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James Livingston, MP 

James Livingston, MP

Male 1838 - 1920

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  • Suffix  MP 
    Birth  28 Nov 1838  East Kilbride, Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
    Christened  10 Feb 1839  East Kilbride, Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Gender  Male 
    Business  Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Baden Linseed Oil Works 
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    Residence  1841  East Kilbride, Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Residence  1851  East Kilbride, Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Immigration  1852  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Immigration  1856  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Occupation  1861  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    flax dresser 
    Occupation  1861  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Flax Dresser 
    Religion  1861  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Presbyterian 
    Occupation  1871  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Flax Manufacturer 
    Religion  1871  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Presbyterian 
    Occupation  1873  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    linseed and oil flax manufacturer 
    Elected Office  1878  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Reeve/Mayor 
    Historic Building  60 Snyder's Road West, Baden, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Castle Kilbride home of James Livingston 
    Castle Kilbride home of James Livingston
    Castle Kilbride home of James Livingston
    Occupation  1881  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Oil Manufacturer 
    Occupation  1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Manufacturer 
    Religion  1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Presbyterian 
    Occupation  1901  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Farmer 
    Occupation  1911  Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Farmer 
    Religion  1911  Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Presbyterian 
    Died  15 Apr 1920  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5
    Cause: pneumonia (15 days) & cardiac failure 
    Website  2007 
    wikipedia 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-77451P 
    Buried  Fairmount Cemetery, Baden, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID  I77451  Generations
    Last Modified  7 May 2018 

    Father  Peter Livingston,   b. 1805, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1871 
    Mother  Barbara Bright,   b. 1812, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  26 Aug 1827  East Kilbride, Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F222197  Group Sheet

    Family  Louise Sophia Liersch,   b. 14 Apr 1840, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1904 
    Married  10 Jun 1861  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 14, 15
    Children 
     1. Louisa Livingston,   b. 1861, Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Elizabeth "Lizzie" Livingston,   b. 1862, Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. James Livingston,   b. 1865, Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1872
     4. Rebecca Hermine Livingston,   b. 1867, Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1895, Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Agnes E. Livingston,   b. 28 Feb 1869, Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1899, Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Barbara Helen Livingston,   b. 21 Apr 1871, Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1899, Port Huron, St. Clair, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Caroline Helen Livingston,   b. 26 Jul 1873, Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1905
     8. Peter Livingston,   b. 1875, Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1876, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. John Peter "Jack" Livingston,   b. 23 Dec 1876, Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1949, Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Henry Philip Livingston,   b. 25 Nov 1878, Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. Alice Livingston,   b. 9 Jan 1883, Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     12. Edna Pearl Livingston,   b. 25 Dec 1884, Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F20214  Group Sheet

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    James Livingston about 1845
    James Livingston about 1845
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    Livingston, James - formal aged 45.jpg
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Livingston_%28Canadian_politician%29
    James Livingston 1896
    James Livingston 1896

  • Notes 
    • James Livingston was born in East Kilbride. Scotland, November 29,1838. He was educated at the same place, and came to Canada in 1856. Mr. Livingston is a merchant, but has for several years been largely interested in the cultivation of flax and the manufacturing of linseed oil. He married in June, 1861, Miss Louisa Liersch of Baden. He has been Reeve of the Township of Wilmot. In 1879 he was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario for South Waterloo, and resigned in May, 1882. At the general election of 1882 he was first elected to the House of Commons, and was re-elected at the general elections of 1887, 1891 and 1896. A Reformer. Baden, O.

      Personnel of the Senate and House of Commons, Eighth Parliament of Canada Elected June 23, 1896, Portraits and Biographies of the Members, Montreal, John Lovell & son 1898, pg 151

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      JAMES LIVINGSTON, M.P.P., of Baden, is a native of Lanarkshire, Scotland, where he was born in 1838. Receiving a parish education, and spending some time at his father's trade of weaving, he came to Canada, and after a year spent in Mornington, Perth County, he entered the employ of Messrs. M. B. & J. S. Perrine, of Conestogo, where he was several years engaged as foreman in their flax manufacturing establishment. In 1865, in company with his elder brother John, he commenced flax growing at Wellesley Village, from which their business extended, until now they cultivate about 3,000 acres of that plant annually in different parts of the county. For the past seven years these gentlemen have carried on flax and linseed oil manufacturing at Baden, of which village they own the major part. The subject of our sketch has taken a very conspicuous part in public affairs as well, and during several terms has presided as Reeve of Wilmot. In June, 1879, he was elected to the Ontario Legislature for South Waterloo, as the candidate of the Liberal party, since which time he has held the seat in that body, discharging its duties with a degree of ability highly complimentary to himself and satisfactory to his constituents.

      Illustrated Atlas of the County of Waterloo, H. Parsell & Co., Toronto, Ont. 1881

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      Death of Mr. James Livingston

      The death of Mr. James Livingston ex M.P. for South Waterloo, occurred at his home in Baden on Thursday last, April 15th, after an illness of a few days' duration, in his 82nd year.

      The late Mr. Livingston was one of Canada's pioneer flax growers and linseed oil manufacturers.

      He was born in East Kilbride, Lanarkshire, Scotland, on November 27th, 1858, and came to Canada in his early manhood, working in the flax industry for a number of years In 1865, in company with his elder brother, John, he commenced flax growing in Wellesley, from which their business extended until they were cultivating from 3,000 to 3,500 acres in flax in different parts of the country, and manufacturing oil at Baden.

      In addition to being President of the Dominion Linseed Oil Co., the late Mr. Livingston was interested in the Yale Flax Co., in Michigan. He took a keen interest in the public affairs of the Township of Wilmot, and of the county. He was reeve for some years, during which he was member of the County Council. In June of 1878, he was elected to the Ontario Legislature for South Waterloo, and resigned in 1880 to become a candidate for the Dominion House. He opposed the late Senator S. Merner, of New Hamburg, whom he defeated, and held the seat until1900, when he retired.

      Besides his industrial and political activities, the late Mr. Livingston was interested in various financial institutions, being a director for many years of the Waterloo Mutual Fire Insurance Co., president of the Yale State Bank and director of five others in the State of Michigan. He was also president of the A H. Hart Co., of New York.

      The deceased is survived by two sons and three daughters, namely; John P., Baden; H. P., Toronto, Mrs. James McColl, Yale, Mich., Mrs. Aulay Morrison, Vancouver, and Miss Alice, Colorado Springs. Mrs. Livingston predeceased her husband sixteen years ago.

      The funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon to the Baden cemetery.

      New Hamburg Independent, April 23, 1920

  • Sources 
    1. [S133] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1901, Wilmot H-4 Page 6.

    2. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Louisa Leroch Born: Wilmot Township Res: Wilmot Township Age: 21 Father: Henry Mother: Agnes Klukhan Born: 1840 Spouse: James Livingston Age: 21 born: Scotland Res: Wilmot Township Born: 1840 Father: Peter Mother: Barbara Bright married 10 Jun 1861 county: Waterloo

    3. [S300] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - Fairmount Baden CC#4557 Cemetery Internet Link.
      [north] In Loving Memory Of/ James Livingston/ Born Lanarkshire Scotland/ Nov. 27, 1838 Died April 15, 1920/ And His Wife/ Louise Sophia Liersch/ Born April 14, 1840 - Died Jan. 23, 1904/ Also Their Children/ Rebecca H./ / Agnes E. Feb. 28, 1869 - Sept. 18, 1899/ Barbara H. April 21, 1871 - June 8, 1899/ Caroline F. July 26, 1873 - Feb. 24, 1905/ James 1865-1872/ Peter 1875-1876 .
      [south] John Peter Livingston/ Dec. 23, 1877 - Feb. 1, 1949/ His Beloved Wife/ Laura Emma Margaret Holwell/ Aug. 23, 1878 - July 1, 1939/ Harris Carlton Dunsmore Veitch/ Dec. 27, 1918 - May 17, 2006/ His Beloved Wife/ Laura Louise Barbara Livingston/ May 24, 1918 - Sept. 8, 1988/ To Laura Louise/ In The Womb Of My Soul/ Lies The Dream Of A Doll/ Love Of Mind's Caprice/ And The Stirring There/ Of A Lonely Air/ Metes My Peevish Heart Surcease/ Harris/
      [a] Harris
      [b] Laura Louise/ Our Lives Were Enriched/ Knowing Her - Loving/ Being Loved By Her/
      [c] Laura E.
      [d] John P.

    4. [S140] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1881, Div. 2 Page 34.

    5. [S713] Vit - ON - Death Registration, death certificate 38575 (1920), James Livington..
      James Livington, b. 27 Nov 1838 Scotland, d. 15 Apr 1920 Baden, occupation: manufacturer, Wax and Linseed Oil, aged 64, s/o P. Livingston (b. Scotland) & Barbara Bright (b. Scotland), cause: pneumonia (15 days) & cardiac failure

    6. [S1507] Census - ON, Waterloo, Baden - 1911, Baden Div. 13 Page 10.

    7. [S190] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1871, Div. 3 Page 76.

    8. [S939] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1891, Div. 2 Page 13.

    9. [S1814] Census - Scotland - 1851, Kirkton Village, East Kilbride parish, Lanarkshire.

    10. [S1527] Census - Scotland - 1841, East Kilbride parish, Lanarkshire.

    11. [S2639] aaaWilmot Township 1861, Sect. 12 Page 73.

    12. [S27] International Genealogical Index - Extracted Church Records, 1066591 Items 1 - 2.
      James Livingstone, Christening: 10 Feb 1839 East Kilbride, Lanark, Scotland/ daughter of Peter Livingstone & Barbara Bright

    13. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration.
      Caroline Helen Livingston Born: 26 Jul 1873 County: Waterloo Father: James Livingston Mother: Louisa Liersch

    14. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library.

    15. [S20] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berlin Telegraph (title varies: Berlin Telegraph, Berlin Daily Telegraph) (1853-1922), 14 Jun 1861.
      By Rev. Mr. Bindemann at Berlin -Livingston - Liersch: June 10, Mr. James Livingston, to Miss Louisa Liersch, of Wilmot.

  • Event Map
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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 28 Nov 1838 - East Kilbride, Lanark, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 10 Feb 1839 - East Kilbride, Lanark, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - Baden Linseed Oil Works - - Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1841 - East Kilbride, Lanark, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1851 - East Kilbride, Lanark, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1852 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1856 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - flax dresser - 1861 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Flax Dresser - 1861 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1861 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 Jun 1861 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Flax Manufacturer - 1871 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1871 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - linseed and oil flax manufacturer - 1873 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Reeve/Mayor - 1878 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistoric Building - Castle Kilbride home of James Livingston - - 60 Snyder's Road West, Baden, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Oil Manufacturer - 1881 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Manufacturer - 1891 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1891 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1901 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1911 - Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1911 - Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: pneumonia (15 days) & cardiac failure - 15 Apr 1920 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Fairmount Cemetery, Baden, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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