Sarah Livingston

Brief Life History of Sarah

When Sarah Livingston was born about 6 February 1859, in Hullett Township, Huron, Ontario, Canada, her father, Thomas Livingston, was 33 and her mother, Jane Roe, was 32. She married John Rinn on 29 April 1885, in Seaforth, Huron, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Dutton, Elgin, Ontario, Canada in 1901 and Manitoba, Canada in 1906. She died on 3 November 1926, in Pembina, Manitoba, Canada, at the age of 67, and was buried in Pilot Mound, Manitoba, Canada.

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Family Time Line

John Rinn
Sarah Livingston
Marriage: 29 April 1885
Margaret Catherine Rinn
John Wesley Rinn
Leslie Edmond Rinn

Sources (14)

  • Sarah Livingston, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Sarah Livingston, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • Sarah Livingston Rinn, "Find a Grave Index"

World Events (5)

1867 · Ontario Founded

On July 1, 1867, the province of Ontario was founded. It is the second largest province in Canada. A third of the population of Canada live here. Before it was Ontario it was called Upper Canada and had a Governor.


British Columbia joins the confederation.

1883 · Mining Boom

In 1883, there was a mining boom in Northern Ontario when mineral deposits were found near Sudbury. Thomas Flanagan was the blacksmith for the Canadian Pacific Railway that noticed the deposits in the river.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from a place in Lothian, originally named in Middle English as Levingston. The placename derives from the Middle English personal name Leving (genitive Levinges) + Middle English, Older Scots toun ‘town, village, settlement’.

Irish: surname adopted as equivalent of Gaelic Ó Duinnshléibhe and Mac Duinnshléibhe (see Dunleavy ).

Americanized form of Jewish Lowenstein .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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