|Birth: ||Apr. 26, 1890|
|Death: ||May 11, 1969|
Exerpts from "The Ben Dillard Family", pg. 232, "Of Such As These, A History of Motley
County," pub. 1973 by Eleanor Traweek.
In 1936 Mr. and Mrs. Ben Dillard bought a ranch in Motley County east of Roaring Springs inthe Darden Canyon area. Two years later they moved there from Floyd County. Mr. Dillard ranched and Mrs. Dillard devoted her time to her family, and, as an ordained minister, to her church.
In 1959 The Dillards donated 42 acres of their ranch for the establishment of a youth camp for the Assembly of God Church, located on the South Pease (Tongue) River.
Mr. Dillard was born in Alabama to James (Dave) and Ella (Love) Dillard, and came to Texas with his parents to Jack County when he was eleven years old. Ben Dillard died in May, 1969.
Edna Dillard, a relative of Red Foley, was born in Kentucky and moved with her parents to Indian Territory when she was a baby. She was the twelfth of 14 children born to Daniel Boone Ridner and his wife Josephine (Lay).
Mrs. Dillard has been pastor of the Roaring Springs Assembly of God Church for 23 years.
Children of the couple are: Thelma Dean (Mrs. Delbert Spraberry), Bennie Dee (m. Devonne Carpenter), Billy Joe (m. Geneva Felts). Mrs. Dillard's child by a previous marriage is J. W. Merritt.
Mr. Dillard's children by a previous marriage are: Elba Lee (Mrs. Russell Riddle), Truman (m. Evelyn Allen), and Peggy (Mrs. Woodie Jordan).
Lena Massengale Dillard (1888 - 1927)*
Edna Ridner Dillard (1905 - 1990)*
Mickey Dillard Riddle (1916 - 1997)*
Elvis Truman Dillard (1917 - 1950)*
Peggy Dillard Jordan (1923 - 2003)*
Thelma Dean Dillard Gunstream (1931 - ____)*
Roaring Springs Cemetery
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Record added: Sep 11, 2006
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