Appeared in the East St. Louis (Illinois) Journal
MRS. TWESTEN SUCCUMBS TO HEART DISEASE (12-29-1932)
Mrs. Elizabeth Twesten, 70, of
1523 North 25th St., died at 1:30 a.m. Thursday of heart trouble
complications at the Christian Welfare Hospital. She was a
native of the
state of Virginia (incorrect information....Elizabeth was born in
and had resided here and in Belleville for the last 33 years.
the late William F. Twesten, prceded her in death in 1916.
three daughters, Mrs. William Walsh (Flora) of St. Louis; Mrs. Harold
(Mabel) of Sullivan, Ind., and Mrs. Edward Wies (Bertha) of San
Calif.; four sons, William C., and Gustav H. Twesten of this city;
Twesten of Belleville and Robert L. Twesten of Alton; 14 grandchildren
Mrs. Twesten was a member of the Rob Morris Chapter, Order of Eastern
NO. 98, and the Ladies' Auxiliary of the Brotherhood of Railroad
Funeral will be from the Niederfeld Mortuary, 9th Street and Ohio
Word is being awaited form children out-of-town for final arrangements.
1859 - 1915
William F. Twesten, age 56 years, of 730 North 28th Street, East
died Friday morning after an illness of four months. He is
survived by his
wife, Lizzie Twesten, two brothers; eight children, William, Gustave,
Flora, Robert, Mable, Bertha and Fredrich, and eight grandchildren.
funeral will start from the home residence at 2 p.m. Sunday
the 14th, to
the Winstanley Park Presbyterian Church, where the services will
thence to Mount Hope Cememtery. He has been employed by the
East St. Louis
& Suburban Railway Company for the past twelve years.
He was widely known
in the sourhtern portion of the city. Kurrus has charge.
**William died from Tuberculosis........famiy information, not verified.
1902 - 1927
This is the obit for the youngest son of William and Elizabeth Twesten.
looked for additional information, but this was the only newspaper
we could find. I know from family information and from information
by Fred's daughter, Muriel Twesten Collins, that Fred died in a
accident. He was employed by the Suburban Electric Co., now
Illinois Power, and was electrocuted when he pulled a power switch
the protection of rubber gloves.
The obit appeared in the East St. Louis Journal on 7/21/1927.
TWESTEN----Entered into rest on Wednesday, July 20, 1927. Frederick
Twesten, age 25 years, of 447 N. 58th St.; beloved husband of Adele
Twesten; dear father of Delores and Muriel Twesten; son of Mrs.
Twesten; brother of Mrs. Flora Walsh, Mabel Pepple, Bertha Weiss,
Gus, Henry and Robert Twesten. Funeral from the Burke Funeral
State St., Friday, July 22, 1927, at 2 p.m. to Mt. Hope Cemetery,
Jaeger officiating. Burke Service.
1894 - 1943
FORMER RESIDENT HERE DIES IN ALTON (1/29/1943)
Robert L. Twesten, 48, of Alton, a former resident of East St. Louis,
at his home Thursday.
He leaves his widow Mrs. Luella Twesten, one daughter Mrs. Dorothy
three brothers William, Gus and Henry, and three sisters Mrs. Flora
Mrs. Mabel Pepple and Mrs. Bertha Weiss.
Funeral arrangements are listed in the classified section.
charge. Burial at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
1884 - 1963
WILLIAM TWESTEN DIES AT AGE 79 (my grandfather) Journal--10/10/1963)
William Carl Twesten, 79, of 1236 Tesson Ferry Rd., St. Louis County;
formerly of Belleville (not true---they lived in East St. Louis,
Venice and Maryville, IL, but never Belleville), died at 2:10 a.m.
the Missouri Pacific Hospital, St. Louis. He had been in the
several months. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday
Baldus Chapel in Belleville with burial in the Valhalla Cemetery.
may call at the Baldus Chapel after 2 p.m. Friday.
Mr. Twesten was born in St. Louis and lived in Belleville several
before moving to St. Louis County (not true.....they lived in Florida
several years before moving to St. Louis County). He was member
Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen and of East St. Louis Lodge 504,
AF and AM.
He was a retired employee of the Terminal Railroad Assn.
Mr. Twesten is survived by his wife Lena; two sons Carl and Bernard
both of St. Louis; two daughters Mrs. Raymond Winstanley of Fairview
Mrs. Harry Botkin of Belleville; two sisters Mr. Bertha Johnson
Diego, Calif., and Mrs. Flora Walsh of Los Angeles, Calif.; a brother
Twesten of Memphis, Tenn.; nine grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren.
**Grandpa died of cancer
1892 - 1968
MRS. PAULINE TWESTEN (Journal--6/6/1968.........wife of Henry
of William and Elizabeth (Goeglein) Twesten)
Funeral serivces for Mrs. Pauline H. Twesten, 76 of 1531 N. Charles
Belleville, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Pete Gaerdner Funeral
Belleville. Mrs. Twesten was dead on arrival St. Elizabeth's
Belleville Wednesday after collapsing at home.
She is survived by two sons, Ferd of Belleville and Henry P. of Waterloo;
two daughters Miss Helen Twesten of Belleville and Mrs. Marguerite
Ontario, Calif.; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Twesten was a member of the Senior Citizens Club of Belleville,
Order of Eastern Star fo Belleville and the United Church of Christ.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today. The
Eastern Star ritual will be at 7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Obituaries provided by Marilyn Graham.