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


June 1, 2011


June 1, 2011

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Ivan Hawkins History

Contributor: rsgoodno Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year 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 15 years old when Tsar Nicholas II of Russia was forced to abdicate in the February Revolution, ending three centuries of Romanov rule. Nicholas II or Nikolai II, known as Saint Nicholas in the Russian Orthodox Church, was the last Emperor of Russia, ruling from 1 November 1894 until his forced abdication on 15 March 1917. His reign saw the fall of the Russian Empire from one of the foremost great powers of the world to economic and military collapse. He was given the nickname Nicholas the Bloody or Vile Nicholas by his political adversaries due to the Khodynka Tragedy, anti-Semitic pogroms, Bloody Sunday, the violent suppression of the 1905 Russian Revolution, the executions of political opponents, and his perceived responsibility for the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905). Soviet historians portray Nicholas as a weak and incompetent leader whose decisions led to military defeats and the deaths of millions of his subjects.
Ivan Hawkins was 26 years old when Walt Disney character Mickey Mouse premieres in his first cartoon, "Plane Crazy". Walter Elias Disney was an American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor and film producer. A pioneer of the American animation industry, he introduced several developments in the production of cartoons. As a film producer, Disney holds the record for most Academy Awards earned by an individual, having won 22 Oscars from 59 nominations. He was presented with two Golden Globe Special Achievement Awards and an Emmy Award, among other honors. Several of his films are included in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.
Ivan Hawkins was 38 years old when World War II: Nazi Germany and Slovakia invade Poland, beginning the European phase of World War II. 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 38 years old when The Holocaust: The first prisoners arrive at a new concentration camp at Auschwitz. The Holocaust, also referred to as the Shoah, was a genocide during World War II in which Nazi Germany, aided by its collaborators, systematically murdered some six million European Jews, around two-thirds of the Jewish population of Europe, between 1941 and 1945. Jews were targeted for extermination as part of a larger event involving the persecution and murder of other groups, including in particular the Roma and "incurably sick", as well as ethnic Poles and other Slavs, Soviet citizens, Soviet prisoners of war, political opponents, gay men and Jehovah's Witnesses, resulting in up to 17 million deaths overall.
Ivan Hawkins was 56 years old when Space Race: Launch of Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth. The Space Race refers to the 20th-century competition between two Cold War rivals, the Soviet Union (USSR) and the United States (US), for dominance in spaceflight capability. It had its origins in the missile-based nuclear arms race between the two nations that occurred following World War II, aided by captured German missile technology and personnel from the Aggregat program. The technological superiority required for such dominance was seen as necessary for national security, and symbolic of ideological superiority. The Space Race spawned pioneering efforts to launch artificial satellites, uncrewed space probes of the Moon, Venus, and Mars, and human spaceflight in low Earth orbit and to the Moon.
Ivan Hawkins was 68 years old when During the Apollo 11 mission, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the Moon. Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first two people on the Moon. Mission commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin, both American, landed the lunar module Eagle on July 20, 1969, at 20:17 UTC. Armstrong became the first person to step onto the lunar surface six hours after landing on July 21 at 02:56:15 UTC; Aldrin joined him about 20 minutes later. They spent about two and a quarter hours together outside the spacecraft, and collected 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg) of lunar material to bring back to Earth. Michael Collins piloted the command module Columbia alone in lunar orbit while they were on the Moon's surface. Armstrong and Aldrin spent 21.5 hours on the lunar surface before rejoining Columbia in lunar orbit.
Ivan Hawkins was 71 years old when Vietnam War: The last United States combat soldiers leave South Vietnam. The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, and in Vietnam as the Resistance War Against America or simply the American War, was a conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. It was the second of the Indochina Wars and was officially fought between North Vietnam and the government of South Vietnam. The North Vietnamese army was supported by the Soviet Union, China, and other communist allies; the South Vietnamese army was supported by the United States, South Korea, Australia, Thailand and other anti-communist allies. The war is considered a Cold War-era proxy war by some US perspectives. The majority of Americans believe the war was unjustified. The war would last roughly 19 years and would also form the Laotian Civil War as well as the Cambodian Civil War, which also saw all three countries become communist states in 1975.
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