|Southern Victory |
POD: September 10, 1862
Walk in Hell;
The Victorious Opposition
Drive to the East
|Type of Appearance:||Direct|
|Nationality:||Confederate States, United States 1914-1941 (occupied 1914-1916)|
|Date of Birth:||c. 1864|
|Date of Death:||1942|
|Cause of Death:||Alzheimer's Disease|
|Occupation:||Housewife, born a slave|
|Relatives:||Achilles Driver (grandson)|
Livia Driver (c. 1864-1942) was the mother of Cincinnatus Driver. She and her husband, Seneca, were lifelong residents of Covington, Kentucky, where they'd been born slaves. They refused to relocate to Des Moines, Iowa with Cincinnatus's family when Kentucky was readmitted to the United States following the Great War.
In the late 1920s, Livia began to exhibit signs of dementia. By 1940 she was suffering from full-blown Alzheimer's Disease. Cincinnatus returned to Covington to visit her twice during her illness. On the first visit, he was arrested by Luther Bliss. On the second visit, following the re-election of President Al Smith and the imminent return of Kentucky to the Freedom Party-controlled Confederate States, Cincinnatus intended to bring her and Seneca to Des Moines with him, but was hit by a truck and incapacitated. He and his parents were unable to leave Kentucky until after the Confederates had occupied the state.
Livia died of Alzheimer's in 1942.