Dr. Livingston I presume.....


- Basic Information
o Current City: London, England. Westminster Abbey.
o Hometown:Blantyre, Scotland
o Sex: Male
o Birthday: March 13, 1813
o Political Views:
o Religious Views:Congegationalist
o Bio:
My name is David Livingstone. I was born in Blantyre, Scotland on March 13, 1813. My father’s name is Neil and my mother is Agnes. At age 10, I started working on a cotton mill with the rest of my family. I worked hard but with little pay. Every Sunday my family would venture to church which I loved. I always believed in god and never doubted him. We attended the Church of Scotland, which was a Presbyterian church. When I was 19. My father and I changed churches because of the persecution of science. The church believed that science was false, and I was a true science nerd. We became Congregationalists, which was a better fit for us. After some college I started working for the LMS, London Missionary Society, and went on a few mission trips. I was originally intending on going to India and China, but the Opium War changed that. My next assignment was to Africa. I landed in South Africa in December of 1840. After a few years, I married Mary, a fellow Scot who had lived in Africa since age four. Between 1852-56 I explored the interior of Africa because of a drought in my previous area. I made the treacherous trek across the interior from the Atlantic Ocean to Zambia and the Indian Ocean. This trek had never been fully successful and I sure was proud to be the first. When I came to Zambia, I saw the gorgeous Mosi-oa-Tunya, or “Smoke that Thunders.” I renamed these falls the Victoria Falls after our wonderful Queen Victoria. After traveling for many more years I went of the face of the earth for six years. Henry Morton Stanley came and found me, and muttered the words, “Dr. Livingstone I presume….”, this catch phrase has become a household term. Even though Stanley had come to bring me home, I refused to leave. I wanted to stay and finish my mission of bringing Christianity to Africa. After two more years I died from malaria and internal bleeding caused from dysentery. I lived by the motto, “ Christianity, Commerce, and Civilization” and never once thought that I couldn’t do anything.
o Favorite Quotations: " Dr. Livingstone I presume..."
- Relationships
o Mother: Agnes
o Father: Neil
o Daughters: Anna Mary, Agnes, and Elizabeth
o Sons: Robert, Thomas, and William Oswell a.k.a. Zouga. Nicknamed that because of the river he was born near.
o Brothers: Robert, 2 others
o Sisters: 1 sister
- Likes and Interest
o Activities: Hiking, Camping, Exploring
o Interests: Nature, Biology, Bugs, Forestry, Ecology, Theology
o Music: Mozart, Beethoven.
o Books: The Bible, anything involving theology, biology, or ecology. Philosophy of a Future State
o Movies: What is a movie? I think Planet Earth was a pretty good movie depicting the world. Also, Jurassic Park, because of the beautiful scenery.
o Television: What is a television? If I knew what this contraption was, I would watch a lot of the Discovery Channel and Science Channel. Maybe even a little History channel to change it up.
- Education and Work
o High School:
o College/University: Anderson's College, London Missionary Society,
o Employer: London Missionary Society

Photos (15 photos; 5 in each album)

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Groups Click here to find a group to join! You must join 10 groups from this site and this site only!!
GROUP 1: tentcamping
- EXPLANATION While I was exploring Africa, I frequently stayed in a canvas tent.
GROUP 2: nature_trekker
- EXPLANATION The group is all about what I love, which is spending time in nature, and exploring the unknown.
GROUP 3: CampingAdventures
- EXPLANATION Throughout my exploration of Africa, we had quite a few interesting adventures that created some wonderful stories.
GROUP 4: Africaforum
- EXPLANATION Africa was my second home, so I thought it was necessary to share my thoughts with other people interested in the continent.
GROUP 5: AfricanMusic
- EXPLANATION I learned to love this cultural music. Each cities music would be a little different from one another, but would still show the cultural background of the continent.
GROUP 6: Motherzambia
- EXPLANATION This group is dedicated to the Zambezi River, which leads to the beautiful Victoria Falls. I named the falls Victoria after our great Queen.
GROUP 7: Nile River
- EXPLANATION This group is for the safe keeping of the Nile. They want to maintain its greatness, and I helped do that in my travels.
GROUP 8: Covenant_Reformed_Presbyterians
- EXPLANATION My whole family were Presbyterians in the Church of Scotland.
GROUP 9:Reformed_Congregationalists
- EXPLANATION After I left the church of Scotland, I became a congregationalists because they did not challenge science, my second love.
GROUP 10: NaturalHistory-L
- EXPLANATION The group was made to preserve the natural history of earth, and to minimize the deforestation in our rain forests.

Quizzes Click here to find a quiz to take!
You must take at least 5 quizzes from this site and this site only!!
QUIZ 1: What era are you from?
- RESULTS The 80's
- EXPLANATION I answered the question to the best of my knowledge. I think they meant the 1880's though! It asked my favorite smell so of course I said flowers and grass just like in Africa. My favorite color is green too.
QUIZ 2: What Part of Nature are You?
- EXPLANATION I think being a tree would be very fun and interesting. As a tree you could see everything happening around you, and those things need you to live. I would be an integral part of society, and would hopefully be respected.
QUIZ 3:What kind of novel are you?
- RESULTS Romance Novel
- EXPLANATION I am not sure how I got romance novel seeing as that I wasn't very romantic. I did marry my wife Mary in Africa after we met, and took her on a safari as our honeymoon. I guess you could say I am just a true gentleman.
QUIZ 4: What's your inner Element?
- RESULTS The Calm of Air.
- EXPLANATION It makes sense that the calm of air would be my element. I am a very calm and relaxed person and I simply love being in nature where air is the purest. Air always tastes better in Africa.
QUIZ 5: What's your magic power?
I think that this answer makes plenty of sense. I do spend my day living and working in the natural earth, not in the modernized cities. I would use my powers for good and bring things back to they way they were before we took away the true beauty of earth, the natural habits of animals.

MLA Bibliography

  • Parsons, Timothy H. "Stanley and Livingstone." World Book Student. World Book, 2010. Web. 10 June 2010.
  • "David Livingstone." World History: The Modern Era. ABC-CLIO, 2010. Web. 10 June 2010. <http://www.worldhistory.abc-clio.com>.

  • "Henry Morton Stanley: account of finding David Livingstone (1871)." World History: The Modern Era. ABC-CLIO, 2010. Web. 10 June 2010. <http://www.worldhistory.abc-clio.com>.

  • "Zambia." World History: The Modern Era. ABC-CLIO, 2010. Web. 10 June 2010. <http://www.worldhistory.abc-clio.com>.

  • " David Livingstone." BBC: Historical Figues. Web. 9 June 2010.