Joseph Frank DILLINGHAM Benjamin Franklin LOVIN Clarence Brady LOVIN Roy Jean LOVIN Elisie Herbert SARGENT Mini tree diagram

Ida May DILLINGHAM5,1,6,2,3,4

2nd May 18961,2,3,4 - 8th Mar 19813

Life History

2nd May 1896

Born in Boston, Middlesex, Massachusetts.1,2,3,4

about 1919

Married Benjamin Franklin LOVIN in Texas

25th Nov 1919

Birth of son Clarence Brady LOVIN in Dallas, Dallas, Texas.1,4,7

3rd Jan 1923

Birth of son Roy Jean LOVIN in Los Angeles County, California.8

9th Nov 1976

Death of Benjamin Franklin LOVIN in Terrace, British Columbia, Canada.3

8th Mar 1981

Died in Merritt, British Columbia, Canada.3


  • Massachusetts, Birth Records, 1840-1915
    Ida May Dillingham
    Birth 2 May 1896 Boston, Massachusetts
    Father Frank Dillingham
    Mother Elsie

    Ida May married Benjamin F Lovin.  They lived in Dallas, Texas.  It isnot known where they met or married.  Before that marriage Ben hadbeen married to Ruby Larkin, with whom he was enumerated in the 1910census in Alex, Oklahoma.  Ruby's granddaughter reports that Bendivorced Ruby but he took the children.  But only one child isrecorded from that marriage, named Clyde.  He appears in the householdwith Ben and Ida May in the 1920 census, along with Ida Mae's1-month-old son Clarence, in Dallas, Texas.

    Ruby Larkin's grandson reports that her son Clyde was born in 1917.In 1918, Ben reported himself Single, with his mother and one childdependent on him.  He in Liberty County, Texas, near Houston, but thistime.

    U.S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
    Benjamin Franklin Lovin
    Born 28 July 1890 Washita (Caddo County), Oklahoma
    Residence Gladsell (Liberty County), Texas
    Single, Occupation Log Hauler, Grogan Mfg Co
    Reports his mother and one child are dependent on him.
    Gray Eyes, Light Hair
    Registration 5 June 1917 Liberty County, Texas

    This means that he and Ruby divorced soon after the birth of Clyde in1817.He would have married Ida May some time in late 1918 or early1919, since in the January 1920 census, Ida May's son is reported as 1month old.  He and Ida May must have met in the Houston, Texas, area,where he was living in 1918.  I have not found their marriage record.They are reported in Dallas in January 1920.

    1920 Federal Census, Dallas County, Texas, 2 January, Dallas, Precinct10, District 27, page 1A, 3404 Swiss Avenue, Hse #6, Family #7
    Lovin, Benjamin F Head Rents M W 29 Okla US Ark  House Carpenter [babt 1891]
    Lovin, Ida May Wife F W 23 Mass Mass Mass [b abt 1897]
    Lovin, Clyde Son M W 8 Okla Okla Mass [b abt 1912]
    Lovin, Clarence Son  M W 1 month TX Okla Mass [b abt November 1919]

    They moved to California, and were listed in the 1923 City Directoryof Santa Monica, California.

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Santa Monica, California, City Directory, 1923, p 378
    Lovin Benjamin F (Ida M) carp h 1338 Euclid S M

    Ida May later moved to British Columbia, Canada, wheere she died.

    British Columbia, Canada, Death Index, 1872-1990
    Ida May Lovin
    Birth Year abt 1897
    Death Age 84, Death 8 Mar 1981 Merritt
    Registration Number 1981-09-004360


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