Individual Record 650

Name}   Detwiller, Elizabeth D. Family History} Olson                 
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Female
Birth:   Date} Fam 26 Jan 1865 Place} Fullarton Twp., Perth, Ontario
Marr.: Date} Fam 12 Nov 1905 Place}       (Link)
Death: Date} Aft 1920 Place}  
Burial: Date} Aft 1920 Place}  
  Grave Marker}  
Source 1}   71 = Family notes
Source 2} 281 = Family notes
Source 3} 243 = 1871 Can cen
Source 4} 247 = 1881 Can cen
Source 5} 1298=City directy
Source 6} 936 = 1911 Can cen
Source 7} 910 = 1916 MB cen
Source 8} 407 = Newspaper
Source 9} 950 = 1920 USA cen
Source 10}1362=Photograph  
Parents: } Alexander Detwiller & Elizabeth Parker
   Relationship No.} 219
1st Household No.}   86 = Fullarton Twp., Perth, Ontario
      Occupation 1} Nurse
       Occupation 2} Housewife
  Religion/Church} Presbyterian
Spouses:   Prime} Wilson, John L.
 Total Number of} 1
Notes:  Elizabeth Detwiller was born 26 Jan 1865 in Fullarton Twp., Perth, Ontario.  She was the fourth child of Alexander Detwiller and Elizabeth Parker.  She grew up on the family farm, on Lot 31, Con. EMR (East Mitchell Rd.), Fullarton Twp.  In the 1871 Canada census, Fullarton Twp., her siblings included Rebecca, born in 1860, Marion, 1862, Christopher, 1863, John, 1867, and Alexander, 1870.  Bertha, born in 1869, died as an infant, and Christopher was to die in 1876.  In the 1881 Canada census, Fullerton Twp., her additional siblings were Annie, born in 1873, William, 1875, James, 1876, and Isabella, 1878.  By 1885, the family was complete, with the addition of Innis, 1883, and Robert, 1885.

Elizabeth probably attended the W.C.A. Training School for Nurses in Jamestown, New York.  In the 1901-1902 Jamestown City Directory, she is listed as a nurse, living with her sister Marion, and other siblings at 114 West Eighth in Jamestown, Chautaugua, New York.  In the 1903-1904 city directory, she and Marion were living in rooms at 417 Pendegast Ave., Jamestown.

According to family sources, Elizabeth married John L. Wilson on 12 Nov 1905, place unknown.  The couple had no children.  It is unknown when Elizabeth's husband John died.  In the 1911 Canada census, she was widowed, and living with her sister and brother-in-law, Annie and Dave Harvey in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  In the 1916 Manitoba census, she was still living with the family, but they were now in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba.

In 1919, Elizabeth attended the funeral of her sister Marion in Jamestown, New York.  At that time she was living with or visiting relatives in Alhambra, California.  In the 1920 U.S. census, Elizabeth was living with her sister and brother-in-law Isabella and O. Nelson Rushworth in Jamestown, New York.

It is not known when or where Elizabeth died or is buried.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date}   Place}   Click to enlarge
Confirm. Date}   Photos} Elizabeth Detwiller
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade}                               or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service}                                    for the State of}  
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  Cause of Death}  
Last Updated
by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated} 20 Jan 2014
Date Created}  30 Mar 1994
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