John Livengood

Lewiston Morning Tribune
Wednesday, August 10, 1927

John Livengood Dies

Idaho Pioneer Passed Away Yesterday from General Complications and Shock Following Injury.

John Livengood, highly respected Idaho pioneer, passed away yesterday afternoon at 1 o'clock from general complications and shock from injuries sustained Sunday evening when he fell at his home in Lapwai.

Mr. Livengood had been in failing health for the past two years and for the past several months his health had been very poor. He fell at his home at Lapwai Sunday and fractured a hip. He was removed to White's hospital but his weakened condition made it impossible for him to survive the shock.

Mr. Livengood came west with his family from Kansas in 1890 and first settled between Pullman and Moscow. In 1892 he removed to the Leland section where he resided until '95 when he went onto the Nez Perce Indian reservation then being opened for settlement and filed on a homestead northwest of Mohler. He was the eleventh entryman to file on land within the Indian reservation and erected the seventh cabin on the reservation.

The homestead was the family home until about 14 years ago when Mr. Livengood removed to Lapwai where he had since resided. He erected a service station building at Lapwai and with his son had since conducted the business there.

Mr. Livengood, is survived by his widow, five sons and two daughters, the children being: A. T. Livengood, Lewiston, W. W. Livengood, Marshfield, Oregon; Otto C. Livengood, Culdesac; W. H. Livengood, Lapwai, Ernest M. Livengood, Pasco; Mrs. Robert Reed, Mohler, and Mrs. Frank Riley, Spokane.

Endured Early Hardships.

Mr. Livengood was a gentleman of pleasing personality, of generous and charitable character and enjoyed the high regard of all who knew him. He came west by mule team, suffered the reverses of all Palouse country farmers in 1893 and endured all of the hardships of the early years on the Nez Perce reservation. He was ever mindful of the welfare of his neighbors and friends and during the many years of his residence in central Idaho, he had surrounded himself with a large circle of friends by whom he was held in high regard. He was 73 years of age last March and for the past few years had not been active in the management of his business.

The body is at the Brower-Wann parlors awaiting the funeral arrangements.

Contributed by Natalie Huntley

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