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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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

1700

John Lunt and Ms. Millington were married in Wellington, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom

1909

Edna Viola Nelson was born in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States to Nels Rosenquist Nelson, age 26, and Grace Viola Harper, age 25. She was an only child

1921

Lola Barnes was born in Levan, Juab, Utah, United States to Joseph Ralph Barnes and Della Grace

1933

Clark Alcorn and Elinor Jarvis were divorced

1972

Minnie Althera Weaver died

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Pamela Rowley was born to Douglas Alcorn Rowley and Vonna Ensign

This Day In Our Family History

1723

Hannah Potter died in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

1788

Joseph Phipps died

1843

Mary Curnock was buried in Cambridge, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

1847

John Thompson Rowley was born in Barony Colton, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom to Ralph Nephi Rowley and Mary Ann Thompson. He was the 2nd of 9 children, and the 1st of 7 sons, born to the couple

1868

Sarah Wild Cole completed her endowment ordinance for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saint

1888

Charles Enoch Abbott and Sarah Elizabeth Sperry were sealed for time and eternity in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ Manti Utah Temple, which is located at 200 East 510 North in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States

1900

Harriet Wood died in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States

1909

Lillian Lunt, age 8, was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1920

George Arthur Lunt, age 8, was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1929

Don Owen Lunt was born

1954

Ronald Steven Smith was born in Eureka, Humboldt, California, United States to Donald Eugene Smith, age 27, and Grace Harriet Rowley, age 26. He was the 4th of 5 children, and the 2nd of 2 sons, born to the couple

1969

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

1981

Ralph Alcorn Rowley and Elaine Carlton were married

This Day In Our Family History

1815

Ola Hakansson and Hanna Nilsdotter were married

1896

Harriet Ann Batchelor died

1909

Boyd Edward Lunt was born

1911

Thomas Emanual Belliston was born

1956

Susanna Curnock was sealed for time and eternity to her parents, John Curnock 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

This Day In Our Family History

1663

Barnard Boulton and Sarah Wells were married in Wem, Shrops, England, United Kingdom

1801

Calvin Sperry was born in to Moses Sperry Bloomfield, Berkshire, New York, United States and Sarah McCleod

1879

Jeremiah and Marian May Terrell completed their endowment ordinances for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1889

Elizabeth Ann Lunt  completed her endowment ordinance for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She was also married to Charles Howard Grace at the same time.

1909

Emerson Adis Rowley was born in Milo, Bonneville, Idaho, United States to Hugh Thompson Rowley and Grace Davis

This Day In Our Family History

1676
John Sperry and Elizabeth Post were married

1707
Abigail Bishop was born in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States to James Bishop and Abigail Bennett

Ebenezer Dorman and Abigail Bishop were married in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

1796
Joseph Brandenburg, about 27 years old, and Delilah Vasser, about 25 years old, were married Clark, Kentucky, United States

1849
Ann Maria Lunt died

1881
James Edward Lunt and Mary Ann Shaw were married in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States

1909
Nels Rosenquist Nelson was sealed for time and eternity to his parents, Jens Rosenquist Nelson and Elsa Nelson, 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

Elsa Nelson completed her endowment ordinance 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

1921
Mary Jacomyn McKinney was sealed for time and eternity to her parents 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

Edward L., John O’Kelly, Ellen, Bridgett, Edgar, Janet and Mary Lunt were sealed for time and eternity to their parents, Edward Lount and Eileen O’Kelly 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, Elinor, William, Edward, Mary, Elizabeth, Richard, Charles, James and Elizabeth Lount were sealed for time and eternity to their parents, Richard Lount and Mary Alen, in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ Salt Lake City Utah Temple, which is located at 50 North West Temple in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

Edward, Ricus, Katherine, Mary, Jacomine, Robert and William Lount were sealed for time and eternity to their parents, Richard Lount and Mary Jacomyn McKinney, 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, Richard, Edward, Tamizen, Alice, Julie, Juditha and Charles Lunt were sealed for time and eternity to their parents, Edward L. Lunt and Tamizen Coes, 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, Jane, Phebe, Edward, Tamazine, Elioner, Ellen and Thomas Lunt were sealed for time and eternity to their parents, John Lunt and Ms. Millington, 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, Edward and Olive Lunt were sealed for time and eternity to their parents, John Lunt and Ms. Millington, in The Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ Manti Utah Temple, which is located at 200 East 510 North in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States

1922

Archie Harold Alcorn – 97, age 7, was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1927
Abigail Sperry completed her endowment ordinance for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1933
Della Lunt – 21 completed her endowment ordinance for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1954
George William Lunt – 44 was buried in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States

1977
Matthew, William and Benjamin Pitt completed their endowment ordinance for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

2001
Marjorie Lunt died

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Jason Earl Lunt – 4, age 8, was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in The Bountiful 24th Ward, which is part of The Bountiful Heights Stake. The Ward is located at 720 East 550 North in Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States