|Birth: ||Jan. 27, 1905|
|Death: ||Jun. 26, 1983|
Jess was named after his mother's grandfather, Jesse Stayne, and Welcome after her father, Welcome Chapman. He was born at home in a log cabin in Birch Creek, Utah during a blizzard. Quilts had to be hung on the walls to keep the snow from coming in through the cracks. Mercie Ivory was the midwife who took care of nearly all the births at that time.
Being raised in Birch Creek was paradise to Jess. He loved the animals, birds, waterfall, pond, and creek that were all on their property. He rode horses until he was about 11 years old when his father and brother bought Model T Fords. He then learned to drive and rode horses for pleasure.
Jess began school at the Birch Creek School House which had one room. It was divided into 8 grades with curtains and all grades were taught by Miss Munk from Manti.
While attending high school in Moroni as a senior, Jess noticed a young, beautiful class secretary named, Zada. They began dating and fell in love. In 1924, Jess went to work with his brother, Earl, in Ruth, Nevada. He and Zada had already decided to get married, but he couldn't get any time off to go to Utah to be married, so Zada packed her bags and went to Nevada. They were married at the courthouse in Ely, Nevada in January of 1925.
In 1928, Jess and Zada moved to Genola, Utah. He built a small frame home and added onto until there were four rooms. There was no electricity until 1929 and no water until 1939. Culinary water had to be hauled in a horse-drawn wagon from the nearest town of Santaquin. They bought horses and cows and built 5 20x40 foot chicken coops. Jess also turned water for the canal system and drove the school bus. The income from eggs was so good that they built a brick home in 1947 and lived in it the rest of their lives.
James Campbell Livingston (1858 - 1924)
Sarah Francis Chapman Livingston (1871 - 1949)
Zada Mae Draper Livingston (1906 - 1999)
Jesse Scott Livingston (1954 - 1954)*
James Mackey Livingston (1875 - 1878)**
Phoebe Livingston Johnson (1877 - 1955)**
Minnie Livingston Robertson (1880 - 1969)**
Arthur Livingston (1881 - 1963)**
Claude Livingston (1884 - 1937)**
Ray Livingston (1887 - 1962)**
Earl Livingston (1890 - 1968)*
Carl Welcome Livingston (1890 - 1890)**
Ivy Livingston Ivory (1892 - 1918)**
Berdie Livingston (1894 - 1895)**
Bert Livingston (1894 - 1895)**
Eva Livingston Jensen (1895 - 1943)*
Mabel Livingston Olsen (1898 - 1977)**
Clifton Glen Livingston (1898 - 1947)*
Jesse Welcome Livingston (1905 - 1983)
Frances Bernice Livingston Peterson (1909 - 1969)*
Santaquin City Cemetery
Plot: Lot 0029, Block 0000H, Grave # 1WT
GPS (lat/lon): 39.9703, -111.78228
Created by: Dennis Davis
Record added: Sep 23, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42305513