Ester Rowley Ester Adelia Ecklund
1901 - 1987




FACTS AT A GLANCE
BORN: 18 JUN 1901
         Clitherall, Minnesota
MARRIED: Harold Phillips ROWLEY
         24 APR 1921
         Rapid City, South Dakota
DIED: 10 JUN 1987
         Springfield, Oregon



Ester Ecklund married Harold Rowley from Cooper's Plains, New York. They settled in Quinn, South Dakota where Harold worked in Olai Torgerson's grocery store, though their children's birth records suggest that they moved frequently during the early years of their marriage.

Sometime beyween 1927 and 1935, Ester and Harold moved to Eugene, Oregon and Ester's mother Sophie moved in with them. Ester was very good at making things and opened a hobby and gift shop that featured many of the things she made.

Ester became quite disabled in her later years with arthritis. Harold died in 1968 at age 72, but Ester lived almost 20 years more, passing in the summer of 1987.

Harold Rowley Family 1942
The Harold Rowley Family
1942
back: Betty, Billie, Geraldine
front: Harold, Philip, Ester

HUSBAND of Ester ECKLUND:
    Harold Phillips ROWLEY

     1896-1968

PARENTS of Ester ECKLUND:
    John ECKLUND

     1861-1919
    Sophie Christine ANDERSON
     1866-1959

CHILDREN of Ester ECKLUND:
   1. Betty Grace ROWLEY

        1922-
   2. Philip Ecklund ROWLEY
        1924-1993
   3. Geraldine Mabel (MAYFIELD)
        1925-2009
   4. Billie Louise (ENGLE)
        1927-2009



ECKLUND FAMILY HOMEPAGE




References:
  The Family History As I Heard It, by Nora Fayme Okeson
  Eklund Family, by Esther Rowley
  The Ecklunds, by Gyman C. Okeson
  correspondence with Roxie Mayfield
  1910 United States Federal Census, Henning, MN
  South Dakota Marriages Indexes 1905-1949
  U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 2
  Oregon Death Index, 1989-2008