Thomas Perry Liston

1909–1995 (Age 86)
Martins Ferry, Pease Township, Belmont, Ohio, United States

The Life of Thomas Perry

When Thomas Perry Liston was born on 10 July 1909, in Martins Ferry, Pease Township, Belmont, Ohio, United States, his father, Thomas Tilton Liston, was 30 and his mother, Beatrice Sicily Perry, was 32. He married Bertha Viola Johnson on 10 October 1936, in Jefferson, Ohio, United States. He lived in Brilliant, Jefferson, Ohio, United States in 1930 and Brilliant, Wells Township, Jefferson, Ohio, United States in 1940. He died on 22 June 1995, in Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Wintersville, Jefferson, Ohio, United States.

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Thomas Perry Liston
Bertha Viola Johnson
Marriage: 10 October 1936

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10 October 1936
Jefferson, Ohio, United States

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World Events (8)

1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 1

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.
1931 · The Parthenon is Built

Age 22

In 1931, a full scale replica of the Parthenon in Greece was erected in Nashville, Tennessee. The Parthenon was meant to be temporary, but became a permanent part of Tennessee culture. It also has a replica of the statue of Athena the Goddess of War.At the same time a city over Memphis built  giant pyramid replica to remind everyone what the city was named for. 

Age 23

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from a place in Essex, so named from the Old English personal name Lissa (probably a pet form of Lēofsige; see Livesay 2) + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.2 Scottish: habitational name from places in West Lothian and Midlothian, which probably have the same origin as in 1. This surname is also found in Ireland.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Thomas P Liston, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Thomas P Listen in household of Beatrice Listen, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Perry Liston in household of Thomas T Liston, "United States Census, 1910"

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