elizabeth Harper was buried at the Pleasant Grove City Cemetery, which is located in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States. The plot number is: A-02-013-05

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