Roy C. Travis

24 November 1908–30 June 1965 (Age 56)
LaPorte, Indiana, United States

The Life of Roy C.

When Roy C. Travis was born on 24 November 1908, in LaPorte, Indiana, United States, his father, Gerald Travis, was 33 and his mother, Ethel J Cole, was 32. He married Vera Louise Ness. He lived in La Porte, LaPorte, Indiana, United States in 1910 and Pleasant Township, LaPorte, Indiana, United States in 1920. He died on 30 June 1965, at the age of 56, and was buried in LaPorte, Indiana, United States.

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Roy C. Travis
Vera Louise Ness

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World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 2

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

Age 19

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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)

  • Roy Travis in household of Gerald Travis, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Roy Travis in household of Gerald Travis, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Roy C Travis, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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