Thomas Aloysius Liston

1893–1982 (Age 88)
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

The Life of Thomas Aloysius

When Thomas Aloysius Liston was born on 20 November 1893, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, his father, Michael Joseph Liston, was 43 and his mother, Mary Condon, was 40. He died on 15 June 1982, in Park Ridge, Maine Township, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Des Plaines, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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Thomas Aloysius Liston
Katherine Sweeney

Spouse & Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Michael Joseph Liston


  • Mary Condon




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1897 · The Union Loop Elevated

Age 4

The Loop was born in political scandal that combined the three elevated railways around Chicago and combined them into one. The scandal was to raise the fares for commuters so state legislators could receive more money while in office. 

Age 24

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

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 (2)

  • Thomas A Liston, "Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994"
  • Thomas Aloysius Liston, "Illinois, Cook County, Birth Certificates, 1871-1940"

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