Elizabeth “Lizza” Erwin

Female2 April 1856–after 1880

Brief Life History of Elizabeth “Lizza”

When Elizabeth “Lizza” Erwin was born on 2 April 1856, in Liletown, Green, Kentucky, United States, her father, Henry Warren Erwin, was 30 and her mother, Mary Ann Wallace, was 24. She married Joseph C Slinker JR on 24 December 1872, in Green, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Green, Kentucky, United States in 1856. She died after 1880.

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Joseph C Slinker JR
Elizabeth “Lizza” Erwin
Marriage: 24 December 1872
Mary Slinker

Sources (10)

  • Elizabeth & 4 siblings Irwin in household of Warren & Mary Irwin, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Lizza Ervin, "Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960"
  • Lisa Erwin, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 December 1872Green, Kentucky, United States
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (7)


    Age 5

    Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.


    Age 7

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.


    Age 9

    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and Irish: variant of Irvine .

    English: from the Middle English personal name Everwin, Erwin, perhaps from Old English Eoforwine (eofor ‘boar’ + wine ‘friend’) but mostly from an Old French form of the cognate ancient Germanic name Everwin, or from a different ancient Germanic name, Herewin, with loss of initial H- (first element hari, heri ‘army’).

    German: from the personal name Erwin, from Herwin, a compound of Old High German heri ‘army’ + wini ‘friend’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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