This Day In Our Family History

1683

Nathaniel Sperry and Sarah Dickerman were married

1816

Elizabeth Lamont Sperry was born in Henrietta, Monroe, New York, United States to Joy Sperry and Mary Lamont

1850

Shadrack Lunt was born in Willenhall, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom to Edward Lunt and Harriet Wood

1882

James Henry Atchinson, age 28, and Emma Goodman Faucett, age 20, were married

1899

Mary Catherine Hammons was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1935

Anna Halsey was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1950

Clark Alcorn was buried at Harlem Cemetery, which is located on Turner Road in Harlem, Blaine, Montana, United States

1976

Sarah, Ann, Mary and Priscilla Wright were baptized members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

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1789

Joseph Phipps was christened in Sutton, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom

1881

Sarah Wright died at the age of 88 in Hanley, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

1888

Ralph Nephi Rowley was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

George Davis, age 20, and Sariah Thomas were married. George completed his endowments for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints the same day

1913

Verdena Vickers was born

1960

Jenny Paul was sealed for time and eternity to her parents, James and Ann Paul, 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

John Paul was sealed for time and eternity to his parents, James and Ann Paul, in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ Los Angeles California Temple, which is located at 10777 Santa Monica Boulevard in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States

2015

Lillian Elizabeth Morgan Corbett was buried at Elgin Cemetery, which is located in New Elgin, Morayshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. Find a Grave Memorial ID: 160560526

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1730

Aaron Rowley, age 25, and Ann Bradshaw, about 21 years old, were married

1761

Maren Christensen was christened in Tendum, Hjorring, Denmark

1799

Twins, David John and William Davis, were born in Llwunphelish, Glamorganshire, Wales, United Kingdom to Davis John Davis/Davies and Mary Williams

1841

Mary Ann Thompson, age 17, was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1845

Alfred Lunt was born Wiilenhall, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom to Edward Lunt, age 30, and Harriet Wood, age 23. He was the 1st of 8 children and the 1st son of 5 born to the couple

1892

Jeremiah Terrell died in Cedar Valley, Utah, Utah, United States

1904

Moses Blakesley was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1950

Clark Alcorn died at the age of 69 in Sand Point, Bonner, Idaho, United States

1959

John May completed his endowment ordinance for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

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Donna Diane Smith was born in California, United States to Donald Eugene Smith, age 23, and Grace Harriet Rowley, age 22. She is the 3rd of 5 children and the 2nd daughter of 3 girls born to the couple

This Day In Our Family History

1856

Mary Ann Davis was born in Pottsville, Schyllk, Pennsylvania, United States to Davis William Davis and Charlotte Nott Jeremy

1874

Mary Emily Lunt was born

1888

Hugh Thompson Rowley, age 9, was baptized a member of The church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1901

Nils (Neils) Olson, age 77, died

1902

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

1922

Orson Weaver, age 45, completed his endowments for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

Charles Mayhew Astle Jr was born

1950

Roxie Alcorn, age 62, died

1951

Phebe, Rebeckah, Samuel, Enoch and Stephen Brand were baptized members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1977

John Packer was sealed for time and eternity to his parents, John Packer and Edith Farnell, in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Provo Utah Temple, which is located at 2200 Temple Hill Drive in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States

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1637

Mary Potter was born in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States to William Potter and Frances Child

1641

Mary and Sarah Potter were christened in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

1814

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

1876

Emily Esther Sperry was born in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States to Charles Henry Sperry and Caroline Webb, both 25 years old. She was the 3rd of 11 children born to the couple. She was born in the covenant of Jesus Christ

1913

Christopher McGuire died at the age of 70

1930

Earl Sperry Lunt, 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

1950

Lavina May Paul died at the age of 84

1956

William Alcorn and Judith Tudor 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. Their son, Coleman Ballard Alcorn, was sealed to them at the same time. These ordinance was done by Proxy

Alfred Oscar Lunt Jr died at the age of 56 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

1980

Vera Lucille Daley died at the age of 88 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

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Jason Earl Lunt was ordained as a missionary. He was residing in the Bountiful 24th Ward (720 East 550 North), Bountiful Height’s Stake in Bountiful, Davis, 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

1668

Joseph Sperry was born in new Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States to Richard Sperry and Dennis Goodyear

1904

Joseph Mansfield completed his endowments for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1934

Joseph Mansfield and Mary Potter were sealed for time and eternity

1950

Charlotte Davis died

2001

John Joseph Everhard was baptized and confirmed a member of The church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in The Church’s Medford Oregon Temple, which is located in Central Point, Jackson, Oregon, United States. He completed his initiatory ordinance at the same time.

2002

Gilbert Batchelor died