Agnes Widdison

28 December 1830–19 May 1920 (Age 89)
Shotts, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Agnes

When Agnes Widdison was born on 28 December 1830, in Shotts, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Widdison, was 26 and her mother, Janet Russell, was 18. She married James Campbell Livingston Sr. on 7 June 1854, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1880 and Election Precinct 1, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1920. She died on 19 May 1920, in Fountain Green, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Fountain Green Cemetery, Fountain Green, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Campbell Livingston Sr.
Agnes Widdison
Marriage: 7 June 1854
Janet Russell Livingston
James Campbell Livingston Jr.
Archibald George Livingston
Robert Widdison Livingston
Charles Campbell Livingston
Hannah Livingston
Ellen Livingston

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 June 1854Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 2
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    1832 · The Scottish Reform Act
    Age 2
    The Scottish Reform Act was introduced by Parliament that introduced changes to the election laws in Scotland. The Act didn’t change the method of how the counties elected members but adopted a different solution for each pair of counties. Ultimately, it brought about boundary changes so that some burghs would have more say for the country than others.
    1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway
    Age 24
    Being one of the two smallest railways in 1923, the Great North of Scotland Railway carried its first passengers from Kittybrewster to Huntly in 1854. In the 1880s the railways were refurbished to give express services to the suburban parts in Aberdeen. There were junctions with the Highland Railway established to help connect Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Moray counties. The railway started to deliver goods from the North Sean and from the whisky distilleries in Speyside. With the implementation of bus services and the purchase of the British Railway the Great North of Scotland Railway was discontinued.

    Name Meaning

    English (Yorkshire): variant of Widdowson .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Autobiography and funeral notice for James C Livingston, 1909 (5 pgs)

    Autobiography of James Campbell Livingston written about 1902 My grandfather’s name was James Livingston, born 23 March 1783. My grandmother’s name was Christina Campbell, born 14 February 1789. …

    Sources (62)

    • Agnes Widdson in entry for Charles Campbell Livingston, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Agnes Livingston in household of James C Livingston, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Agnes Widdison in entry for Charles C. Livingston and Louise Chapman, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

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