The Robert F. Love Family

Robert Florence Love was born April 17, 1870 to John Dillard Love and Nancy Jane M. Austin Love in Palo Pinto County, Texas. John Dillard Love had been born in North Carolina in 1822 while Nancy Jane was a number of years younger having been born in Arkansas in 1837. John Dillard and Nancy Jane … Continue reading The Robert F. Love Family

Jake McClure

Sources include 60th Anniversary commemorative program for the Lea County Fair and Rodeo in 1995, newspaper articles and traditional genealogical sites: The Jake McClure Arena was constructed under the management of the Lea County Sheriff’s Posse and is dedicated to Jake McClure. Roy Leonard "Jake" McClure was born November 26, 1902 in Amarillo, Potter County, … Continue reading Jake McClure

Henry Harada Named Lea County Conservation Farmer of the Year (1969)

The Lea County second water Conservation District Board of Supervisors have selected Henry Harada as Conservation Farmer for 1969. Henry was born and raised at Rocky Ford, Colorado. In 1942 he went into the armed services where he served until 1945. In 1946 he married Amy Watanave, also from Colorado. ... Henry farmed one year … Continue reading Henry Harada Named Lea County Conservation Farmer of the Year (1969)

Pearl Ditmore – Owner/Operator of Pearl’s Restaurant in Lovington

It's not all that often that someone from Lea County gets written up in a state wide magazine, but in 1977, the Hobbs Flare told of Lovington resident Pearl Ditmore's write up in the June issue of New Mexico Magazine. Pearl came to Lovington shortly after World War II and in her first local restaurant … Continue reading Pearl Ditmore – Owner/Operator of Pearl’s Restaurant in Lovington