Eliza Laurenda Twidwell

Female2 June 1855–30 August 1930

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, Iron, 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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Family Time Line

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"
  • Laura Twidwell in entry for Harry John Bennett, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"
  • Easa Bennett in household of Elijah Bennett, "United States Census, 1910"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 June 1870Patterson, Wayne, Missouri, United States
  • Children (11)

    +6 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 2

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


    Age 8

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

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

    Age 20

    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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