Mary Fayette Travis

5 February 1851–10 June 1931 (Age 80)
Peekskill, Westchester, New York, United States

The Life of Mary Fayette

When Mary Fayette Travis was born on 5 February 1851, in Peekskill, Westchester, New York, United States, her father, Norman Leslie Travis, was 29 and her mother, Susan Jane Organ, was 28. She married Brooks P Tiffany on 14 March 1880, in Otsego, Allegan, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Otsego, Allegan, Michigan, United States in 1870 and Alamo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States in 1880. She died on 10 June 1931, in Ganges, Allegan, Michigan, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Taylor Cemetery, Ganges Township, Allegan, Michigan Territory, United States.

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Brooks P Tiffany
Mary Fayette Travis
Marriage: 14 March 1880
Leon Peter Tiffany

Spouse and Children

14 March 1880
Otsego, Allegan, Michigan, United States


Parents and Siblings



    William Oscar Travis


    Peter W. Travis


    Charles Edwin Travis



    Jeremiah Travis


World Events (8)

1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

Age 3

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Age 12

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 21

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

1 English (mainly Lancashire and Yorkshire): occupational name for a gatherer of tolls exacted for the right of passage across a bridge, ford, or other thoroughfare, from Middle English travis ‘crossing’, variant of travers ( see Travers ).2 German: Americanized variant of Drewes .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Travis in household of Norman L Travis, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary Tiffany in household of Brooke Tiffany, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary F Tiffany in household of Brooks Tiffany, "United States Census, 1910"

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