Julia Melissa Twitchell

20 February 1833–1 April 1910 (Age 77)
Middleport, Salisbury Township, Meigs, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Julia Melissa

When Julia Melissa Twitchell was born on 20 February 1833, in Middleport, Salisbury Township, Meigs, Ohio, United States, her father, Joshua Twitchell Jr., was 38 and her mother, Eunice Ursula Knight, was 35. She married Alonzo Woodworth in 1850, in Fort Sutter, Sacramento, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in California, United States in 1870 and Judicial Township 3, Merced, California, United States in 1900. She died on 1 April 1910, in Laton, Fresno, California, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Cottonwood Cemetery, Gustine, Merced, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alonzo Woodworth
Julia Melissa Twitchell
Marriage: 1850
William Alonzo Woodworth
Benjamin H. Woodworth
Joseph Euman Woodworth
Silas E. Woodworth
Rosa Woodworth
Thomas Calvin Woodworth
Julia A. Woodworth
Joshua Mitchel Woodworth
Robert Woodworth
Loren Woodworth

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1850Fort Sutter, Sacramento, California, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 3
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    1848 · The California Gold Rush
    Age 15
    On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 
    1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon
    Age 24
    The Fort Tejon earthquake, on January 9, 1857, registered at 7.9, making it one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the United States. Only two people were killed, largely due to the sparse population in the area where the earthquake occurred. As a result of the large scale shaking, the Kern River was turned upstream and fish were stranded miles from Tulare Lake as the waters were rocked so far from its banks.

    Name Meaning

    English: unexplained.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Twitchell Family Members in the Heber Chase Kimball Wagon Train of 7 Jun 1848-24 Sep 1848

    Type: Wagon. Category: Church Train. Direction: Westbound. Departed from: Winters Quarters, Nebraska, 7 June 1848. Arrival: Utah, 24 September 1848. Number in Company: 697. Days Traveled: 109 da …

    Sources (19)

    • Sylvia Twitchell in entry for Lorran Woodworth, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Julia Woodworth in household of Woodworth, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Julia M Woodworth in household of Alonzo Woodworth, "United States Census, 1900"

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