Thomas Beman Liston

1900–1979 (Age 79)
Jefferson, Illinois, United States

The Life of Thomas Beman

When Thomas Beman Liston was born on 1 January 1900, in Jefferson, Illinois, United States, his father, Joseph Carson Liston, was 27 and his mother, Martha J Newman, was 24. He married Mamie Loree Owen on 26 March 1920, in Edwards, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Fairfield, Wayne, Illinois, United States for about 10 years and Grover Township, Wayne, Illinois, United States in 1940. He died on 23 August 1979, in Bolivar, Polk, Missouri, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Maple Hill Cemetery, Fairfield, Wayne, Illinois, United States.

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Thomas Beman Liston
Mamie Loree Owen
Marriage: 26 March 1920
Leland Lee Owen Liston
Dean Carson Liston

Spouse & Children

26 March 1920
Edwards, Illinois, United States


  • Leland Lee Owen Liston


  • Dean Carson Liston


Parents & Siblings

  • Joseph Carson Liston


  • Female1875–1950Female



World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 0

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 4

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 23

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

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)

  • T Beman Liston in household of Carson Liston, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Beaman Liston, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Thomas R Liston in household of Joseph C Liston, "United States Census, 1910"

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