Ivan Hawkins

5 Dec 1901 - 4 Sep 1984

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Ivan Hawkins

5 Dec 1901 - 4 Sep 1984
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Written History of Ivan Hawkins Born December 5, 1901 One Cold winter night December 5, 1901, I was born to Charles Eli and Clara Ludlow Hawking in a log home where the Don Ludlow home now stands. I was the 6th child in a family of 13. Paul, Fametta, Bertha, Heber, Maynard, Ivan, Ray, James Oscar, E

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Ivan Hawkins

Married: 28 Sep 1921

Benjamin Cemetery

8435 S 3200 W
Benjamin, Utah, Utah
United States


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Ivan Hawkins History

Contributor: rsgoodno Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

Written History of Ivan Hawkins Born December 5, 1901 One Cold winter night December 5, 1901, I was born to Charles Eli and Clara Ludlow Hawking in a log home where the Don Ludlow home now stands. I was the 6th child in a family of 13. Paul, Fametta, Bertha, Heber, Maynard, Ivan, Ray, James Oscar, Emma Levern, William Lester, Mary Alice, Eva, and Clara. They also raised a grandson Starr H. Brockbank who was the son of Alice. Heber died at the age of 8 and Fametta at 3. Mother said I was a healthy baby so I was not much trouble. I wore dresses till I was 2 years old, which was the custom at that time. Then I wore pants just below the knees with elastic at the bottom. I had my first long pants just before I was ordained a Deacon. The spring of 1902 we moved on Grandfathers farm and lived in a large two-story adobe home. Father believed in teaching his children obedience and so he started while we were in the high chair. We soon learned that we were to mind what he said. I was all-most 7 years old when I started school because my birthday was Dec. 5th. In the fall of 1906 father bought 10 acres of ground from Ben Davis and moved a two-roomed house on it. We all had chores to do and I started to milk cows when I was 5 years old along with other little jobs. I learned to work when I was real young. That same year 1906 my father was called on a mission for the Church. He did not want to go and leave his little family along with a farm mortgage to pay off. But my mother insisted that he go because she knew that the Lord would bless our family. It was very hard for her because she was expecting a baby. The Lord did bless our family a great deal because when he got home she handed him the paid off mortgage to the farm. One day when I was in the 1st grade I did not want to go to school. I told my mother that I had a stomach ache so she gave me a big spoon of castor oil and made me go to school anyway. About 9 a.m. I asked my teacher if I could go to the bathroom, which was out side along a fence. A little later I asked her if I could go again but she would not let me thinking I was just making excuses to leave. Well I had a very bad accident in my pants. She put a note in an envelope and had me take it home to my mother. I can still see how mother laughed and that broke me of playing sick anymore. All through school my grades were average. I seldom got less than 100% in arithmetic. It seemed I was always in mischief. One day with three other boys we played hooky from school and the next morning we were called in to Mr. Walker’s office and put over his knee and got a good licking with a willow. Our games at school were springing lopes, playing marbles and baseball. I went to Benjamin till the 8th grade then I attended the Spanish Fork High School. I played baseball and football. We left home at 7 a.m. in a covered wagon with a stove to keep us warm in the winter months. Sometimes the snowdrifts were so deep all us had to get out of the wagon and help push the horses. We would leave for school in the dark and some times get home in the dark. There were about 16 kids born in the town of Benjamin in one year so we had lots of fun parties in the winter. We would go skating and sleigh riding. The girls would fix a basket of food for two and the boys would draw numbers to see what girl he would eat lunch with. That was always the best of the party because we all liked to eat. When I was about 16 I started to herd sheep with Mr. Schonsfield at Diamond Mountain. We lived in a tent. He always got up early to go with the sheep. One morning when he came in for breakfast, a Rattle Snake was coiled up on his bed. He got a club and killed it and then showed me what I was sleeping with. It had 12 rattlers one for each year that it had lived. That same year, a Cougar killed my pony. When I was 17 years old I took a mule up to the mine in Mammoth for Jessie Knight. While I was there, it was during the flu epidemic and so I was quarantined there, so I bought me a big horse. I worked for several years in various jobs along with my brothers traveling to Eureka and Idaho. When I was 20 I meet my wife Edith Simmons. I courted her in a new buggy and fancy horse that I had bought. After about a year and a half we decided to get married. So in September 28, 1921 we were married in the Salt Lake Temple. That night I had to hurry home to milk the cows. Later we had a reception in the old dance hall and danced till 4 a.m. The first few years of our married life was pretty hard trying to pay all our bills. In 1923 we bought a Model Tee Ford for 35 dollars. It was one that you had to crank to get started. We had lots of fun times with our other married friends. We had ward dances and had parties at each other’s homes. When we were first married I wanted to raise cattle so my father bought me 35 head of cows. I ran out of feed so I let them loose in another field and 11 of them died because they blotted. I decided I was not cut out for cows so I traded in the rest for sheep and have had them ever since. With a few exceptions (working at a pipe plant and in a mine) I have farmed all my life. We have two living children, Junior & Lois and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. I have had a full and wonderful life.

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Ivan Hawkins was born on 5 Dec 1901
Ivan Hawkins was 13 years old when Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, were assassinated by a Yugoslav nationalist named Gavrilo Princip in Sarajevo, sparking the outbreak of World War I. Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria-Este was a member of the imperial Habsburg dynasty, and from 1896 until his death the heir presumptive (Thronfolger) to the Austro-Hungarian throne. His assassination in Sarajevo precipitated Austria-Hungary's declaration of war against Serbia, which in turn triggered a series of events that resulted in Austria-Hungary's allies and Serbia's declaring war on each other, starting World War I.
Ivan Hawkins was 19 years old when The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified, guaranteeing women's suffrage in America. The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex. It was adopted on August 18, 1920.
Ivan Hawkins was 29 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.
Ivan Hawkins was 40 years old when World War II: The Imperial Japanese Navy made a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, intending to neutralize the United States Pacific Fleet from influencing the war Japan was planning to wage in Southeast Asia. World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all of the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most global war in history; it directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of total war, the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 50 to 85 million fatalities, most of whom were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres, the genocide of the Holocaust, strategic bombing, premeditated death from starvation and disease and the only use of nuclear weapons in war.
Ivan Hawkins was 51 years old when Jonas Salk announced the successful test of his polio vaccine on a small group of adults and children (vaccination pictured). Jonas Edward Salk was an American medical researcher and virologist. He discovered and developed one of the first successful polio vaccines. Born in New York City, he attended New York University School of Medicine, later choosing to do medical research instead of becoming a practicing physician. In 1939, after earning his medical degree, Salk began an internship as a physician scientist at Mount Sinai Hospital. Two years later he was granted a fellowship at the University of Michigan, where he would study flu viruses with his mentor Thomas Francis, Jr.
Ivan Hawkins was 62 years old when John F. Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas; hours later, Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in aboard Air Force One as the 36th President of the United States. John Fitzgerald Kennedy, commonly referred to by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963. He served at the height of the Cold War, and the majority of his presidency dealt with managing relations with the Soviet Union. As a member of the Democratic Party, Kennedy represented the state of Massachusetts in the United States House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate prior to becoming president.
Ivan Hawkins was 71 years old when Munich massacre: Nine Israeli athletes die (along with a German policeman) at the hands of the Palestinian "Black September" terrorist group after being taken hostage at the Munich Olympic Games. Two other Israeli athletes were slain in the initial attack the previous day. The Munich massacre was an attack during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany, in which the Palestinian terrorist group Black September took eleven Israeli Olympic team members hostage and killed them along with a West German police officer.
Ivan Hawkins died on 4 Sep 1984 at the age of 82
Grave record for Ivan Hawkins (5 Dec 1901 - 4 Sep 1984), BillionGraves Record 7190 Benjamin, Utah, Utah, United States