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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Family Time Line

James Grealy Jackson
1890–1948
Lillie Belle Travis
1892–1962
Elmira Jackson
1910–1995
Eloma Jackson
1912–
Katie Lee Jackson
1913–1990
Queen Esther Jackson
1919–
Clara Jackson
1922–
James Grealy Jackson Jr.
1923–
Clyde Marcellus Jackson
1925–1978
William Edward Jackson
1926–2003
Norman Percy Jackson
1929–1984
Raymond Jackson
1931–
John Jackson
1933–
Robert Jackson
1935–

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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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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