This Day In Our Family History

1731

Ebenezer Dorman and Abigail Bishop, age 23, were married

1787

James Hammons was born in Madison, Kentucky, United States to Phillip Hammons and Christen Cook

1798

Elizabeth/Betsy Martin was christened in Darliston, Staffordshire, England

1865

Susan Jannett Sperry was born in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States to Charles Sperry and Emily Louisa Miller

1883

Sarah Elizabeth Harper, age 8, was baptized and confirmed a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1891

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

1953

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

1958

Alfred Oscar Lunt, Jr. was buried in North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States

1981

Vera Lucille Daley was sealed for time and eternity to her parents, Adnoriam Judson Daley and Harriet Henrietta Inkley in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints which is located at 50 North West in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. She completed her endowments at the same time

1995

Mary Lucille Cowan died

2007

Charles Mayhew Astle Jr died at the age of 84 in Sandy, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

2015

Marjorie Elizabeth Snyder was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Days Saints

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Brenda Birk was born to Douglas Jones Birk and Donna Diane Smith

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This Day In Our Family History

1665

Jane Webb was born and christened in Cambridge, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom to William Webb and Elizabeth Dancy

1702

Joseph Packer died

1781

John Hammons died in Fayette, Kentucky, United States

1782

James McGuire died in Blue Licks Battleground, Kentucky, United States

1854

Samuel Olpin was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1909

David Peter Davis and Effie Cornelia Fowler were married

Edward Lunt died at the age of 94 in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States

1931

Elizabeth Venables completed her 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

1934

Emerson Adis Rowley, age 24, and Sarah Marie Alderson were married in Chinook, Blaine, Montana, United States

1958

Martha Ellen Fullmer was sealed for time and eternity to her parent, James Dickens Fullmer and Margaret Ann Laura Miller, 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. She also completed her initiatory and endowment ordinances at the same time

1977

Mary and Hannah Pitt completed their endowments for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saint in The Church’s Salt Lake Utah Temple, which is located at 50 West North West Temple in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

1982

Thomas Orpin completed his endowments for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in The Church’s Jordan River Utah Temple, which is located at 10200 1300 West in South Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

2002

Cheree Lunt died

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.

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger

Reported by Lorin P. Rowley:

Ray and Marilyn Rowley Jaeger arrived in Salt Lake City, April 16, 1958 from Oceanside, California on a short leave. They returned to O’side on May 3. Ray is in the Marine Corps at Camp Pendleton, California.

Lorenzo D. (Ren) Rowley, of Fillmore was a visitor at Lucy M. Rowley’s home in Salt Lake City on May 2, 1958. Uncle Ren, as we called him, lived with us in Mt. Home for a short time, leaving there in 1917, after serving time in the Army. This visit is the first we have seen of him since then. He enjoyed visiting with him.

May 2, 1958, Smoot and Blancye Rowley of Bynum, Montana arrived at Mt. Home. They came to Utah to attend the funeral services of a friend, Lee Jesson of Altonah, Utah. May 3, Smoot, Blanche, Edwin, and mother and others went to Mt. Home where the services were held. They returned home the same evening.

Before leaving Mt. Home they went out to the old home where we lived from 1910 to 1953. Mother moved to Salt Lake leaving the house and buildings locked up. They were in bad shape, partially wrecked by vandals and animals. They did get a few final pictures and things before leaving for Salt Lake. They got here at midnight. By 10 p.m., other folks out there had phoned that the house and all had burned to the ground at about 8 p.m. We all felt very badly about it, and mother was especially upset. It is not know just how the fire started.

Lorin and Lucy Rowley Wilcox left St. Helena, California to visit her son Harry Scott and family in Bynum, Montana. They arrived in Salt Lake on June 23, to visit her mother before going on to Fillmore for the family reunion.

Mother and I drove to Fillmore early Saturday morning, June 28, to attend the reunion. We enjoyed it very much. We enjoyed meeting all the fine people there. We regretted having to leave early to come back home. Ralph came from Duchesne. There were Ralph, Lucy, Mother and Myself of our family there. Lorin and Lucy left early in the afternoon to go on to their home in St. Helena, California. They arrived home late Sunday evening. They were all okay.

I was very much satisfied with the progress of the family tree. With one small exception, my part of the tree was complete. All mine and my family group sheets are in. all you other folks, my brothers and sister, please try to get your family sheets in, so by the reunion time next year we will have the tree growing good.

Raymond and Marilyn Jen or were home on leave again. They arrived in Salt Lake July 6th. Ray reported back to Camp Pendleton on August 5, 1958. Their new address is: 2426 Jefferson, Carlsbad, California

A boy, David Howard Rowley, was born May 8, 1958 to Leland and June Rust Rowley. Leland is the son of John Emerson and Florella (Floss) Rowley. They live in Oregon.

A boy, Richard Smoot Nordhagen, was born May 26, 1958 to Richard and Joan Rowley Nordhagen. Joan is the daughter of Smoot and Clanche Hunter Rowley.

A girl, Dorinda Mechem, was born June 21, 1958, to Howard and Verna Joy Rowley Mecham. The baby lived a few hours and died at 11:45 p.m., Saturday June 21, 1958. Graveside services were held Monday, June 24, 1958 at 2 p.m., at the Duchesne City Cemetery. Verna Joy is the daughter of Ralph and Beth Rowley.

A boy, John Lloyd Rowley was born June 22, 1958, to Floyd and Anna Dee Pleazard Rowley. Floyd is the son of Clyde and Lillian Rowley. They live at 7516 Goldenrod Ave., Magna.

Lucy M. Golding Rowley is 85 year young, as of last December 14, 1957. She has 7 boys and 1 girl…40 grandchildren, 87 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren, living.

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger

Reported by Walter I. Rowley

Lois Chapman Rowley, wife of this reporter is now cook and manager at the South Bay School, with promising chances for further advancement, they live in Eureka, California.

This reporter, Walter I. Rowley, is now serving in the Redwood District High Council, of the Northern California Mission. He was also recently assigned by Mission President Love, as first counselor of a unit of Seventys.

Clayton Alcorn Rowley returned home from the Northern California Mission, June 13, 1958. Clayton is the son of David Wm. Rowley and Lillian Alcorn. Clayton made his mission report in the Temple View Stake Conference in Salt Lake on June 29, 1958, the stake from which he left for his mission in June 1856. He made his report to the Ward from which he left, on July 20, 1958.

We are proud to announce the arrival of a fine baby boy born to Max and Wanda Rowley Pearson. He was born in Eureka, California on June 12, 1958, and weighed 9 lbs. he was named Leleand Jay. Wanda is the daughter of Walter I. Rowley and Lois Chapman.

Robert and Opal Rowley Cutler have moved from Shelby, Montana, and now live in Tremonton, Utah. Opal is the daughter of Francis H. Rowley. Robert is working for the Minneapolis Moline Co, as a parts man.

Keith Rowley, grandson of John T. Rowley and Lucy Golding is serving on a mission for the L.D.S. Church at Church Rock, New Mexico. He is doing a wonderful work among the Lamanites there. Keep up the good work, Keith.

Sheldon Murphy, son of Bert Lund and Verda Rowley Murphy, just returned from an L.D.S. Mission in Brazil where he was counselor to the Mission President. On August 29, 1958, Sheldon took to wed, Miss Norma LeWynn Potter, in the Idaho Falls Temple.

Reed Ashby Wade, son of Vivian Wade is enjoying missionary labors in Grand Island, Nebraska, which is the Western States Mission. He entered the Mission Home in Salt Lake on April 14, 1958, and departed April 21. He belongs to the Fillmore Third Ward.

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger

JAMES ROWLEY AND MARY SHERLOCK FAMILY:
Reported by Rosa Lyman More

Mrs. Walter Lyman More, wife of your correspondent’s son, came from their home in Evanston, Illinois to attend a duo-piano concert given by her daughter and son-in-law, Marjorie and Wendell Nelson, at the University of California at Santa Barbara, California, March 19, 1958. Wendell is in the Music department at the University. They have both taught music in Texas, Iowa and Illinois, where their concerts were always well received, as well as in Minnesota and Kansas. As Mrs. More returned home she came by the old homerance in Sunnymead for a short visit with me. I came here as a bride in 1898, and my son was born here, so it is home too, for all of them, even for the great-grandchildren.

Barbara Deone More Sondker and her husband Gordon W. Sondker and little daughter, Susan, age 1 ½ years, are at present living in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Gordon is with an Engineering Consulting Firm in Chicago, and is sent out on assignments. They will be in Alabama for several months, then return to Chicago. “Deanie” is the second daughter of Walter Lyman More, and a great-granddaughter of Zuriah Rowley Lyman.

Walter Lyman More was recently appointed Vice President-Personnel-of the Atchinson, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway system, with office in Chicago, Illinois.

Mary Lyman Anderson, first child of Zuriah Rowley and Lorenzo Snow Lyman, was born in Fillmore, Utah, October 2, 1875 and died January 21, 1952, in Bloomington, California. Her husband, Amel A. Anderson died March 24, 1957. They had two sons, Charles Alfred and Robert Andrew Anderson.

Charles A. Anderson, geologist, chief of the Minerals Deposits Branch, U. S. Geological Survey, lives with his wife, Helen, in Washington, D. C.  Last year he was elected to the National Academy of Sciences. They have one son, Bob, who with his wife and three children, live in Azusa, California.

Robert A. Anderson and his wife, Velma, and daughters, Martha and Linda live in Apple Valley, California. Robert is with the Portland Cement Co., in Victorville, California. He is an electrician. Velma teaches in the Apple Valley School.

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.