William C Twiss 1838 - 1925

William C. Twiss

Beckwith, Canada, Ireland, Norwalk, Twiss

William C. Twiss (1838-1925)

William Twiss was born possibly in Emly, Tipperary, Ireland on 01 April 1838, son of Stark Twiss and Mary Taylor. He died in Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut on 28 December 1925.1 He married first Emily Josephine Boerum, daughter of Abram M. Boerum and Phila Delia MacCulley in Norwalk on 04 April 1875. She was born in Bethel on 21 July 1856. She died in Bridgeport on 27 May 1929. He married second Sarah Mary Baldwin in _____ in 1891. She was born in Fort Edward, Washington, New York on 24 September 1858. She died on 04 June 1930 in Norwalk.

William Clifford Twiss and Emily (Boerum) Twiss and had the following children:

*William Frederick Twiss , b: 15 May 1876; m: Bertha May Gregory; d: 10 Oct 1944
Clifford Gaylord Twiss, b: 8 Nov 1877; m: Naomi May Martin; m2: Florence J. Hiltz; d: 23 Oct 1946
Ethel Lydia Twiss,  b: 21 September 1881; m: William Howard Herriott; m2: Harvey W. Corbin; d: 22 November 1970
Ada Twiss, b: 19 August 1885; m: Frank Roy Sano; d: 04 May 1959

TIMELINE

 1870 Census – The earliest record we found of William in the United States

1880 Census – William, still in Norwalk, now married with two children.

 

 

1880 Census

Ten years later, in 1880, William is still living in Norwalk. Now listed to be 38 years old (giving him a birthdate of 3 years prior to what we had calculated from the 1870 census), he has a young wife, Emily Josephine, who is only 22. William still “works in a shoe store” and they have two sons: William F. Twiss (our great grandfather) age 4, and Clifford G. Age 2.

Assuming William and Emily were married before William F. was born, their wedding date probably falls sometime between 1870 and 1876.

They share dwelling number 177 with another family named “Curtiss”.

Related to William:

Mary Taylor

Mary Taylor

Mary Taylor was born about 1799 possibly in England. She likely died in County Tipperary, Ireland.

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Stark Twiss

Stark Twiss

Stark Twiss was born in about 1795 in probably Cashel, County Tipperary, Ireland. He married Mary Taylor in 1820 in Cashel. He died after 1853.

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Bertha May Gregory

Bertha May Gregory

Bertha May Gregory was born in Monroe, Fairfield County, Connecticut on 27 Sep 1880. She died on 12 May 1958 in Bridgeport, Fairfield County.

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William Frederick Twiss

William Frederick Twiss

William Frederick Twiss was born in Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut on 15 May 1876 to William C. Twiss and Emily Josephine Boerum. He died in Bridgeport, Fairfield County on 10 Oct 1944.

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Emily Josephine Boerum

Emily Josephine Boerum

Emily Josephine Boerum was born on 21 July 1856 in Bethel, Fairfield County, Conn, USA. She died on 27 May 1929 in Bridgeport, Fairfield County.

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James McCulley

James McCulley

James McCulley was born on 10 September 1784 in Pennsylvania, USA and died on 16 May 1865 in Wilton, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA.

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1. Fairfield County, Connecticut, undertaker’s certificate [not numbered] (1925) , Twiss; Registrar of Vital Statistics, Town of Norwalk.

General View of the Green, Norwalk, Conn. 1855. Unknown Author, Public Domain, via Wikimedia Commons

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