History: David William Rowley

We really enjoyed the spirit the missionaries brought with them when they would come to dinner. Many times I (David William Rowley) was able to spend time with them in discussing gospel principles. Our daughter, Margie (Marjorie Ann Rowley), became interested in Elder Judkins (Dwain Eugene Judkins) because of his excellent example and we could […]

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Claud and Virgie Moore had been our neighbors in Gridley and I had stayed with them while my family was down with diphtheria. They had moved to Eureka just before we did, so we renewed our friendship. We used to go fishing for salmon in the ocean and usually we were pretty lucky and would […]

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Oh yes, we had another grandchildren, Donna Diane (Donna Diane Smith), born to Grace (Grace Harriet Rowley) and Don (Donald Eugene Smith) on 27 September 1950. She was a cute little trick and she has always seemed to love her grandpa. We hadn’t been in Eureka long when they sent David’s (David Alcorn Rowley) body […]

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David (David Alcorn Rowley) was sent to Japan in 1949. He seemed to like it pretty well. He wrote nice letters home and sent pictures. Then he was sent to Korea in June of 1950 when the “Police Action” began there. On 16 July 1950 we received word that he was missing in action. This […]

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Aunt Jeannette (Margaret Jeanette Alcorn) and her family (Thomas Francis, Daniel, Robert Coleman and Mary C. Brogan) surely made us welcome. We were living right there with her for several weeks before we finally found a place we could buy. We (David Willian Rowley and Lillian Alcorn) finally bought the Melissa E. Clement place which […]

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In August of 1946 Grace (Grace Harriet Rowley) had a baby boy. They named him Donald Eugene (Donald Eugene Smith, Jr.), after his father. We were all saddened when he lived only about 17 hours. It was really hard on Grace and Don (Donald Eugene Smith).. I (David William Rowley) went to work for the […]

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Grace (Grace Harriet Rowley) had grown into a lovely young lady, although she was still very young. It wasn’t very long before she and the young man next door, Donald Eugene Smith, became very interested in each other. Along in June they came to Lillian (Lillian Alcorn) and me (David William Rowley) and told us […]

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