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Livingston -William Jasper

Source: Crawfordsville Daily Journal, February 28, 1921

William Jasper Livingston, son of Chancellor Livingston and Patsy Allhands Livingston, was born August 2, 1841. Departed this life February 17, 1921. Age 79 years 6 months and 15 days. He enlisted in the civil war October 15, 1861, in Company C; Fortieth Indiana infantry, and after fighting in many hard battles of that great conflict, was honorably discharged December 8, 1864. He was married to Polly Ann Vincent December 26, 1867. To this union was born six children as follows: John Anderson Livingston, Joseph Livingston, Mary Ellen Livingston, Clara Belle Livingston, Ottie May Livingston and Charles Chancellor Livingston. He also raised a grand-daughter, Flossie Lorens Dazey, daughter of Cyrus and Mary Ellen Dazey. His three daughters and grand-daughters preceded him in death. He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife, one brother James, his three sons, 14 grandchildren and many other friends and relatives. He joined Center Christian Church 17 years ago and lived a consistent Christian life. He always regretted that he waited so late in life to come into the church, and in his talk the the church he always exhorted the young people to begin their Christian work early in life. As long as his health would permit he was always ready to respond. He therefore leaves his place in the church to be missed and remembered to all. He leaves a place vacant to both in the church and home that never can be filled. He was a good husband, a kind father and a good neighbor. He was in ill health for several months before his death but bore it all with patients. He fought a good fight. His work is finished, therefore he is going to wear a crown that he believed was laid up for him. May the good deeds in his life and character be an emulation to his family, his friends and all who knew him, and may all who knew Uncle Jasper, as he was commonly known, so live that they may splice a glad hands with him on the other side. - thanks to Kim H
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