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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

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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

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1664

Silence Mansfield was born in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States to Joseph Mansfield and Mary Potter

1870

William Lamont Sperry and Mary Ann Sidwell were sealed for time and eternity. William completed his endowment ordinance for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at the same time

1916

George Wright and Mary were baptized members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1947

David Bishop completed his endowment ordinance for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

Floyd Chapman Lunt died

1965

Emma Della Sperry died in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States

1967

Hosmer Mearl Chapman Lunt died

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.

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1794

Benjamin Lamont was born in North Hillsdale, Columbia, New York, United States to William Lamont Jr

1865

Samuel Phipps Brand and Mary Ann Prestidge were married

1903

Joseph Leo Olsen was born in Weston, Oneida, Idaho, United States to Joseph Olsen and Loretta Smith

1916

Della Lunt was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1967

Della Grace died

1972

Sarah Packer was sealed for time and eternity to her parents, John Packer and Edith Farnell, in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Provo Utah Temple, which is located in Provo, Utah, United States

1975

Nelson Earl Lunt was ordained an Elder for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints by Earl Sperry Lunt

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Margene Judkins was born to Dwain Eugene Judkins and Marjorie Ann Rowley

This Day In Our Family History

1682

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

1701

William Ventres died

1775

Priscilla Wood was born in Stroud, Gloucester, England, United Kingdom to John Wood and Phebe Canton

1887

Sarah Ann Webb died on Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States

1904

Lindsay Boyack Snell and Della Grace were baptized and confirmed members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1905

Benjamin Hezekiah Smith and Mattie Ann Elizabeth Atchinson were married

1906

Pearl Wynema Stephenson was born in Levan, Juab, Utah, United States to George Christian Stephensen and Christena Anna Christensen

1908

Karma Palmgreen Anderson died

1916

Della Grace was baptized and confirmed a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1936

Sarah and William Lamont Sperry was sealed for time and eternity to their parents, Mary Lamont and Joy Sperry, in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ Salt Lake Utah Temple, which is located in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

1963

Grant Jennings Johnson and Leah Pierce completed their initiatory and endowment ordinances for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in The Church’s Manti Utah Temple. They were also sealed for time and eternity at the same time

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Jamee Nicole Jones was born at McKay-Dee Hospital, which is located in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States to Michelle Lei Owens and Michael D. Jones

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1757

Giles Dayton and Mary Bishop were married

1794

Phebe Brand was born in Ely, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom to Abraham Brand and Margaret Francis

1818

Lucy Webb was christened in Coaley, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

1884

Sarah Wild Cole died in Dillon, Beaverhead, Montana, United States

1886

Mary Ann Thompson died

1912

Ellen Wright was sealed for time and eternity to her parents, John Wright and Ann Perry

William Perry and Phebe Collett were sealed for time and eternity in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ Manti Utah Temple, which is located in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States

1913

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

1916

Pearl Wynema Stephenson was sealed for time and eternity to her parents, George Christian Stephensen and Christena Ann Christensen, in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Manti Utah Temple, which is located in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States

1933

Aaron, Enoch and Moses Sperry completed their endowment ordinance for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1936

John Wheeler was sealed for time and eternity to his parents, Thomas Wheeler Jr and Anna Halsey, in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ Mesa Arizona Temple, which is located in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States

1946

James, John, Jonathan, Joseph, Martha, Mary, Mercy, Moses and Stephen Sperry were sealed for time and eternity to their parents, Richard Sperry Jr and Martha Mansfield, in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ Saint George Utah Temple, which is located in Saint George, Washington, Utah, United States

1952

Obadiah Wheeler was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1962

Thomas Wheeler Jr and Anna Halsey were sealed for time and eternity in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Mesa Arizona Temple, which is located in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States. Their children: Hannah, Mary, Sarah, Thomas, Thomas Jr and William Wheeler were sealed for time to them at the same time

1977

David Syme Robertson died

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Jason Earl Lunt was ordained an Elder by his father, Nelson Earl Lunt, in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Bountiful 24th Ward, which is located in The Bountiful Heights Stake located in Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States. Those in the circle were: Steven Keller, Bishop Kevin L Bullock; Michael Jones; Jeff Hall and Chad Remington