Last Thursday morning, February 21st. near the hour of 4:30 o'clock, A. S. Livingston, who had been very ill at his home in Protection for many weeks, passed into the Great Beyond and the curtain of time fell upon his earthly existence.
Mr. Livingston was in his 83rd year and until a very few months ago was active in his daily life. He moved to Protection about 1908 or 1909 and has made his home here since that time. He took a lively interest as far as his age permitted in the town and community and will be much missed during the time of the Fall Festival in which he always took a great interest.
Mr. Livingston was a veteran of the Civil War, having enlisted in 1862 with the 94th Illinois, Company E. and served under General Grant with great distinction until 1864 when he was discharged for disability.
Mr. Livingston was a Kansas pioneer and had lived since 1886 in Clark and Comanche counties. During his active years, he was a farmer and rancher and only retired therefrom when advancing years had circumscribed his activities.
He suffered greatly but with an abounding patience and wonderful fortitude, during the weeks of his fatal illness and the end came quietly and peacefully, bringing to a fitting close a long and useful life on which the benediction of a life well rounded in active, useful work has fallen.
The funeral conducted by the Rev. E. S. Corrie of the Methodist church, was held from the Methodist church in Protection, Sunday afternoon, February 24th, and in the presence of numbers of sorrowing friends and loving relatives, interment was in the local cemetery.
Adam S. Livingston, the subject of this sketch, was born near Newark, Ohio, in Licking county, on December 29, 1841, and departed this life in Protection, Kansas, February 21, 1924, the length of his earthly pilgrimage being 82 years, 1 month and 22 days.
When about 13 years old he removed with his parents to McLean county, Illinois, settling near Bloomington, where he grew to manhood.
He answered the call of his country to the colors and enlisted on August 7, 1862, in Company E. 94th Illinois regiment of infantry and served with distinction under General Grant till November 1864, when he was discharged at Fort Morgan, Alabama, on account of disability.
On September 19, 1867, at Normal, Illinois, he was united in marriage to Miss Miriam Elizabeth Mantonya of Utica, Ohio. To this union ten children were born - 3 girls and 7 boys - 8 of whom survive and with their mother mourn the loss of a devoted father and a loving companion.
In the year 1886, Father Livingston removed from Illinois to Clark county, Kansas, and took up a government claim. Here he resided till the children were grown and began life for themselves. Then after a short residence at Winfield and Freeport, Kansas, he came to Protection about 15 years ago and has resided here since.
About 22 years ago while living at Freeport, he professed the Christian faith and was baptized, joining the Presbyterian church and has continued a member of that church till the end.
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