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James Livingston
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Birth: May 27, 1839
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: May 27, 1916
Charles Mix County
South Dakota, USA

(From "The Journal-Herald" newspaper published in Avoca, Iowa and dated June 1, 1916 on page 1.)

Death of James Livingston

James Livinston died at his home at Geddes, South Dakota, Saturday May 27, 1916, aged 77 years. The remains were brought to Avoca and buried in the Avoca cemetery Tuesday, May 30.

James Livingston was born in Nurca County Pennsylvania, May 27, 1839. When a small boy his parents moved to Rock Island, Illinois. When 21 years old he enlisted in Second Iowa Cavalry, serving four years. On January 4, 1866, he was married to Miss Emma Dulin at Le Clair, Iowa where he resided two years then moved to Pottawattamie county, on March 1868. He lived in and near Avoca until 1902 then moving to Geddes, South Dakota, where he resided until his death.

Mr. Livingston leaves to mourn his loss a good and faithful wife and five children, Hugh Livingston of Avoca, James Livingston of Geddes, South Dakota, Mrs. J. J. Ford of Delphos, Kansas, Mrs. P. L. Riley of Valley Junction and Mrs. Dan Cool of Council Bluffs.

The funeral was held at the home of Hugh Livingston on the south side in Avoca Tuesday afternoon and the remains were laid to rest in the Avoca cemetery. Rev. Mac Donald officiating. The services at the cemetery were under the auspices of the masonic lodge of which Mr. Livingston was a member.

James Livingston was one of the oldest pioneers of east Pottawattamie county, a man held in the highest esteem by all who knew him. His sudden death will be regretted by his large circle of friends. Mr. Livingston had been enjoying excellent health up to the time of his death. Saturday was his birthday and he had called on a neighbor who was making garden. He said to his neighbor, "this is my birthday. I will not help you but I'll boss the job." He was taken with severe pains in the chest and started for home. A doctor was called and he passed away in a few minutes after his arrival home. 
1839 - 1916
Graceland Cemetery
Pottawattamie County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Section 7, Row 1
Created by: Barbara Butcher
Record added: Jan 19, 2012
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James Livingston
Added by: Barbara Butcher
James Livingston
Added by: Barbara Butcher
James Livingston
Added by: Barbara Butcher
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