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 Martha <I>Rooks</I> Livermont

Martha Rooks Livermont

Denby, Oglala Lakota County, South Dakota, USA
Death 23 Jan 1956 (aged 71)
Martin, Bennett County, South Dakota, USA
Burial Martin, Bennett County, South Dakota, USA
Memorial ID 32741935 · View Source
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Martha Rooks was born April 1, 1884 on Spring Creek near Denby in Shannon County. She was a daughter of Joseph Oliver and Kate Robinson Rooks.

At the time she met Ed Livermont, she was working at the Cody Bank. They were married in 1904 and over the years had eleven children.

In 1907, they moved to the Joseph Rooks place south of Vetal. In 1913, they built a new home on their ranch. Her husband Ed died in 1946. In 1949 Martha sold the house to Dr. Sebring and it was moved to Martin. She and her youngest son John, moved to Wanblee, where most of her sons and their families were living.

She loved to play the piano and encouraged John to accompany her on the violin. When they moved to Wanblee, she no longer had room for her big piano, so she gave it to her eldest son Joe. He eventually gave it to his daughter Joan Greenough and she later passed it to her daughter Denise Pauly. Both of Denise's daughters, Rachel and Rebecca Pauly, learned to play it.

Martha died from a stroke on January 23, 1956 at the hospital in Martin, SD





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  • Find A Grave Memorial 32741935
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Martha Rooks Livermont (1 Apr 1884–23 Jan 1956), Find A Grave Memorial no. 32741935, citing Martin Community Cemetery, Martin, Bennett County, South Dakota, USA ; Maintained by Joan Greenough (contributor 48478619) .