Eliza Elizabeth DeForest

Female24 October 1852–17 February 1936

Brief Life History of Eliza Elizabeth

When Eliza Elizabeth DeForest was born on 24 October 1852, in Sanilac Township, Sanilac, Michigan, United States, her father, Lyman DeForest, was 25 and her mother, Martha Jane Craig, was 19. She married Arthur William Maxwell on 24 September 1869, in Washington Township, Sanilac, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. She died on 17 February 1936, in Central Lake, Central Lake Township, Antrim, Michigan, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Southern Cemetery, Central Lake Township, Antrim, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Arthur William Maxwell
Eliza Elizabeth DeForest
Marriage: 24 September 1869
Sarah D Maxwell
Anna Jane Maxwell
Arthur Maxwell
Ada Isabelle Maxwell
Sophronia A Maxwell
Fanny Elizabeth Maxwell
George E Maxwell
Martha Marie Maxwell

Sources (48)

  • Eliza Deforest in household of Luther Deforest, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Elija Deforest, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
  • Eliza E Maxwell, "Michigan Death Certificates, 1921-1952"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 September 1869Washington Township, Sanilac, Michigan, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)

    1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

    Age 2

    A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.


    Age 11

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

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

    Age 23

    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

    French: variant, with fused preposition de ‘from’, of the habitational or topographic name Forest . This surname is very rare in France. Compare Deforrest , Defrees , and Defreest .

    History: Isaac Deforest from Leyden in the Netherlands married Sara Dutrieux in New Amsterdam in New Netherland (now New York City, NY) in 1641. He was of French origin; his father was from Avesnes in Pas-de-Calais, France. Among Isaac's descendants various altered forms of the surname are found, which are in most cases the same as unrelated names of Dutch origin (see Defrees and De Fries ). However, descendants of one of his sons, Philip, also bear a distinctive altered form of the surname, Defreest .

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

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