John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger


We have news from this family that Angie Warner had been ill the past little while. We were sorry to hear this and extend to her our warmest wishes for a quick and complete recovery.


John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger

Reported by: Ralph A. and Francis Rowley
3814 No. 24th
Tacoma 7, Washington

Ralph is employed five days a week at the lumber company in Olympia, Washington. About a year and a half ago we bought some acreage just out of Olympia. It had basic improvements but was rundown. It had taken most of his spare time to improve it. We expect to sell our home here and build there.

Ralph is the son of Moroni Rowley and Mary Maxfield.

Richard Rowley, Ralph’s brother, has accepted a contract as principal of a high school in De Taer, Michigan.

Ralph’s son Richard is engaged to be married to Miss Dorothy Atkins. They have set no definite time for their wedding. It probably will not take place until after the holidays.

A letter from Clara Rowley O’Tolle informed us that her husband was in the hospital for surgery.

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger

REPORTED BY,    Verda Murphy
Rt. #2
Chinook, Montana

Due to the extremely cold weather in Montana many of the sugar beets have been frozen in the ground and it is doubtful that they will be able to harvest them at all.

Bert Murphy son of Bert Murphy and Verda Rowley Murphy is serving in the armed forces in Thule Greenland. His wife Joyce, is in Dallas, Texas and Bert recently enjoyed a two week leave there with his wife.

The Bert Murphy and Verda Rowley Murphy family have all been down with the “Flu”. It developed into pneumonia and pleurisy with Virginia and she has been on the Sacred Hearts Hospital at Havre. She arrived home for Thanksgiving although she is still under the doctors care.

Lawrence Rowley, the son of Francis Rowley who was the son of Hugh T. Rowley who was the son of John T. Rowley and Jane Paul.

Lawrence has been in the service in Alaska as a radio technician is being released before Christmas, but at present is in the Naval Hospital in Bremerton, Washington for a throat disorder of some kind. He will be home for the holidays to see his wife Kay Green Rowley and his new born son, born 26 of November at 9:15 and weighing 9 Ibs. and 34 oz. a fine big boy. His hair looks like it might be red and they named him Steven Vance Rowley. They are both doing fine.

Francis and Erma also expect Nolan, Lawrence’s brother home from Germany for the holidays, so it will be a happy reunion for them during the holiday. Both Lawrence and Noland expect to attend the B.Y.U. at Provo for the next quarter.

Miland Rowley another brother of Lawrence’s and son Francis and Erma Rowley is working at the bank in Kalispell though he has had a sort of breakdown, but is still working.

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger


                Emerson A. Rowley
1419 Santa Clara
Eureka, California

May 1, 1957 was the marriage date of Arthur Alderson Rowley to Miss Frances Louise Shoemaker, of Eureka, California. The groom Arthur Rowley is the son of Sarah Marie Alderson, who is the daughter of Mr. Arthur Alderson and Violet Demmon and was born in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada. The groom’s father is Emerson Adis Rowley, son of Hugh Thompson Rowley, and Grace Davis and was born at Milo, Idaho. Hugh is the son of John T. and Jane Paul. Arthur joined the U.S.N. training at San Diego, California is now enjoying a 14 day leave visiting with his wife, Frances, along with her folks, and with his parents and brother and sister, his married sister and her husband Hugh G. Byrd, along with their children  and Larry Byrd. He will return next week to his home where he will attend school for 14 weeks preparing for the trade he expects to follow which is electricity. This date is November 16, 1957.

August 31, 1957 was a very happy day in the family of Emerson A. Rowley as that is the day that his wife Sarah Marie was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The ordinance was performed by the husband, Emerson who was very happy to be allowed the privilege to act in this occasion. The baptism was witnessed by their oldest daughter, Mrs. Violet Byrd and the oldest son Emerson Alderson Rowley, this now makes the family 100% members of the Church.

Thanksgiving Day for the Emerson A. Rowley family will be very early this year so that the family can all celebrate the day together as Arthur will be returning to the Navy base, thereby leaving an empty chair at the table.

November 16, 1957  Emerson A. Rowley receives a call.  While sitting here writing this sheet I received a phone call from Arcata, California and to my surprise it was my nephew on the phone. He is filling a mission in Northern California and was in Arcata attending a baptismal service, the missionaries name was Elder Clayton Rowley, son of David William Rowley and Lillian Alcorn Rowley of Bountiful, Utah.

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger

Reporter: David Wm. Rowley
898 No. 4 East
Bountiful, Utah

Born recently to Marjorie Rowley and Dwain Judkins of Orem, Utah was a lovely daughter. She put in her appearances September 26, 1957 at the Utah Valley LDS Hospital in Provo. She weighed in at 7 lbs. 10 oz. and was named Dwana Kay. She had two older brothers.

Marjorie is the daughter of David Wm. Rowley who was the son of Hugh Thompson Rowley who was the son of John T and Jane Paul.

Born to Douglas A. Rowley and Vonna Ensign Rowley of Salt Lake City, was a boy. Born on November 4, 1957, he was named William Douglas. He shows resemblance to his good looking parents and weighed 7 lbs. 13 oz.

Douglas is also the son of David Wm. Rowley.

Clayton A. Rowley, who is serving in the Northern California Mission, was transferred to Crescent City, California during the month of October, his present address is as follow:

                Elder Clayton Rowley
1022 Anzio Street
Crescent City, California

He would very much appreciate hearing from you, his family.

Clayton is the son of David Wm. Rowley.

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger


Reporter, David S. Rowley Jr. and wife Selma
R.R. #1 Box 73
Helper, Utah

Mr. and Mrs. Asael Jones had a son born to them on June 13th in Salt Lake City. Mrs. Jones drove herself to the hospital and beat the stork by just three minutes.

Asael is the son of Mary Ann Rowley Jones who was the daughter of John T. and Jane Smith.

A second son, Marvin Burt, was born Sept. 2 to Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Louis Downard of Coalville, Utah.

Manuel is the son of Luella Jones Downard daughter of Mary Ann Rowley Jones.

On May 5th, a son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Fred D. Rowley. The young man was given the name of Fred D. Jr. and is bound to be spoiled as he has four lovely sisters. When he was just five weeks old his mother took him and his four sisters to Alexandria, VA. To show him off to his Grandmother, Mrs. Ethel Campbell.

Fred is the son of David S. Rowley, who was the son John T. and Jane Smith W. Rowley.

Wayne A. Rowley graduated from Carbon College on May 29th and is now living in Salt Lake City and attending the University of Utah.

Wayne is the son of David S. Rowley Jr. who was the son of David S. Rowley Sr. who was the son of John T. and Jane Smith.

Winford Rowley and his two sons, of Provo, and Grant Rowley of Salt Lake visited in Spring Glen on Memorial Day and decorated the graves of their families who are buried there. Grant also has a new son, Mathew, born October 13, 1957.

Winford Rowley is the son of the Irvin Rowley who was the son of John T and Jane Smith. Grant is the brother of Doctor Dean A. Rowley and they are the sons of Silas Rowley who was the son of John T. and Jane Smith.

Miss Shirley Ann Rowley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lee Rowley was married June 1st to Ralph Keele of Price. The wedding took place at the home of the bride’s parents and they were married by Bishop John J. Neilson. Miss Judy Rowley, sister of the bride was her attendant, Shirley was dressed in a beautiful wedding gown of lace and tulle and was ballerina length. She wore a crown of pearls from which fell her fingertip veil of illusion. She carried a bouquet of white carnations and red roses. After a honeymoon in Salt Lake City, the young couple are making their home in Spring Glen.

Robert Lee Rowley is the son of David S. Rowley Sr. who was the son of John T. and Jane Smith.

Mrs. Jeanne O’Neal and her small daughter. Cindy, of Vallejo, California spent three weeks of September visiting with her mother, Mrs. David S. Rowley Sr. and with her brothers and sisters and friends of this area, Luella being sick.

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger


This is your research staff and the families they represent. If there is any way you can help; and there is. Please contact your representative. See that they get your complete family record that they may be in the family files, for we want a record of all the families, accurate and complete.

Mrs. Angie Warner
1733 South 8th East
Orem, Utah

James and Ralph Rowley and Mary Day family

Vivian Wade
Fillmore, Utah

James Rowley and Martha Day family

John Van Rowley
2656 Chadwick Street
Salt Lake City, Utah

John T. Rowley and Jane Smith Family

George Albert Rowley
Helper, Utah

John T, Rowley and Jane Paul Family

Verda R. Murphy
Chinook, Montana
Luke Day on the Day side

Walter T. Rowley and Lena Peterson Family

Luella Rowley
Deseret, Utah

Ira Lyman and Elizabeth Rowley Family

                Chester Lyman
Duchesne, Utah

Moroni T. Rowley and Mary Maxfield Family

                Clara O’Toole
1467 McArthur Blvd.
Oakland 2, California

George Arthur Rowley and Stena Hansen Family

Hughetta Howarth
2015 Windsor
Salt Lake City, Utah

Maria Rowley and Hallam Smith Family

Estella Shail
70 Collage Avenue
Rexburg, Idaho

James Rowley and Hannah Barrows Family


Zuriah Rowley and Lorenzo Snow Lyman Family