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.

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John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger

JAMES ROWLEY AND MARY SHERLOCK FAMILY:
Reported by Rosa Lyman More

Mrs. Walter Lyman More, wife of your correspondent’s son, came from their home in Evanston, Illinois to attend a duo-piano concert given by her daughter and son-in-law, Marjorie and Wendell Nelson, at the University of California at Santa Barbara, California, March 19, 1958. Wendell is in the Music department at the University. They have both taught music in Texas, Iowa and Illinois, where their concerts were always well received, as well as in Minnesota and Kansas. As Mrs. More returned home she came by the old homerance in Sunnymead for a short visit with me. I came here as a bride in 1898, and my son was born here, so it is home too, for all of them, even for the great-grandchildren.

Barbara Deone More Sondker and her husband Gordon W. Sondker and little daughter, Susan, age 1 ½ years, are at present living in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Gordon is with an Engineering Consulting Firm in Chicago, and is sent out on assignments. They will be in Alabama for several months, then return to Chicago. “Deanie” is the second daughter of Walter Lyman More, and a great-granddaughter of Zuriah Rowley Lyman.

Walter Lyman More was recently appointed Vice President-Personnel-of the Atchinson, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway system, with office in Chicago, Illinois.

Mary Lyman Anderson, first child of Zuriah Rowley and Lorenzo Snow Lyman, was born in Fillmore, Utah, October 2, 1875 and died January 21, 1952, in Bloomington, California. Her husband, Amel A. Anderson died March 24, 1957. They had two sons, Charles Alfred and Robert Andrew Anderson.

Charles A. Anderson, geologist, chief of the Minerals Deposits Branch, U. S. Geological Survey, lives with his wife, Helen, in Washington, D. C.  Last year he was elected to the National Academy of Sciences. They have one son, Bob, who with his wife and three children, live in Azusa, California.

Robert A. Anderson and his wife, Velma, and daughters, Martha and Linda live in Apple Valley, California. Robert is with the Portland Cement Co., in Victorville, California. He is an electrician. Velma teaches in the Apple Valley School.

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1570

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1898

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1906

Effie Druscilla Nelson was baptized and confirmed a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1926

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1752

Thomas Curnock was christened in Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

1861

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1898

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1918

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1947

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1984

Douglas Alcorn Rowley died in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

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1675

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1766

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1824

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1898

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1910

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1922

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1928

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1945

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1969

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1609

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1778

Ann Elston was born in Walsall, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

1835

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1867

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1911

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1946

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1958

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1986

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2005

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