#2 – May -1957



It is a pleasure and an opportunity to once again bring to you this family bulletin. It is very gratifying to us to see the wonderful response with which you have accepted our efforts in bringing you this edition.

If you remember we requested that subscription and the contributions be sent to different people. We have decided that it would be much easier to keep an accurate record of your contributions and such if they were all sent to one person. The request is that all money, regardless of what it is for, be sent to the organization Secretary, who is Mrs. Vernall Humphries, 1033 W. 5 N. Salt Lake City, Utah. So if you will please make note of this change.

Also at Christmastime we would like to extend to Mrs. Humphries, our deepest appreciation for the grand job she is doing in her position. We realize she has been recovering from an operation, and extend our regards and wish her a speedy and complete recovery on her part.

Our goal or objective is to bring to your attention, the Rowley Family Reunion which is coming up in June. Since this is the last issue before Reunion we want to stress to you and your family the wonderful opportunity we have in our family organization. We do hope you will all make an effort, a special effort, to come to the Reunion which has been set for June 22, 1957, to be held in FILLMORE, UTAH. We feel that these activities and objectives are for you and do hope you feel likewise. Our organization Presidency is putting a lot of work and worry into this Reunion, but only you can make it the success they hope for. So won’t you please mark the date on your calendar, so you won’t let it slip your mind, June 22, in Fillmore.

We apparently gave the impression to some last issue that the subscription rate is one dollar an issue. We are sorry if we have done so, but the rate is one dollar for the year, in that time you will receive four issues. We hope this will clear up any misunderstanding. We will apply, for those of you who have sent in two subscriptions, toward the family organization, unless you desire otherwise. Thank you, Editors


It’s wonderful to be able at this time to send out greetings to all the Rowley clan, and to wish you all the best possible success in whatever you undertake to do and that it will be along the lines that will bring you the most amount of joy and real happiness.

We have made some errors in our first edition, which we wish to correct in this one  and hope you can correct your own record accordingly and we hope that whenever you see a mistake or something wrong about the paper you would please write in and tell us about it.

I want to thank all those in the family who have done anything to help bring this paper to you. The news records, etc. I would first like to express my thanks and appreciation to those who are working on the paper and the fine work they are doing, and the many valuable hours they put into bringing this paper to us. Our Historian, who spends so much of her time and expense. The editors and secretaries, who have been putting the paper first in their responsibilities when it comes time to publish, and the expense they have been put to, and those who have taken their time to seek out and see the family news we publish of the various branches of the family. And also for those who have observed errors, mistakes or ways of improvements of our service. We want to thank you, one and all, and hope that we can make the paper a blessing to you, and something you will prize and keep.

We want to arrange to publish the records of all the descendants of John Rowley and Sarah Wright that we can. We started with Ralph Nephi first because we have a more complete record of him, but do hope that we can complete the records on all branches of the family so that they can be published as soon as possible. So that all the families may complete their records as far as we can complete them in the paper. If you have information that you feel would help us complete our records, after you have read what we have, please feel free to send it to us and enable us all to have more up to date and complete records.

Again, I express my gratitude to all of you who have made our endeavors successful. Without you who have responded to our pleas and efforts, this would not have been possible.


Mr. & Mrs. Lorin Wilcox, St. Helena, California
David Smith Rowley, Helper, Utah
Walter I. Rowley, Eureka, California
Eva Rowley Stoddard, Los Angeles, California
Mae Wheeler, Clearfield, Utah
Leon Emerson Rowley, Revalli, Montana
Mr. & Mrs. Smoot Rowley, Bynum, Montana
Edna Rowley Rasmussen, Duchesne, Utah
Richard D. Rowley. Otis, Colorado
Ralph A. Rowley, Tacoma, Washington
Mary Ann Jones, Salt Lake City, Utah
John Emerson Rowley, Charlo, Montana
Lucy M. Rowley, Salt Lake City, Utah
Lorin P. Rowley, Salt Lake City, Utah
Paul C. Rowley, Kearns, Utah
Mrs. Bernetta Muir, Fillmore, Utah
Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Rowley, Duchesne, Utah
Mr. & Mrs. Vivian Wade, Fillmore, Utah
Mr. & Mrs. Roy Stoddard, Shelley, Idaho
Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Bridley, Salt Lake City
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Cutler, Shelby, Montana
Mr. & Mrs. Otto C. Lambertson, Aurora, Utah
Mrs. Florence Bilbro, Shelby, Montana
Mrs. Rebecca Odendahl, Green River, Utah
Mrs. Henry Brunson, Fillmore, Utah
Mrs. Very Rowley, Caliente, Nevada
Mrs. Norma Banks, Salt Lake City, Utah
Mr. & Mrs. Deloy J. Gardner, Hampton, VA
Mr. & Mrs. George A. Rowley, Helper, Utah
Mr. & Mrs. Luke Day, Springville, Utah
Mr. & Mrs. Alfred D. Peterson, Selma, California
Mr. & Mrs. Francis Rowley, Great Falls, Montana
Mr. & Mrs. Miland Rowley, Reno, Nevada
Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Rowley, Alaska
Mr. Noland Rowley, Germany
Mr. & Mrs. Don Warner, Bountiful, Utah
Mrs. LaRue R. Donaldson, Salt Lake City
Mr. & Mrs. Francis Rowley, Kenai, Alaska
Mrs. Mabel Willard, Long Beach, California
Mr. & Mrs. Dwain E. Judkins, Orem, Utah


Editorial Page 1
Message from President Page 1
Subscribers (new) Page 2
Out of the Past Page 2
Report of Family Representative Page 3
Appeal from Historian Page 3
History Page 3-5
Corrections Page 5
Family News Page 6-8
Conclusion Page 8
Last Minute Flashes Page 8-9

The personnel manager was interviewing a prospective employee. “Have you ever had and experience in public speaking?”

“I sure have” answered the applicant. “I proposed to my wife on a party line.”


From out of the past we have excerpts of a letter written by Walter I. Rowley, to his brother, David W. Rowley, while Walter was serving in the Mission Field in the then Eastern States Mission. Walter and David are sons of Hugh Thompson Rowley, (and Grace Davis) who was a son of John Thompson Rowley and Jane Paul.

Louisville, KY
Feb. 3, 1938

Dear Bro., Family and All;

I had my first experience today as a missionary. I and Elder Wartena, from Great Falls, a member of three years, went tracting here in Louisville. He took the first about half a dozen places, we were out about six hours of course he was there when I ran out of gab and came to my rescue. Though we had the door shut in our faces twice, I think it was a wonderful experience, and I sure liked it. I think I’m going to like this work.

Say for beautiful church houses and one everywhere you look. There is over 90,000 in church buildings here in Louisville; the population is over 250 thousand. 

I and two other Elders went to a tobacco Mfg. Co. the other day. There are just hundreds of woman working there, just a few men to do the heavy work. It’s quite a process. They gave us two packages of cigarettes not a good start for missionaries, huh!

Oh yes, did I tell you about getting my Patriarchal Blessing again before I left Salt Lake City. It ran hand to hand with my other, but much longer and pertaining more to mission. I’m sure proud of it and I’m going to do my best to live up to it and I can with God’s help. Oh yes, I was ordained a Seventy just before I left.

Let me know when conference is going to be up there, and tell all hello, hoping you well and may God’s choicest blessings be upon you all.

As ever you loving bro,

Walter I. Rowley
927 S. 4 St.
Louisville, KY

Did you like the idea of Out of the Past? If you have any letters that you feel would be of interest to us, and would part with them for a short period of time, please send them in. We feel this can bring home pleasant memories and enjoyable hours pondering over the things that have gone by. 


The family representative, Mary Ann Rowley Jones has prepared a great many family group sheets for filing in the archives, working on them diligently and earnestly since 1936. At that time the sheets went through the archives and temple as, Ralph Nephi Rowley, “Heir”. A few years ago the system was changed to a “family representative.” From this time on the sheets were sent through as Mary Ann Rowley Jones, family representative. George A. Rowley paid a researcher for much of the research that has been done since that time.

Since the organization of the family she has had prepared for filing a great many of the family group sheets of the living as well as the dead. She has the William Edward Jones and Mary Ann Rowley descendants complete to the last detail. The David Smith Rowley and Sarah Noyes descendants complete except for three grandchildren’s families. Myrtle Deardon Jennings has sent in her family completely back to James Rowley and Mary Day. Clara Rowley O’Toole is working hard to complete her family. We have a great many sheets of the descendants of others but not complete.

PLEASE help out if you have been contacted; please send them in for filing. If you have not as yet been contacted—you will be soon, so please prepare them and have them ready or better still mail them in to the family representative—

Mary Ann Rowley Jones
252 Almond Street
Salt Lake City, Utah


 We have started to write a history of Ralph Nephi Rowley and we have the story to where they arrived in Salt Lake City. From here on in our story there are hundreds of stories that are not known to us, but are known to you from the different families and descendants of Ralph Nephi Rowley. Please will you help us honor this wonderful ancestor of ours by sending in as many of these stories as you can find, that they might be printed in following issues of the paper. You who are not descendants of Ralph Nephi Rowley, please help us with stories and things of interest of your so worthy ancestors who will be given full and equal attention.

A special is made for stories of the family as they crossed the plains. The little Uncle George Arthur Rowley told us of the Mrs. Brockbank who was lost on the plains is all we have. If any of you know more of this incident or any other things please let us know.

Historian, Luella Jones Downard


A short concise history taken from several different histories that we now have access to. We are writing this history, hoping there will be some with more information that they will make available to us.

Ralph Rowley was born in Hanley, North Staffordshire, England, 1 April 1834. His father, John Rowley was a potter by trade as were many of his ancestors and other relatives.

Hanley was at that time, and perhaps still is a pottery center—most of the people who lived there were potters. His father taught him all the skills and secrets peculiar to his trade that had been handed down from father to son for generations. He also taught him a great store of knowledge of clays and rock formations and their different uses and where they might be found. He was skilled in the building of kilns for all different uses. Of all minerals and other geological data they were well learned. There were formulas and processes to be learned, for the Rowley’s were well skilled in their trade.

Ralph’s mother, Sarah Wright, was also born in Hanley, in 1793 (it was erroneously 1785 in the last paper) as were her parents and people as far back as we have been able to trace, so we may assume that they were potters by trade too.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints sent missionaries to England in the 1837. But it was not until 1839, that the John Rowley and Sarah Wright family were visited by Mormon Elders. Mormonism made a powerful appeal to them. It offered the warmth of revivalism with a much more coherent intellectual content. It offered the Authority of sacred books, supplemented by continuous revelation through a living prophet. It offered the priesthood to all male believers, and it denounced the corruptions of existing denominations. The Rowley’s gladly accepted the truths taught by these men and in 1839 many of them were baptized.

So enthused and sincere in his belief was Ralph that he was ordained an Elder and went out to preach and teach these wonderful Eternal principles.

It was at this time that Ralph adopted the name of NEPHI and added it with hope and inspiration to his name of Ralph. How he admired Nephi and wished to be like him so he read of him over and over again in the Book of Mormon. The name enthused him and spurred him on to greater things as he tried with all his heart to emulate this great man of God.

He indeed became a “NEPHI” to his people and to all who came in contact with him throughout his life. For he sacrificed earthly pleasures and went out to preach this Gospel of kindness and love that Nephi had helped to teach and like Nephi, he led his people across the great waters to a new land where they prospered and helped to build up this land of Promise. Like Nephi, he never tired of teaching the Gospel and his faith never faltered. At all times he remained steadfast to its teaching’s and lived at all times an exemplary life.

Ralph Nephi Rowley was set apart to go to Glasgow, Scotland. He obtained a job in a pottery shop and after work he would preach on the streets with the other Elders and together with his missionary companion, they would visit the homes in the districts assigned to them.

It was here in this place, Glasgow, Lanark Co., Scotland, that Heavenly Father had prepared a family the heavenly message he was carrying. For they knew of the coming of such messengers long in advance of their appearance.

This was the Hugh Thompson and Mary Ann O’Brian family. This family was a family of distinction and rank. The father was a detective working out of Scotland Yard. They were of the nobility class if Dukes and Lords. They had two daughters, Elizabeth and Mary Ann. These sisters were both in very poor health with pneumatics.

One morning Elizabeth informed them that she had dreamed a dream in which she had been informed that they were soon to be visited by two men who were to bring them the everlasting Gospel of the Savior. She had been told that they were to admit these men into their home and to believe all that they would teach them, for they would tell them of the only true church.

Sometime after this they were visited by two Mormon Elders, as they knocked on the door and explained what they were and the message they had to deliver, they were about to be turned away when Elizabeth called out from her sick room that they were the men of her dream. She had recognized their voices. These were the voices of the men she had seen and heard in her dream, she declared that the message they had to deliver was true and to let them in and hear and believe.

These men were Ralph Nephi Rowley and his missionary companion. The family listened and believed. Time went on and they were ready for baptism. They were very concerned, for Mary Ann insisted on baptism and in her condition and considering the coldness of the weather they were afraid she could never survive the ordeal. She wore long red underwear, which was customary treatment for rheumatics. She took them off and begged to be baptized. Her wish was granted. Then she came back from the ceremony she folded her long red underwear and handed them to her mother, telling her that she would never need them again for she had been healed from her afflictions. She was indeed healed and she never again wore the underwear.

She and Ralph Nephi were married 30 October 1843, after they had fallen in love through this meeting.

The spirit of gathering to Zion came upon them and they planned and schemed to join the Saints. Like many of the Saints they tried to save to have money to immigrate with, only to have to use it to live. Four children were born to them in Glasgow, Scotland. They lost their little girl, their first child, Mary Ann while she was a baby. A painful depression existed at this time in all of Europe. The poorer classes were in very bad straights and Ralph Nephi and Mary Ann felt its grip and longed to go to a land where they were told they could be free from the hardship and frustration of this old world to a new one where they could be builders and help to build up a new Zion.

At last Brigham Young sent Isaac C. Haight and others to the British Isles with instructions to gather out the Saints with special skills and crafts and assist them with their passage money for they were badly needed to help build up the towns and settlements and provide the Saints with necessities.

So it was that Ralph Nephi Rowley was called to Utah by Brigham Young to come and ply his trade and make dishes that were so badly needed in all the settlements. Also he had a special knowledge of kilns and the building of them. They were needed in this new land. Not only did they need kilns for making of dishes but for charcoal to be used in the making of iron and other industries.

With singing hearts they prepared for their TRIP. A trip that was to take them just a week short of eight months, from when they left England until they arrived in Salt Lake City, this does not allow for the time it took them to go from Scotland to Liverpool and from Salt Lake City to Fillmore, Millard Co., Utah, where they were called to go.

They sailed with their three sons, John Thompson, who was five years old, Hugh who was three and baby Ephraim, just four months. Ralph Nephi was twenty seven and his wife, Mary Ann, twenty six.

They sailed from Liverpool, England, Jan. 10, 1852. There were 333 Saints on board under the direction of John S. Higbee, who had labored on a mission to England from October 1849 to just before their time of sailing. They arrived in New Orleans, March 11, 1852.

Among the Saints who sailed with them, there were many craftsmen. They were going to Zion, their hearts filled to overflowing with the joy the Gospel brings and in addition they were leaving a land of poverty and unemployment with hopes of being a real help to their fellow Saints. To a land where they could thrive and own houses and land as well as where they could live the Gospel without persecution.

On board ship the Saints were isolated from the rest of the passengers and did very little association with them. Their days were planned by wise leaders and there was a time for study and religious meetings as well as instruction in the things they would need to know when they crossed the plains. In general, the Saints were fed and cared for better than the rest of the passengers, some of them enjoying a better fare than they had ever had before in their lives.

They had emigrated in their native Scotland costume and as they disembarked from the ship and as they waited to board the other boat many remarks were made by the bystanders, of the beautiful child John and of what a striking picture he made with his long blond ringlets and dresses as he was in kilts.

There was a long delay until they could secure more wagons. The outfitting station was Kanesville, Iowa. They left Council Bluffs, Iowa 1 June 1852, in the Abraham O. Smoot Company, with Christopher Layton as assistant Captain. There were 250 people in this company with thirty one wagons. This was the first company to cross the plains under the direction of The Perpetual Emigration Fund. The company was well organized with men assigned to all the different tasks; Joseph Davis Matthews was one of the hunters chosen to furnish the Saints with fresh meat.

The company was met by the First Presidency with William Pitt’s band and many other leading citizens. This company brought the remains of Lorenzo D. Barnes and William Burton, who died while on missions to Great Britain.

This history to be continued later…


Some of you may have on your records errors in some of the dates regarding the sailing of Ralph Nephi Rowley and his family. The following information was received concerning it.

December 12, 1941 Salt Lake City, Utah the Church Historians Office. 47 East South Temple St. of the Church of Latter-Day Saints. Salt Lake City, Utah.

George A. Rowley
2015 Windsor St.
Salt Lake City, Utah

Dear Brother Rowley,

We find the following information on our records. Ralph Nephi Rowley, his wife Mary Ann, and his 3 children, John Rowley, Hugh Rowley and Ephraim Rowley, came from Glasgow, Scotland, and sailed from Liverpool, 10 Jan 1852, on the ship Kennebec. This boat landed at New Orleans, 11 March 1852. The record shows that Brother Ralph Nephi Rowley was a potter by trade. The ages of this family at the time of sailing were: Ralph Nephi 27, Mary Ann 26, John 5, Hugh 3, and Ephraim four months.

James Rowley, age 23, brother of Ralph Nephi Rowley, arrived in Salt Lake City sometime between December 10 and December 15, 1856. He was a member of William B. Hodgett’s Ox-train company. We are unable to find the company’s that many people have come with. 

December 22, 1941 Salt Lake City, Utah
this is copied from Historian’s Letters

In my letter of December 12, 1941 (the above letter), I have listed the only James Rowley that I can find. I will try now to help you with some of the names that you have asked for. 

Robert Walters, aged 26, sailed from Liverpool 30 May 1863, on the ship “Cynosure”.

This boat arrived in New York, 19 July 1863. With Brother Walters, was his wife, Abigail Walters, age 26, and their infant son, Thomas Walters. Also on this boat was Sarah Rowley, a widow, aged 59, and the mother of Abigail Walters, also Mariah Rowley. This is all the information I can give to you on names you listed with me.

We hope these letters clear up any misunderstandings concerning these facts.

After Sunday morning service in a Boston Church, a woman stayed to chat with a friend, leaving her purse on the seat. When she returned for the purse it was gone, but she quickly found it in the possession of the Pastor.

“I thought I had better hold it,” he said “You must remember that there are some in the congregation so simple that they might consider it an answer to prayer.”


While serving with the U.S. Navy at Belfast, Ireland, Vernon Alfred Peterson made the acquaintance of a lovely Irish Colleen by the name of Jacqueline Walker. This young couple was married on Wednesday, April 3, 1957, at 1:00p.m. in the Woodvale Presbyterian Church in Belfast. The young couple plan to honeymoon and collect genealogy for a month on the Emerald Island after which they will return to the U.S.A. to make their home in Selma, California, the home of the Peterson’s. The bride is the daughter of Samuel and Etta Walker of Belfast and the groom is the son of Alfred Dwane and Irene Jones Peterson, Irene Jones Peterson is the daughter of Mary Ann Jones who is the daughter of John Thompson Rowley and Mary Jane Smith.

Wayne Allred Rowley claimed Annette McArthur as his bride in nuptial rites preformed April 5, at 6:00 p.m. in the L.D.S. Institute for Religion in Price. Bishop R. Clay Allred of the 25th Ward in Salt Lake City, an uncle of the groom performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Perry L. and Rhea Wakefield McArthur of Price and the groom is the son of David S. Rowley, who is the son of David S. Rowley, Sr., who is the son of John Thompson Rowley and Mary Jane Smith. The bride wore an original model floor length gown of bouffant shirred chiffon ruffled underskirt overlaid with a skirt of scalloped lace. The bodice was lace with a sweetheart neckline trimmed in seed pearls. The sleeves were (illegible) lacing and wrist length, the bridal veil was of bride’s illusion and the headpiece was a golden crown with pearls adorning the points. The bridal bouquet was tiny pink rosebuds and white satin ribbons. The young couple honeymooned in Colorado, and are now living at Price where Mr. Rowley is a student at Carbon College.

We wish to extend to George A. Rowley a wish for a speedy and complete recovery. George A. has been under the weather, so to speak, lately and we sincerely hope for his health to once again be restored to him in full.

Mrs. Edith Morgan, of Los Angeles, has been visiting in Spring Glen, Carbon County, Utah the past week. Edith Rowley Morgan is a daughter of Silas Rowley, who is the son of John Thompson Rowley and Mary Jane Smith.

A tiny daughter weighing 6 pounds 5 oz. was born to Gayle Rowley Wareham on the 16th of March in the L.D.S hospital in Salt Lake City. Franklin D. Wareham is the baby’s father. Gayle, the mother, is the daughter of David S. Rowley Jr., the son of David S. Rowley, son of John Thompson Rowley and Mary Jane Smith. The baby was named Michele. 

A baby girl was born during February to Donald and Carrie Rowley at San Bernardino, California. Donald is a son of Franklin Rowley who is the son of John Thompson Rowley and Mary Jane Smith. 


A boy was born to Eldon and MarGenne Rowley on November 21, 1956, also a boy was born to Loren and Beulah Rowley on December 6, 1956. Both Eldon and Loren are sons of H. Cleveland Rowley a son of Walter Thompson Rowley.

Mrs. Mary Lillian Rowley Whiting, 66, of Ogden died in an Ogden hospital Friday morning April 19, of complications after an operation.

Born October 6, 1890, in Fillmore to Walter Thompson and Lena Peterson Rowley. She was married to Randall A. Whiting, 11 July 1924 in Beaver, later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She was active in Sunday School. Surviving are: her husband, two sons and a daughter; Glen A., New York City; Max R., Roy, Utah and Mrs. Lena Anderson, Delta, Utah. Seven grandchildren, three brothers. The funeral was held Monday, 22 April 1957 at Lindquist and Sons Funeral Chapel. 


This is a letter received by David Wm. Rowley dated March 16, 1957, from Tacoma, Washington.

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Rowley,

If it is possible we would like to establish our relation with other members of the Rowley Family.

Moroni and Mary Maxfield Rowley homesteaded in Garfield County, Colorado, near Grand Valley before the turn of the century. They had fourteen children, twin boys died in infancy a baby girl Edna at less than a year old. Two daughters passed on after having reached maturity and marriage, leaving offspring. Effe Rowley Nichols left a son Robert Richard. Frances Rowley left a son Joseph and a daughter Mary O’Toole. Frances Rowley was the wife of John O’Toole. 

Moroni and Mary Maxfield Rowley died in the year 1917 in Colorado. Their living descendants are: five sons, four daughters, twenty grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. They are scattered from east to west and from north to south.

This letter came from Ralph A Rowley

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph A. Rowley of Duchesne have a son, Elder Alan Keith Rowley, on a mission at Gallup, New Mexico. He is working with the Navaho Indians.

They also have a new baby granddaughter, Rebecca Elizabeth Medram. She is the daughter of Howard and Verna Joy Medram, born on Feb 19, 1957.

The following are a few excerpts from a letter written to Luella Downard Jones from Clara O’Toole.

“My sisters and brother and I have 20 youngsters and I have the only great-grandchildren, and there are five.

“When I was a youngster around 12 years old I had several letters from a cousin, Ralph, who was probably five years older than I. I do not remember which uncle he belonged to though.

“My oldest daughter, Lottie Bayton, born in 1909, has three daughters. Two of them are married. The oldest, Beverlee, born in 1931, married to Jack Pierce, has four youngsters; Sally born in 1950, Shelly in 1951, Russell, in 1953 and Jack in 1956. The middle daughter Barbara Bayton, born in 1935, is married to Gerald Johnson and is expecting a baby any day. (Since this letter was written some weeks ago she has probably had her baby, but we have not heard what it was.)”


August 30, 1956, in the Salt Lake Temple, Clark Harris Day was married to Darlene Huff. Clark is a son of Luke and Marjorie Smith Day. Luke is a son of Elizabeth Jane Rowley Day, who was a daughter of John Thompson Rowley.

March 29, 1957 in the Manti Temple, Max Phil Lambertsen was married to Joann White. Max is a son of Otto and Lillian Day Lambertson. Lillian is a daughter of Elizabeth Jane Rowley, a daughter of John Thompson Rowley. The couple honeymooned in Arizona, Mexico and California. While in California they went through the Los Angeles Temple. They are now making their home in Richfield, Utah.

On the same day their son was married, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Lambertson (Lillian Day), March 29, were sealed in the Manti Temple for time and eternity. They had the following children sealed to the; Lillian Carol, Arthur Delane, Mary Lorane, Max Phil, Keith Paul and Rose Allie.

May 22, 1956, Bradley Kim Lambertson was born to Ardell and Shirly Humphrey Lambertson. Ardell is a son of Lillian Day Lambertson, a daughter of Elizabeth Jane Rowley Day, who was a daughter of John Thompson Rowley.

Little Tamara Valerie Johnson, born September 20, 1956 to Willis and Reva Zufelt Johnson, Willis is a son of Richard Johnson and Verda Day Johnson Hotchkiss. Verda is a daughter of Elizabeth Jane Rowley Day, a daughter of John Thompson Rowley.

On November 13, 1955, Gary Lee Shepherd, was born to Calvin and Ellamay Starley Shepherd. Ellamay is a daughter of Fern Day Starley Stewart, a daughter of Elizabeth Jane Rowley Day, a daughter of John Thompson Rowley.

A boy was born to Hugh and Violet Grace Rowley Byrd on March 23, 1957. They named him Larry Dale Byrd. Violet is a daughter of Emerson A. Rowley, a son of Hugh Thompson Rowley, a son of John Thompson Rowley and Jane Paul.

A/3C Leon Stringham Johnson is now stationed on the Island of Guam. He is a son of the already mentioned Richard Johnson and Verda Day Johnson Hotchkiss.

Eiko Eatskeyama Moulton passed all tests and took the oath to obtain her citizenship papers. She is a native of Japan. Her husband is Arlo Lavere Moulton, a son of Basil and Eldra Day Moulton. Eldra is a daughter of Elizabeth Jane Rowley Day.

A baby boy was born to Robert and Opal Rowley Cutler on Jan. 15, 1957 and was named James Rowley Cutler. Opal is a daughter of Francis Hugh Rowley and Erma Thornton, Francis is a son of Hugh Thompson Rowley, a son of John Thompson Rowley and Jane Paul.

A girl was born to Miland and Willie Rowley March 4, 1957, and they named her Terrie. Miland is a son of the above mentioned Francis H. Rowley.

Noland T. Rowley, also a son of Francis H. Rowley, is serving in the Armed Forces in Germany. He has seen and visited with Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Smith. Mrs. Smith is the former Grace Rowley, a daughter of David W. Rowley, a brother to Frances H. Rowley. The Smith’s and their family of three girls and one boy are also stationed in Germany, in the Armed Forces.

Clayton A. Rowley, son of David W. Rowley has been transferred to Fort Bragg, California and is now First Counselor in the Branch Presidency there in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He is enjoying his missionary labors very much.

We wish to extend our wishes for a complete recovery to Mrs. Eva Stoddard, daughter of Ralph N. Rowley, a son of John Thompson Rowley and Jane Paul; she underwent an operation during the month of January. She lives in Southern California.

CORRECTION: in our last issue we reported the birth of twin boys born to Gladys Rowley and Dale Anderson, it read as follows: “On Jan. 19, 1957 twin boys, 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 Rowley, of Charlo, Montana, who was the son of John Thompson Rowley, who was the son of John Thompson Rowley and Jane Paul.”

The correct announcement should read: “Twin sons, were born to Mr. and Mrs. Dale Anderson, the mother was the former Gladys Rowley, daughter of Emerson Leon Rowley, who was the son of John Emerson Rowley, a son of John Thompson Rowley, son of John Thompson Rowley and Jane Paul.”

The following is an invitation we received from Emerson Leon Rowley,

“I would like to extend to the readers of your paper and invitation that any of them who might be up this way—Ravalli, Montana, on Highway #93 at the junction of #10A, 32 miles north-west of Missoula, we would appreciate having them stop at the Post Office and look us up. It is surprising how few people mentioned in your paper that we have had the privilege of meeting.

“May the Lord bless you and those laboring with you and in carrying out this fine work.” P.S. am enclosing my check for $5.00, one dollar subscription, $2.00 organization dues, and $2.00 just to help where you need it.

We would like to extend our wishes for a full and complete recovery to Mrs. Myrtle D. Jennings who has been ill. We hope that she and her family have been completely restored to their health and strength. Mrs. Jennings is part of the James Rowley and Mary Day family.

At the conclusion of another issue of this Bulletin, we wish to express once again our gratitude for you wonderful response. It is indeed a pleasure for us to bring this paper to you.

And in closing we want to remind you once again of our Rowley Family Reunion. This Reunion is to be held on June 22, 1957 at Fillmore, Utah. Remember that date and the place. We hope to see and meet those of you we have not yet met.


A mountaineer on his first visit to a city was fascinated by the asphalt streets. Scraping his feet on the hard surface, he remarked to his son, “Well, I can’t blame ‘em for building a town here. The ground’s too hard to plow anyhow.” 

Boss: “What can you do, boy?”
Boy: “Anything, Sir.”
Boss: “Can you wheel a wheelbarrow full of smoke?”
Boy: “Certainly, sir, if you fill it up.”

Mike: “What a town! I went to six stores and still couldn’t  find what I wanted.”
Ike: “What did you want?”
Mike: “Credit!”


Michele Wareham, 5-week-old daughter of Franklin D. and Gayle Rowley Wareham, (birth reported in family news for John Thompson and Mary Jane Smith family) died Tuesday April 23, 1957 at 2:00 a.m. of a congenital heart condition. Born March 16, 1957 in Salt Lake City. Survivors: Parents, Grandparents, V. A. Wareham, Salt Lake City; Mr. and Mrs. David Rowley, Spring Glen, Carbon County. Graveside services were held Saturday, April 27, 1957 at 3:00 p.m. in Orangeville, Emery County, Cemetery. We extend our sincerest condolences to the grief stricken family and for them would like to dedicate the following poem:

To All Parents:

“I’ll lend you for a little time, a child of mine,” He said.
“For you to love the while she lives, and mourn for when she’s dead.
“It may be six or seven years or twenty-two or three.
“But will you, till I call her back, take care of her for me?
“She’ll bring her charms to gladden you and should her stay be brief.
“You’ll have her lovely memories as solace for your grief.”

“I cannot promise she will stay, since all from earth return.
“But there are lessons taught down there I want this child to learn.
“I’ve looked the wide world over in my search for teacher’s true,
“And from the throngs that crowd life’s lanes, I have selected you.
“Now will you give her all your love, nor think the labor vain,
“Nor hate me when I come to call to take her back again?”

“I fancied that I heard them say, “Dear Lord, Thy will be done.
“For all the joy thy child shall bring, the risk of grief we’ll run.
“We’ll shelter her with tenderness, we’ll love her while we may,
“And for the happiness we’ve known, forever grateful stay.
“But should the Angels call for her much sooner than we’ve planned,
“We’ll brave the bitter grief that comes and try to understand.”

Late Flashes, Continued

Vickie Lynn Kipp, born 3 April 1957 at St. Benedict Hospital, Ogden, Utah, a daughter of Dean and Janice Croft, daughter of Mae R. Rowley Croft Wheeler, daughter of Royal James and Mary Rowley, son of John T. and Jane Paul. The Kipp’s live at 301 N. Dixie, Layton, Utah.

The Fred and Lois Rowley Stephler’s have moved to a new location. Rt. 1, Idaho Falls, Idaho. Lois is the daughter of Royal James and Mary Jones Rowley. Royal is son of John T. Rowley and Jane Paul Rowley.

A baby daughter was born to Larry and Idonna Rowley Kolson of Pingree, Idaho. Idonna is the daughter of Thomas Rowley, son of Royal James Rowley, son of John Thompson Rowley and Jane Paul.

Uncle Royal James and Aunt Mary Rowley of Shelley, Idaho are both enjoying life and are in fair health and extend greetings to all.

Mrs. Leroy M. Davis, daughter of Eliza May Rowley Bennett, daughter of John Rowley and Jane Paul, sent in the following family news:

Mr. and Mrs. Leroy (Jenny) M. Davis took their two boys, Leroy Alan 17 and Shirl Bennett 13, their Daughter Jenne was unable to go with them and on March 22, 1957 went to the Salt Lake Latter-Day Saints Temple, and there Leroy Mehlon Davis son of Alphonzo Leroy Davis and Helen Nell Powers, and Jennie May Bennett daughter of David Alfred Bennett and Eliza May Rowley were sealed for all time and had their two boys sealed to them. Roy and Jennie have been back to the Temple several times to do work for the dead.

Leroy Allen Davis son of the above mentioned Leroy M. Davis and Jennie May Bennett joined the U.S. Army Jan. 5, 1957 and was at Fort Ord, California until March 16. He likes the service very well. He was home on leave from March 16 to March 28 at which time he left by plane for Fort Devens, Mass. He is attending school there. His address is:
Pvt. Leroy A. Davis RA 19570553
Co-17-A.S.A. Student Regt. 8622
Fort Devens, Mass.

Jeanne Davis daughter of the above mentioned Leroy and Jennie Davis, is attending college at the B.Y.U. Jeanne is married to Paul Durrant and they have a son, Walter Rog. He is 20 months old.

John Robert Carlson, son of Elmer Lehi and Myrtle Bennett, daughter of Eliza May Rowley and David Alfred Bennett, daughter of John Rowley and Jane Paul. John has just gained a promotion to P.F.C. and is stationed at Camp Pendleton, California Marine Base for the next few months. John’s service has taken him to the Far East from last June till March of this year. He was in Japan, China and the Philippine Islands. His address is:

P.F.C. John R. Carlton 1501876
U.S. M.S M.D. U.S.S. Bonhomme
C.V.A. 31 F.P.O.
San Francisco, California 

After June 18 he will be off the ship and stationed at Camp Pendleton, California.

David Terry son of Andrew Terry and Eleanor Bennett Terry, daughter of Eliza May Rowley, daughter of John Rowley and Jane Paul. David is stationed Fűrth Nuremberg, Germany and is court stenographer.

Andrew Terry Jr. another son of the above mentioned Andrew and Eleanor Terry will get his release from the service in July. 

Coleen, daughter of Alfred and Mary Ann Bennett. Alfred is also the son of David Alfred and Eliza May Rowley Bennett and Eliza is the daughter of John Rowley and Jane Paul. Colleen will graduate from Orem High School on May twenty-fourth. She is leaving the first of June for Yellowstone, as she will work at Canyon Hotel.

Myrtle’s daughter, Sylvia, was taken to the hospital recently to remain there for several days. She had been operated on a year and a half ago for bladder obstruction. This may not be the same trouble, although she still has to remain there for observation.

Ralph A. Rowley, son of David W. Rowley, President, and Lillian Alcorn Rowley of Bountiful, Utah, has been appointed commanding officer of the Brigham Young University detachment of the Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps (R.O.T.C). He now holds the rank of Cadet Full Colonel. He has also recently become engaged to marry Miss Aleene Sumsion of Cheney, Washington. Miss Sumsion will graduate from B.Y.U. this May 31. They plan to be married late in August.