History: Lillian Alcorn

Well, along in March, Mr. Eppler sent us a statement that we were $2.50 overdrawn and he wanted Dave to come in and pay it up. However, according to the account Dave kept, he still owed us over $18.00. So Dave jumped on a saddle horse and went in to see him. Dave took the receipts and they figured out the same as ours. Dave told him so and he said that we had made a mistake or didn’t have all the tickets and that he wanted us to pay the $2.50. Dave told him that he still owed us some $18.00 and Mr. Eppler got pretty mean about it, so Dave threatened to take it down to the courthouse and let the court figure it. Mr. Eppler pretty quickly changed his tone and offered to do anything, but he didn’t want the matter brought before the court and made public.

Well after losing all we had in the Lee Morgan episode we moved back to the farm with Dave’s folks on the old Jake Everett place. Francis and my brother Leonard rented the Thomas Everett place below Harlem.

In the spring of 1933, on 14 April, we had another arrival. A little red-headed boy we named Ralph Alcorn Rowley. He was very cute, but he cried quite a bit. He found out early in life that he could get much of what he wanted by crying for it and it became a habit that later was hard to break. He always seemed to like to lead and had a great determination to do what he thought was right. Ralph was born in a little house on Dad Rowley’s place and Dr. Hoone was our Doctor again. He came out to the house and took care of us. A little to the east of the house and across the fence was the Branch Chapel. While back from the road a ways was Dad Rowley’s house, buildings and yards.

On the west ran the sleepy Milk River. Sleepy, that is except when the ice broke up in the spring and we had many ice jams and much high water from heavy rains and melting snow in the spring. It was during one of these high waters and floods that all of the music I had collected over the years was destroyed, which upset me very much because some of it could not be replaced.

The soil here was very sandy and wonderful garden soil and again we raised a wonderful garden. It seemed so hard to get back on our feet again financially that it was really discouraging at times. I was very blue part of the time, but I had only to look at my growing children to spark a smile. Douglas and Ralph were fast becoming bosom pals and David was the “big brother” and was a big help in keeping them happy and content. The children certainly help to brighten my outlook many times.

Dave trapped in the winters and took care of stock and continued farming in the summer. Then in the spring of 1934 Dave started to work for A.L. Johnson on his farm. Mr. Johnson was working for the government on the Indian Reservation and Dave and the Johnson boys took care of the farm. They irrigated, put in crops, harvested and took care of a herd of sheep, a herd of cattle and other stock.

On 6 October 1934 another blessed event took place. A little red-headed boy was born. He was named and blessed Clayton Alcorn Rowley. He wasn’t as healthy and robust as the others had been and for a long while we thought we were going to lose him. Once while Dave was in town, Clayton became quite ill. I had no way to contact Dave to have him bring something home from town for the baby and I was nearly frantic with worry. When Dave arrived home he had some milk of magnesia with him. He had felt that something was wrong at home and felt impressed to get some milk of Magnesia so he did. We gave some to Clayton and it was just what he needed. It settled his stomach and he quieted down and slept. Another time he became quite ill and we sent for the Doctor, but Dave and Brother Elmer Hulse administered to him and when the doctor came he said there was nothing wrong with him and he was well from that day on. But before the blessing we thought that almost every breath would be his last. It was through the wonderful power of the Priesthood that this precious little red-head was spared. He was our fifth child, all of which we are very grateful for.

That winter was a very hard winter and Dave rode horse back to and from work all winter long. Of course, I stayed home and took care of our four boys and one girl. In the early spring of 1935, Mr. Johnson fixed us up a small house there on the place and we moved over there. We were handy to the work and were better able to help with the chores. We worked for the Johnson’s for two years and our only trouble was with Bruce who was nothing but a small kid, but he thought he should run the whole deal. He was also full of mischief.

While on the Johnson place, David and Clair, one of the Johnson boys, were playing in back of the house. There was a lovely wooded area back there ideal for boyhood play. I looked out the window one day and the woods were on fire. David and Clair had set fire to the woods. We were fortunate to put it out and no one was hurt. It had certainly given me a scare though.

The winter we were there was one of the coldest winters we ever saw. The temperature would go down to about 56˚ below zero at night and then back up to 40˚ below zero during the day. The frost gathered on the walls in our bedroom, mostly behind the bed, until it was about half an inch thick. We had only one stove in the house and that was in the kitchen. It was a large Majestic range and then we only had one other room which was the small bedroom.

Dave made a figure four trap and during the worst part of the winter he trapped Chinese pheasants which we ate and canned. They surely tasted good. The snow was deep and they would come up to feed off the feeds lots when Dave would leave after putting the grain out for the sheep and cattle.

There were none of the children going to school the first year at the Johnson’s and I had to keep them in the house through those real cold spells. The telephone and electric wires would get so thick and heavy with frost that they looked like they were several inches thick and our windows had ice frozen clear to the top of them. There was sort of a swale behind the house in which grew some brush and small trees. They would get very heavy-laden with frost and it was one of the most beautiful sights one could imagine. Such beauty as you sometimes see in the early stages of cold weather on the window panes only it had a much deeper background.

We weren’t bothered too much with the cold unless the wind blew. When the wind would blow the cold was much more penetrating, but then we had both coal and wood to burn and a good stove to keep us warm. Most every morning during the really cold spells, Dave had to go out and cut the sheep loose from the ground. There would always be some of them frozen down. That is or their wool would freeze to the ground and they couldn’t get up off the ground until they were cut loose.

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

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This Day In Our Family History

1607

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

1642

John Brockett was christened in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

1732

John Lunt was born in Eccelshall, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom to John Lunt and Ms. Edgerton

1932

Clark Alcorn and Elinor Javis were married

1934

John Joseph Everhard and Coral Lorraine Bolton, age 26, were married in Santa Ana, Orange, California, United States

1940

Caroline Webb died at the age of 89 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

1945

Hannah Potter was sealed for time and eternity to her parents, William Potter and Frances Child, in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ Saint George Utah Temple, which is located at 250 East 400 South in Saint George, Washington, Utah, United States

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1837

Mary Phipps Brand was born in Soham, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom to Abraham Brand and Ann Phipps

1849

Jane Paul was born in Capetown, Mowbry, South Africa to Nicholas Paul  and Harriet May

1879

Henry Olpin died in Round Valley, Morgan, Utah, United States

1901

Herbert Veloy Burton was born

1908

Obeddelas D Loveridge and Minnie Ann Lunt were married

1934

Joseph Leo Olsen and Lois Lunt were married

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1694

John Highway and Elinor Bendall were married

1807

William Wright was born in Willenhall, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom in John Wright and Ann Perry

1812

George Wright was born in Willenhall, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom to John Wright and Ann Perry

1874

Sarah Elizabeth Harper was born in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States to Charles Benjamin Harper and Harriet Gibbons

1877

Lorinda Cecelia Rowley was born

1883

Obeddelas D. Loveridge was born

1921

Sarah Ann Lunt died in Pacheco, Chihuahua, Mexico

1934

Joe Ben Smith, age 28, and Marjorie Elizabeth Snyder were married in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States

1965

 Morgan William Lunt was buried in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States

1993

 Dona Grace was buried

2013

Gene Allen Nix died in Cottonwood, Yavapai, Arizona, United States

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Elizabeth Ellis – 482 changed to Elizabeth Ellis – 481
Edward Lunt – 483 changed to Edward Lunt – 482
Elizabeth Lunt – 484 changed to Elizabeth Lunt – 483
William Wood – 487 changed to William Wood – 486
Ann Wood – 488 changed to Mrs. Ann Wood – 487
Joseph Wood – 489 changed to Joseph Wood – 488
Ann Diana Wood – 490 changed to Ann Diana Wood – 489
Robert Miller – 522 changed to Robert Miller – 521F
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Mary Phipps – 575 changed to Mary Phipps – 574
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Journal: Jeanette Sperry; December 19, 2017

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This Day In Our Family History; December 19, 2017

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Obituary: Ralph Alcorn Rowley; December 21, 2015

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This Day In Our Family History; December 22, 2017

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Journal: Jeanette Sperry; December 30, 2017

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This Day In Our Family History; December 30, 2017

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Journal: Jeanette Sperry; December 31, 2017

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This Day In Our Family History

1700

John Orpin was buried in Cambridge, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

1870

Joy Sperry and Mary Lamont were sealed for time and eternity in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ Endowment House, which was located in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

1880

Elizabeth Martin and Clarissa, Lydia and Harriet Morgan completed their endowments for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

Charles Sperry and Alma Margaretta Torkelson were married

1903

David William Rowley was born, in the covenant, in Shelley, Bingham, Idaho, United States to Hugh Thompson Rowley, age 24, and Grace Davis, age 27. He was the 2nd of 5 children, and the 2nd of 4 sons, born to the couple

1918

John Elmer Howard was born

1919

Melva Alcorn was born in Penrose, Box Elder, Utah, United States to Clark Alcorn and Harriet Ann Weaver

1934

Marvin Ballard Alcorn and Margaret F. Kiedrowski were married

1986

Gordon Ray Lunt died

This Day In Our Family History

1899

Dwight Coridon Sparks and Clarissa Loretta Sperry – 123 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. They completed their endowments at the same time

1910

William Earl Watson and Retta Sperry – 53 were married

1934

Retta Sperry – 53 completed her endowment ordinance for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saint 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

1938

Leslie Leonard Weaver died

1954

Henry Orpin and Jane Webb were sealed for time and eternity, their daughter, Jane Orpin, was sealed to them at the same time

1977

Elizabeth Phipps was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints