This Day In Our Family History

1832

Elizabeth Betsy Spencer died at approximately 35 years old in Coaley, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

1935

John Bennett completed his endowments for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1936

John Wheeler completed his endowments for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1943

Alice Sayre and Alice Squire completed their endowments for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1945

Agnes Sayre completed her endowments for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1956

Clifford Van Taylor died in Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States

1959

James Albert Weaver Jr died in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States

1969

Thomas Curnock was sealed for time and eternity to his parents, John Curcock Jr. and Hester Mallett, 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

1970

John, Ann and Hannah Orpin were sealed for time and eternity to their parents, Henry Orpin and Jane Webb

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1657/8

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

1708/1709

John Packer and Christian Bailey were married

1728

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

1812

James Sperry and Fanny Pixley were married

1822

Nicholas Paul was born in Perranarworthal, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom to Nicholas Paul and Nancy Ann Heath

1848

Betsey Sperry died

1901

William Lamont Sperry died in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States

1937

Farrel D. Lunt was born in Utah, United States to Frank J. Lunt and Arvilla Bracken

1943

Charles Mayhew Astle Jr. and Georgetta Marie Lunt completed their endowments and initiatory 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. They were also married for time and eternity at the same time

1966

Phebe Sperry completed her endowments for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1983

Earl Sperry Lunt died at the age of 72 at his home, 746 East 650 North, in Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States

2004

Lois Lunt was buried in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States

This Day In Our Family History

1823

Nils Olsson was born

1933

Lawrence Clinton completed his endowments for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1943

Mayard C. Wankier completed his initiatory and endowment ordinance for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in The Church’s Manti Utah Temple, which is located at 200 East 510 North in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States

1953

James Ralph Matthews was baptized and confirmed a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1958

Morgan William Lunt and Zella Evans Cornaby were married in Benjamin, Utah, Utah, United States

1961

Connie Myrtle Lunt completed her initiatory and 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

This Day In Our Family History

1650

Samuel Blakesley and Hannah Potter were married

1898

Elisha Thomas Mayhew, 27, and Sarah Elizabeth Harper, age 23, were married in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

1908

Geneva Eliza Schaub was born in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States to Karl Conrad Schaub and Jessie Ann Adams

1911

Charles Gilbert Lunt, age 8, was baptized and confirmed a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1939

Vonna Ensign, age 8, was baptized and confirmed a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1942

William Potter and Frances Child 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

1943

Samuel Blakesley and Hannah Potter were sealed for time and eternity in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ Mesa Arizona Temple, which is located at 101 South LeSueur in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States. Their children: John, Son, John, Moses, Son, Mary, Hannah, Mary, Samuel, Ebenezer and Anna Blakesley were sealed to them at the same time

1953

Ralph Alcorn Rowley, age 20, 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 at 50 North West Temple in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

1954

Phebe, Priscilla, Susanna and Elizabeth Curnock completed their endowments for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

Sarah and Margaret Curnock completed their endowments 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

1974

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

2008

Bessie B. Archambeau completed her endowment ordinance for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ Vernal Utah Temple, which is located at 170 South 400 West in Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States

Updates

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; December 1, 2017

Added Categories:

  • Tuesday
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Emma Elizabeth Webb – 133
  • Emily Louisa Miller – 118
  • Caroline Webb – 47
  • David Arthur Sperry – 49

This Day In Our Family History; December 1, 2017

Added Categories:

  • Cambridge, Gloucestershire, England, United Kindgom
  • Phoebe Sperry – 280
  • Joy Sperry – 275
  • Mary Lamont – 276
  • Henrietta, Monroe, New York, United States
  • Robert Sperry Lunt – 24
  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States
  • Alfred Oscar Lunt – 15
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Mary Elizabeth Enlow – 192

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; December 1, 2017

Deleted Categories:

  • 1957
  • December

This Day In Our Family History; December 2, 2017

Removed Sealed to Spouse for Samuel Blakesley and Hannah Potter in 1650

Added Categories:

  • Wellington, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Edna Viola Nelson – 8
  • Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Nels Rosenquist Nelson – 25
  • Grace Viola Harper – 26

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; December 2, 2017

Added Categories:

  • April 1
  • 1823
  • Hanley, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • October 30
  • 1843
  • Glasgow, Lanarakshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • June 7
  • 1901
  • Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States
  • July 14
  • 1824
  • June 14
  • 1886
  • January 18
  • 1845
  • October 13
  • John Thompson Rowley – 197
  • November 7
  • 1847
  • Jane Paul – 198
  • May 22
  • 1868
  • EHOUS – Endowment House; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • June 23
  • 1880
  • SGEOR – Saint George Utah Temple; Saint George, Washington, Utah, United States
  • January 31
  • Spring Glen, Carbon, Utah, United States
  • February 23
  • 1849
  • October 3
  • 1883
  • Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States
  • August 16
  • 1851
  • 1852
  • September 26
  • 1853
  • 1881
  • October 21
  • 1925
  • November 11
  • 1856
  • 1859
  • April 4
  • 1858
  • January 1
  • 1878
  • 1943
  • April 2
  • 1919
  • September 21
  • 1951
  • July 24
  • 1860
  • February 16
  • December 11
  • 1864
  • October 10
  • 1888
  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

This Day In Our Family History; December 3, 2017

Removed sealed to spouse in 1650 for Samuel Blakesley and Hannah Potter in The Mesa Arizona Temple

Added Categories:

  • Charles Gilbert Lunt – 19
  • SLAKE – Salt Lake Utah Temple; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • ARIZO – Mesa Arizona Temple; Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; December 3, 2017

Added Categories:

  • Lillian Alcorn – 31
  • David William Rowley – 30
  • Marjorie Ann Rowley – 36
  • Orem, Utah, Utah, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; December 4, 2017

Added Categories:

  • Friday
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Caroline Webb – 47
  • Henry Melvin Sperry – 52
  • Emily Esther Sperry – 50
  • Emily Louisa Miller – 118

This Day In Our Family History; December 4, 2017

Deleted endowments for Nels Rosenquist Nelson, they were completed December 11

Added correct parents for Joseph and Moses Mansfield under sealed to parents on this day. Their parents are: Richard Mansfield and Gillian Drake

Added Categories:

  • Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Litchfield, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Alfred Oscar Lunt – 15
  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States
  • Alfred Lunt – 40
  • Priscilla Pitt – 41
  • Nels Rosenquist Nelson – 25
  • SLAKE – Salt Lake Utah Temple; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Florence Thora Harper – 76
  • Harriet Gibbons – 68
  • John Francis Gibbons – 163
  • James Robert Gibbons – 164
  • Henry Gibbons – 165
  • Sarah Gibbons – 166
  • Elizabeth Gibbons – 167
  • John Gibbons – 162
  • Sarah Wild Cole – 163

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; December 5, 2017

Added Categories:

  • Saturday
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16

This Day In Our Family History; December 5, 2017

Added Categories:

  • Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • James Wood – 247
  • Ann Amos – 248
  • Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Lydia Wood – 251

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; December 5, 2017

Added Categories:

  • 1853
  • Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States
  • England, United Kingdom
  • August
  • September 13
  • October 26
  • 1854
  • December 1
  • 1880
  • 1855
  • 1856
  • November 11
  • January 29
  • December 15
  • February 23
  • 1957
  • 1857
  • Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States
  • California, United States
  • Missouri, United States

This Day In Our Family History; December 6, 2017

Added Categories:

  • New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
  • Cambridge, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • Esther Olpin – 130
  • David Webb – 129
  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; December 6, 2017

Added Categories:

  • David William Rowley – 30
  • Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States
  • Springville, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States
  • Price, Carbon, Utah, United States
  • Orem, Utah, Utah, United States

This Day In Our Family History

1666

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

1814

William May was christened in Gwennap, Cornwall, England

1912

John Trelease May was christened in Gwennap, Cornwall, England

1928

Grace Harriet Rowley was born in Harlem, Blaine, Montana, United States to David William Rowley, age 25, and Lillian Alcorn, age 24. She was the 1st of 3 three daughters born to the couples, they had a total of 9 children

1943

Parley Davis died at the age of 65

1974

Anretta Webb was baptized, by proxy, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1996

Clayton Alcorn Rowley died at the age of 61 in South Jordan, 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.