MCCLEAN, Elizabeth (1841)
|Elizabeth McClean Livingston|
|Full name||Elizabeth McClean|
|Born||April 6 1841|
|Place of birth||Stevenston, Ayrshire, Scotland|
|Died||December 13 1923|
|Place of death|| Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Elizabeth was born April 6, 1841 in Stevenston, Ayrshire, Scotland. Her family was sheepherders. She was one of two daughters born to Barbara and John McLean. They joined the Latter-day Saint Church in Scotland. The mother, Barbara, died there. Elizabeth, her sister Margaret, and their father John, immigrated to the United States. They joined a Handcart Company going to Utah. The father became ill soon after they arrived in the United States. The two girls pushed him in the handcart most of the way. The girls each only had one pair of shoes, so they traveled barefoot most of the way to save their only shoes. John McLean died three months after they arrived in Salt Lake and is buried in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.
Elizabeth McLean married Archibald Livingston in the Endowment House in Salt Lake on November 25th, 1865. They had six children. Two of their children, Barbara and William, died in infancy. The other children were Archibald, Jean, John, and Elizabeth Livingston.
Elizabeth's husband Archibald died May 30, 1876. She raised her four children in Salt Lake. They lived part of the time in the home on 5th East just below South Temple, and part of the time on 10th East in the old 11th Ward district. The home on 5th East was later leased to the Sisters of the Holy Cross for their first hospital in Salt Lake City.
She was a very strong person, about 5 foot 6 inches tall with auburn hair, which turned white. Even in the last few years of her life she could walk all the way to Cottonwood from Salt Lake City to visit her friends from Scotland, the McGees. She died 13 December 1923 at the home of her daughter, Elizabeth, on E Street in Salt Lake and is buried in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.
Barbara McLean Livingston, born 1 August 1866, Salt Lake City, died 20 Nov 1867
Archibald Livingston, born 7 March 1868, married Eleanor Willden Burt
Jean Livingston, born 12 January 1870, married George Peter Winsness
John Livingston, born May 1871, married Eda Frome
William Livingston, born 25 September 1873, died 22 April 1874
Elizabeth Livingston, born 13 April 1875, married John Acomb & Van Dusen Spalding