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Edwin Twitchell
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Birth: May 23, 1836
McDonough County
Illinois, USA
Death: Sep. 8, 1907
Garfield County
Utah, USA

Deseret News 09-17-1907

Another Pioneer Called

Edwin Twitchell Answers Summons at close of Eventful career
Special Correspondence

Escalante, Garfield County, Sept 12 1907
On the 8th Sept, the death of Edwin Twitchell occurred at this place. He was the son of Ephraim and Melissa Knight Twitchell, and was born May 23, 1836 in McDonough County Illinois. His father endured persecutions in and around Nauvoo of which Edwin had a vivid recollection. He also remembered the Prophet Joseph Smith, though he was only 8 years old at the time of his martyrdom. After coming to Utah the family stayed at Ogden for a brief period his father having built one of the first houses there. When he left and went on to California. This move induced by the oldest brother of Edwin, Ancil, who was a member of the Mormon battalion and on his return from California, Prevailed on his father to continue west from Ogden.

Their stay in California was for a period of a few years only, when a move back to Utah was made. The Family settled at Beaver, where the Father and Mother remained until death. At Beaver Edwin Twitchell married Vesta Lucetta Bishop, then of Fillmore.

From Beaver he moved with his family to Overton, Nevada, serving on the Muddy Mission for a period of six years, acting as second counselor to Bishop Helaman Pratt and was one of the last to leave Muddy.
After returning to Beaver for a stay of four years he came here and assisted in establishing this place and remained here until his demise.

He served for 25 years as first counselor to Bishop Andrew P. Schow of this ward and was ever an enthusiastic worker in ecclesiastical affairs as well as civil.
His Wife, four sons and two daughters survive him and were all at this bedside when the end came.

In the passing of Elder Twitchell a great and good man has gone to meet the stalwarts that have gone before. His family will miss a kind and loving father's advice. The community will miss a useful citizen and the Church an able defender.


Heart Throbs of the West
Heart Throbs of the West Volume 12

Ranching in the Early Days

Ranching in Garfield County
Edwin Twitchell and family operated a ranch in Pine Creek. Others in the dairy ranching business on Pine Creek were Carl Shurtz, Orson Allen, William Allen, John Allen, William Shirts, Posey Porter (for whom Posey Lake was named), Brigham Woolsey, Sr., Peter Barker, George and Johnny Davis, Monroe Twitchell and Robert Allen. Each of these ranchers had the same purpose; to make cheese and butter to exchange for bolts of cloth, shoes and household supplies for the coming year. Some hauled their cheese and butter to Beaver, some to Pleasant Grove, while others drove to Salt Lake City. All freighting was done with team and covered wagons. Indians were numerous and these sturdy pioneers had many frightening experiences.

Family links: 
  Ephraim Twitchell (1803 - 1872)
  Phebe Melissia Knight Twitchell (1804 - 1858)
  Vesta Lucetta Bishop Twitchell (1843 - 1924)*
  Eliza Juliet Twitchell (1860 - 1863)*
  Beatrice Twitchell Heaps (1864 - 1939)*
  Adelbert Twitchell (1866 - 1950)*
  Monroe Twitchell (1867 - 1920)*
  William Henry Twitchell (1870 - 1928)*
  Sarah Elizabeth Twitchell Cottam (1872 - 1894)*
  Augustus Twitchell (1875 - 1899)*
  Vesta Lucetta Twitchell Shurtz (1876 - 1957)*
  Joshua LaFayette Twitchell (1880 - 1934)*
  Anciel Twitchell (1825 - 1898)*
  James Ephriam Twitchell (1834 - 1917)*
  Edwin Twitchell (1836 - 1907)
  Orrin Twitchell (1840 - 1922)*
  Merua Twitchell Lott (1861 - 1908)**
  Sanford Twitchell (1862 - 1939)**
  Lorenzo Twitchell (1864 - 1922)**
  Olive Twitchell Burson (1872 - 1942)**
*Calculated relationship
Note: The Photo on the right of a man sitting, and wearing a black suit, is Ephraim Twitchell, Edwins Father.
Escalante Cemetery
Garfield County
Utah, USA
Plot: 351
Maintained by: Mary Koonce Francis
Originally Created by: Denece Larsen
Record added: Feb 02, 2000
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