Bio: Livermore, Dexter S. (1914)


Surnames: Livermore, Kenyon, Williams, Highland, Martin, Gilbert, Petty, Walker, Nobles, Kniffin, Handcock, Rouse 

----Source: History of Eau Claire County, Wisconsin (1914) pages 774-775 

Dexter S. Livermore, carpenter, and a well known and highly respected citizen of Fairchild, was born in Owego, Tioga county, New York, November 13, 1851; son of Rufus and Lucinda (Kenyon) Livermore, and is of English and German descent. His parents came to Columbia county, Wisconsin, about 1856, where the father purchased a farm on which he lived until 1865, when he came to Eau Claire county and settled on a farm of 160 acres in Fairchild, cleared and improved a part of it, and died there in 1874, at the age of 78 years. His wife also died there at the age of 64. Rufus Livermore was twice married. By his first wife, whose maiden name was Mary Williams, he had four children, as follows: Jane married William Kenyon; Theodore, Alvira married John Highland, and Frank. All are now deceased, except Alvira. By his second wife, who was Lucinda Kenyon, his children were: Malvina, married Myron Martin; Emeline, married John Gilbert; William, Lucinda, married Randall Petty; Levy, Dexter S., Walker, Adelbert, and Alice, who married Arthur Nobles. 

Dexter S. was reared in Wisconsin from five years of age. He received a common school education and came with his parents to Fairchild in 1865. He served a three years' apprenticeship at the carpenter's trade, which vocation he has since followed, and since 1893 has been a resident of the village of Fairchild. He married, June 1, 1879, Elizabeth, daughter of Samuel and Alvira (Kniffin) Handcock, of Altoona, Eau Claire county, and has one son, Ray, who married Dora Rouse and has two sons, Gordon Dexter and Donavon Glenn. Mr. Livermore is a member of the Modern Woodmen of America; has served two years as marshal of the village of Fairchild, and twenty years as assessor.




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