This Day In Our Family History

1664

Anna Harding was christened in Cambridge, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

1835

John Francis Gibbons was born in Saint Pancres Camden, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom to John Gibbons and Sarah Wild Cole

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

1881

Calvin Sperry died

1924

Edward, Lydia, Elizabeth, Mary and John Lunt were sealed for time and eternity to their parents, John Lunt and Mrs. Elizabeth Lunt, 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

1930

Bert Lund Murphy and Verda May Rowley were married in Cardston, Alberta, Canada

1931

Spencer M. Lunt was born

1957

William Earl Watson and Retta Sperry were sealed for time and eternity in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ Los Angeles California Temple, which is located at 10777 Santa Monica Boulevard in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States

1968

Olive Dove Doke died in Modesto, Stanislaus, California, United States

1969

Mary Purnell completed her endowments for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

2010

Pamela Beth Johnson was buried in Leland, Brunswick, North Carolina, United States

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Journal: Jeanette Sperry

1897 (Friday) – I went down town and then up to the lot. I prepared Father’s (Charles Henry Sperry) and Grandfather’s (Charles Sperry) for them. I cleaned all afternoon at the new home. Evening I went to the Academy Hall and had supper. There was a dance after the dinner. Afterwards I went home with Father. Slept at Grandpa Sperry’s. Saturday (18th) I cleaned all day at the new home. At night I felt sick and went to bed early.

Updates

This Day In Our Family History; December 11, 2016

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Deleted Italic
Changed wording to initiatory ordinances and fixed spelling on eternity

  • This Day In Our Family History
  • Nels Rosenquist Nelson – 25
  • Grace Viola Harper – 26
  • SLAKE – Salt Lake Utah Temple; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; December 11, 2017

Added Categories:

  • Friday
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Charles Henry Sperry – 46
  • Emily Esther Sperry – 50
  • Emily Louisa Miller – 118

This Day In Our Family History; December 11, 2017

Removed Elizabeth Lunt from endowed on this day

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  • New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
  • Harriet Gibbons – 68
  • Elizabeth Phipps Brand – 154
  • Charles Benjamin Harper – 67
  • EHOUS – Endowment House; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Elizabeth Ellis – 482
  • James Wood – 247
  • Ann Amos – 248
  • John Lunt – 242
  • Edward Lunt – 481
  • MANTI – Manti Utah Temple; Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States
  • William Wood – 487
  • Ann Elston – 243
  • Ann Wood – 488
  • Grace Viola Harper – 26
  • SLAKE – Salt Lake Utah Temple; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Nels Rosenquist Nelson – 25

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; December 11, 2017

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  • John Thompson Rowley – 197
  • Jane Paul – 198
  • David William Rowley – 30
  • Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States
  • Marjorie Ann Rowley – 36
  • Orem, Utah, Utah, United States
  • September 26
  • 1957
  • Provo, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Hugh Thompson Rowley – 85
  • Douglas Alcorn Rowley – 33
  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • November 4
  • Clayton Alcorn Rowley – 35
  • Crescent City, Del Norte, California, United States
  • October

This Day In Our Family History; December 12, 2017

Fixed were to was
Fixed Anna Amos to Ann Amos

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  • Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
  • New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
  • Ann Diana Wood – 490
  • Ann Amos – 248
  • Elizabeth Elton Lunt – 244
  • Mary Lunt – 245
  • James Wood – 247
  • William Wood – 487
  • Ann Wood – 488
  • Elizabeth Ellis – 482
  • MANTI – Manti Utah Temple; Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States
  • John Lunt – 242
  • Edward Lunt – 483
  • Elizabeth Lunt – 484
  • Edward Lunt – 481
  • Joseph Wood – 489
  • Whittemore, Kossuth, Iowa, United States
  • Rachel Phipps – 574
  • Mary Phipps – 575
  • Joseph Phipps – 578
  • Clifton Hyrum Harper – 75
  • Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Eva Pearl Sperry – 56
  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; December 12, 2017

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  • Emerson Adis Rowley – 88
  • Eureka, Humboldt, California, United States
  • May 1
  • 1957
  • Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
  • Hugh Thompson Rowley – 85
  • Grace Davis – 86
  • Milo, Bonneville, Idaho, United States
  • John Thompson Rowley – 197
  • Jane Paul – 198
  • San Diego, San Diego, California, United States
  • November 16
  • August 31
  • Arcata, Humboldt, California, United States
  • Clayton Alcorn Rowley – 35
  • David William Rowley – 30
  • Lillian Alcorn – 31
  • Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; December 13, 2017

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  • Sunday
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16

This Day In Our Family History; December 13, 2017

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  • New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
  • Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • Benjamin Harper – 153
  • Elizabeth Phipps Brand – 154
  • Saint Mary’s, Haggerston, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
  • Charles Wood – 250
  • Ann Diane Wood – 490
  • Elizabeth Betsy Spencer – 294
  • William Olpin – 300
  • SLAKE – Salt Lake Utah Temple; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Daniel Olpin – 303

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; December 13, 2017

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  • Verda May Rowley – 88
  • Chinook, Blaine, Montana, United States
  • Thule, Greenland
  • Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States
  • Hill, Montana, United States
  • Hugh Francis Rowley – 87
  • Hugh Thompson Rowley – 85
  • John Thompson Rowley – 197
  • Jane Paul – 198
  • Alaska, United States
  • Bremerton, Kitsap, Washington, United States
  • November 26
  • Provo, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Kalispell, Flathead, Montana, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; December 14, 2017

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  • Monday
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Emily Esther Sperry – 50

This Day In Our Family History; December 14, 2017

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  • Douglas Alcorn Rowley – 33
  • Harlem, Blaine, Montana, United States
  • David William Rowley – 30
  • Lillian Alcorn – 31
  • Stephen Brand – 570
  • Enoch Brand – 571
  • Eliza May Rowley – 202

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; December 14, 2017

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  • Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States
  • Olympia, Thurston, Washington, United States
  • De Tour, Oakland, Michigan, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; December 15, 2017

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  • Tuesday
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16

This Day In Our Family History; December 15, 2017

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  • Cambridge, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • Aaron George Sperry – 282
  • Della Lunt – 21
  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; December 16, 2017

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  • Wednesday
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16

This Day In Our Family History; December 16, 2017

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  • Josiah H. Miller – 284
  • Bolton, Chittenden, Vermont, United States
  • Robert Miller – 522
  • Ame Sarah Barnett – 523
  • Elizabeth Lunt – 103
  • Willenhall, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Edward Lunt – 100
  • Harriet Wood – 101
  • Rhoda Ann Webb – 138
  • Charles Gilbert Lunt – 19
  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; December 16, 2017

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  • October
  • San Diego, San Diego, California, United States
  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Havre, Hill, Montana, United States
  • November 25
  • 1957
  • Hugh Francis Rowley – 87
  • Kalispell, Flathead, Montana, United States
  • John Thompson Rowley – 197
  • Jane Paul – 198
  • Alaska, United States
  • Douglas Alcorn Rowley – 33
  • Sunday
  • December 1
  • November 30
  • Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States
  • October 27

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; December 17, 2017

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  • Thursday
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16

This Day In Our Family History; December 17, 2017

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  • Cambridge, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • John Francis Gibbons – 163
  • Saint Pancres Camden, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
  • John Gibbons – 161
  • Sarah Wild Cole – 162
  • Charles Alonzo Sperry – 48
  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States
  • Charles Henry Sperry – 46
  • Caroline Webb – 47
  • MANTI – Manti Utah Temple; Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States
  • Verda May Rowley – 88
  • Cardston, Alberta, Canada
  • Retta Sperry – 53
  • LANGE – Los Angeles California Temple; Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Olive Dove Doke – 84
  • Modesto, Stanislaus, California, United States
  • Endowed On This Day

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; December 17. 2017

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  • David William Rowley – 30

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; December 18, 2017

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  • Friday
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16

This Day In Our Family History; December 18, 2017

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  • Sutton Colfield, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Henry Gibbons – 165
  • John Gibbons – 161
  • Sarah Wild Cole – 162
  • Saint Pancres, Camdentown, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
  • William Dixon Bolton – 188
  • Emma Della Sperry – 54
  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States
  • SLAKE – Salt Lake Utah Temple; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • LANGE – Los Angeles California Temple; Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Archie Harold Alcorn – 97
  • Rosemead, Los Angeles, California, United States

This Day In Our Family History

1680

Richard Sperry Jr and Martha Mansfield were married

1795

Josiah H. Miller was born in Bolton, Chittenden, Vermont, United States to Robert Miller and Ame Sarah Barnett

1848

Elizabeth Lunt was born in Willenhall, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom to Edward Lunt and Harriet Wood

1891

Rhoda Ann Webb completed his endowments for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1929

Charles Gilbert Lunt, age 26, and Agnes Golightly were married in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

1933

Lydia and Ann Clinton were baptized members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1937

Ray Merrill Grace was born in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States to Hosmer Lyle Grace and Salome Downs

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Jorgen John Christensen was born to Wes Christensen and Rebeckah Birk, age 35. He is the 3rd of 3 children, and 2nd of 2 sons, born to the couple

This Day In Our Family History

1680

Richard Harding was buried in Cambridge, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

1715

Elioner Lunt died

1739

Ruth Bishop died

1846

Aaron George Sperry died

1873

Harrison Sperry Sr and Ellener Mary Butterworth were married

1933

Porty Louis Gabbitas and Della Lunt, age 25, 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. Their son, Willie Gabbitas Jr, was sealed to them at the same time.

1944

James Sperry completed his endowments for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

This Day In Our Family History

1927

Mary Ann Webb completed her endowments for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1931

Douglas Alcorn Rowley was born, in the covenant, in Harlem, Blaine, Montana, United States to David William Rowley, age 28, and Lillian Alcorn, age 27. He was the 3rd of 9 children, and the 2nd of 6 sons, born to the couple

1951

Stephen and Enoch Brand completed their endowments for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1959

Eliza May Rowley died

1962

Ronald Steven Smith, age 8, was baptized and confirmed a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

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Brent Wayne Taft was born to Dale Robert Taft, age 24, and Starli Christensen, age 21. He is the 2nd of 8 children and the 2nd of 6 sons, born to the couple

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger

ORGANIZATION OFFICES:

PRESIDENT:                         David Wm. Rowley

VICE PRESIDENTS:

Vivian Wade
John Van Rowley
William R. Jones
Luke Day

SECRETARY:                        Mary Bradley

HISTORIAN:                         Luella Jones Downard

RESEARCHER:                     Angie Warner

PAPER STAFF:                     Eleanor Terry
Myrtle Carlton
Marjorie R. Judkins

As we approach the closing of another year, let is all resolve to become more diligent in our efforts to support this organization and the many wonderful opportunities it has been affording to us. We are confident that with your continued support of our program we will be able to carry out more fully the obligations we have accepted.

Let us truly be thankful for the blessings that have been ours in the past year. Let us remember the grand times and good we have shared at our yearly Family Reunions, and be grateful for them. Let us continue to express this gratitude to those who have done so much to see that we do have good times together, and who work so hard to provide the opportunity to belong to this Family society. You know that someone had to start or organize it into what we now have. We, the editors of this publication, and I’m sure we speak for all of you folks too, at this time express the warmest of gratitude to our officers. Especially, do we thank our President, David Wm. Rowley, for his untiring efforts in this calling. Too, we realize that without the help of a understanding and willing wife, he could not accomplish the good work he does, so a big thanks to his good wife, Lillian A. Rowley.

We would like to thank also each of our four Vice Presidents for their loyal support. One cannot do a job this big without the help of wonderful men like these men, Vivian Wade, Luke Day, John Van Rowley and William R. Jones.

And to our Historian, Luella Jones Downard, our Researcher, Angie Warner, and our Secretary, Mary Bradley, we do want to express this same gratitude for their many, many hours of dedicated service for this organization. For the sacrifice they have made now again for help with the publication and distribution of this publication. We know they are all mothers and homemakers which is a job in and of itself, and of their Church obligations. Thank you very much for your loving and wonderful work.

Well, at the close of this issue and at the close of this year, may we wish you all the best of everything and much joy and happiness this season of holidays.