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Elijah Livingston
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Birth: May 20, 1840
Death: Sep. 22, 1881

One Jay Crawford was elected sheriff of Douglas County in 1864, but resigned his post to go to Argentina in April 1866, at which time Elijah Livingston was picked to serve out the last few months of the term -- from April to July. At the end of his interim service, Leonard Howe, who had been the sheriff prior to Crawford and had been the first sheriff of Lane County, was elected to the position. Elijah ran for, and was elected sheriff in 1874 serving to 1876. Elijah was the sheriff of Douglas County, Oregon in 1874 and his first case gave him immediate local prominence as a lawman. The case was the nighttime burglary of the huge safe in the Marks Friedlander store which also served as Roseburg's unoffical bank. When Elijah arrived on the scene, his deputy sheriff, a man named Hogan, went about his business of gathering bits of information. He discovered several pieces of torn newspaper that had been pasted to a glass door to help muffle the sounds, and later was able to match it up with a torn pieceof newsprint at a Chinese laundry. Hogan then went about questioning members of the Chinese community and narrowed his suspects to two men, who ended up confessing they had taken the gold dust from the store's safe.  
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas Livingston (1807 - 1885)
  Elizabeth Poteet Higgins Livingston (1815 - 1896)
 
 Children:
  Belle Livingston McClure (1872 - 1936)*
 
 Siblings:
  Samuel Livingston (1832 - 1861)*
  John Livingston (1838 - 1923)*
  Elijah Livingston (1840 - 1881)
  Elisha Livingston (1842 - 1885)*
  Jasper D. Livingston (1844 - 1922)*
  Mary Priscilla Livingston Neeves (1846 - 1861)*
  Martha Livingston Buell (1848 - 1876)*
  Newton Livingston (1850 - 1925)*
  Nancy M. Livingston Dixon (1852 - 1888)*
  Louise Frances Livingston Hankins (1855 - 1883)*
  James T. Livingston (1857 - 1877)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Livingston Cemetery
Dixonville
Douglas County
Oregon, USA
 
Created by: Kenneth D. Bogard
Record added: Apr 13, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8632250
 

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