Thanks that was helpful...the older Henry J. Terwilligar idea doesn't fit----replace "Henry" with "William"...my original "Henry and Lizzie" nickname theory was correct.
William Martin Terwilligar, born in Canada(1828)married to Nancy Terwilliger. They had a son named William Henry Terwilligar, born Wisconsin (1852). William Henry Terwilliger also had a son named William born in Wisconsin.
William Henry Terwilligar and Marie Elizabeth Terwilligar were living on Lummi Island in 1910 with their children: William, Forest, Mina, Ruth, Bernadette(Birdie), Henry J., Mary, Elizabeth(Lizzie) and Pearl.
1910 Washington State Census Source: Skagit Valley Genealogical Society Skagit County Databases File: T613ROY
Name----------Place of Birth--------------Location
William Terwilligar Age 52 born in Wisconsin and living on Lummi Island Elizabeth Terwilligar Age 42 born in Ohio living on Lummi Island William Terwilligar Age 23 born in Wisconsin (Lummi) Forest Terwilligar Age 20 born in Michigan(Lummi) Mina TerwilligarAge 17 born in Michigan (Lummi Island) Ruth TerwilligarAge 15 born in Michigan(Lummi) Bernadette(Birdie) Age 11 born in Michigan(Lummi Island) Henry J. TerwilligarAge 8 born in Michigan (Lummi Island) Mary TerwilligarAge 7 born in Washington living on Lummi Island Elizabeth(Lizzie) Age 5 born in Washington (Lummi Island) Pearl Terwilligar Age 2 born in WashingtonLummi Island
Lummi Island is part of the San Juan Islands---located at the eastern edge of the San Juan Archipelago--located near Bellingham, (Whatcom County) Washington. 50 miles North of the Bellingham MT Baker region is Vancouver, British Columbia. Whatcom county border Skagit County. Historically, the Lummi Native Americans were the first inhabitants of the islands. The British and Americans came to settle in the mid-1800s on San Juan Island. Lummi Island is a small, wooded, rural island with beaches and country roads.
Nancy Terwilligar born 20 June 1834 married to William Martin Terwilligar born on 04 May 1828. Nancy Terwilligar passed away in 1908 and would not be in the census.
William Martin Terwilligar, born in Canada, was an 84 year old Widow during the 1910 Census and a daughter of William Henry Terwilligar and Elizabeth Terwilligar named Mina Terwilligar-age 17 was listed in the census as living on Lummi Island and also in Sedro-Woolley, Washington with (probable) her 84 year old grandfather.
I organized the children of William Henry Terwilligar and Elizabeth by age from the 1910 Census information and that shows William Henry Terwilligar going from Wisconsin to Michigan and then to Washington state living on Lummi Island and later Sedro-Woolley, Washington. (Burlington-Skagit county area of the state of Washington)
Skagit County Genealogical Society Skagit County Databases 1910 Washington State Census File T420TONY had a Charles E. Terwilliger and Alta Terwilliger listed under:
Twilligar Charles E Age 50 born in Wisconsin living in Sedro-Woolley, Washington Twilligar Alta Age 45 born in Michigan living in Sedro-Woolley, Washington
Alta Terwilliger born 08 June 1863 died 27 Dec 1932 is the Mrs. CE Terwilliger listed in the Skagit County Pioneer book.
Mid 1800s the North Country was relatively untamed. In the 1860s, settlers came to what is now Skagit County. Forest Terwilliger was living in Burlington, Washington later in life. Burlington started a century ago as milltown---originally started as a logging camp. Burlington is 8 miles from Sedro-Woolley, Washington and Sedro-Woolley was first homesteaded around 1878---the Skagit area haddozens of logging camps, mills, and there were a few mill towns or "company towns". A lot of newcomers were looking for gold in the Cascade mountain foothills around the 1880s and 1890s.
Head east from Sedro-Woolley, Washington and there is a roadside town called "Lyman" that had several Terwilligar's the 1910 census. Washington state 1910 Census index File: T613Roy (same info. as 1910 Skagit county index) Arne E. Terwillegar age 30 born in Wisconsin Vergoss M. Terwillegar age 22 born in Washington Morvda L. Terwillegar age 11 born in Washington Viola M. Terwillegar age 5 born in Washington Milvin E. Terwillegar age 2 born in Washington
I separated out people in the same age range thinking they could be brother's and sister's or close cousins--William Terwilligar and Charles E. Terwilligar were both born in 1952 according to cemetery records and on the census they were listed as being two years apart.
1910 Census: 21 of 38 counties completed Loella Terwilliger age 57 born in New York living in Old Dominion, Wa. (Stevens county) Lester Terwilliger age 54 born in New York living in Oweno, Wa (Douglas county) RJ Terwilliger age 53 born in Michigan living in Everett, was (Snohomish county) William Terwilliger age 52 born in Wisconsin living on Lummi Island (Whatcom county) Charles E. Terwilliger age 50 bornin in Wisconsin living in Sedro-Woolley, Wa. (Skagit county)
Somebody had a post "Lester Terwilliger, New York, 1800s"---they were looking for a Lester Terwilliger who may have married an Anna Lou Dilts. The same census file had a Lester and Anna Terwilliger living in Oweno, Washington (Douglas County-part of Eastern washington)
Lester Terwilliger age 54 born in New York Anna Terwilliger age 44 born in Ohio Myron Terwilliger age 20 born in Michigan Vernie Terwilliger age 18 born in Michigan Ebbie Terwilliger age 15 born in Michigan Larna Terwilliger age 13 born in Michigan Adrian Terwilliger age 10 born in Michigan Mabel L. Terwilliger age 8 born in Michigan Eva M. Terwilliger age 5 born in Michigan I've heard mention of an "Aunt Eva" so there is some kind of connection to the family of Forest Dale Terwilligar.