This Day In Our Family History

1865 

Alfred Lunt, age 20, and Priscilla Pitt, age 19, completed their initiatory and endowment ordinances and then were married and sealed for time and eternity in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ Endowment House, which is located at 50 North West Temple in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

Edward Lunt and Harriet Wood completed their endowed ordinances and then were sealed for time and eternity in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ Endowment House, which is located at 50 North West Temple in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

Amelia Emily Webb completed her endowment ordinance and then was married and sealed for time and eternity to Enoch Bowles in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ Endowment House, which is located at 50 North West Temple in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

1874 

Ann Cole died in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

1904 

Theodore Crawforth Carter was sealed for time and eternity to his parents, Thomas Goble Carter and Martha Moore Crawforth, in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ Manti Utah Temple, which is located at 200 East 510 North in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States

1911 

Walter Illith Rowley was born in Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States to Hugh Thompson Rowley and Grace Davis

1933 

Caroline Webb, age 82, was sealed for time and eternity to her parents, David Webb and Esther Olpin (proxies were used for parents), in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ Salt Lake Utah Temple, which is located at 50 North West Temple in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

1933 

Amelia Emily, Son, Mary Ann, Anna Amanda Esther and Edmund Webb were sealed for time and eternity to their parents, David Webb and Esther Olpin, in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ Salt Lake Utah Temple, which is located at 50 North West Temple in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

1992 

Thomas Emanual Bellston died 

2008 

Bessie B. Archambeau was sealed for time and eternity to her parents, Elmer David Archambeau and Mabel Esther Neubauer, in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Vernal Utah Temple, which is located at 170 South 400 West in Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States

2015 

Ralph Alcorn Rowley died at the age of 82 in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger

We feel that we have somewhat of a treat for everyone in this issue. We have a copy of an old letter written to Lucy Golding Rowley, who is the wife of John Rowley, son of John Thompson Rowley and Jane Paul. This letter was written to Aunt Lucy by her mother. (note the date)

Fremont, Wayne County, Utah
June 13, 1886

My dear little daughter,

I got your letter on the 11 and was glad to hear that you and all was well. We are all well at present, and I hope these few lines will find you all the same. You said you was homesick to bring me over there sooner. I could not come just now for it is busy time and lots to do, I do not no what news to rite this time, only Agusty got a girl and Helen Marfield has got another girl. The things here all look well and I have got about fifty or more little chickens and seven more hens setting, but I guess this is not news to you so that is enough on that.

Now my dear little girl, you must not think that I got to bed and not think of you. There is not a night or day but I think of you and pray for you, too, and I hope the Lord will hear and answer my prayers. For I do want to see you grow up in the Church and kingdom of God. A good and useful woman and a love of all things. Keep good company and learn good manners, and be kind to all. And learn all you can at a school and all that is good anywhere.

You say for me to come and not to wate for you. I think you could do the same when your school is out. You could come over for 2 or 3 weeks, ‘till the fruit is ready to take care of, and then go back to work. I do not no if anyone is over there or not, but if there is, you could come and if there is lots of fruit, I would go back with you and help take care of it, if grandma and grandpa was willing fore me to do that way. I wrote to Uncle Willey where he told me to, but he has not answered it yet.

I have not seen Clara since I got your letter. She lives down by Aunt Alice and you no that is a long was and we do not go down there to meeting anymore, so you see we don’t get to see each other as often as we would if we had to go to meeting. The folks is all well here, all that you no. Alan and Jane is going to school and they are learning fast and doing well there.

Well, I do not no of anything more at this time. I hope I shall see you soon either you come here or I will go there. But I can’t tell when I can come for I have got too many little children to leave that is one reason I do not like to go over there to stay more than a day or two. So you had better come if you can get a good chance and not wate for me so good night and God bless you and rite often, as you can and I will do the same.

From you loving mother,
give my love to Grandma and Grandpa and all the rest that ask for me and receive the same yourself,
Your mother

Journal: Jeanette Sperry

1902 (Sunday) – Today has been a spiritual feast to me, Lillian (Lillian May Sperry) took care of the children (Alfred Oscar Lunt Jr and Lillian Lunt) and let me got to Sunday School, it is fast day and I had the courage to bear my testimony in Sunday School. Lillian kept the babies and let me go to Fast Meeting. The spirit of the Lord was poured out in great abundance, many faithful testimonies were born and one sister had the gift of tongues. She spoke first to Brother Albert Belliston and then spoke to all in general. She told Brother Belliston that he was carrying the cross of The Savior and that he had endured many trials through his faith, that he had given his heart to the Lord and that he should see many wonderful manifestations and that he should be an instrument of great worth in the hands of the Lord, and many other things did she tell him. She told the people that they would be tried to their utmost strength foe Satan knows his time is short and he is trying in every way to tempt this people. She said if they would put themselves in a way to receive the spirit of the Lord and would ask for it, it would be poured out upon them in great abundance. I feel thankful I received strength to rise and bear my testimony as this is only the second time I have done so in Fast Meeting. Lillian has gone home and the babies are in bed. I received a letter from my husband (Alfred Oscar Lunt).

This Day In Our Family History

1872 

Charles Alonzo Sperry was born in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States to Charles Henry Sperry, age 22, and Caroline Webb, age 21. He was the 1st of 11 children, and the 1st of 3 sons, born to the couple

1898 

Elisha Thomas Mayhew, age 27, and Sarah Elizabeth Harper, age 23, completed their initiatory and endowment ordinances and then were married and sealed for time and eternity in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Salt Lake Utah Temple, which is located at 50 North West Temple in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

1919 

Thomas Emanuel Belliston was baptized and confirmed a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1930 

Charles Mayhew Astle Jr. was confirmed a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1930 

Charles Howard Jones died in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger

A THANKSGIVING POEM
by Mabel Watts

Thanksgiving is the time to sing
Our thanks to God for everything…
For our parents kind and dear,
For our friends, both far and near.
For the rain, and for the snow,
For the food that helps us grow.
For the sunshine and the dark.
For the flowers in the park.
For the birds, and for the trees…
We thank Thee God for all of these.

The Editors

This Day In Our Family History

1668 

Comfort Mansfield was born in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States to Joseph Mansfield and Mary Potter

1688 

Moses Sperry was christened in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

1772 

Elizabeth Nelms died in Cambridge, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

1846 

Asa McFarland Abbott and Sarah Sperry were married

1861 

David Webb and Esther Olpin completed their endowment ordinances and were sealed for time and eternity in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ Endowment House, which was located at 50 North West Temple in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

1913 

Mabel Cable Spencer was baptized and confirmed a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1914 

Lois Lunt was baptized and confirmed a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1930 

Charles Mayhew Astle Jr, age 8, was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1942 

Clayton Alcorn Rowley, age 8, was confirmed a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1969 

Elizabeth Bishop was born in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States to James Bishop and Abigail Bennett

1999 

Michael D. Jones died of cancer at the age of 39 at LDS Hospital, which is located at 8th Avenue, C Street East in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

Happy Birthday! 

Rebecca Ann Smith