Eliza Jane Stilwell

3 February 1879–31 January 1964 (Age 84)
Gaston, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Eliza Jane

When Eliza Jane Stilwell was born on 3 February 1879, in Gaston, North Carolina, United States, her father, James Worth Stilwell, was 30 and her mother, Louella Nance, was 26. She married Willis Pressley Howard Sr on 25 November 1903, in Gaston, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons. She lived in Township 10 Lemley, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States in 1940 and Cornelius, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States in 1964. She died on 31 January 1964, in Huntersville, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Huntersville, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Willis Pressley Howard Sr
Eliza Jane Stilwell
Marriage: 25 November 1903
Walter Alexander Howard
Lawrence Julius Howard
Troy Thomas Howard
Heywood Pressley Howard
John Carpenter Howard
Parks Colten Howard
Eugene Hunter Howard
Willis Pressley Howard Jr

Spouse and Children

25 November 1903
Gaston, North Carolina, United States


    Walter Alexander Howard


    Lawrence Julius Howard



    Heywood Pressley Howard


    John Carpenter Howard


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    James Worth Stilwell


    Louella Nance




+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

Age 18

In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.
1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 23

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Stillwell .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Liser J Stilwell in household of James Stilwell, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Jennie Howard in household of Willis Howard, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Jennie Howard in household of Willis P Howard, "United States Census, 1930"

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