John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger

JOHN THOMPSON ROWLEY AND JANE SMITH FAMILY:
Reported by David S. Rowley and wife, Selma

In the February issue of the paper we made a mistake and would like to correct it now. It is from Irene Jones Peterson: “Gordon, since Sept. 1957 has been with the U.S. Army, first at Fort Ord, and now at Fort McClellon, Alabama. He and Margaret Ruth Lewis were married at Rudley, (reported Rigley) Branch. Gordon was home for Christmas the went to Alabama, Jan. 3. Ruth finished her school term at Rudley College and joined him, March 6th. They are now living at 2202 Gurnee Ave., Anneston, Alabama. There is a small branch of the Church at Anneston, with a new chapel, so Gordon feels right at home. Ruth is soon to join the Church and she sings in the choir! Irene Peterson goes on to say that our little paper is a job and a wonder and that she enjoys it so much and likes to hear how everyone is doing and where they are. May this reporter add that it is a joy to get letters with news in them. I sure wish everyone would follow suit.

Our family surely has good news. In the past 3 ½ months, David and I have become grandparents three times!! On February 9, 1958, our son Jack and his dear wife, Barbara presented us with a grandson. He was born at Victorville, California and weighed 6 lbs. 7 oz. They had him blessed in March 2nd and gave him the name of Jeffery Ray Rowley.

Just 15 days later our daughter, Gayle, who is married to Franklin Dee Wareham gave birth on February 24,  to a lovely little girl. She weighed 6 lbs. 13 oz. her daddy blessed her on March 30, and gave her the name of Linda. Gayle and Franklin went through the Salt Lake Temple on June 7, 1957.

On May 12, 1958, our son, Wayne and very good wife, Annette ??rgeline McAuther, went through the Salt Lake Temple and two weeks later on May 27 a son was born to them. He weighed 6 lbs. 11 oz. His daddy blessed him, July 6, and gave him the name of David Scott Rowley. Both these last two babies were born in Salt Lake City at the L.D.S Hospital.

I forgot to mention in my last report that on December 19, 1957 Gayle went through the Temple and did the endowment work for her sister, Celia Phyllis, who died Sept. 29, 1956 of injuries suffered in an auto accident.

On Monday, June 2, 1958, Fred and Harriet Rowley, Mrs. Sarah Rowley, Mrs. G. A. (Pe??l) Rowley and myself, (Selma Rowley) went to Provo to attend the funeral of Ethel May Bedkett Rowley Beardall. She died on May 29, in Provo.

It was nice to see family members again and chat with them. Seems as if that’s the only tine we get together is on one of these sad occasions. Ethel Jane has a lovely family as does Ruth. Reginald Rowley, who is Aunt Ethel’s second son, and the baby of the family, flew out from Annapolis, Maryland, where he is an instructor at the Naval academy, for his mother’s funeral. He sure looks like the Rowley’s. he is married and has two children.

Aunt Mary Ann Rowley Jones and her daughter, Luella were there, also Manuel, Luella’s husband. Winifred Rowley and his wife, Addie were there. They have five babies now and live in Provo.

Luella and Manuel’s daughter, Rebecca, (Mrs. Neil Adendauh) had a little baby boy (I don’t have the date), at the Dragerton Hospital. He only lived 1 ½ hours. They named him Louis Lee.

William W. and Olive Louis Jones finally got a girl. She was born, May 1, in Salt Lake City and the named her Elizabeth Ann. Such a lovely old name. this young lady is bound to be spoiled and why not, she has five older brothers.

Lenna and Waldo Bushnell and their children came over to Spring Glen to see their mother Mrs. Sarah Rowley, for Easter. Grandma Rowley (Sarah) went to Moab last month (May) to help her daughter, Celia Anderson, who had been in the hospital.

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John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger

EDITORIAL:

(In place of our Editorial we are publishing the Reunion Report)

Our Reunion, as announced was held at Fillmore, Utah, on June 23, 1958. There were three family trees exhibited. One for the James Rowley families drawn by Claude and Angie Warner and one of the Ralph Nephi Rowley families drawn by Iris Lyman Lambertsen, and the tree that was drawn for our first family reunion in 1956 by Paul Cline. They tell quite a story of what has been done in the past two years in research of our collateral lives. Many branches are compete  and up to date, which is really an inspiration to many of us, of what can be done. We had nearly one hundred persons present throughout the day.

The day was started off with meetings. At noon we all enjoyed a fine Pot Luck dinner, after which there was a short program. The Wade girls of Fillmore gave a musical number, that was very fine, and Mrs. Lambertsen gave a short reading that was very good. We then heard reports from the committee heads, they are as follow.

This Day In Our Family History

1872

Charles Enoch Abbott and Sarah Elizabeth Sperry were married

1925

Elizabeth Gibbons died

1930

Earl Sperry Lunt completed his endowment 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

1932

Elizabeth Brockett completed her endowments for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1958

Charles Milton Pitt died

1971

Gerturde Barton was buried at Salt Lake Cemetery which is located in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

1975

Benjamin Harper was sealed for time and eternity to his parents, Benjamin Harper and Elizabeth Venables, in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ Provo Utah Temple, which is located in Provo, Provo, Utah, United States

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Nicholas Padgett was born to Jerry Padgett and Polly Ann Smith

This Day In Our Family History

1788

Abigail Morgan was born in Essex, Chittenden, Vermont, United States to Daniel Morgan, Jr. and Abigail Jones

1808

Edward Leach and Elizabeth Phipps were married

1851

Harriet Wood was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1952

Harriet Ann Rowley died in Shelley, Bingham, Idaho, United States

1958

Larry Eugene Gabbitas was born in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States to Larry Lunt Gabbitas

1978

Benjamin Harper and Elizabeth Venables were sealed for time and eternity in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ Provo Utah Temple, which was located in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States

This Day In Our Family History

1609

William Lount was born in Paisley, Scotland to Richard Lount and Mary Jacomyn McKinney

1778

Ann Elston was born in Walsall, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

1835

Hezekiah Smith and Nancy Cooley were married in Grayson, Virginia, United States

1867

James Sperry died

1898

Aleta Pearl Lunt was born in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States to George William Lunt and Rose Etta Morgan

1911

Deriot Eugene Smith was born in Justice Precinct One, Hill, Texas, United States to Benjamin Hezekiah Smith and Mattie Ann Elizabeth

1946

Thomas Wheeler, Sr. and Mary 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

Thomas, Jr., Priscilla, Ann and Deborah Wheeler were sealed for time and eternity to their parents, Thomas Wheeler, Sr. and Mary, in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Salt Lake Utah Temple, which is located Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

1958

Jerry Michael Lunt and Lexy L. Estep were married in San Diego, San Diego, California, United States

1986

Homer Kendall Lunt completed his endowments for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in The Church’s Ogden Utah Temple, which is located in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States

2005

Mable McCune Lunt died in South Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

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Kristine Rowley was born to Ralph Alcorn Rowley and Aleene Sumsion

Alyssa Marie Mitchell was born

This Day In Our Family History

1682 – Robert Purnell was buried in North Nibley, Gloucestershire, England

1881 – Henry Melvin Sperry was born in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States to Charles Henry Sperry and Caroline Webb

1929 – Thomas Purnell was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1932 – Thomas Wheeler Jr. completed his endowments for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1936 – Samuel Brockett completed his endowments for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1958 – John Packer and Edith Farnell were sealed for time and eternity in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Logan Utah Temple, which is located Logan, Cache, Utah, United States

2013 – Judith Ann Lunt was buried in Washington, Washington, Utah, United States

???? – Hugh Alcorn Rowley was born in Montana, United States to David William Rowley and Lillian Alcorn

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

1958 – Morgan William Lunt and Zella Evans Cornaby were married in Benjamin, Utah, Utah, United States