This Day In Our Family History

1601

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

1907

Irma Cleo Fullmer was born in Spring Glen, Carbon, Utah, United States to James Dickens Fullmer Jr. and Margaret Ann Laura Miller

1912

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

1950

Johanna, Edward and Elinor Bendall was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1963

Grace Viola Harper was buried at Pleasant Grove City Cemetery, plot C-09-041-09, which is located at 500 North Main in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States. Her Find a Grave ID is: 86941

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/86941/grace-viola-nelson

1966

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

1977

Sarah Wright was sealed for time and eternity to her parents, John Wright and Ann Perry, in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Los Angeles California Temple, which is located at 10777 Santa Monica Boulevard in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States

1990

Joseph Leo Olsen was buried Logan, Cache, Utah, United States

2003 

Juanita Judkins died

2010

LeRoy Metz and Lois Lunt were sealed to for time and eternity in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Mount Timpanogos Utah Temple, which is located at 742 North 900 East in American Fork, Utah, Utah, 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

1562

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

1788

Hanna Nilsdotter was born

1841

Henry Gibbons was born in Saint Pancres, Camdentown, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom to John Gibbons and Sarah Wild Cole

1848

William Dixon Bolton was born to James Bolton and Emily Jane Shriner

1876

Ellen Maude Chapman was born

1907

Fred McLaughlin, age 27, and Emma Della Sperry, age 21, were married in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States

1945

John Brockett was sealed for time and eternity to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Brockett 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. His wife, Elizabeth Doolittle, was also sealed to her parents, Abraham Doolittle and Joan Alling at the same time and then their children: John, Elizabeth, Moses, Abigail, John, Samuel and Benjamin Brockett were sealed to them

1946

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

1976

Sarah and Ann Wright completed their endowments 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

2004

Archie Harold Alcorn died in Rosemead, Los Angeles, California, United States

????

Robert Eugene Owens was born to Robert Michael Owens, age 20, and Cheryl Jeanette Sperry, age 17. He is the 1st of 4 children, and the 2nd of 2 sons, born to the couple

This Day In Our Family History

1695

James Bishop and Abigail Bennett were married in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

1871

Harriet Gibbons and Elizabeth Phipps Brand completed their endowments for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Harriet was then married and sealed for time and eternity to Charles Benjamin Harper in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ Endowment House, which was located in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

1899

John Lunt, James Wood, Ann Amos, Edward Lunt and Elizabeth Ellis completed their endowments 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

Ann Elston, William Wood and Mrs. Ann Wood completed their endowments for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1907

Nels Rosenquist Nelson and Grace Viola Harper, both 23 years old, were married and 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. They also completed their endowment and initiatory ordinances at the same time

This Day In Our Family History

1705

Peleg Burritt and Sarah Bennett were married

1722

John Curnock Jr was born and christened in Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom to John Curnock and Sarah Sims

1851

James Wood and Ann Amos were married in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

1861

Eugene Bryant Judkins was born

1878

Lydia Jane Kendall was born in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States to George Whitmore Kendall and Martha Jane Mangum

1888

Eli Batchelor died

1901

Lydia Wood died

1907

Kenneth Gene Russon was born in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States to Joseph Franklin Russon and Lily Denyer Lucas Wood

1915

Mabel McCune Spencer was baptized and confirmed a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1916

Geneva Eliza Schaub was baptized and confirmed a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1931

Charles Howard Jones was baptized and confirmed a member of 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

1948

Robert Leonard Zumpano and Shirley Mae Grace were married in Elko, Elko, Nevada, United States

1990

David William Rowley was buried at Penrose Cemetery, which is located at North 11700 West in Tremonton, Box Elder, Utah, United States.  His Find a Grave ID is: 3925414

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/3925414/david-william-rowley

2015

Larry Eugene Gabbitas died in Boise, Ada, Idaho, United States

This Day In Our Family History

1843

Mary Curnock died

1858

Hannah Pitt was born in Willenhall, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom to John Martin Pitt and Caroline Wright

1874

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

1901

Lillian Lunt was born in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States to Alfred Oscar Lunt, age 26, and Jeanette Sperry, age 22

Abigail and Mehitable Sperry completed their endowment ordinance for The Church of Jesus Church of Latter Day Saints

1902

Elizabeth Phipps Brand was buried at Pleasant Grove City Cemetery which is located at 500 North Main in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States

1907

David William Davis died

1922

Harriet Gibbons died at the age of 71 in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States

1924

Edward and John 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

Janet Lunt completed her endowment ordinance for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1933

Mary and Abigail Brockett were baptized members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1960

Wallace Joseph Vickers died

This Day In Our Family History

1781

William Paul was born in Perranarworthal, Gwennap, Cornwall, United Kingdom to James and Ann Paul

1844

Joseph Coles was born in Steppingly, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom to James Coles and Ann Cherry

1895

Evan Jeremy and William Samuels were baptized members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. William also completed his endowment ordinance, by proxy, the same day.

1907

William Cherry and John and William Young were baptized members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1913

Myrtle Weaver, age 21, completed her endowment ordinance for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She was married to Frank Compton the same day.

1954

Ann Curnock completed her endowment ordinance for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1960

Elizabeth, Francis and Jane May completed their endowment ordinances for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1965

Wendall James Downward and Connie Myrtle Lunt were married

1970

Daniel Packer completed his endowment ordinance for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

????

Hugh Alcorn Rowley, age 19, completed his endowment ordinance for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints