Lovina was born to Sammuel and Lydia Gross Boots in 1848 in Illinois. Lovina married William McCormick on May 13, 1866 at St. Clair County Missouri. They had five children John "Henry", George, Samuel, Thomas and Wallace. Lovina is buried in her sister Julia Boots Good family cemetery. She is survived by her husband and four sons. Son George preceded her in death.