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Livengood - Elias

Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Journal 12-8-1899

"RR #4" -- Early Tuesday morning the sad news flashed across the country that El Livengood was dead, after months of long suffering. He is at rest although the thought brings sadness into the hearts of all who knew him for to know Mr. Livengood was to know a man that was a friend in need to one and all, always thinking of self last. Bur words are not needed to praise him, his life speaks for itself. Interment at the Waynetown Cemetery funeral preached at the family residence Thursday at 10 o'clock. - typed by kbz
Source: Iva Lewis Obituary Scrapbook

Elias Livengood was born in Fountain county, Ind., March 5, 1838. He was the youngest son of Noah and Julia Myers Livengood. He was married to Sarah Jane Young, second daughter of John Bryant and Martha W. Young, Dec. 6th, 1860. To this union was born six children; four sons and two daughters — Albert E., Viola E.; Ernest E., Marcissa E., John E., and Frank E. Livengood. He united with the Church of Christ at Scott’s Prairie in February, 1877, under the teaching of Elder H. C. Cassell. Of his life there is no use for comment. It was an open book to all who cared to read it. He believed that every Christian, if true to his profession, is a fair representation of the doctrine that is according to godliness and is an image of the Lord Jesus Christ, which is a living epistle read and known by all men, and according to his conduct the doctrine is judged by those who do not take the trouble to study the apostolic writings. This he believed and according to this he tried to guage his life. How well he succeeded, only those who knew him best can judge. He died Dec. 4, 1899, aged 61 years, 8 months and 28 days. The funeral was conducted by Elder Plunkett, of Crawfordsville, at the late residence of deceased, after which it was followed by a large concourse of relatives and friends to the beautiful cemetery at Waynetown, where it was tenderly laid to rest to await the summons of its Lord and Savior to come forth to glorious immortality and lite eternal beyond the shadow of the tomb. A.   – jlr

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