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Lovina Durrant Gates
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Birth: Mar. 25, 1858
Northampton Borough
Northamptonshire, England
Death: May 25, 1926
San Jon
Quay County
New Mexico, USA

'Lovina was the youngest child in her family. The Durrants
were a poor family and so came to America one or two at a time. It
was many years before they all arrived. The last members of the family
left England 10 May 1871. Lovina was twelve years of age when they
reached Porterville and Morgan, Morgan Co, UT, USA. Lovina met John
Henry Gates in Morgan. She was a kind and thoughtful person who always
had time to help her family and neighbours. In England Lovina had
been taught to make lace known as "pillow lace". This trade was very
tedious and bad for a person's health, so she didn't teach it to her
children. The last she made was a dress for Laura in 1899. Laura still
has the dress and some of the bobbins used to weave the lace. She
also has a hymn book that had been given to Lovina in June 1871. After
John Henry's death, Lovina decided to move to New Mexico where her
sons John and Jim and daughter Lydia had already settled. Once again
chartered railroad cars were used to move the Gates' family. Lovina
lived to see all eleven children married and settled in their own
homes. In San Jon, NM, Lovina went to join John and was later laid
to rest beside him in Granite, OK, USA.' Mormon. Baptised by her brother James 
Family links: 
  William Durrant (1814 - 1893)
  Phebe Marie Hoar Durrant (1817 - 1896)
  John Henry Gates (1833 - 1915)
  Eliza Phebe Gates Nelson (1876 - 1909)*
  Caroline Lovina Gates Gardner (1880 - 1940)*
  Lydia Ann Gates Guest (1882 - 1917)*
  John Henry Gates (1885 - 1955)*
  James Bryan Gates (1887 - 1952)*
  Emma Jane Gates Guest (1890 - 1979)*
  George Lorenzo Heber Gates (1893 - 1970)*
  Robert Jennings Gates (1896 - 1954)*
  James Durrant (1836 - 1900)*
  Eliza Durrant Ursenbach (1844 - 1890)*
  Jane Durrant Adams (1846 - 1935)*
  Thomas H Durrant (1849 - 1939)*
  Joseph Durrant (1851 - 1930)*
  Lorenzo Heber Durrant (1856 - 1951)*
  Lovina Durrant Gates (1858 - 1926)
*Calculated relationship
Rock Cemetery
Greer County
Oklahoma, USA
Plot: Row 13 S
Created by: David Worthen
Record added: Jul 30, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28642232
Lovina <i>Durrant</i> Gates
Added by: David Worthen
Lovina <i>Durrant</i> Gates
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Added by: Rita Collvins Mayfield
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- Trina
 Added: Sep. 13, 2013

- David Worthen
 Added: Apr. 27, 2009

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