This Day In Our Family History

1737

Margery Dunstone was born in Saint Stithians, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom to James Dunstone and Joan Lawry

1793

James Wood was born in Stroud, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom to William Wood and Mrs. Ann Wood

1799

John B. Turner was born to Bloomer Tudor and Charity Turner

1814

Ann Phipps Brand was christened

1857

Christen Jensen and Bodil Simonsen 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

1882

Louis William Pitt was born

1889

Hannah, Mary Ann and William Gomer Davis were sealed for time and eternity to their parents, David William Davis and Charlotte Nott Jeremy. Hannah, age 27, also completed her endowment ordinance for The Church of Jesus Christ Saints at the same time

1896

Eli Lunt Batchelor and Nell Dora Norton were married

1901

Charles Alonzo Sperry completed his endowment ordinance for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1912

Eva Pearl Sperry completed her endowment ordinance for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in The Church’s Logan Utah Temple, which is located at 175 North 300 East in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. She was also married and sealed for time and eternity to Wallace Joseph Vickers at the same time.

1923

Alfred Oscar Lunt Jr and Mary Etta George were married

1924

Eliza May Rowley, age 49, completed her endowments for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1932

Morgan Gary Fullmer Lunt was born

1934

Joseph Paul died at age 78

1957

Anne Catherine, Bodil Marie, Dorothea Sophie, Maren Catherine and Soren Christian Christensen were sealed for time and eternity to their parents, Christen Jensen and Bodil Simonsen

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1687

Charles Sperry was born in London, Middlesex, England to Edward L. Lunt and Tamizen Coes

1884

Emily Esther Sperry was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saint

1898

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

1923

Phebe Canton completed her endowment ordinance for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1927

David Reuben Davis was baptized, by proxy, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1936

Wendall James Downard was born

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Grace Ann Owens was born in Spokane, Washington, United States to Robert Michael Owens and Cheryl Jeanette Smith

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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1786

Edward Perry was born to William Perry and Phebe Collett

1899

Frank J. Lunt was born

1921

John Lunt and Ms. Edgerton completed their endowments for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1923

Keith Merrill Barnes was born in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States to Joseph Ralph Barnes and Della Grace

Dona Grace was born in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States to Hosmer Lyle Grace and Salome Downs

1925

Elizabeth Gibbons died

1929

Nita Fern Webster was born in Central, Graham, Arizona, United States to Samuel Edward Webster and Lydia May Nelson. She was the 4th child in a family, which had a total of 5 children

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Jason Earl Lunt completed his initiatory and endowment ordinances for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in The Church’s Bountiful Utah Temple, which is located in Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States

This Day In Our Family History

1736

James Bishop died in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

1792

Elizabeth Venables was christened

1923

Zella E. Cornaby was confirmed a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1932

Erma Nielson completed her Initiatory ordinance with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1953

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

This Day In Our Family History

1690

Mary Sperry was born in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States to Richard Sperry Jr and Martha Mansfield

1719

Mehitabel Sperry was born in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States to Moses Sperry and Anna Hannah Blakeslee

1897

George William Batchelor and Marrian Ward were married

1905

Arthur David Sperry and Gertrude Barton 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 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

1923

June Irene Sperry was born in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States to Henry Melvin Sperry and Vera Lucille Daley

1934

Retta Sperry 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

1943

Sarah Elizabeth Sperry died in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

1966

Lillian May Sperry died

2004

Mary Elizabeth Lunt died in Sweet Home, Linn, Oregon, United States

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Bobby Jean Smith was born to Ronald Steven Smith and Lora Ann Walker

This Day In Our Family History

1612

Stephen Cocks and Priscilla Wheeler were married

1725

Stephen Hill and Rebecca Bishop were married

1753

Tamar Sperry was born in Woodbridge, New Haven, Connecticut, United States to Aaron Sperry and Abigail Bishop

1848

Elizabeth Gibbons was born

1853

Mary Jane Smith was born

1872

George William Batchelor was born

1884

Sarah Wild Cole was buried in Dillon, Beaverhead, Montana, United States

1910

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

1923

June Irene Sperry was born

1937

Charles William Foote and Caroline Kate Pitt were sealed for time and eternity 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

1939

Lucy Jane Webb died

1944

James Edward Lunt died in Payson, Utah, Utah, United States

1956

Charles Howard Grace died in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States

1982

Coral Lorraine Bolton 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 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

1997

Ina Maye Mills died

2010

Stanley Houston Ipson and Shirley Mae Grace were sealed for time and eternity in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Ogden Utah Temple, which is located in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States