Sarah Ann Ennis Rowley

Lewiston Morning Tribune
Sunday, August 2, 1914

Mrs. Rowley Passed On.

Mrs. Sarah A. Rowley, known to her numerous friends as "Grandma" Rowley, passed on at the home of her son, 1121 Idaho street, last evening, August 1.

Mrs. Rowley was born November 29, 1884, in Onondaga county, New York, and lived there until 12 years of age. Her people then moved to Peoria county, Illinois. Her maiden name was Sarah Annis [Ennis]. She was married February 27, 1854, to Lafayette Rowley. In the last of June, 1873, Mr. and Mrs. Rowley with their son, Eugene A. Rowley, moved to Lewiston, Idaho, and here has been the home of the Rowleys ever since.

Mrs. Rowley has up to within the past few years led an active and busy life. She was active in church and lodge work. For years she was treasurer of the Rebekah and Relief Corps lodges and a prominent worker in both orders. She was an energetic and useful woman in the business affairs of the community. She knew well how to aid her neighbors and friends to tastefully construct their dresses, while her husband, familiarly known in his later years as "Grandpa" Rowley, was engaged in the carpenter and milling business in the building of this city.

Mrs. Rowley is survived by her only son, Eugene A. Rowley, with whom she lived since the death of her husband, Lafayette Rowley, in April, 1912.

The deceased was a most respected citizen and leaves a wide range of friends and acquaintances who will cherish her memory and long remember her for her broad sympathies and ready assistance in social, church, lodge and Grand Army circles.

Contributed by Natalie Huntley

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