David T. Twitchell (June 9 1835 – May 9, 1903)
David Twitchell was born and resided in eastern Ohio – near the Pennsylvania state line. The son of a War of 1812 veteran, Twitchell first served with the 145th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment. Upon Abraham Lincoln’s call for soldiers, Twitchell reenlisted to serve with the 211 Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment alongside his brother.
When David left to serve for the Union, he left behind a pregnant wife and young daughter. A son was born during his absence, but David indeed returned from war. Sadly, his brother lost his life in May 1865 just shortly after the war’s conclusion.
In the 1870’s, the Twitchell family made their way to Missouri, settling first in King City, then in Austin. David passed away in 1903. His wife, Endora, would ultimately outlive their children, dying a week shy of her 95th birthday in 1937. David and Endora are laid to rest in the Crescent Hill Cemetery, and David’s Civil War service is remembered in brick at the Lt. Charles Garrison Veterans Memorial.