Hole-in-the-Rock Landmarks and People

Hole-in-the-Rock Landmarks and People
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January 12, 2010

Gower, John Thomas and Harriet Jane Corry

Gower, John Thomas and Harriet Jane Corry were from Cedar City
She was married to John T. Gower in the St. George temple, October 8, 1879, and with her husband answered a call to help settle Bluff City, Utah. (The spent their Honeymoon on the trail.
Genealogy records show: John's parents were: Thomas and  Martha Ann Tidswell. They had eleven children:

They were John Thomas Gower (the oldest) , Joseph Gower, Albert Francis Gower,
Jane Elizabeth Gower Yardley, Martha Ann Gower, Mary Isabell Gower,
Betsy Ann Gower, Katherine Gower Urie, Charlotte Gower Rosenberg, Horace Tidswell Gower and Louisa May Gower Condie.

Obituary in Iron County records of Harriet Jane Corry
Iron County Record, Friday, June 8, 1917

Mrs. A. F. Gower Laid at Rest - Funeral Services Over Patient, Long-Suffering Woman Held in the Tabernacle Yesterday
After a long and distressing illness with goiter and complications involving the heart, Mrs. Hattie Gower, wife of Mr. A. F. Gower, was released from her bed of suffering last Tuesday. For the last several weeks her condition has been such that the hand of a merciful providence is acknowledged in her final release.

Harriet Jane Corry Gower was born in Cedar City, Dec. 25, 1860. She was the youngest child in a family of 12, five of whom survive her--three boys and two girls. She was married to John T. Gower in the St. George temple, October 8, 1879, and with her husband answered a call to help settle Bluff City, Utah. After a three-years residence there, the failing health of her husband compelled their return to Cedar City, where Mr. Gower died in November of 1885. She was married to Albert F. Gower, a brother of her deceased husband, in September 1904. Four children are living, the issue of her first marriage and six grandchildren.
Sister Gower was a faithful church worker as long as her health would permit, being a Relief Society teacher in the West ward for a number of years. She was a devoted mother; always considering her children before herself, and was always on hand to help any one in sickness and trouble.The Record extends sympathy and condolence to all members of the bereaved family.

Funeral services were held in the tabernacle yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Opening prayer was offered by Joseph Armstrong and the closing prayer by Samuel T. Leigh. The speakers were Elders John Parry, Lehi W. Jones, Joseph T. Wilkinson, and U. T. Jones. They spoke generally of the homemaking qualities of the deceased, always found at her post and with only good to say about everybody.
Mrs. Elora Bryant, supported by the choir, rendered the vocal selection, "I Need Thee Every Hour."

submitted by Kathie Marynik

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