This Day In Our Family History

1892

Vera Lucille Daley was born in Springville, Utah, Utah, United States

1894

Martha Mansfield completed her endowments for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1896

Lindsay Boyack Snell was born in Utah, United States

1920

Shirley Houston Ipson was born in Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States to Niels Peter Ipson and Margaret Fiametta Houston

1943

Ivy Joan Gabbitas was confirmed a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

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This Day In Our Family History

1814

Elizabeth Packer died and was buried in Cambridge, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

1892

Esther Olpin was buried in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States

Elizabeth Harper died

1906

Abel Bishop completed his endowments for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day

1930

Mary Potter was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1961

Pamela Beth Johnson was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

This Day In Our Family History

1879 

Hugh Thompson Rowley was born in Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States to John Thompson Rowley and Jane Paul

1892

Esther Olpin died at the age of 78 in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States

1894

Joseph, Jonathan and Stephen Sperry completed their endowments for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1899

Nanna Florence Alcorn was born in Irvine, Estill, Kentucky, United States to Coleman Ballard Alcorn and Mary Catherine Hammons

1906

Ada Emma Burton was born in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States to William Pass Burton and Mary Emily Lunt

1908

Alfred Oscar Lunt Jr, age 8, was baptized and confirmed a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1915

Zella Evans Cornaby was born in Benjamin, Utah, Utah, United States to Fredrick Mark Cornaby and Elsie May Tuttle

1938

James Bishop completed his endowments for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1968

Priscilla Pitt was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1985

Stanley Houston Ipson and Shirley Mae Grace were married in Layton, Davis, Utah, United States

2015

Michael George Dearmin died

This Day In Our Family HIstory

1730

Aaron Rowley, age 25, and Ann Bradshaw, about 21 years old, were married

1761

Maren Christensen was christened in Tendum, Hjorring, Denmark

1799

Twins, David John and William Davis, were born in Llwunphelish, Glamorganshire, Wales, United Kingdom to Davis John Davis/Davies and Mary Williams

1841

Mary Ann Thompson, age 17, was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1845

Alfred Lunt was born Wiilenhall, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom to Edward Lunt, age 30, and Harriet Wood, age 23. He was the 1st of 8 children and the 1st son of 5 born to the couple

1892

Jeremiah Terrell died in Cedar Valley, Utah, Utah, United States

1904

Moses Blakesley was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1950

Clark Alcorn died at the age of 69 in Sand Point, Bonner, Idaho, United States

1959

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

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Donna Diane Smith was born in California, United States to Donald Eugene Smith, age 23, and Grace Harriet Rowley, age 22. She is the 3rd of 5 children and the 2nd daughter of 3 girls born to the couple

This Day In Our Family History

1805

Ann Terrell was born in Wickin, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom to Tobias Terrell and Mary Clark

1872

James Arden Coles was born in Cedar Fort, Utah, Utah, United States to Reuben Coles and Hannah Terrell

1888

George Davis, age 20, was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1892

James Arden Coles, age 20, and Caroline Matilda Myler were married

1895

David Peter Jeremy, age 72, completed his endowment ordinance for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1902

Mary, Mercy, Silence, Elizabeth and Comfort Mansfield were baptized members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1927

Jack Gerald Lunt was born

1938

Aaron Sperry and Abigail Bishop were sealed for time and eternity, by proxy

1959

Samuel and William Lawry were baptized members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

Richard Paul was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

Charles, Christopher, Elizabeth, John, John, Richard, Richard, Robert, Robert and Samuel Philp were baptized members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

Charles, John and Richard Trelease were baptized members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

James, John, Peter, Peter, Robert and Thomas Trevealyer baptized members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

Samuel Dunstone and Nicholas May completed their endowment ordinances for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

2002

Edward Raymond Lunt died

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger

LETTER WRITTEN TO ROSA LYMAN AND HER HUSBAND, WILLIAM MORE

36 Gregory St.
Longton, Staffs.,
England

4/29/1900

My Dear, Dear Niece and Nephew,

Rosa and Will More, I am delighted to have a few lines from you both and to hear that you are well. I see the baby boy looks according to his picture, he is a splendid looking little follow. You can tell Will that I have been to the native land of his father and mother, Airy Scotland. I went from Longton to Liverpool by rail, to the Isle of Man from Liverpool by boat, and from the Isle of Man to Glasgow by boat which is 13 hours sail and a splendid voyage/ it was, and is a splendid country to live in, but what a lovely site to see men building ships down River Clyde. No, Uncle Alfred did not care much for a soldiers’ life, it did not suit him. I am glad to hear that Cornelius did not go to the Philippines or he would probably wish he were home again. I have a friend in a Scotch Regiment, the Leaforth Highlanders, he is with Lord Roberts at Bloeinfontion, he has been in four engagements viz; Nodder River, Magersfontion, Feedesber Deift, & Pasedeberg, where they captured Crouje, the Boer Leader and and 4,000 men and he says he wishes he were safe back in England as he is tired of the war. He was in the Chitial campaign in India in 1892, and the London war of 1898, and not the Boer War, he was present at the Island of Crete when the Turks were massacring the Christians, so he has seen a little active service.

No there are no more great-grandchildren. Theages of your cousins are; Aunt Elizabeth and Will Bennett children: George, age 20, William, age 17, Samuel, age 15 years, their mother and father are dead, children, all single.

Aunt Hannah and William Johnson’s children: William age 16 years, and Alfred, age 9 years.

Uncle George and Elisa Bailey, Children: Glourie, age 6 and George age 1 year.

Uncle Alfred and Minnie Bailey have one child about 12 months.

Uncle Charles and Annie Bailey, children, none.

We had a slight shock of earthquake here about three years ago, only slight shock. I suppose you have no time to ride now you have a child, as he requires a deal of looking after. Uncle George used to ride a wheel.

No more this time so will now conclude by wishing you both a happy and prosperous wedded life and may you both live long and die happy and may you both live as long as you want and never want as long as you live.

The above letter was written by Charles Bailey, half brother to Zuriah Rowley, daughter of James Rowley and Mary Shirlock.

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger

IN MEMORIAL…..
A SHORT HISTORY AND TRIBUTE TO ETHEL MAY BECKETT, WIFE OF JOHN HENRY ROWLEY
Written by Luella Jones Downard, Historian

A funeral was held for Ethel May Beckett Rowley Bearsdall, at the Berg Mortuary Chapel, in Provo, Monday, June 1, 1958.

Ethel May Beckett was born Feb. 8, 1892, in Melbourne, Australia. Her parents were John and Ann Taylor Beckett. She was one of a family of 13 children. She lost both of her parents in death when she was only eight years old. She took turns living with her married sisters until she was old enough to work and support herself.

She was one of the first converts to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Melbourne. She and her family met a young Mormon Missionary, John Henry Rowley, who called on a mission to Australia from Spring Glen Wad, Carbon Stake. He was a son of John T. Rowley and Mary Jane Smith. Their friendship grew and John and Ethel became engaged to be married. He filled and honorable mission and was loved by all who knew him. He returned home and as soon as he could he sent for his sweetheart to come to meet him in Canada.

As a British subject, she could enter Canada but nit the United States until she was married to a citizen of the United States, thus becoming a citizen herself. Arrangements were made for a time and a place of meeting. John Henry was held up by Customs and there was a long delay on his passport. He was not able to keep the appointment. When he did not some as they had planned, she thought he must have changed his mind abour marrying her. When he finally did arrive she had obtained a job and was preparing to earn a return ticket to Australia. When their difficulties were finally settled, they were married in Vancouver, British Columbia, on the 5th of January 1914. She was then a citizen and they journeyed to Salt Lake City, where they were married for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake Temple.

They made their home in Spring Glen, Carbon, Utah. They were both very active in the Church. The following children were born to them: Ethel Jane Rowley, born 1 October 1914; Ruth Adelaide, 19 December 1916; John Henry, 19 February 1919; Cora May, 16 December 1923; John Henry’s father died 31 January 1925, and they decided to go on a trip back to Australia. Their last child, Reginald Charles Beckett Rowley, was born to them soon after their arrival in Australia.

Ethel’s family and friends were very glad to see them and two children,. They were very happy at first. Them times began to get hard for them. John Henry had a bad automobile accident and became very ill. He was in the hospital for months and months, where he finally died 14 August, 1928. He was alone and friendless and homeless in a country that was not his own. He longed with all his heart to return to his beloved country before his death.

After his death their circumstances became even worse and it was with great suffering and sacrifices that Ethel was able to provide and keep her family together. ?? the many hardships they all suffered were very hard to hear. When the girls became 14 years of age (which is the age children are allowed to work in Australia) they obtained work and were able to make things better for the little mother.

Ethel Jane married Russell Stewart Cabtree, 19 March 1938.

Ethel Jane and Ruth Adelaide came to Spring Glen in 1940 to see their old home and visit with their father people.

The war in Europe came and traveling from one country to another was curtailed. Ethel Jane was permitted to return to Australia because she had a husband there, but Ruth had to remain here. She lived for a while with relatives. She lived for about eighteen months before her marriage to Grant Gerber, 19 January 1943 with her cousin Luella Jones Downard, where she was loved and honored as a member of the family.

Twenty years after her husband’s death, Ethel May Beckett Rowley came back to Utah, with some of the family and lived in Provo. While living there, she met Willis Beardall, whom she married for time only, on March 9, 1950. They made their home at 631 East A Street, Provo. They lived happily together for a long time.

The last two years of her life were filled with sorrow, unhappiness and poor health. During this time she became divorced from her husband, Willis Beardall and went to live with her girls. Her health continued to become worse and when she had a heart attack and had to have constant hospital care, she was put in a rest home.

She passed away with her daughter Ruth lovingly caring for her at the rest home, on Thursday, May 20, 1958.

She had great determination and held her family together under almost impossible difficulties. She had a deep and abiding faith and a sure knowledge a that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is indeed the only true Church. She was returned to her husband, family and friends who had passed on before her. She was dearly loved and cherished by all who knew her.

She is survived by the following: sons: John Henry, Salem, Oregon; Reginald Charles Beckett Rowley, Annapolis, Maryland; three daughters: Mrs. Russell (Ethel Jane) Crabtree; Mrs. Grand (Ruth Adelaide) M. Gerber; Mrs. Lloyd (Cora May) Crabtree, Sale, Australia; Nine grandchildren; two sisters: Mrs. Emma Land, Mrs. Olive Diamond, Melbourne, Australia; one brother, Harry Beckett, Melbourne, Australia.