#1 – February – 1957

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT,

It is really a privilege to be able to write a few lines in the first edition of our family paper, and to greet all the descendants of Grandfather John Rowley and Grandmother Sarah Wright. I do hope it will be accepted into the homes in the spirit for which it is written. As a greeting from the various parts of the family and that it will serve to keep us all posted on how the rest of the family are doing. Also to help you get and keep your family record as near up to date as possible.

In this first edition it has been hard to get the reports in from all branches of the family. We do hope
in the future publications that we get the reports in from all branches of the family in time to be published. That we will all become more familiar with our various responsibilities in this matter, that we can perfect this family paper to be of great service to all.

So if there are any suggestions you would like to make, please feel free to do so. If there is anything you would like to put in or add to the paper, contact your family reporter. If you are unable to do so send any news directly to the Editors.

Keep us posted on the current events of your family, and any biographies or records that may help us to have better records and keep more up to date on the events of the family.

We want this paper to be a permanent addition to your home. The kind of paper you will want to preserve.

Thanks you very much and I remain sincerely yours,

David William Rowley, President

EDITORIAL

We feel proud and thankful of our family name and heritage; it is a name that has come down to us through our fathers, men who were good, and tried in their way to do what was right. Though human and capable of error, they have left us a heritage for which we should be very thankful.

The name is of Anglo-Saxon origin and was derived as noted on the front page, from the words Row and Ley; row meaning sweet, and Ley meaning field.

From the front page of this publication you will probably be able to trace your own ancestry back to our common ancestors, John Rowley and Sarah Wright, and know where you fit into the family.

The family tree starts with John Rowley and Sarah Wright, who joined the Church in Handley, Staffordshire, England. Grandfather John died in England before the others came to America and on to Utah. So Grandmother, Sarah Wright Rowley and several of the children came to Utah and settled around Fillmore.

Later the Robert Walters family decided to go back to England, and Grandmother Sarah decided to go back with them, where she later passed on to her eternal reward.

From that generation we have lost much of the information that goes to make a good record. And most of what we do have, we owe to Uncle George Arthur Rowley, son of Ralph Nephi Rowley for preserving, and aiding us to obtain it.

Of those that stayed in England we have nothing on record. We have nothing further on John Rowley, who went on to Iowa. We need much more information on the Moroni Rowley family and also some of the branches of the James Rowley families, and Elizabeth Ann Rowley Lyman families, in California, and the Ceriah Shail descendants.

So if any of you can help us with needed information it would surely help to complete our records, and perfect the family tree.

Thank you, the Editors

Table of Contents

History                     Pages 2-4
Family News               Pages 4-5
Research                   Pages 5-6
List of Reporters                                      Pages 6-7
Editor’s Comments                                  Pages 7-8
Misc                                                         Pages 8-9

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HISTORY SUBMITTED FOR PRINTING IN THE FIRST ROWLEY FAMILY PAPER BY HISTORIAN, Luella Jones Downard

In this the charter paper we feel that the first history given should be the work of our first history writer, Uncle George Arthur Rowley. 

To print the story just as Uncle George wrote it is the highest tribute we can pay him. We owe him a great debt of gratitude for the Information he has left for us.

We had planned to print a history of Uncle George in connection with this history, but we can do some research and in a later issue print a much nicer history.

Everyone who had the privilege of knowing Uncle George loved him. He was so very soft spoken his voice was his most outstanding feature. It contained kindness, dignity, refinement, and all the excellent qualities of his royal ancestry. His was the true Rowley manner. He inherited the quiet genteel, inborn manner and self-esteem of the Thompson’s on his mother’s side and kindness and genuine friendliness and honesty from his so noble father, Ralph Nephi Rowley.

Although he was not too active in the Church, when his niece, Mary Ann Rowley Jones became interested in genealogy and went to him for help, he wrote this history and gave her a great deal of information that has built a background for our present genealogy research that has made it possible to do all that has been and is being done.

We owe him a great debt of gratitude for most of what has come either directly or indirectly from him. He was an instrument in the hands of the Lord in bringing this great work about and making it possible to be done. 

Before his death he demanded a promise from his niece, Mary Ann Rowley Jones, that his Temple endowments would be done. That work has lovingly and respectfully been taken care of.

HISTORY OF RALPH NEPHI ROWLEY,
WRITTEN BY HIS SON, GEORGE ARTHUR ROWLEY

My father, Ralph Nephi Rowley, was born April 1, 1824, at Handley, North Staffordshire, England. My mother Mary Ann Thompson Rowley was born on July 14, 1925 at Glasgow, Scotland.

Father, Ralph, and Mother, Mary Ann, were married at Glasgow, Scotland. Father, Ralph, died June 7, 1901, at Fillmore, Millard County, Utah. 

Ralph Nephi Rowley’s father was John Rowley who was also born in Handley, North Staffordshire, England. He married Sarah Wright, my grandmother Rowley, who was my father’s mother. Grandfather John Rowley died at the age of 45 at Handley, North Staffordshire, England.

Ralph Rowley was born in 1766 at Handley, North Staffordshire, England. He was my great grandfather, my father’s grandfather.

My grandmother, Sarah Wright Rowley, was born at Handley, about the year 1785. She came to Utah with others of her family and remained about ten years and then she left the church and went back to England. I, George Arthur Rowley, the writer of these records, can remember my Grandmother Rowley well at Fillmore.

George Wright was my Grandmother Rowley’s father and my great grandfather. George Wright was born at Handley, North Staffordshire, England about the year 1765.

North Staffordshire, England for a long time had been, and I suppose still is, a big pottery center and a large portion of my ancestors were potters by trade or by professional occupation.

My father, Ralph Nephi, had a pottery in Fillmore, Utah. In the early days Father discovered the sulphur beds at South Millard County, near Cove Fort. He hauled and sold sulphur to Brigham Young. On one occasion Brigham Young paid him a yoke of oxen for a load of sulphur.

Ralph Nephi Rowley and Mary Ann Thompson Rowley, his wife, and three children called from Victoria Dock, England on February 11, 1852 on the ship “Ellen Maria” with Captain Whitmore in command. They were on the Atlantic Ocean seven weeks and three days. They landed at New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America and were transferred to a small river steamer sailing in the Mississippi River between New Orleans and St. Louis, which took one week after a stop of two days at that city, they took another steamer, the “St. Ange”, for Kansas City, where arrived three days later. After a brief delay, owing to the lack of wagons, they started on their westward journey for Utah.

They joined and made the journey with the first company of the Perpetual Emigration Fund Company which started across the plains June 1, 1852 under the command of A. O. Smoot, Captain and Chris Layton, assistant Captain. They arrived in Salt Lake City on September 4, 1852 having been six months and three weeks on the journey.

They had plenty of Indian trouble. Father and brother John Thompson Rowley both fought Indians in one particular raiding party. These Indians came to Pahvant Valley with full intentions of massacring all the whites in Millard County. They landed at Corn Creek which was sometimes called Petersburg on account of Peter Robinson being so well known there. My folks then lived in Meadow. The Indians came in from the western part of Millard. That large company of Indians was met by the little tribe of Kanosh Indians but not in battle form but only as peacemakers and after a consultation which lasted about twelve hours, Kanosh won the Snake Indians went back to their home in Nevada.

Father, Ralph Nephi Rowley, prospected for clay to make earthenware and found many deposits which some day may prove very valuable. He found the pummy stone deposits and also volcanic glass which is the mother of pummy. He also found feldspar in goodly quantities. Pummy stone deposits were near the Twin Peaks and bordering on the Beaver River, north and east of the Black Rock Springs, which are in the South Millard County on the Union Pacific Railroad. 

Back in the 1870’s a real man-killer by the name of James Hedges, held Black Rock as a range and lived there for some years.

My mother’s father was Hugh Thompson, born at Glasgow, Scotland and became a Scotland Yard Detective. During his early years he developed a love for a particular type of work, that of crime detection and remained with it even in his old age. He was baptized a Mormon in about 1842. Later he came to Utah.

My father Ralph and three friends in the building profession, following are their names:
                  Jackson Clothier, a good old drunk
                  Tarbuck, likewise a good old drunk
But neither of these two would ever get drunk on the job.

There was also Nicholas Paul (John Thompson Rowley’s father-in-law), who was a fine rock and bricklayer. For a period of twenty years these four men built almost every house in Millard County, except in Deseret and Scipio and Father Rowley and my Grandfather Thompson worked on the construction of the State House at Fillmore, the first Capital of Utah. He also worked on the Saint George Temple and on Cove Fort.

Father, Ralph Nephi, joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was set apart to go to Glasgow, Scotland. There he obtained a job in a pottery. After work he would preach on the streets with the other Elders. It was while engaged in this preaching, after his regular working hours that he met my mother and her parents. Later my Grandmother Thompson died. Grandfather Thompson came to Utah sometime after this; he died at Meadow in 1865 at the age of 85 years. He was buried in the cemetery at Fillmore, Utah.

Father Ralph was a builder with stone and brick. Being a builder of more than average ability, he built many houses in Millard County.

Brother, John Thompson Rowley and father Ralph Nephi Rowley constructed fifteen charcoal kilns north of Frisco, which is in Beaver County. The Horn Silver Mining and Smelting Company of Frisco bought the charcoal for many years, from father and my brother John.

An incident occurred while crossing the plains which I will relate here. A Mrs. Brock was lost and never found – she may have perished or the Indians may have captured her. Her fate was never learned. 

My Grandmother Thompson’s maiden name was Mary Ann O’Brian. She was born at Glasgow, Scotland. She married Alexander Dunbar. They had a son whom they named Alexander Dunbar, Jr. He was called to war, her husband, and had to leave his wife and child. Dunbar was killed in a Naval engagement which went into English history as the battle of Trafalgar in the war with France. Mrs. Dunbar became a widow and thereby received a pension.

I will here relate the story of the day Grandfather and Grandmother were married. Her pension was due and she received it but was notified by the government to return the pension money which she did.

I have heard the story told by my mother. Hugh Thompson met Mrs. Mary Ann O’Brian Dunbar as a widow and married her, taking Alexander, her son, as a stepson.

Alexander, Jr. was of course my mother’s half-brother. He grew into manhood and at about twenty years of age he died of a severe fever.

Grandfather and Grandmother Thompson had two daughters, the oldest named Elizabeth died and the youngest was named Mary Ann Thompson, my mother.

Elizabeth, my mother’s sister, died sometime after Alexander Dunbar, Jr. Her death happened about the year 1841 or 1842.

FAMILY NEWS

BIRTHS IN THE JOHN THOMPSON ROWLEY AND MARY JANE SMITH FAMILY DURING THE YEAR 1956

Camille Sue Hansen was born in Price, Carbon County, Utah on 27 July 1956. Her parents are Gilbert Hansen and Madge Leon Rowley, who is a daughter of David Smith Rowley, a son of John Thompson Rowley and Mary Jane Smith.

A girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. Silas Asael Rowley Jr. in Randolph Air Force Base, Texas. Silas Asael Rowley Sr. is a son of David Smith Rowley who was a son of John Thompson and Mary Jane Smith. 

Manuel Louis Downard III was born in Coalville, Utah on 22 July 1956. His parents are Manuel Louis Downard II and Gladys Ball. Manuel Louis Downard II is the son of Luella Jones Downard, who is the daughter of Mary Ann Rowley Jones, who is daughter of John Thompson Rowley and Mary Jane Smith.

Carlyle Neil Odendahl was born in Dragerton, Carbon, Utah on 5 November 1956. His parents are Neil Ernest Odendahl and Juanita Rebecca Downard, who is a daughter of Luella Jones Downard, who is daughter of Mary Ann Rowley Jones, who is a daughter of John Thompson and Mary Jane Smith.

La Mont Forsyth Rowley was born in Provo, Utah County, Utah on 20 June 1956 to Winfred Smith Rowley and Minnie Leeodie Rowley. Winfred is a son of Franklin Irvin Rowley, who was a son of John Thompson Rowley and Mary Jane Smith.

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This, a rather new experiment to all of us both in experience and in a financial way, So we hope you will all bear with us and that we can work together,

And now that it costs to put out this paper, we felt that we’d try to put this paper out to show and let you know what we are trying to do to help one and all as kind of a sample copy, we feel that after you have read it you will all want to subscribe and keep it coming once every three months into your home, and will promptly send in your subscription. From now on the mailing list will include just the subscribers. Then we can carry on then and you’ll get your regular reports in on time so that the rest of the family will be kept posted, which will become of such vital interest to all of us.

It isn’t the facts you teach but the heart you reach that makes you a great teacher.

It isn’t what you say but what you inspire others to want to do and say.

MARRIAGES

Jack J. Rowley, who is a son of David Smith Rowley, who is a son David Smith Rowley, who is the son of John Thompson Rowley and Mary Jane Smith, married on 5 January 1957 in San Diego, California, Miss Barbara Migliorie, who is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Atlee Migliorie.

Gayle Rowley, who is a daughter of David Smith Rowley, who is a son David Smith Rowley, who is a son of John Thompson Rowley and Mary Jane Smith, was married to Franklin D. Wareham, a son of Vick Wareham. They were married in Elko, Nevada on 6 July 1956.

DEATHS

Funeral services were held for Celia Phillis Rowley, who died Saturday, September 29, 1956 at the City-County Hospital, Price, as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident which occurred in Price Canyon on September 22, 1956, were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Spring Glen school building under the direction of Spring Glen L.D.S. was bishopric.

Miss Rowley was born May 1, 1938 to David Smith Rowley, who is the son of David Smith Rowley, who is the son of John Thompson Rowley and Mary Jane Smith, and Selma Allred Rowley at Spring Glen.

A freshman at Carbon College, she was the correspondent for the Spring Glen areas for the Sun Advocate and the Helper Journal. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and served as a Sunday School Teacher.

She is survived by her parents and the following brothers and sisters. Wayne A.  and Micki Adele Rowley, Spring Glen; Jack J. Rowley with the U.S. Navy at Randolph Air Force Base in Texas; and Mrs. Gayle Wareham, Salt Lake City. Also Surviving is her paternal grandmother, Mrs. Sarah Rowley, Spring Glen and her maternal grandfather, Robert H. Allred of Salt Lake City.

Burial was in the Spring Glen cemetery under the direction of Wallace Mortuary.

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BIRTHS IN THE JOHN THOMPSON ROWLEY AND JANE PAUL FAMILY DURING THE YEAR 1956

A baby girl was born to Violet Grace Rowley and Hugh Byrd on the 28 of January 1956. She was named Linda Marie Byrd. Violet is a daughter of Emerson A. Rowley, who is a son of Hugh Thompson Rowley, who was the son of John Thompson Rowley and Jane Paul. 

Deon Eugene Judkins was born to Dwain E. Judkins and Marjorie Rowley Judkins on 4 April 1956 in Provo, Utah. Marjorie is the daughter of David W. Rowley, who is the son of Hugh Thompson Rowley, who was a son of John Thompson Rowley and Jane Paul. 

Grace Rowley Smith gave to a baby girl, Lillian Lorraine, on the 30 of December 1956. Donald E. Smith, the baby’s father is stationed with the U.S. Army in Warwick, Virginia. He delivered his little daughter. Grace is the daughter of David W. Rowley who is a son of Hugh Thompson Rowley, who was a son of John Thompson Rowley and Jane Paul.

MARRIAGES

Douglas A. Rowley, son of David W. Rowley and Lillian Alcorn, was married in the Salt Lake Temple on 21 September 1956 to Miss Vonna Ensign of Salt Lake City.

Lawrence Rowley was married to Miss Kay Green in the Idaho Falls Temple in August of 1956. Lawrence is a son of Francis Rowley, who is a son of Hugh Thompson Rowley, who was a son of John Thompson Rowley and Jane Paul.

MISSION ASSIGNMENTS

Sheldon Murphy, son of Verda Rowley Murphy who was a daughter of Hugh Thompson Rowley, who was a son of John Thompson Rowley and Jane Paul, is serving a L.D.S. Mission in Brazil.

Clayton A. Rowley, a son of David W. Rowley, is serving and enjoying a L.D.S. Mission in Northern California. His labors are centered in the Palo Alto area at the present time.

COMMENTS

Walter I. Rowley (son of Hugh Thompson Rowley a son of John Thompson Rowley and Jane Paul) and Lois Chapman Rowley are proud and happy to announce the wedding plans of their lovely daughter, Verda May Rowley, to Max Pearson. They both live in Eureka, California and plan to be married the last of June or the first of July in the Salt Lake Temple.

Lillian Alcorn Rowley, wife of David W. Rowley, President of our family organization recently returned from a visit with their daughter, Grace Rowley Smith, in Warwick, VA, on the occasion of the birth of her granddaughter. While there and attending Sunday School she met and visited with Deloy J. Gardner, who is the grandson of Royal Rowley who was a son of John Thompson Rowley and Jane Paul.

Also returning from a visit with her son, Andrew Terry Jr., was Mrs. Eleanore Bennett Terry. She is the daughter of Eliza Rowley Bennett, who was the daughter of John Thompson Rowley and Jane Paul. Andrew Jr. is in the Armed Forces in VA. She also visited with her son David, in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Mrs. Myrtle Bennett Carlton, also a daughter of Eliza R. Bennett, welcomed home recently her daughter, Marion and her husband and small baby, born on 24 August 1956, from Anchorage, Alaska. Aaron Dickey (Myrtle’s son-in-law) was working for the Civil Service in Alaska. While there they were active in the West Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Aaron served as the Branch Clerk, while Marion was Primary Secretary and a Visiting Teacher in the Relief Society. Marion also completed her High School there and graduated last May. They named their baby, a boy, James Calvin Dickey.

Mrs. Myrtle Carlton also has a son serving on the Aircraft Carrier “Bon Honne Richard” as a Marine. Robert Carlton just completed a tour of duty through Japan, China, and the Philippians. He will arrive in San Francisco, California sometime after the first of March.

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RESEARCH

George Albert Rowley, son of John Thompson Rowley and Mary Jane Smith during the year of 1956, supplied the money to hire a professional researcher, (Orville Johnson) who searched out fifty family groups on the John Rowley and Sarah Wright family lines. Most of the families had the surname of Rowley, with many Wright families and some Lease families. Amy Lease was the mother of John Rowley.

George Albert Rowley, in the year 1956, also financed the erection of a very elaborate and very appropriate tombstone at the graves of his mother and father, John Thompson Rowley Sr. and Mary Jane Smith.

We are also indebted to him for a great deal of information he supplied us with that will help us to write a better history of the Rowley family.

We are indeed very grateful to him for all of these very worthy endeavors.

LIST OF REPORTERS

For the John Thompson Rowley and Jane Paul family, contact:


              George Galloway
              345 Marion St.
              Salt Lake City, Utah

             Verda (Rowley) Murphy
              RT. 2,
              Chinook, Montana

For the John Thompson and Mary Jane Smith family, contact:
              Luella (Jones) Downard
              352 E. 5th S.
              Price, Utah

Walter Thompson Rowley and Lena Peterson family
              Mrs. Buella Rowley
              Deseret, Utah

James Rowley and Mary Day
          Mrs. Claude Warner
              Delta, Utah

James Rowley and Martha Day
  John Van Rowley
  2656 Chadwick
  Salt Lake City, Utah

Maria Rowley and George Hollam:
  Stella Shail
  70 College Ave.
  Rexburg, Idaho

George Arthur Rowley:
  Mrs. C.H. Howarth
  2015 Windsor
  Salt Lake City, Utah

Urina Rowley and Thomas Jensen Neilson
  Burnette (Neilson) Muir
  No address as yet

George Rowley (James Rowley and Mary Day)
  Delell (Jack) Brunson
  No address as yet

Moroni Rowley and Mary Maxfield
  No family reporter as yet

In order to be published in the following issue all family news; histories, research, etc. must be in the hands of your family reporter on or before the 1st of April, 1957.

You reporters must get your news into us, the editors, on or before the 10th of April. This is necessary in order to set up our paper and put it out by May 1, 1957. PLEASE CO-OPERATE WITH US IN THIS MATTER, WE NEED YOUR NEWS.

THE EDITORS

Mrs. Eleanor (Bennett) Terry
674 N. 6 W.
Provo, Utah

Mrs. Myrtle (Bennett) Carlton
Rt. 2 Box 759
Provo, Utah

Mrs. Marjorie (Rowley) Judkins
1684 S. Main
Orem, Utah

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OFFICERS OF FAMILY ORGANIZATION

PRESIDENT:
David W. Rowley
898 N. 4 E.
Bountiful, Utah

1ST VICE PRESIDENT:
Luke Day
973 S. 5 E.
Springville, Utah

2nd VICE PRESIDENT:
William R. Jones
10 W. 2 N
Salt Lake City, Utah

3RD VICE PRESIDENT:
Vivian Wade
Fillmore, Utah

SECRETARY:
Mrs. Vernell Humphries
1033 W. 5 N.
Salt Lake City, Utah

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY:
Mrs. Mae Wheeler
281 S. Lake View Dr.
Clearfield, Utah

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Following is the list of our subscribers up to date. I hope you find your name, if not our subscribers, if not our subscription rate is $1.00 per year and may be sent to any of the three editors. We urge you to subscribe right away, and thus enjoy this fine bulletin.

David W. Rowley
898 N. 4 E.
Bountiful, Utah

George Galloway
348 Marion St.
Salt Lake City, Utah

Eldora Moulton
129 E. 8 S.
Springville, Utah

Luella (Jones) Downard
352 E. 2 S.
Price, Utah

Verda (Rowley) Murphy
Chinook, Montana

Arthur Jones
266 S. 450 W.
Cedar City, Utah

Myrtle Jennings
619 27th
Ogden, Utah

Angie Warner
Delta, Utah

Eleanor (Bennett) Terry
674 N. 6 W.
Provo, Utah

Myrtle (Bennett) Carlton
Rt. 2 Box 759
Provo, Utah

William R. Jones
10 W. 2 N.
Salt Lake City, Utah

If your name isn’t listed, please be sure and mail your subscription right away and insure yourself a copy of the Bulletin each time it is published for a year.

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Now we would like to express our sincere thanks to those who have so generously donated to our family organization. These people are helping to make possible a Family Reunion again this summer. We had our first family reunion last June 16 and we all had a wonderful time and became acquainted with many of our people we had never met before. We had well over a hundred out to our first reunion. We hope that your contributions will keep coming in so this year’s reunion can be bigger and better than ever. 

These are the people we wish to extend our warmest thanks:

Lillian Day (Lambertson)
Edwin Rowley
La Rue Langton
Verda (Rowley) Murphy
Eva (Rowley) Stoddard
(Hugh) Francis Rowley
Walter Illith Rowley
Mae Wheeler
Grant Rowley
George Galloway
Jane (Rowley) Crabtree
Ruth (Rowley) Gerbie
Eleanore (Bennett) Terry
Alfred Bennett
Jennie Davis
Thomas Rowley
Luella (Jones) Downard
Luke Day
Loren D. Rowley
Myrtle (Bennett) Carlton
William R. Jones
Smoot Rowley
Richard R. Lyman
Chester Lyman
Vivian Wade
Angie Warner
Myrtle (Dearden) Jennings
John Van Rowley

The suggested and desired amount that each family donate to the family organization is $2.00. This amount is above and separate from our subscription rate for the Bulletin. This donation should be sent to our secretary.

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We sincerely hope you have enjoyed this, the first edition of our family bulletin as much as we have in editing it. We hope, too that you will be sure to send any suggestions or news of any kind to your reporters or the editors.

We would like to express our gratitude to all those who have helped in any way with this paper. We feel that it can be a source of enjoyment in your home as well as a source of genealogical information and an aid in keeping and adding to our personal and family records.

We hope we haven’t overlooked anything or stepped on anyone’s toes, but we do regret that more of the desired reports did not reach us in time or at all. We feel sure you will understand our position and co-operate with us in the fullest extent. If you have additional family news that was missed in this issue, please report it and we will publish it in our next issue. Also, send us any suggestions that you think would improve our paper.

Since this is principally a genealogical bulletin, we would like to include as our closing remarks this poem, which oft times seems so typical of ourselves.

“The sorrowful little man shook his head
I guess it’s good that I am dead,
No one had cares for me in life,
And Now it seems its still the same
For no one yet has searched out my name.
I wish someone would make a start
To find which family I’m a part.
For someone who’s alive today,
Could make my waiting much more gay,
If he’d just find his family tree
That links him straight on back to me.”

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THE JAMES & MARTHA DAY ROWLEY DESCENDANTS:

John Rowley, the only child of James Rowley and Martha Day, died 22 October 1955, at Fillmore, Millard Co., Utah. His wife, Frances Smith, and two children, Joseph Lawrence and Merva Rowley Berger, preceded him in death.

Those who survive are: John Van Rowley, of Salt Lake City, Utah; Melvin, Ray, and Freeman Rowley of Fillmore, Utah; and Frances Rowley Tarke, of Lansing, Michigan. John Van married Itha Stevens of Holden, Utah on 4 September 1930 in the Salt Lake Temple. They have four children, two boys and two girls. One son, Van Merrill married Mary Carrole Garff on 19 December 1955 in the Salt Lake Temple, and they live in Salt Lake City, Utah, he is attending the U of U, and the two girls, Kay Frances and Sharon are attending B.Y.U. The Youngest son, Ralph Stevens, eighteen, is a senior at South High School. They are all active in the church.

Melvin Rowley married Noma Hansen 4 January 1934, and they have six children. Two are married, La Non Rowley married Wm. Edward Fowles. They have two children, Allan Ray and Teresa Fowles, and they live in Ockley, Idaho.

Fred Rowley married Kay Still and they have one child, Marvin Duane, and live at Ely, Nevada.

Illa Mae is working in Salt Lake City at present. Larry, Randy, and Pamela live with their parents in Fillmore. 

Ray Rowley married Gwendolyn Briggs from Ephraim, 24 June 1948, and they have two boys, Daniel Ray and David Lee and live in Fillmore.

Freeman married Barbara Hopkins of Delta, Utah, on 14 February 1942. They have four boys, Rex, Mark, Duane, and Robert and they live in Fillmore, Utah.

Frances married John Stanley Tarke of Lansing, Michigan, 7 August 1973. They have no children.

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LATE REPORTS ON BIRTH AND ILLNESSES

On January 19, 1957, twin sons, Lonnie and Leo Anderson, were born to Mr. and Mrs. Dale Anderson. The mother was the former Gladys Rowley, daughter of John Emerson and Florence (Davis) Rowley, of Charlo, Montana, who was the son of John Thompson Rowley, who is the son of John Thompson Rowley and Jane Paul. The twins and mother are doing fine.

On September 9, 1956, (Emerson) Leon and Edna (Rust) Rowley had a fine baby girl. Leon is the son of John Emerson Rowley, who was the son of John Thompson Rowley, who was the son of John Thompson Rowley and Jane Paul.

Bud Rowley and wife, Ranae Leishman, had a fine baby girl. Bud is the son of Emerson Leon Rowley, who was the son of John Emerson Rowley, who was the son of John Thompson Rowley, who was the son of John Thompson Rowley and Jane Paul.

Howard Rowley, son of John Thompson Rowley, was in the L.D.S. Hospital in Salt Lake City, for an Asthmatic and run-down condition that got him down. 

Wm. Henry Galloway was called on a Mission to the Gulf States by the L.D.S Church. He left November 1, 1956 and is enjoying his mission very much. He is the son of George Galloway, who is the son of Harriet Ann Rowley Galloway, daughter of John Thompson Rowley and Jane Paul.