Eliza Laurenda Twidwell

2 June 1855–30 August 1930 (Age 75)
Johnson City, Washington, Tennessee, United States

The Life 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 Logan Township, Wayne, Missouri, United States in 1880 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
1853–1932
Eliza Laurenda Twidwell
1855–1930
Marriage: 8 June 1870
Louisa Bennett
1872–1872
Noah Washington Bennett
1874–1954
Sarah Annie Bennett
1876–1954
William Edward Bennett
1877–1956
Etta Malaria Bennett
1881–1940
Irvin Glenwood Bennett
1884–1972
Malara E Bennett
1886–
Lula Delania Bennett
1888–1958
John Harrison Bennett
1889–1970
Gertrude Elizabeth Bennett
1892–1970
Maggie Bennett
1895–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
8 June 1870
Patterson, Wayne, Missouri, United States
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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1860

Age 5

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 7

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.
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

Origin unidentified. This has the form of an English habitational name, possibly from Twydall in Kent, named from Old English twī ‘two’ + dāl ‘portion of land’, but the surname is not found in current English sources.

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

Sources (3)

  • Eliza L Bennett in household of Eliza W Bennett, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Easa Bennett in household of Elijah Bennett, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Eliza L Twidwell in household of William Twidwell, "United States Census, 1860"

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