John M. Livingston

1876–1954 (Age 78)
Onawa, Monona, Iowa, United States

The Life of John M.

When John M. Livingston was born on 9 April 1876, in Onawa, Monona, Iowa, United States, his father, Samuel Livingston, was 30 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Tucker, was 22. He married Minnie Walker about 1901, in Union, South Dakota, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Lewis, Cass, Iowa, United States in 1880 and Big Springs, Union, South Dakota, United States in 1910. He died on 7 June 1954, in Elk Point, Union, South Dakota, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Elk Point, Union, South Dakota, United States.

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Family Time Line

John M. Livingston
Minnie Walker
Marriage: about 1901
William Clifford Livingston
morris livingston
samuel livingston
John Clarence Livingston
Jennie Rose Livingston
Florence Viola Livingston

Spouse & Children

about 1901
Union, South Dakota, United States


+1 More Child

Parents & Siblings

  • Samuel Livingston


  • Mary Elizabeth Tucker




+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 8

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 22

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: habitational name from a place in Lothian, originally named in Middle English as Levingston, from an owner called Levin ( see Lewin 1), who appears in charters of David I in the early 12th century.2 Irish: name adopted as equivalent of Gaelic Ó Duinnshléibhe and Mac Duinnshléibhe ( see Dunleavy ).3 Americanized form of Jewish Lowenstein .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • John Livingston, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John M Livingston in household of Samuel Livingston, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John M Livingston in entry for Mr John C Livingston, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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