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Elizabeth Stoddard (PT)
Production Information
Portrayed by

Joan Bennett

First appearance


Last appearance


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Biographical Information

Elizabeth Collins Stoddard


53 (at time of death)

Date of birth

February 28, 1917

Year of death


Manner of death

Strangled by Roger Collins


Maine, New England, USA

Family members

Carolyn Stoddard Loomis (Daughter)
Roger Collins (Brother)
Quentin Collins (Cousin)

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This article is about Elizabeth Stoddard of the Parallel Time band. For the matriarch of the Collins Family in the main time band, see Elizabeth Collins Stoddard.

Elizabeth Collins Stoddard (PT) lived in Collinwood as a poor relative of her cousin, Quentin Collins with her brother, Roger. Her daughter, Carolyn Stoddard Loomis and her husband, William Loomis lived nearby in The Loomis House.

Elizabeth and Roger found themselves at the mercy of their cousin Quentin. Elizabeth was one of the participants in the séance which ended in the death of Quentin's wife, Angelique. At first her daughter, Carolyn, suspected her mother of murdering Angelique after she found the head of a hatpin which belonged to her mother at the scene of the crime. It was as she was forming these suspicions that Elizabeth decided to sell her hatpin collection, which further raised her suspicions. Carolyn finally realized her uncle Roger had equal access to the hatpin collection and a stronger motive to murder Angelique (1048).

After Carolyn's murder (1049), Elizabeth became distraught to the point that sedatives failed to keep her asleep. In her wandering, she came across a mad Roger who confessed to killing Carolyn to the portrait of Angelique Stokes Collins. Elizabeth tried to kill Roger, but failed and was in turn strangled by her brother (1053), who stuffed her body inside a trunk until he got a chance to hide it (1054).

Ironically, it was the murder of Elizabeth, not Angelique nor William and Carolyn Loomis that became Roger's downfall.

Source Material[]

Elizabeth in Parallel Time was partly based on Beatrice from the Daphne DuMaurier novel Rebecca.


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