Rowland left 20% of SLC Larking, a 54 corvette, and the house which he sold. JL said when Roland got laid off after the 62 break up he went to work in the Mortuary for a while and eventually quit work and just lived a simple modest life without working.
He lived in the bottom of the house and the rest of the house was filled to the brim with stuff. There were little corridors throughout the home. Amazingly the home is in wonderful condition.
Roland only ate at a table in the basement and there was no indication of rats in the home. The neighbors next door bought the home and are restoring it lovingly to it’s previous beauty. There won’t be a lot do to because it is in fine condition in spite of Roland not doing much upkeep.
Roland almost married twice. He was generally active in the church and served in a Bishopric in a singles ward. Rowland served two missions. Even JL who inherited Rowland's worldly goods, rarely was allowed in the home. Roland didn’t label or share items with the family although he liked to gab with friends and family about family history.
1950 Ogd Stand July 30
|Rowland back row 2nd from left
2545 Eccles, Ogden:
Larkin's pioneer founder, George William Larkin, arrived in the Salt Lake Valley in 1863, having emigrated from Cambridge, England. His first jobs were to cut stones for the Salt Lake Temple and to ride Pony Express. Later Brigham Young sent him to oversee the Ogden cemetery. In 1885 George William began the Larkin tradition of arranging funerals in Ogden. In 1912 a Larkin Mortuary was opened in Salt Lake City under the direction of his son, Alma J. Larkin.
In 1925 the business moved to its present location, the Hagenbarth Mansion, at 260 East South Temple. Alma was the driving force of growth for Larkin Mortuary until his untimely death in 1946. His two sons, Alma J. "Jay" Larkin Jr. and Max S. Larkin, assumed management of the company until 1984. Robert "Bob" Larkin served as president of Larkin until 2002.
Ogden City Cemetery