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 Louisa Edith <I>Rowley</I> Guymon

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Louisa Edith Rowley Guymon

  • Birth 8 May 1837 Worcestershire, England
  • Death 23 Aug 1901 Huntington, Emery County, Utah, USA
  • Burial Huntington, Emery County, Utah, USA
  • Plot N39 20.248 W110 58.484
  • Memorial ID 25621932

Born Mars Hill Farm, Suckley, Worcestershire, England to William Rowley and Ann Jewell Rowley. Following the death of their father, and led by a courageous and determined mother, the family immigrated to the United States in 1856 with a group of Mormon converts on the ship, Thornton. Arriving in New York, they journeyed overland to Iowa where they joined the ill-fated Willie Handcart Company for travel across the plains to Utah. The arduous trek on foot took the life of Louisa's older step-sister, Eliza, who was buried along the trail in a shallow grave. Barely surviving the harsh conditions of an early winter only because of a desparate, and now-famous, rescue on the Sweetwater River in Wyoming by wagon teams from the Salt Lake Valley, Ann Jewell Rowley and her family finally arrived in Utah. Their story is an inspiration to all of the descendents of this strong family.

A year later, on 2 Mar 1857, Louisa accepted a proposal and became the plural wife of Noah Thomas Guymon eventually giving birth to fourteen children.

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  • Created by: Earl
  • Added: 29 Mar 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 25621932
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Louisa Edith Rowley Guymon (8 May 1837–23 Aug 1901), Find A Grave Memorial no. 25621932, citing Huntington City Cemetery, Huntington, Emery County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Earl (contributor 46988130) .