Lillie Belle Travis

Brief Life History of Lillie Belle

Lillie Belle Travis was born on 29 July 1892, in Brewton, Escambia, Alabama, United States as the daughter of Miles Travis and Elizabeth Lovelace. She had at least 7 sons and 5 daughters with James Grealy Jackson. She died on 14 October 1962, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 70.

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James Grealy Jackson
Lillie Belle Travis
Elmira Jackson
Eloma Jackson
Katie Lee Jackson
Queen Esther Jackson
Clara Jackson
James Grealy Jackson Jr.
Clyde Marcellus Jackson
William Edward Jackson
Norman Percy Jackson
Raymond Jackson
John Jackson
Robert Jackson

Sources (6)

  • Lillie Jackson in household of Grealy Jackson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lillie Bele Travis in entry for Clyde Jackson and Edna Chappell, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
  • Lillie Belle Travis, "United States, Social Security Numerical Identification Files (NUMIDENT), 1936-2007"

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

1905 · The Movie Theater

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1912 · The Girl Scouts

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Name Meaning

English (mainly Lancashire and Yorkshire): from Old French and Middle English travers, also Middle English travas, travis, a word with several meanings. It may denote a toll paid for the right to cross a boundary or bridge, the surname perhaps being for someone who paid or collected such tolls. Alternatively, it may mean ‘crosswise, sideways’ or ‘dispute, disagreement’. The Old French word also had the sense ‘crossing, passage’, and it is more than likely that the surname is Norman in origin, for someone who lived at a crossing place or at a place so named (compare French Travers 3). The presence of the preposition ‘de’ (and perhaps also ‘le’) in early forms of the surname appears to indicate a topographic or habitational explanation, but the French preposition and definite article were sometimes added gratuitously to Norman surnames as a sign of their high social status. See also Travers 1.

Americanized form of German Drewes .

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

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