Edward Morris Rowe

9 Dec 1878 - 13 Nov 1951

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Edward Morris Rowe

9 Dec 1878 - 13 Nov 1951
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EDWARD MORRIS ROWE Salute: Ed M. Rowe August 27, 1947 The eighteen-eighties found the subject of this biography in an adobe home with a log kitchen, throughout the streets in the fields, about the old swimming hole, and in the elementary schools of his birthplace, Spanish Fork, Utah. Two teachers, E
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Edward Morris Rowe

Married: 3 Jun 1909

Provo City Cemetery

610 S State St
Provo, Utah, Utah
United States


June 28, 2011


June 24, 2011

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Edward Morris Rowe

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EDWARD MORRIS ROWE Salute: Ed M. Rowe August 27, 1947 The eighteen-eighties found the subject of this biography in an adobe home with a log kitchen, throughout the streets in the fields, about the old swimming hole, and in the elementary schools of his birthplace, Spanish Fork, Utah. Two teachers, Emma Creer and Matilda Anres, retire a hallowed place in his memory. A self-sacrificing father and a careful mother gave him the advantages which a limited income afforded. The beginning of the eighteen nineties found him the "buddy" of his father, working in the coal mines of Castle Gates and of Scofield. When winter snows fell, he returned to his home town and attended the school taught by the honorable Joseph A. Rees. At the close of the decade he attended for three years the Brigham Young Academy where he edited the second volume of "The White and Blue"; played on the football team; participated in the first collegiate debate with the University of Utah, the three Supreme Court Justices serving as judges, and sang in the chorus. Financial conditions made necessary his discontinuing normal training and entered teaching a small school, for three years, in the Tucker District, Spanish Fork Canyon. Bishop Marinus Larsen then gave him five days in which to be ready to fill a mission to Great Britain. On the fifth day he took charge of a company of Elders and Saints in Salt Lake City and with them went to Europe. Soon he discovered himself among the Irish in Belfast and in Dublin. With them he labored for two and a half years, the greater part of the time as mission secretary and mission president. In 1905 he made an educational tour through the British Isles, Holland, Belgium, France, Italy, and Switzerland. At Brigham Young University, in 1907, he received a normal diploma. During the years 107-1911, he was Superintendent of Spanish Fork Schools, Principal of the Spanish Fork High School, and member of the high council of the Nebo Stake of Zion. In 1908 he married Minnie M. Berry, the youngest daughter of "Aunt Bee" and her valiant husband, William Shanks Berry, the Mormon missionary who, with John Gibbs, was martyred August 10, 1884, at Condor's farm in Lewis County, Tennessee. From 1912 to 1915, Mr. Rowe served as State Parole agent, Utah State Industrial School, secretary of its Board of Trustees, and acting Superintendent. In 1913 he represented that institution at the National Conference of Charities and Correction at Seattle, Washington. For four years, ranching and cattle raising at Moore, Idaho, occupied his attention. During these years he served as an organizer and president of the Big Lost River Irrigation District, member of the high council of the stake, choir director, and secretary-treasurer of the school board that erected the Moore High School building. Returned to Spanish Fork, he became again a member of the Nebo stake high council and a teacher of English at Brigham Young University. When the Palmyra Stake of Zion was formed, he became first counselor to Stake President Henry A. Gardner and assisted in the organization of the stake. For the last twenty-five years he has resided in Provo City. English Language and Literature and Religious Education are the subjects he has taught at Brigham Young University. He has satisfied the requirements for the Bachelors degree, the Master degree, and now waits the granting of a European Doctorate for the University of Cardiff, Wales. He has served the church as chairman of the Genealogical Committee, director of Gospel Doctrine classes of Utah Stake, and as chairman of the Social Betterment Committee of Provo Stake. In the fifth ward he has taught the gospel doctrine and the genealogical classes. In political way he has acted as Chairman of the Republican Party of Utah County, State Committeeman, Delegate to the Republican National Convention at Cleveland, Ohio. As State Committeeman he represented the Robert A. Taft forces at the convention in Philadelphia. During the years 1931-1933 he studied English Language and Literature at University College, Cardiff, Wales, where he became a member of the staff. He was permitted to study for a short time at the University of London, and to spend most of his time in the library of the British Museum, London. He frequented the book stalls in several English cities; visited and revisited Stratford-on-Avon, the seat of Shakespearean interest; he walked along banks of the streams, around the "tarns", over the mountains, in the groves, and through the sequestered places in Grasmere and the Lake District in Cumberland and Westmoreland where the immortal Wordsworth poured forth his soul in poetry and prose; he wandered about the homes and haunts of several great English poets; attended service in the great cathedrals; entered the great institutions, industrial, social, and educational; and lived intimately with the English and Celtic peoples. Five sons and two daughters constitute the immediate descendants of Ed. M. and Minnie B. Rowe. One son died in infancy. The remaining six children have grown to maturity in Utah County. All of them have attended universities, and four of them have taken degrees at Brigham Young University, and the University of Utah. Once of the daughters taught school. The eldest son served a mission in Spanish America. All of the boys served their country at home and overseas during World War II. A daughter gave a year of service in the finance office of the camp in Yuma, Arizona. Three of the sons and two daughters are married. The remaining son awaits the incentive to make his own a substantial western woman. Those children are: Browning Rowe, Marion Rowe, Helen Cragun, Owen Rowe, Hazel Busterud, and Glen Rowe. The eldest son entered the field of education. At present he teaches Spanish in the high school and junior college in Modesto, California. The other sons are engaged in business enterprise. The two daughters are making homes with their husbands. For over three years Ed M. Rowe labored as a home missionary in Provo Stake. He acted as chairman of the Tax Association of Utah County. He was and is an active member of the George Albert Smith Camp of the Sons of Utah Pioneers, and he was President of the Sons and Daughters of Utah Pioneers of Provo Camp. He served in that capacity and oversaw the completion of the Pioneer Museum at Sowiette Park. For years he served as a member, and for a shorter period as a Vice-president, of the state organization of the Sons of Utah Pioneers. During the year, 1947, he wrote the Centennial poem entitled "Sons and Daughters of Pioneers in Utah Valleys," and a series of broadcasts for radio station KOVO. The central idea of which was "builders of Provo and makers of the West." He also wrote the Latter-day Saint hymn "O Saints of Zion," page 39 of the current hymn book. Professor Rowe and his lovely wife were and are successful economically, socially, and educationally. They regard the home as the greatest unit of society and the family as the greatest source of human comfort. Their children, with all their fallibilities, are their invaluable possessions, and the gospel of peace and goodwill, their eternal heritage. As a devotee of literature and art; as a builder and director of students; as a leader of people in the traditions and ideas of their pioneer parents; as a citizen of positive conviction; as an official, a loyal man, and a missionary in the church; as a lover of home and family; and as a believer in the ultimate good of humility, we salute Edward Morris Rowe.

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Edward Morris Rowe was born on 9 Dec 1878
Edward Morris Rowe was 10 years old when The Eiffel Tower is officially opened. The Eiffel Tower is a wrought iron lattice tower on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France. It is named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower.
Edward Morris Rowe was 16 years old when Mahatma Gandhi forms the Natal Indian Congress (NIC) in order to fight discrimination against Indian traders in Natal. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was an Indian activist who was the leader of the Indian independence movement against British rule. Employing nonviolent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. The honorific Mahātmā – applied to him first in 1914 in South Africa – is now used worldwide. In India, he is also called Bapu and Gandhi ji, and known as the Father of the Nation.
Edward Morris Rowe was 27 years old when Albert Einstein publishes his first paper on the special theory of relativity. Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. His work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. He is best known to the general public for his mass–energy equivalence formula E = mc2, which has been dubbed "the world's most famous equation". He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect", a pivotal step in the development of quantum theory.
Edward Morris Rowe was 38 years old when Tsar Nicholas II of Russia was forced to abdicate in the February Revolution, ending three centuries of Romanov rule. Nicholas II or Nikolai II, known as Saint Nicholas in the Russian Orthodox Church, was the last Emperor of Russia, ruling from 1 November 1894 until his forced abdication on 15 March 1917. His reign saw the fall of the Russian Empire from one of the foremost great powers of the world to economic and military collapse. He was given the nickname Nicholas the Bloody or Vile Nicholas by his political adversaries due to the Khodynka Tragedy, anti-Semitic pogroms, Bloody Sunday, the violent suppression of the 1905 Russian Revolution, the executions of political opponents, and his perceived responsibility for the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905). Soviet historians portray Nicholas as a weak and incompetent leader whose decisions led to military defeats and the deaths of millions of his subjects.
Edward Morris Rowe was 51 years old when The New York Stock Exchange crashes in what will be called the Crash of '29 or "Black Tuesday", ending the Great Bull Market of the 1920s and beginning the Great Depression. The New York Stock Exchange, is an American stock exchange located at 11 Wall Street, Lower Manhattan, New York City, New York. It is by far the world's largest stock exchange by market capitalization of its listed companies at US$21.3 trillion as of June 2017. The average daily trading value was approximately US$169 billion in 2013. The NYSE trading floor is located at 11 Wall Street and is composed of 21 rooms used for the facilitation of trading. A fifth trading room, located at 30 Broad Street, was closed in February 2007. The main building and the 11 Wall Street building were designated National Historic Landmarks in 1978.
Edward Morris Rowe was 52 years old when Great Depression: In a State of the Union message, U.S. President Herbert Hoover proposes a $150 million (equivalent to $2,197,000,000 in 2017) public works program to help generate jobs and stimulate the economy. The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States. The timing of the Great Depression varied across nations; in most countries it started in 1929 and lasted until the late-1930s. It was the longest, deepest, and most widespread depression of the 20th century. In the 21st century, the Great Depression is commonly used as an example of how far the world's economy can decline.
Edward Morris Rowe was 67 years old when World War II: Combat ends in the Pacific Theater: The Japanese Instrument of Surrender is signed by Japanese Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu and accepted aboard the battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay. The Pacific War, sometimes called the Asia-Pacific War, was the theater of World War II that was fought in the Pacific and Asia. It was fought over a vast area that included the Pacific Ocean and islands, the South West Pacific, South-East Asia, and in China.
Edward Morris Rowe died on 13 Nov 1951 at the age of 72
Grave record for Edward Morris Rowe (9 Dec 1878 - 13 Nov 1951), BillionGraves Record 29541 Provo, Utah, Utah, United States