LFA Newsletter Volume 46, Issue 2 (Fall 2019)
7731 Jefferson Road
Magna, UT 84044
|Volume: 46 Issue: 2 - (View the PDF Version)||Date: Fall 2019|
NEWSLETTER DISTRIBUTION & COMMUNICATION
WE WANT TO SHARE OUR NEWSLETTER WITH MORE FAMILY MEMBERS!! EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT PLANNED EVENTS AND BE ABLE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR ANCESTORS AND HERITAGE. PLEASE HELP US BY SENDING THE NAMES, EMAILS, AND PHONE NUMBERS OF YOUR IMMEDIATE AND EXTENDED LIVINGSTON FAMILY. WE WILL KEEP THIS INFORMATION SECURE AND ONLY USE IT TO SEND THE PDF VERSION OF THE NEWSLETTER AND REUNION INFORMATION. SEND TO MIKE LIVINGSTON AT MBLIVI@GMAIL.COM.
A Message From Our Board Chair
By Eric Epperson
There are many benefits and blessings that have come to me and my family through my involvement with the Livingston Board. I serve with many wonderful people with great strength, resolve, and a passion for the promotion of family ties and values. It is a pleasure to learn from them and to get to know our Livingston relatives more closely.
Now that Autumn is here, and the holidays will soon be upon us, my newsletter submission must be long overdue. The Board is very patient with me. We are well into the planning and preparations for our 2020 Livingston Reunion! My thoughts for this coming year are centered around the desire for all of us to more clearly see, with 20/20 vision, the many benefits our family associations bring into our lives. May we all make this coming year, OUR YEAR, to be more fully involved and committed, to make our family, and extended family relationships more meaningful!! Thank you all for your help and support! We can’t wait for our 2020 Livingston Reunion and we look forward to seeing you and your families next year!
Best wishes all and, GO LIVINGSTONS!
Livingston Family Financial Report
By Mickie Lewis
I want to thank those of you donated this year, and those who continue to make donations year after year to keep this wonderful organization going. We couldn’t do it without your support. If you didn’t get a chance to donate at the reunion, please feel free to do so at any time. We are more than happy to accept anything you would like to send. Checks can be made payable to Livingston Family Association, and mailed to 7731 Jefferson Rd, Magna, UT 84044.
2019 Reunion - Wardle Fields Park
By Amy Metler
This year’s family reunion was held at Wardle Fields Park in Bluffdale. Cousins near and far were able to gather, re- connect, and learn more about the great family we come from. Many thanks to Jeri Davis for helping us all to get a better understanding of the Family Search app on our smart phones and tablets. One fun tool on the app is Relatives Around me, I recently used it while visiting with my college roommate and learned she is a descendant of James Livingston and you better believe she will be invited to next year’s reunion. You never know where you will find family.
A highlight of the reunion was a visit from Christina Campbell Livingston. One of my fondest memories from reunions I attended as a much younger person is learning of my heritage from Granny herself. I was so grateful she was able to attend the reunion this year and tell us her amazing story. Many, many thanks to Barb Venema and Enid Cox for arranging Granny’s special appearance. Hopefully we can get her back again.
We attempted to play a genealogy jeopardy game but the outside conditions didn’t cooperate....you can bet we’ll be playing it again in more favorable conditions.
A special thanks to Christine Worthington for making a family tree with pictures and facts that helped us learn more about Archibald, his wives, and children. It really helped our family history come alive.
The James line won the trophy for the most cousins present.
We loved seeing so many Livingstons and can’t wait ‘til next year.
We had a great lunch and people were able to visit and take advantage of the fun the park had to offer. We are already getting excited for next summer.
Please help us get your family members invited to the reunion...we’d love to have as many Livingstons together as we can. Use the relative finder tool and maybe you can find some long-lost cousins where you least expect. If you have any emails or addresses of family that we need added please email email@example.com or any board member.
The next family reunion will be June 20, 2020. If you have any ideas for location or activities please email
firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to hear from you and plan a reunion you’d love to attend.
William Beveridge Livingstone : June 9, 1936 – August 8, 2019
Shared during his recent funeral service
William Beveridge Livingstone, known to everyone as Bill, was born in 1936 and raised and educated in Cowdenbeath, the older child and only son of Thomas, who had his own painter and decorators business and Catherine, nee Gallanders. His sister Mary was born 8 years later and the family lived for many years in Stenhouse Street, where the family home Kudgieha' was the scene of many Livingstone family parties and new year celebrations, with lots of music and singing. Bill attended Beath High School where he was a very able student and an outstanding sportsman. He played football for Fife Schools and was selected to represent Scotland, going on to win a then record number of schoolboy caps, playing against such famous future stars as Johnny Haynes and Duncan Edwards. Bill played for Hibernian and Raith Rovers, then did his National Service in the RAF, before playing more senior games with Watford and St Johnstone.
Embarking on a career in education, Bill went to Jordanhill College in Glasgow to train as a PE teacher. He took a post at his old school Beath before going to work at Queen Anne High in Dunfermline where he met his wife Jean, who was also a PE teacher at that time, although she later taught in primary schools. Bill and Jean married at Dunfermline Abbey in July 1962, and in 1963 their daughter Laura was born, with their son Iain born in 1966. The family lived in Dunfermline, the main family homes being in Strathmore Drive and then Linburn Road. Bill finished his teaching career as Assistant Rector at Inverkeithing High School, where he pioneered the role of secondary schools as community schools, open and accessible at all times to enhance learning, sport, and social interaction across all generations. He had a unique rapport with younger people, treating everyone as an individual and was affectionately known by pupils and staff as ‘Uncle Bill’.
His sporting interest and abilities were a constant through his life, playing squash, tennis, and golf for many years, as well as remaining a keen follower of football. Bill also had a great interest in history, researching the family geneology, leading to many visits to and from cousins in the Livingston Family Association based in the USA. Local history was also a passion, collating archived photographs to capture the history of both Old Dunfermline and OldCowdenbeath.
As well as promoting Dunfermline's heritage, Bill was a wonderful public speaker, with his deep and accomplished speaking voice. His love of the works of Robert Burns made him a greatly admired and skilled performer of Burns’ poetry.
A devoted family man, Bill was a much loved grandad to Amy, Anna, Claire, Sylvie, Louisa and Hope and a doting great grandfather to Imogen, Elinor, Ottilie, Fraser, Alexa and Connor.
The Story of a Stonecutter
Jeanne Anderson and her son have written an illustrated book about the life of James Campbell Livingston. The book is The Story of a Stonecutter and the Salt Lake Temple. The artwork for the book was done by Amy Hintze and Peter Beck. The book is now available for purchase at $12 per book and $3 shipping. Anyone is welcome to send a personal check to her address (see below) or Venmo: @Steven-Anderson-190.
671 Ridge Dr.
Alpine, UT 84004
High quality prints of the painting commissioned for the cover of the book, shown at the left, can also be purchased. The prints will not contain the book title, subtitle, and other information. The cost is $20 for a 9x12 inch copy. Larger prints can also be made. Proceeds of the prints will help support the artist’s son serving a mission in Mexico. If you would like to order a print, please let Jeanne know (email@example.com).
More 2019 Reunion Photos
Association Board Information
|Photo||Name, Phone||Assignment||Line||Term Expires|
|Eric Epperson, 801-599-4327||Chair||William Line||2021|
|Dennis Davis, xxx-xxx-xxxx||Co-chair||James Line||2019|
|Mickie Lewis, 801-250-9323||Treasurer||James Line||2019|
|Evie Brewerton, 801-580-7939||Secretary||William Line||2019|
|Amy Metler, xxx-xxx-xxxx||Reunions||William Line||2019|
|Christine Worthington, xxx-xxx-xxxx||Reunions||James Line||2021|
|Dana Rogers, 801-369-2093||Reunion Committee||Charles Line||2021|
|Barb Venema, xxx-xxx-xxxx||Reunion Committee||James Line||2021|
|Karolyn Hall, 719-661-4014||Membership/Newsletter||James Line||2019|
|Jaynann Lillywhite, 505-632-2514||Family History Research||Isabella Line||2019|
|Mike Livingston, 801-850-3616||Newsletter||James Line||2019|
The PDF version of this newsletter can be viewed and downloaded by clicking Fall Newsletter (1.2 MB).