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1880's Livingston Middleditch, Law Printer Original NYC Business Card


Printed on original vintage business card: "Livingston Middleditch, Commercial Job Printer and Stationer, No. 37 Park Row, Room 24, New York." Also, in dip pen on front it has handwritten the word (over). On the reverse in old dip pen script is handwritten: "Law Cases, 85 cents, folio, all new type and c. (etc.)."

Note: New York is in Kings, County. This was found in a large collection of 19th and early 20th c. material in Berkshire County, Massachusetts. This beautiful old card is printed on heavy old off white cardstock with simple early American typography font.

Found in Public Genealogy Records:
We found an 1895 newspaper obituary of his brother Thomas Middleditch, who was also a printer: Red Bank Register New Jersey Newspaper for Wednesday November 6, 1895: "Thomas J. Middleditch died last Saturday at his residence in Brooklyn, aged 41 years. His illness was of brief duration, he having been attacked with cramps while at his printing establishment on Friday afternoon and succumbing to heart failure one day later. Mr. Middleditch was a son of Reverend Robert T. Middleditch, (Reverend Robert Middleditch) and was born at Red Bank New Jersey (Monmouth, Gloucester County) during his fathers pastorate of the Baptist church here. He was early familiarized with the printing business during the period when the STANDARD was conducted by his father and the late Anthony Reckless. Being an apt scholar he was chosen for the legal profession and was graduated from the Madison (now Colgate) University and took the full law course at Columbia. But his love for the printing business led him to form a partnership with his brother Livingston, and today the law printing office of the Livingston Middleditch company ranks first in its class in New York city. Thomas's legal training standing him in good stead in his chosen avocation. About ten years ago he married an estimable Brooklyn woman, who with one daughter survives him. A young son died in infancy. His father and mother, two brothers and four sisters also mourn his death. The young men of Red Bank of twenty-five years ago well remember him as a warm-hearted, generous boy and many a heart will be made sad by the news of his untimely death."

Livingston Middleditch, Sr 1852-1932
Born in Red Bank, Monmouth County, New Jersey, died in Kings County, Brooklyn, New York City, NY.
His father: Rev. Robert Thomas Middleditch 1825–1907 born in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, England to Thomas Middleditch 1784–1859 and Sarah Frost Middleditch 1783–1866.
His mother: Margaret Livingston Middleditch 1824–1900, born in Ireland, to William Livingston 1795–1855 and Sarah Livingston 1805–1868. She arrived in US in 1830.

His siblings:
Helena Middleditch 1848-1938
Sarah Hudson Middleditch 1848–1938
Caroline L Middleditch 1852-1925 (Carrie Middleditch)
Thomas J Middleditch 1855-1895
Martha Clemen Middleditch 1856-1922
Robert Henry Middleditch 1861-1920
Anthony R. Middleditch 1863–1868
Margaret Middleditch 1867-1953 (Maggie Middleditch)

His Wife: Julia Adelaide Lyman Middleditch 1854–1927
Her Father: Azel Storrs Lyman 1815-1885 (Azel Lyman)
Her mother: Amelia Jane Noble Lyman 1817-1894 (Amelia Lyman)
Her Spouse: Livingston Middleditch 1852-1932

Their Children:
Annie G. Lyman born 1858
Ellen J. Lyman born 1860
Harriet Lyman born 1862
Eda Middeditch born 1880
Lyman Middleditch 1882–1967
Livingston Middleditch Jr 1895–1974

On the 1880 Federal Census, his occupation was Printer.
Founder: "Livingston Middleditch Company" (law printer & publisher)
Spouse: Julia Adelaide Lyman Middleditch 1854-1927
Burial: Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn NY

Livingston Middleditch in the 1880 United States Federal Census
Age: 27
Birth Year: abt 1853
Birthplace: New Jersey
Home in 1880: New York City, New York, New York
Spouse's Name: Julia Middleditch
Father's Birthplace: England
Mother's Birthplace: New York
Occupation: Printer
Household Members: Name Age
Julia Middleditch 26
Livingston Middleditch 27
Annie G. Lyman 22 (Annie Middleditch, daughter)
Ellen J. Lyman 20 (Ellen Middleditch, daughter)
Harriet Lyman 18 (Harriet Middleditch, daughter)

Lymain Middeditch in the 1900 United States Federal Census
(Livingston Middeditch) (Lyman Middleditch)
Age: 47
Birth Date: Aug 1852
Birthplace: New Jersey
Home in 1900: Manhattan, New York, New York
Spouse's Name: Julia Middeditch
Marriage Year: 1878
Years Married: 22
Father's Birthplace: England
Mother's Birthplace: New York
Household Members: Name Age
Lyman Middeditch 47
Julia Middeditch 44
Eda Middeditch 19
Lyman Middeditch 17
Livingston Middeditch 5

We also found this name spelled just as Middle-Ditch in census records. A beautiful and original old advertising piece and Livingston Middleditch's personal business card. One of a kind, when gone, no more. 

Size: 3.5 x 2.25 inches
Debra Clifford Ancestorville Genealogy     Note: Hello from ~debra. I have spent years collecting over 10,000 ID’d lost family photos & paper from US flea markets & antique shops. I do the best gen research I can, but am always open to corrections. This is an original antique item, not a reprint. A new high quality rigid sleeve is included for extra protection, especially during shipping. You may buy a piece alone, or large intimate 300 dpi scans of the front and back sent immediately via email, or both. Please search carefully, as they are often found together and many may be related. I also invite you to join me at Ancestorville Genealogy on facebook. Thank you, enjoy! ~Debra Clifford (contact info on top bar)

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