Eliza Laurenda Twidwell

Brief Life History of Eliza Laurenda

When Eliza Laurenda Twidwell was born on 2 June 1855, in Johnson City, Washington, Tennessee, United States, her father, William Franklin Twidwell, was 31 and her mother, Gatsey Catherine Heath, was 30. She married Elijah Wallace Bennett on 8 June 1870, in Patterson, Wayne, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Benton Township, Wayne, Missouri, United States in 1900 and Arcadia, Madison, Missouri, United States for about 10 years. She died on 30 August 1930, in Pilot Knob, Iron, Missouri, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Pilot Knob Cemetery, Arcadia Township, Iron, Missouri, United States.

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Elijah Wallace Bennett
Eliza Laurenda Twidwell
Marriage: 8 June 1870
Louisa Bennett
Noah Washington Bennett
Sarah Annie Bennett
William Edward Bennett
Etta Malaria Bennett
Irvin Glenwood Bennett Sr
Malara E Bennett
Lula Delania Bennett
John Harrison Bennett
Gertrude Elizabeth Bennett
Golda May "Maggie" Bennett

Sources (12)

  • Eliza L Bennett in household of Eliza W Bennett, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Eliza Laurenda Twidwell Bennett, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Laura Twidwell in entry for Harry John Bennett, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

World Events (8)


Historical Boundaries 1857: Iron County created from parts of Madison,Reynolds, St. Francois, Washington, and Wayne counties.


Historical Boundaries: 1858: Iron, Missouri, United States

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Possibly English: habitational name, possibly from Twydall in Kent, named from Old English twī ‘two’ + dāl ‘portion of land’. This surname is not found in current English sources.

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

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