Transcribed from History of Labette County, Kansas and its Representative Citizens, ed. & comp. by Hon. Nelson Case. Pub. by Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill. 1901

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W. F. Livesay


W. F. LIVESAY, a prominent and influential farmer of Montana township, Labette county, Kansas, is located in the southwest quarter of section 14, and has a well improved farm, most of the improvements being the result of his own efforts.

Mr. Livesay was born in Pulaski county, Illinois, in 1865, and is a son of John W. Livesay. The latter was born in Washington county, Illinois, in 1833, and was a carpenter by trade. He enlisted, in 1861, in Company C, 60th Reg., Ill. Vol. Inf., and served for three years, losing an arm while in the service. After the war he spent two years in Illinois, came to Labette county, Kansas, in 1867, and located in the southeast quarter of section 3, Montana township. He entered the claim and lived upon it until his death, in 1877. He married Lucinda Finch, who was born in Illinois in 1834, and they reared five children: Susan, deceased; Agnes, deceased; Florence (Stewart); W. F., subject of this biographical record; Thomas, who resides with his mother in Labette county; Delinda; and John H., who has just served twenty months in the Philippines in Company G, 40th Kans. Reg., U. S. Volunteers.

W. F. Livesay was brought to Labette county, Kansas, by his parents, in 1867, making the trip by wagon. He resided on his father's farm until 1888, when he bought his present property, - the southwest quarter of section 14, Montana township. He has just completed a new, two-story, eight-room house, and has his outbuildings and barns in keeping with it. He carries on general farming and is meeting with deserved success.

Mr. Livesay married Mary Wilson, who was born in Dearborn county, Indiana, in 1876, and is a daughter of A. B. Wilson, of Labette county. The latter married Anna Kammeyer, of Indiana, by whom he had the following children: Mary, wife of Mr. Livesay; Thomas, deceased; Clyde; Maggie; William; Eva; John; Albert; and Elmira. Mr. and Mrs. Livesay have four children: James F.; Thomas V.; Lucinda B.; and Paul W. He is a Republican in politics, and served as justice of the peace one term. He and his family are members of the Methodist Episcopal church.

Transcribed from History of Labette County, Kansas and its Representative Citizens, ed. & comp. by Hon. Nelson Case. Pub. by Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill. 1901 Labette County KS 1901


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