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Rebecca Carleton Livingston
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Birth: Aug. 23, 1827
Hill
Merrimack County
New Hampshire, USA
Death: Oct. 3, 1888
Faribault
Rice County
Minnesota, USA

LIVINGSTON REBECCA
03/OCT/1888
MAPLE LAWN
AGE 61 YRS. 1 MO. 10 DAS.
WIFE OF SAMUEL LIVINGSTON.
GILBERT LOT. REP. 10/OCT/1888

LIVINGSTON REBECCA
FARIBAULT REPUBLICAN 10/OCT/1888

DIED, IN THIS CITY, OCT. 3D, OF HEART
DISEASE, WIFE OF SAMUEL LIVINGSTON,
AGED 61 YEARS, 1 MO. AND 10 DAYS.

***LIVINGSTON FAMILY BIOGRAPHY****
Livingston History. Samuel Livingston was born in 1830, the son of Jesse and Phoebe Carlton Livingston. His great-great-grandfather, Seth, had fought in the Battle of Bunker Hill. He was wounded when a cannon charge exploded right next to him and he was blinded for a fortnight. Samuel was proud of his illustrious ancestors and it was his ardent hope that the name of Livingston would be perpetuated. Leaving their home in Hill, New Hampshire, in the 1850s, Samuel and his young wife, Rebecca Carlton, headed west. It was thought they came down the Ohio river by boat to St. Louis and the north on the Mississippi to St. Paul. They then traveled by stagecoach to Walcott where they homesteaded on the Medford trail just south of Faribault. Samuel had the only stone house around and it served as a refuge for the other settlers and when there was danger of an Indian attack. Rebecca had three daughters and three sons, but of the boys only Charles survived infancy. He married Emilie May Jones in 1882. The following year, May's father died so the young couple lived on the Jones farm until they all moved to Faribault some years later. Earl Richmond was born in 1884 and five years later they had another son, Hiram Harold. A baby, Ruth, died, but two more girls, Ruth and Ella, came to fill the void. Charles ran a dray and taxi business before moving to Alhambra, California, in 1925. Ruth had married and moved to the west coast and her parents and sister followed a year later. Earl was teaching at the Union Lake school when he met Christine Peterson of Lonsdale and in 1913 they were married. As fate would have it, their union was blessed with two girls: Helen (Mrs. Theodore Miner of Minneapolis) and Lois (Mrs. Henry Harich of St. Paul). Earl and his family had moved to Minneapolis, but labor troubles in the mid-thirties prompted him and Christine to move to Little Falls where he had his own body and fender repair business. Hiram was a talented artist and became a well known architect, designing some of the most beautiful homes in and around the Twin Cities. He married Florence Hubbell of Robbinsdale and they had fifty-five happy hears together before her death--but no children. Hiram died in February 1981 at the age of 91. He was the last of our branch of Livingstons. "What's in a name?" the bard once asked. Well, to some it means quite a lot. "Would a rose by another name smell as sweet?" The answer is–Certainly not! There are Joneses and Beemans and Glasers galore. Alas–the name of Livingston lives no more. Both Hiram and Earl several times expressed the view that they had lived in the best of times. They had witnessed the transition from the horse and buggy age to seeing a man on the moon. Theirs was an age of innocence, of joy in simple pleasures and close knit families, when self reliance, honesty and integrity were the rule, love of country was the norm, and crime was all but unknown. Written by Mrs. Lois M. Harich. (Edited by Gene Gross)

BOOK - RICE COUNTY FAMILIES, PUB. IN 1981. 
 
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 Parents:
  John Montgomery Carleton (1795 - 1829)
 
 Spouse:
  Samuel Livingston (1830 - 1913)*
 
 Children:
  Christopher (Baby Boy) Livingston (1849 - 1851)*
  Angeline Glazier (1855 - 1927)*
  Charles Christopher Livingston (1861 - 1939)*
  Ida Livingston (1866 - 1948)*
  Edward (Baby Boy) Livingston (1869 - 1870)*
  Rosa C. Livingston (1872 - 1928)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Maple Lawn Cemetery
Faribault
Rice County
Minnesota, USA
Plot: MEN K-19
 
Maintained by: Gene Gross
Originally Created by: Anita
Record added: Feb 16, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33920256
Rebecca <i>Carleton</i> Livingston
Added by: Gene Gross
 
Rebecca <i>Carleton</i> Livingston
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Rebecca <i>Carleton</i> Livingston
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