History: Grace Davis

Caroline was not in good health for several years and passed away on 30 November 1903 at Milo and was buried in the Shelton Cemetery near Ririe, Idaho.

On 19 August 1909, David Peter married again. Effie Cornelia Fowley Greene was a widow with three girls, Laura, Pearl, and Ruby. To this marriage was born a boy, David Peter II (often called Dee), born 31 January 1911, and a girl, Naina DeEsta, born 8 February 1913. Effie died shortly after the birth of the baby girl in 1913, so Grace took the baby and cared for her until David Peter decided to put her in another home, later adopting her to a family by the name of Robinson in Idaho Falls. Grace’s youngest son, Walter, was about two when DeEsta came to live with them. They lived in a one-room house and to say the least they were crowded. How true is the saying “Where there is heart room, there is house room?”

Grace was about 5 ft. 7 in. tall and weighed about 160 pounds. She had raven-black hair and dark brown eyes, inherited from her Welsh and English parents. She was quiet and unassuming, never projecting herself onto others. Inheriting the Welsh love of music, she went about her work with a song on her lips. She was a very hard worker, learning early in life how to take responsibility and always doing more than her share of any work. Necessity made her a fast worker.

She told of an incident which happened in her early teens which taught her a never forgotten lesson in responsibility. She had been given permission to attend a social function for the young people. As often happens, the time slipped away faster than she realized and it was long past chore time when she arrived home (in those days they never had fast cars to get them home in a hurry). As she walked in the door, her father informed her she still had the chores to do. You can imagine how she felt, especially when there were others who could have done them for her this once.

Grace’s schooling began with her family’s move from Samaria to Milo in 1883. The first school in this entire section of the country was on Willow Creek in the homes of George and John Heath and their neighbor, Orvill Buck. The teacher’s name was Miss Jennie Beam. In 1886, a log building was erected by the settlers to accommodate the growing number of children.

In the book “Pioneer History and Development of Milo Ward, 1880-1960,” a picture is shown of one of the first schools built in the valley. This log house was located on the northwest corner of the present David Cook farm on the Ririe Highway, just about one-half mile east of the Milo Road, which is located about a mile and a half from David Peter’s farm.

Quoting from the book, “It was a log building erected by the settlers to accommodate the growing number of children. It was a typical pioneer school, standing in a small clearing, with great sages at the edge of the clearing.  At the back of the building was a deep wash and slough which afforded adventure in exploring for the pupils. A blackboard in one end of the room; rough, home-made benches; and a black, wood-burning stove made up the equipment in those early days. The benches were often pushed back against the wall and parties were held, with dancing as the main entertainment. The walls echoed with the music of the fiddle and the rhythmic beat of the dancers’ feet.”

Bert Lund Murphy – Son-in-Law (Husband of Verda May)
Caroline Ann Coles (208) – Mother
Charlotte Davis (214) – Sister
Charlotte Nott Jeremy (421) – Paternal Grandmother
David Peter Davis (207) – Father
David Peter Davis II – Half Brother
David Reuben Davis (212) – Brother
David William Davis (420) – Paternal Grandfather
David William Rowley (30) – Son
Effie Cornelia Fowler – Stepmother
Ellen Jane Davis (423) – Paternal Aunt
Emerson Adis Rowley (89) – Son
Erma Thornton – Daughter-in-Law (Wife of Hugh Francis)
Evan Davis (215) – Brother
Grace Davis (86) – Self
Hannah Davis (210) – Sister
Hannah Terrill (429) – Maternal Grandmother
Harriet ‘Annie’ Rowley (199) – Sister-in-Law
Hugh Francis Rowley (87) – Son
Hugh Galloway – Nephew
Hugh Thompson Rowley (85) – Husband
Jane Paul (198) – Mother-in-Law
Laura Greene – Stepsister
Lillian Alcorn (31) – Daughter-in-Law (Wife of David William)
Mary Ann Davis (422) – Paternal Aunt
Mary Leah McGary – Wife of Nephew Hugh Galloway
Naina DeEsta Davis – Half Sister
Parley Davis (209) – Brother
Parley J. Davis – Paternal Uncle (?)
Pearl Greene – Stepsister
Polly Davis (216) – Sister
Reuben Coles (428) – Maternal Grandfather
Ruby Greene – Stepsister
Sarah Marie Alderson – Daughter-in-Law (Wife of Emerson Adis)
Son Davis (211) – Brother
Son Davis (213) – Brother
Verda May Rowley (88) – Daughter
Walter Illith Rowley (90) – Son

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This Day In Our Family History

1886

William Josiah Sperry and Emma Augusta Taylor were married in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States

1917

Bessie Maxine Batchelor was born

1936

Marjorie Ann Rowley was born in Harlem, Blaine, Montana, United States to David William Rowley and Lillian Alcorn. She was the 6th child, and 2nd daughter, born to the couple

1948

Lillian Lunt completed her endowment ordinance for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in The Church’s Boise Idaho Temple, which is located at 1211 South Cole Road in Boise, Ada, Idaho, United States

This Day In Our Family History

1691

William Webb and Ann Workman were married

1700

James Bishop was born in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States to James Bishop and Abigail Bennett

1719

Ellen Lunt died

1738

Olive Lunt was born in Eccleshall, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom to John Lunt and Ms. Edgerton

1849

William Lamont Sperry and Margaret Ann Sidwell were married in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

1871

Mary Wood died

1886

Hannah Nelson was born in Efveröd, Kristianstad, Sweden in John Rosenquist Nelson and Elsa Nelson

1923

              Juanita Judkins was born

1936

Grace Harriet Rowley, age 8, was baptized and confirmed a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1966

John Francis Gibbons completed his endowment ordinance for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1978

William Wright completed his endowment ordinance for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in The Church’s Los Angeles California Temple, which is located at 10777 Santa Monica Boulevard in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States

This Day In Our Family History

1757

Giles Dayton and Mary Bishop were married

1794

Phebe Brand was born in Ely, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom to Abraham Brand and Margaret Francis

1818

Lucy Webb was christened in Coaley, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

1884

Sarah Wild Cole died in Dillon, Beaverhead, Montana, United States

1886

Mary Ann Thompson died

1912

Ellen Wright was sealed for time and eternity to her parents, John Wright and Ann Perry

William Perry and Phebe Collett were sealed for time and eternity in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ Manti Utah Temple, which is located in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States

1913

David William Rowley was baptized and confirmed a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1916

Pearl Wynema Stephenson was sealed for time and eternity to her parents, George Christian Stephensen and Christena Ann Christensen, in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Manti Utah Temple, which is located in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States

1933

Aaron, Enoch and Moses Sperry completed their endowment ordinance for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1936

John Wheeler was sealed for time and eternity to his parents, Thomas Wheeler Jr and Anna Halsey, in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ Mesa Arizona Temple, which is located in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States

1946

James, John, Jonathan, Joseph, Martha, Mary, Mercy, Moses and Stephen Sperry were sealed for time and eternity to their parents, Richard Sperry Jr and Martha Mansfield, in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ Saint George Utah Temple, which is located in Saint George, Washington, Utah, United States

1952

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

1962

Thomas Wheeler Jr and Anna Halsey were sealed for time and eternity in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Mesa Arizona Temple, which is located in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States. Their children: Hannah, Mary, Sarah, Thomas, Thomas Jr and William Wheeler were sealed for time to them at the same time

1977

David Syme Robertson died

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Jason Earl Lunt was ordained an Elder by his father, Nelson Earl Lunt, in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Bountiful 24th Ward, which is located in The Bountiful Heights Stake located in Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States. Those in the circle were: Steven Keller, Bishop Kevin L Bullock; Michael Jones; Jeff Hall and Chad Remington

This Day In Our Family History

1886

Edward Lunt and Elizabeth Broadbent’s Temple Sealing was cancelled

1904

Joseph, John, Ebenezer, Japhet and Moses Mansfield were baptized members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1906

Joseph Mansfield, Jr. was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1911

June Lillian McLachlan completed her initiatory and endowment ordinances for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in The Church’s Salt Lake Utah Temple, which is located in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

1914

Charles Sperry died in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States

1947

Jerry Michael Lunt was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

Grant Jennings Johnson and Leah Pierce were married in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

1956

Clayton Alcorn Rowley completed his initiatory and endowment ordinances for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in The Church’s Salt Lake Temple, which is located in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

1957

Larry Lunt Gabbitas completed his initiatory and endowment ordinance for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in The Church’s Salt Lake Utah Temple, which is located in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

Aaron Sperry completed his endowments for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1971

Kenneth Gene Russon died in Burbank, Los Angeles, California, United States

1972

Sarah Packer completed her endowments for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

This Day In Our Family History

1817

Calvin Sperry and Sarah Gilbert were married in The United States

1886

Lillian May Sperry was born in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States to Charles Henry Sperry and Caroline Webb

1894

Helding Rosenquist Nelson was born in Efverod, Kristensad, Sweden to Jens Rosenquist Nelson and Elsa Nelson

1902

Ann Elizabeth Harper died in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States

1907

Clifford Van Taylor was born in Woods Cross, Davis, Utah, United States to Eli Smith Taylor and Maria Spooner Telford

1919

Henry, Mary and John Olpin were baptized members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1920

Henry Olpin completed his endowments for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1939

Judith Ann Lunt was born in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States to Charles Gilbert Lunt and Agnes Coalter Golightly

1944

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

1950

Rose Etta Morgan was buried in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States

1970

Richard Wheeler was sealed for time and eternity to his parents, Thomas Wheeler, Jr. and Anna Halsey