Eliza Humiston

8 February 1823–5 April 1881 (Age 58)
Watertown, Washington, Ohio, United States

The Life of Eliza

When Eliza Humiston was born on 8 February 1823, in Watertown, Washington, Ohio, United States, her father, Lyndes Humiston, was 25 and her mother, Elizabeth "Betsey" Starling, was 26. She married Abner Devol on 17 May 1849, in Washington, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Union Township, Washington, Ohio, United States in 1850. She died on 5 April 1881, in Washington, Ohio, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Lowell, Washington, Ohio, United States.

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Abner Devol
Eliza Humiston
Marriage: 17 May 1849
Mary Elizabeth Devol

Spouse and Children

17 May 1849
Washington, Ohio, United States


    Mary Elizabeth Devol


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World Events (7)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 2

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

Age 13

On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.

Age 23

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Humeston near Cumnock in Ayrshire.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elisa Devol in household of Abner Devol, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Elixa Devol in entry for Mary Newton, "Ohio, Washington County Newspaper Obituaries, 1884-2013"
  • Eliza Humiston in entry for Mary Newton, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"

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