The following obituary for David Livingston appeared in the Johnstown Tribune on June 5, 1930 Page 17.


Veteran Moxham Resident
Was Soldier in Civil War
in the 60's


David Livingston
 David Livingston, a well known Mox-
ham Civil War veteran, whose health
had been impaired for a long time, died
last evening at his home, 822 Central 
avenue, Seventeenth ward, aged 89
years.  His death was due to a compli-
cation of diseases.
  David Livingston was born in May,
1841, in Foustwell, Somerset County,
where his ancestors settled many years
ago.  His grandfather and namesake 
was a soldier in the Revolutionary War
under Washington and resided in Som-
erset County for a long time after the
close of the war of 1776.  David Living-
ston, the subject of this sketch, was a 
farmer near Foustwell for many years
before locating in Moxham eight years
  David Livingston was married twice.
His first wife, Rachel (Holsopple) Liv-
ingston, died 22 years ago.  His is sur-
vived by his widow, Mrs. Annie E. (Sid-
man), Livingston, and the following
children by the first union:  Mrs. Kate
Dearmy, 737 Coleman avenue;  Aman-
da, wife of Jacob Ream, Foustwell;
Jacob Livingston, Foustwell; Charles
Livingston, Clark street, Hooversville;
Mrs. N. J. Virgin, Foustwell;  Mrs. Eva
Weaver, David street, Dale, and Mrs. 
Sarah Ott, Holsopple.  A daughter, Mrs. 
Rachel Cable, of Foustwell, preceded 
her father to the grave.  David Living-
ston is survived by 44 grandchildren, 88
great-grandchildren, and two great-
  During the Civil War Mr. Livingston
served in Company C, 52d Regiment,
P. V. I., under Col. John C. Dodge, jr.,
who had previously served as Captain
in the Eleventh Pennsylvania Regiment.
Mr. Livingston was identified with 
Emory Fisher Post No. 30, G. A. R.,
and for many years looked after the 
placing of flags on the graves in Foust-
well and other parts of Somerset Coun-
ty for the local post during the ob-
servance of Memorial Day.  Four of his
grandsons served in the World War.
  The body was taken to the Ott home 
in Holsopple today.  The funeral serv-
ices, which will be in charge of the offi-
cers of Emory Fisher Post, will be held
in the United Brethren Church there
at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon, with in-
terment in the Foustwell Cemetery.  The
ministers who are to take part in the
services are the Rev. G. E. Smith, of
Holsopple, and the Rev. H. A. Buffing-
ton, of Conemaugh.

This funeral notice appeared on June 10, 1930.

Rites for David Livingston,
Civil War Veteran, in Charge
    of Emory Fisher Post
 Funeral services for the late David
Livingston, a veteran of the Civil War, 
who passed away last week at his home
in the Seventeenth Ward, were held 
Saturday afternoon in Bethel United
Brethren Church, Holsopple, and were
largely attended.  The funeral was in
charge of Emory Fisher Post, No. 30,
Grand Army of the Republic, and Lieut.
J. Speer Orr Camp, No. 14, Sons of 
Union Veterans of the Civil War.  The
Rev. George Smith, pastor of the Hol-
sopple Church, and the Rev. H. A. Buf-
fington, pastor of the Conemaugh
United Brethren Church, a former pas-
tor of the Hoilsopple charge, conducted
the services at the church and the offi-
cers of Emory Fisher Post at the grave 
in the Foustwell Cemetery.  Several ap-
propriate hymns were sung during the 
services.  The G. A. R. services were in
charge of Commander John H. Brown.
The pallbearers, firing squad and bug-
ler were furnished by Company I, 
Fourth Regiment, Sons of Veterans Re-
serves.  First Lieut J. Franklin Moore
was in command of the firing squad.
Taps were sounded by Robert W. Walk-
er.  Messrs. John W. Tittle, Charles J.
Tittle, James Tittle, Harry Kelly,
George M. Barron, and Robert W. 
Walker were the pallbearers