This Day In Our Family History

1653

John Blakesley died at the age of 1

1666

Mary Blakesley, age 6, was christened in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

1718

Daniel Grover and Mary Orpin were married in Cambridge, Gloucestershire, England

1829

Moses Sperry died at the age of 62 in Henrietta/Gates, Monroe, New York, United States

1882

Jens Rosenquist Nelson, age 22 and Elsa Nelson, were married in Efveröd, Kristianstad, Sweden

1889

Oliver Wilson and Harriet Ann Batchelor were married

1895

William Davis/Davies and William William Davis completed their endowment ordinances for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1914

Archie Harold Alcorn was born to Clark Alcorn and Harriet Ann Weaver

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1718

John Paul was born in Perranarworthal, Gwennap, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom to Richard Paul and Elizabeth Heast

1914

Nels Rosenquist Nelson was buried at Pleasant Grove Cemetery, 500 North Main, in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States. Plot: C-09-041-10 Find a Grave ID: 86942

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1921

James Dickens Fullmer Jr. died

1933

Shadrack Lunt was buried in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States. The burial was handled by Anderson Funeral Home, undertaker:S. J. Anderson

1952

Pamela Beth Johnson was born in Price, Carbon, Utah, United States to Alfred Earl Johnson and Beth Rejean Cahoon

1978

Henriett Grace died

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Katie Taft was born in Layton, Davis, Utah, United States to Dale Robert Taft and Starli Christensen

This Day In Our Family History

1569

Anna Halsey died

1669

Sarah Wheeler died

1750

Benjamin Smith died at the age of 42

1760

Edward Lunt was born in Eccelshall, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom to John Lunt and Mrs. Elizabeth Lunt

1811

Valentine Tudor died at the age of 79

1836

George Elliot and Jane May were married

1862

Anaretta Webb was born in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States to David Webb and Esther Olpin

1876

Grace Davis was born in Cedar Fort, Utah, Utah, United States to David Peter Davis and Caroline Ann Coles

1881

Charles Vernon Weaver was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1899

Joseph Jeremiah Coles died at the age of 26

1914

Nels Rosenquist Nelson died at the age of 30 in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States. He left a widow, Grace Viola Harper

1929

Barbara Jean Padilla/Gabbitas died in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States

1930

Patricia Jean Webb was born in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States to Charles Gilbert Lunt and Agnes Coalter Golightly

1933

Shadrack Lunt died

1953

Darlene Lunt Holman completed her 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

1957

Aleene Sumsion, age 22, completed her 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. She was also married and sealed for time and eternity to Ralph Alcorn Rowley, age 24, at the same time

1970

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

2010

James Ralph Matthews and Geneva Ilene Thompson were sealed for time and eternity in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Saints Spokane Washington Temple, which is located at 13710 East 40th Avenue in Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States

This Day In Our Family History

1745

Ann Trelease was christened in Blisland, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom

1792

Betsey Sperry was born in Alford, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States to Moses Sperry and Sarah McCleod

1823

Elizabeth Phipps Brand was born in Soham, Cambridgeshire, England, Unite Kingdom to Abraham Brand and Ann Phipps

1852

Sarah Elizabeth Sperry was born in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States to Charles Sperry and Emily Louisa Miller

1914

Elizabeth Gardner died

1964

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

1969

John Olpin, and John and Henry Orpin completed their endowments for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1972

Henry Melvin Sperry 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

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.

This Day In Our Family History

1826

Benjamin Harper was born in Spitalfields, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom to Benjamin Harper and Elizabeth Venables

1914

Enos L. Jones 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 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

This Day In Our Family History

1678

Edward Lunt was born in London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom to Edward L. Lunt and Tamizen Coes

1759

Lydia Lunt was born Eccelshall, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom to John Lunt and Elizabeth

1772

John Curnock and Mary Browning were married in Frampton-on-Severn, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

1792

Elizabeth Venables was born in Saint Albens, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom

1805

Henry Olpin was christened in Cambridge, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

1854

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

1863

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

1865

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

1867

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

1876

Nancy Cooley died

1883

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

1902

Sarah Florence McCune and Shadrach James Lunt completed their 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 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were sealed for time and eternity at the same time

Clinton Edward and Shedrick McCune Lunt were sealed for time and eternity to their parents, Shadrach James Lunt and Sarah Florence McCune, in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ Salt Lake Utah Temple, which is located in Salt Lake City, Slat Lake, Utah, United States

1914

Pearl Wynema Stephenson was confirmed a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1915

Zella Priscilla Grace completed her 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 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

1927

Ralph Le Mar Sainsbury Sr. was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1930

Kenneth Gene Russon and Mabel McCune Lunt completed their 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 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

1941

Elizabeth Ann Lunt died at the age of 74, from hemiplegia of right side caused by cerebral thrombosis and chronic myocarditis, in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States

1947

Edna Viola Nelson completed her 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 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States