This Day In Our Family History

1820

Martha Phipps Brand was born in Soham, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom to Abraham Brand and Ann Phipps

1846

Abraham Phipps Brand and Sophia Bell Haylock were married

1879

Peter Christensen and Rhoda Ann Webb were married in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States

1890

Earl Clive Pitt was born in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States in Meshach Pitt and Mary Alice Price

1905

Moses Blakesley completed his endowments for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

John Edgar Lunt, age 24, and Lydia Jane Kendall were married and sealed for time and eternity in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saint Salt Lake Utah Temple, which is located at 50 North West Temple in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. Lydia completed her endowment and initiatory ordinances at the same time

1935

George Arthur Lunt, age 22, completed his 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 at 50 North West Temple in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

2010

Larry Lunt Gabbitas died in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States

2011

Wanda Joedy Ingle died in Seguin, Guadalupe, Texas, United States

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History: Lillian Alcorn

History of Lillian Alcorn Rowley

I was the oldest child of Clark Alcorn, who was born 3 January 1881 in Beattyville, Lee County, Kentucky, and Harriet Ann Weaver, born 26 March 1883 in Brigham City, Box Elder County, Utah. I was born 7 January 1904 in Brigham City, Box Elder County, Utah. I had blue eyes and medium dark hair and weighed about four pounds.

If I remember right, Dad said they lived in the 4th Ward in Brigham City, Box Elder Stake. I was blessed on the 31 January 1904 in the Perry Ward, Box Elder Stake, by James Sheldon Nelson Sr. (who later became the Bishop of the Thatcher Ward, Bear River Stake.)

In July 1905, my parents moved into the 3rd Ward in Brigham City and on 23 October 1905 my brother Leonard Clark Alcorn was born. He had large brown eyes and dark hair. In the fall of 1905 I believe it was, Papa and Mama moved to Garland, Utah where Papa worked at the Utah-Idaho Sugar Factory. We lived in a tent for a while. That winter we moved to Thatcher, Utah and lived in one room of my Aunt Fannie and Uncle Sheldon Nelson’s home. Aunt Fannie was my mother’s older sister. Not too long after moving there, I had diphtheria. One of my cousins, Myron Nelson died with the disease.

While I was recovering from this illness, I guess I was quite cross and it seems that my brother Leonard wasn’t feeling too well either, anyway Mama was rocking him. I somehow got the big toe on my right foot under the rocking chair and my toe was crushed. To this day I have a real thick toenail.

It seems that I was quite a proud little girl and when I was all dressed up to go somewhere I would always smooth my dress down and Papa said I would try to look at myself to see if my dress looked all right and if my hair was combed. Then I would strut around the house or down the road proud as could be.

On the 1st of March 1907 my brother William Vernon was born. We still lived in the one room at Aunt Fannie’s place in Thatcher. I don’t remember him, although I had just passed my 3rd birthday. On the 10th of May 1907 Mama and Papa were going into Brigham City. Dad was going with a load of grain and he was going in a big wagon. Bishop Nelson was going in a white-topped buggy. Mama was riding with the Bishop. The wind was blowing hard and baby Vernon was fussing and crying. Bishop Nelson was becoming annoyed and asked Mama if she could not quiet the baby. Mama was always sensitive about her children disturbing anyone so she held the baby tightly to her breast. When they arrived in Brigham City, Vernon appeared lifeless and limp. They took him to a doctor and he was dead. They told Mother that he had been a victim of heart failure to spare her further heartache, but actually he had been smothered. They took him back to Penrose the next day and buried him. As they went into their room after his burial, Dad rushed in ahead of Mother to remove the pillows from the rocking chair that she had taken the baby from the day before.

Some of my first recollections are the home where my Great Grandfather, William Weaver, lived on Burch Creek. I also remember my Great Aunt Rose when she couldn’t talk above a whisper. This was also on Burch Creek, close to Ogden, I believe. I remember one time when Bishop James Sheldon Nelson Jr. got my mother’s basket at a Basket and Bow dance held in in Thatcher, Utah. He teased Leonard and me telling us he was our new Daddy. We hid behind Mother’s skirts. He teased us all evening long. The Christmas of 1908 when I was about five years old, seven or eight little girls my age were dressed in long white dresses. We had our dolls and we laid them in a cradle made out of cardboard. We knelt beside the cradle and sang, “Away in a Manger,” at the Ward Christmas program. It was in the evening and were allowed to stay and watch the older people dance. It was a night of such fun and excitement.

While we were living on the Booth place in Thatcher, Utah some geese who belonged to Hans and Minnie Anderson, (they lived next door) would chase Leonard and I into the house. I remember how we would run and the geese would flap their wings and their bills would nip at the seat of our pants. We surely would run fast. This was the first time we lived on the Booth place and Dad planted an apple tree on this place.

My brother Marvin Ballard Alcorn was born 7 July 1909 on this Booth place in Thatcher, Utah. When he was born, Leonard and I were sent over to Bishop Nelson’s place and when it was time for us to come back home, they told us that Mother had a little pig in bed at our house. We both wanted to get in bed with Mother. Leonard got to lie down next to the baby first and I was very unhappy about it.

Dad grew sugar cane and ground it up and made molasses or sorghum out of it. I remember him digging a long strip out of the ground about two or three feet wide and about six to eight feet long and he would have it opened at one end. He shoveled on a slope so he could put wood or sage brush in the cane and cook the sugar and syrup. I don’t know what he made the vat out of but he would put it over the trench and fire.

In the fall of 1909 Mother started me to school in the Thatcher Elementary School which was about a mile from our home. I had been taught to always be truthful and never tell a ‘thib” as I called it. I wasn’t six and wouldn’t be until January 1910. Anyway I was to tell the teacher, Miss Hasel Watt, that I was six years old. When Miss Watt asked me how old I was I said, “I am five years old, but Mama said for me to tell you I am six!” I went to school for two days when they stopped me. My little girlfriend, Luetta Peterson was just four days younger than I was and she went on to school and graduated from the eighth grade a year before I did. The school was a two-roomed frame building. One room was used as a chapel and the other one was used as a schoolroom and recreation hall. It stood where the Thatcher-Penrose Ward Chapel now stands.

We moved to the Oliver place in Penrose soon after this. The house was two-roomed frame house. There were two rows of old fashioned poplar trees east of the house about ten rods apart and a row down along the partition fence for about a quarter mile.

One Halloween Dad took a load of sugar beets, after dark, down along the row of poplar trees hoping pranksters wouldn’t find them, as he had them all loaded and ready to start for the beet dump early the next morning. Well, the pranksters found the load of beets and unloaded them and tipped the box upside down. Dad was really angry, but he never did find out who the boys were.

To be continued…

Aleene Sumsion – Daughter-in-Law: Son Ralph’s (34) wife
Archie Harold Alcorn 97) – Brother
Bert Lund Murphy – Brother-in-Law: Sister-in-Law Verda’s (88) husband
Cheryl Jeanette Smith (12) – Granddaughter: Daughter Grace’s (10) daughter
Clark Alcorn (91) – Father
Clayton Alcorn Rowley (35) – Son
Coral Lorraine Bolton (28) – Son-in-Law’s Mother: Donald’s (9) mother
David Alcorn Rowley (32) – Son
David Lenn Judkins – Grandson: Daughter Marjorie’s (36) son
David William Rowley (30) – Husband
Deon Eugene Judkins – Grandson: Daughter Marjorie’s (36) son
Dollie Cook – Wife of Maternal Uncle: James Jr’s (228) wife
Donald Eugene Smith (9) – Son-in-Law: Daughter Grace’s (10) husband
Donald Eugene Smith Jr (11) – Grandson: Daughter Grace’s (10) son
Donna Diane Smith (13) – Granddaughter: Daughter Grace’s (10) daughter
Douglas Alcorn Rowley (33) – Son
Dwain Eugene Judkins –  Son-in-Law: Daughter Marjorie’s (36) husband
Dwana Kay Judkins – Granddaughter: Daughter Marjorie’s (36) daughter
Emerson Adis Rowley (89) – Brother-in-Law: Husband David’s (30) brother
Erma Thornton – Sister-in-Law: Brother-in-Law Emerson’s (89) wife
Fannie Marie Weaver (Aunt Fannie) (229) – Maternal Aunt: Mother Harriet’s (92) sister
Grace Davis (86) – Mother-in-Law
Grace Harriet Rowley (10) – Daughter
Grant Alcorn Rowley (39) – Son
Hannah Davis (210) – Husband’s Maternal Aunt: Mother-in-Law Grace’s (86) sister
Harriet Ann Weaver (92) – Mother
Hugh Alcorn Rowley (37) – Son
Hugh Francis Rowley (87) – Brother-in-Law: Husband David’s (30) brother
Hugh Thompson Rowley (85) – Father-in-Law
James Albert Weaver Jr (228) – Maternal Uncle: Mother Harriet’s (92) brother
James Sheldon Nelson Sr – Wife of Maternal Aunt: Fannie’s (229) husband
Jesse Verl Alcorn (99) – Brother
Joe Ben Smith (27) – Son-in-Law’s: Donald’s (9) father
John Joseph Everhard – Son-in-Law’s: Donald’s (9) stepfather
Joseph Lorenzo Alcorn (96) – Brother
Karen Andrea Goe – Niece: Maternal Aunt Melva’s (98) daughter
Kurtis Wayne Rowley – Grandson: Son Ralph’s (34) son
Leonard Clark Alcorn (93) – Brother
Lillian Alcorn (31) – Self
Lillian Lorraine Smith (3) – Granddaughter: Daughter Grace’s (10) daughter
Margaret Jeanette Alcorn (224) – Paternal Aunt: Father Clark ‘s (91) sister
Marjorie Ann Rowley (36) – Daughter
Marjorie Elizabeth Snyder – Son-in-Law’s Stepmother: Donald’s (9) stepmother
Marvin Ballard Alcorn (95) – Brother
Mary Catherine Hammons (218) – Paternal Grandmother: Father Clark’s (91) mother
Mary Francis Alcorn – Cousin: Brother Archie’s (97) daughter
Mary Gregory Askins – Sister-in-Law: Brother Archie’s (97) wife
Melva Alcorn (98) – Sister
Myron Nelson – Cousin: Maternal Aunt Fannie’s (229) son
Pamela Rowley – Granddaughter: Son Douglas’ (33) daughter
Ralph Alcorn Rowley (34) – Son
Robert L. Goe – Brother-in-Law: Sister Melva’s (98) 1st husband
Ronald Steven Smith (14) – Grandson: Daughter Grace’s (10) son
Rosina Weaver (Aunt Rose) (469) – Mother Harriet’s (92) maternal aunt
Royal James Rowley (205) – Husband’s Paternal Uncle: Father-in-Law Hugh’s (85) brother
Scott Calvin Rowley – Grandson: Son Douglas’ (33) son
Sharon Lee Rowley (38) – Daughter
Verda May Rowley (88) – Sister-in-Law: Husband David’s (30) sister
Vonna Ensign – Daughter-in-Law: Son Douglas’ (33) wife
Walter Illith Rowley (90) – Brother-in-Law: Husband David’s (30) brother
William Douglas Rowley – Grandson: Son Douglas’ (33) son
William Vernon Alcorn (94) – Brother
William Weaver (457) – Maternal Great-Grandfather: Mother Harriet’s (92) father

This Day In Our Family History

1564

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

1702

Moses Blakesley and Sarah Benton were married in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

1705

Moses Sperry and Anna Hannah Blakeslee were married in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

1730

Thomas Tuttle and Silence Sperry were married in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

1807

Elizabeth Elton Lunt was born in Walsall, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom to John Lunt and Ann Elston

1847

Joy Sperry died in Highland Grove, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

1861

Hannah Nelson was born to Niels Nelson and Anna Anderson

1876

Alonzo Lunt Pitt was born in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States to Meshach Pitt and Mary Alice Price

1877

Shedrick James Lunt, age 7, was baptized and confirmed a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1879

Peter James Christensen and Rhoda Ann Webb were married

1887

Hannah and Anna Nelson died

1905

Cora Elizabeth Young was born in Mona, Juab, Utah, United States to John Osborne Young and Bertha Molyneuz

1948

Archie Harold Alcorn and Mary Gregory Askins were married

1965

LeRoy Metz died in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States

2004

Charles Gilbert Lunt died at the age of 100 in Ypsilanti, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States

Lois Lunt died in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States

This Day In Our Family History

1655

John, Moses, John, Moses and Mary Blakesley were christened in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

1748

Sarah Sims died Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

1847

Benjamin Harper, age 21, and Elizabeth Phipps Brand, age 24, were married at Saint Mary’s in Haggerton, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom

1889

John Lunt completed his endowments for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1897

Charles Wood died

1899

Ann Diane Wood completed her endowments for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1905

Homer Kendall Lunt was born in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States to John Edgar Lunt and Lydia Jane Kendall

1924

Olive Lunt completed her endowments for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1927

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

1945

William Olpin – 300 and Hannah Smart were sealed for time and eternity in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ Salt Lake Utah Temple, which is located at 50 North West Temple in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

Daniel Olpin – 303 and Charlotte Jobbing were sealed for time and eternity in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ Salt Lake Utah Temple, which is located at 50 North West Temple in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

This Day In Our Family History

1604

Mary Lount was born in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom to Richard Lount and Mary Jacomyn McKinney

1673

Rebecca Bishop was born in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States to James Bishop and Elizabeth Thompkins

1883

Charles William Foote and Caroline Kate Pitt were married in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States

1889

John Lunt, James Wood, Ann Amos, Edward Lunt – 481, and Elizabeth Ellis – 482  were baptized members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the Church’s Manti Utah Temple, which is located at 200 East 510 North in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States

Ann Elston, Elizabeth Elton Lunt, Mary Lunt, John Lunt, William Wood and Joseph Wood were baptized members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1905

Willie Padilla was born in Colorado, United States to Jos. Padilla and Nestora Schanz

1914

Grace Ventrus completed her endowments for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1924

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

This Day In Our Family History

1676

John Brockett died

1703

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

1789

Mary Lamont was born in North Hillsdale, Columbia, New York, United States to William Lamont Jr and Phoebe Gross

1883

Grace Della Lamb was born

1905

Mary Bishop completed her endowments for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1916

Abigail Morgan completed their endowments for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1922

Alfred Lunt‘s funeral was held at 2:00 p.m. in the Stake Tabernacle in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States; he was later buried at Vine Bluff Cemetery, plot A-5-21-5, which is located in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States. His find a grave id is 37064592

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/37064592/alfred-lunt

1932

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

1950

Alfred Oscar Lunt, age 75, and Jeanette Sperry, age 71, were sealed for time and eternity in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ Salt Lake Utah Temple, which is located at 50 North West Temple in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. Alfred also completed initiatory and endowment ordinances at the same time. Their children: Earl Sperry, age 40, Lillian, age 49, Charles Gilbert, age 47, Della, age 42, George Arthur, Melba and Robert Sperry Lunt were also sealed to them at the same time

Edward Bendall completed his endowments for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1967

Evaline Miller was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

This Day In Our Family History

1701

John Lunt was born in Litchfield, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom to John Lunt and Ms. Millington

1809

Thomas Grizell and Hester Olpin were married

1888

Anna Blakeslee, Martha Mansfield and John, Mary, Richard Jr., Moses, John, Martha, Joseph, Mary, Jonathan, Stephen, Silence, Mercy, Abigail, Dinah, Mehitable and Aaron Sperry were baptized members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1905

Mabel Cable Spencer was born

1914

Dennis Goodyear completed her endowment ordinance for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1924

Elizabeth and Mary Lunt completed their endowment ordinances for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in The Church’s Manti Utah Temple, which is located at 200 East 510 North in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States

1931

Dwain Eugene Judkins was born

Morgan William Lunt and Martha Ellen Fullmer were married

1934

William Gardner Blackhurst and Bernice West were married

1956

John Curnock and Mary Browning were sealed for time and eternity. Their children: Sarah, Ann, Esther, Phebe, Priscilla, Thomas and Elizabeth Curnock were sealed to them at the same time

Mary Curnock was sealed for time and eternity to her parents, John Curmock and Mary Browning, in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ Salt Lake Utah Temple, which is located at 50 North West Temple in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

John Curnock was sealed for time and eternity to his parents, John Curnock Jr and Hester Mallett, in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ Salt Lake Utah Temple, which is located at 50 North West Temple in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States