Male10 April 1849–

Brief Life History of Twining

When Twining was born on 10 April 1849, in Tolland, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Philander Fowler Twining, was 39 and his mother, Sarah Amelia Shepard, was 41.

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Family Time Line

Philander Fowler Twining
Sarah Amelia Shepard
Nelson Burritt Twining
Lewis Talcott Twining
Homer Philander Twining
Lois Etta Twining

Sources (1)

  • Twining, "Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915"

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (5)

World Events (3)


Age 14

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

1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 14

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.


Age 16

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Twyning in Gloucestershire, which was originally named with Old English betwēonan ‘between’ + ēam, dative of ēa ‘river’, with the ending later being assimilated to -ingas ‘inhabitants, people’.

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

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