Eliza Laurenda Twidwell

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

The Life Summary 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
Eliza Laurenda Twidwell
Marriage: 8 June 1870
Louisa Bennett
Noah Washington Bennett
Sarah Annie Bennett
William Edward Bennett
Etta Malaria Bennett
Irvin Glenwood Bennett
Malara E Bennett
Lula Delania Bennett
John Harrison Bennett
Gertrude Elizabeth Bennett
Maggie Bennett

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 June 1870Patterson, Wayne, Missouri, United States
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    World Events (8)

    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

    (1997: 148;2007: 263; 2010: 368)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.

    Sources (9)

    • 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"

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