John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger

Reported by Clara O’Toole
of Oakland 2, California and
Ralph A. Rowley of Tacoma, Washington

The husband of this reporter, John O’Toole has been ill, and was in the hospital for a short time. He is feeling better now.

This reporter would like to express my appreciation to the Board for asking me to act as “Historian” for this ??????? of  the ????

Frank D. and Vena Rowley of Kanai, Alaska are the proud grandparents of a baby boy born Oct. 21, 1957 to their daughter, Bille Anne and her husband Verne A. Amundson of Seattle, Washington. The baby was name Verne. Frank is a son of Moroni and this is their first grandchild.

Invitations were received by members of the family to attend the wedding of Richard A. Rowley and Dorothy M. Atkins, on December 16 at Tacoma, Washington. Richard is Ralph’s only son and Moroni’s grandson.

Mark T. and Leona Rowley of Newport, Oregon took an extended vacation by car to Missouri last September where Leona attended a reunion of her family. They report a wonderful trip. They visited Sister Winifred and her husband Will Clevenger of McPherson, Kansas. They stopped in Denver and many other towns in Colorado including our old home town of Grand Valley where most of us were born.

Mark and Leona Rowley spent Christmas with his sister Alice and her husband in Forks, Washington. They also visited his brother Leslie and family and his sister Mildred and her husband in Seattle and Redmond and his brother Ralph in Tacoma before returning to New Port, Oregon.


John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger

Reported by Hugh T. Galloway
Kalispell, Montana

Dennis Galloway, son of the above reporter, and his wife have a fine baby boy born September 15, 1957. He weighed 6 pounds 9 ¾ ounces.

Hugh Galloway, this reporter won a blue and red ribbon at the fair this past fall. (He failed to mention what for, though)

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger

Reported by Jane R. Stoddard
of Route #2, Shelley, Idaho

Edwin Walker and Nellie Rowley Walker and daughter Joy from Kilroy, California has been in Shelley & Idaho Falls, ID visiting her parents and brothers and sisters and friends. She is a daughter of Royal James and Mary Ann Jones Rowley.

Roy Stoddard and Jane Rowley Stoddard of Shelley, Idaho, daughter of Royal J. and Mary Ann Jones Rowley went to visit their 2 daughter, son in-laws and 4 grandchildren over the Christmas holiday. There daughters are: Lola Jane Stoddard Hobaugh of Beemerton, Washington, La Jeanne Ann Stoddard Nicholson of Sandy, Oregon.

Mother had a birthday last Sunday. She was 74 years old.

e was 74 years old.

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger

Reported by Mrs. Joseph Wheeler
of Clearfield, Utah

The father of this reporter has been quite sick. He had an operation for a double hernia and prostate gland trouble. He was awfully ill but is getting better now and can be up and around a little bit. He is Royal James Rowley, son of John T. Rowley and Jane Paul.

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger

Reported by Jennie B. Davis of
682 No. 8th West, Provo, Utah

Mrs. Andrew G. Sperry Jr. and lovely little daughter, Susan, has been visiting in Provo with her father, Mr. Tracy Calvin and the Andres S. Terry Sr. family for the past three weeks. She plans on leaving for home in Richland, Washington about Feb. 24 or 25. Her husband, Andrew Jr. was unable to make the trip with her at this time. Andrew was released from the Army July 12, 1957. On their trip home, he and Nyra and little Susan visited in Southern Ill. Where Andrew filled an L.D.S. mission about five years ago.

They were happy to learn that several of the many friends he made in the mission field had joined the L.D.S. Church and were happily active in the branch of that section.

Andrew is now employed in Richland, Washington by General Electric Co. in the Atomic Energy Plant.

Andrew is Age Group Counselor in their ward Y.M.M.I.A.. Nyra is a very talented young woman with a good deal of musical ability. They live at 1017 Birch, Richland, Washington. Andrew is the son of Andrew S. Terry Sr. and Eleanor Bennett daughter of Eliza May Rowley and David A. Bennett.

P.F.C. David Reed Terry, another son, is stationed at Newnberg, Germany with the U.S. Army. He also is active in the branch of the church nearest his station, he has taken part in plays, put on by the M.I.A,. I do believe he would enjoy the Family Paper. His address is: P.F.C. David R. Terry, U.S. 56268837, M.P. Detachment (C.I.) A.P.O. 696, New York, N.Y.

A missionary conference was held there close to where he is stationed and David was able to attend. He met a friend of his from his Ward here in Provo, Ronald Lewis, whom I know very well. Both boys were happy to meet so far from home.

Andrew Terry Sr. and wife, Eleanor, are very busy in church activities. Eleanor, my sister, is secretary of the Y.L.M.I.A.. Andy sings in the quot and holds other positions ???????????? is a Seventy.

Andy and Eleanor and Paul Linda Ann toured the northwest last summer and spent some time with Andrew Jr. and Nyra and Susan. They visited Seattle and Portland and Spokane and through the Salmon River Valley, Sun Valley, Idaho, down to Ely and Baker Nevada where they visited with Bishop Martin Terry, brother of Andrew and his wife Rhoda.

P.F.C. John Robert Carlton, son of Elmer Carlton and Myrtle Bennett, another daughter of David and Eliza is stationed at Camp Pendleton, California received the Martar Marksmanship Award for the Martar Platoon, Oct. 8, 1957.

Robert received his promotion to Feb. 1957 and his diploma in May 1957. He was transferred from the Bon Homme Richland C.V.A. 31 (Carrier) to Camp Pendleton about that time.

Robert’s mother, Myrtle and Eleanor Terry, his Aunt, motored to Camp Pendleton, California October1, 1957 and spent 5 days visiting with Robert. They went sight-seeing and had a very enjoyable time.

Robert spent a 21 day leave home during the Christmas holidays. This was the first time in three years the Jack and Myrtle have had all their children home at once since Christmas 1954. Robert joined the marines three years ago this May and served over a year in the Far East. And Marion, their daughter and her husband, Aaron lived in Fairbank, Alaska for almost two years. Their little son was born there in August 1956 (He is just the cutest thing you ever have seen). So the 1957 Yule Season was a real joyous one for the Carlton family.

Robert is going, or has gone, on a field trip with his outfit into the Sahara, Nevada region for a specified period of time.

Elmer (better known as “Jack”) Carlton and Myrtle are very busy people in the Church and home. Jack is block teacher supervisor and is on the ward maintenance committee. Myrtle is second counselor if the Relief Society and, of course, heads the ??????????? beautiful new home and cares for two young daughters and acts the part of a mother away from home to four young men (B.Y.U. students)

Elmer, Myrtle’s husband is a descendent of the Rowley family on his mother’s side, her name was Julia Rowley, they aren’t of John Rowley and Sarah Wright line, but John’s father’s nrother’s family.

Alfred Senior Bennett, better known as “Smile” only son of David A. Bennett and Eliza Rowley has always been active in the Boy Scouts. He at present is Assistant Scout Master. Mary, his wife and daughter Colleen are active in the Sunday School and M.I.A..

Smiler and Mary and two younger children Gary and Ruth Ann and Elmer and Myrtle Carlton and their two young daughters Leanna and Sylvia went a trip to San Francisco, California the first part of August last summer.

Alfred and Mary’s son Alfred Senior Bennett Jr. and his wife Glennita became the proud parents of a beautiful baby girl Nov 19, 1957. This is their third child, they have two wonderful little boys, Mike and Scott. The baby was blessed Jan. 2, 1958. Her grandfather, Alfred S. Bennett Sr. assisted by Andrew Terry Sr., Eleanor’s husband, blessed the child and bestowed the name, Shana Winnett on her.

P.F.C. Le Roy Alan Davis, son of Le Roy Sr. and Jennie Bennett Davis is stationed in Korea. He joined the U.S.A.S.A. a year ago, Jan 4, 1957. He turned 17, Dec. 17, 1956. He received P.F.C. rating and diploma in Aug. 1957 at Fort Devens, Mass. “Alan” was home on leave for two weeks in Sept. before he went to the Far East.

We have a married daughter, Jeanne Davis Durrant, wife of Paul E. Durrant and a handsome little grandson, Walter Roy aged 2 1/2 . Jeanne is a college student at the B.Y.U. and has been on the honor roll. She is majoring in Education and will graduate this spring. She plans on teaching the fourth grade.

We have a 14 year old son at home. Shirl Bennett Davis. He and my husband, LeRoy drove “Alan” to Oakland, California September 1957. Roy and took a trip to California last August.

Alan’s work is in communications, his address is:

P.F.C. LeRoy A. Davis
R.A. 19570553
226 Signal Co.
A.P.O. 8
San Francisco, CA

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger

Reported by Luke Day of Springville, Utah

A daughter, Jeanette, was born November 6, 1957 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Ernal and Elthora Moulton Underwood. Elthora is a daughter of Basil and Eldra Day Moulton. Eldra is a daughter of Elizabeth Jane Rowley Day and a granddaughter of John T. Rowley and Jane Paul.

Robert LaVoy and Grace Ellen Roberts Lambertson are proud parents of a new baby girl, born December 21, 1957 in San Bernardino, California. They have named her Janet Grace. The little girl had a brother and twin sisters. Otto and Lillian Day Lambertson are the grandparents. Lillian is a daughter of Elizabeth Jane Rowley Day and a granddaughter of John T. Rowley.

Clarke Harris and Darlene Huff Day are now at home at 237 West 4th North in Springville, Utah. Clark graduated from B.Y.U. last spring and is employed as a chemist for American Cyanamid of Illinois, in Spanish Fork Canyon. He is a son of Luke and Marjorie Smith Day, and is descended from the line of Elizabeth Jane Rowley Day and John Thompson Rowley and Jane Paul.

Little Jess Moulton, son of Arlo LaVere and Eiko Hatakeyara Moulton underwent a tonsillectomy recently and got along just fine. His paternal grandmother is Eldra Say Moulton, whise mother was Elizabeth Jane Day and her grandfather was John T. Rowley.

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger

Reported by Verda Murphy, Chinook, Montana

Word has just been received from far away Brazil that Elder Sheldon R. Murphy has just been called to the First Counselorship in the Brazilian Mission Presidency under Pres. Asael T. Sorenson. Sheldon is the son of Verda Rowley Murphy, who is the daughter of Hugh T. Rowley, son of John T. Rowley and Jane Paul.

Lawrence Thornton Rowley, his wife, Kay and son Steven Vance are now located at 615 ½ Second Street in Havre, Montana. Lawrence is attending Northern Montana College?????????????????????????????????? and Erma ????????? Rowley ?? Kalispell, Montana 57 Bert Thomas Murphy, who is stationed at Thule, Greenland with the Air Force has just re-enlisted with that division of Uncle Sam’s Forces.

It was a very happy reunion of the H. Francis Rowley family this past holiday season. Their son Noland arrived home from Germany and Lawrence from Alaska in time to spend Christmas with the home folks. On January 2 and 3 they visited at the home of Bert Murphy in Chinook.

Miland T. Rowley and family are moving back to Reno, Nevada, to make their home. They have one son and one daughter. Miland is the son of the above mentioned H. Francis Rowley family.