Bernie Alexander Travers

8 January 1893–13 July 1983 (Age 90)
Frederick, Virginia, United States

The Life of Bernie Alexander

When Bernie Alexander Travers was born on 8 January 1893, in Frederick, Virginia, United States, his father, Samuel Bascom Travers, was 35 and his mother, Mary Catherine Snyder, was 30. He married Mary Faith Jackson on 12 April 1916. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Virginia, United States in 1893 and Stonewall District, Frederick, Virginia, United States for about 40 years. He died on 13 July 1983, in Winchester, Frederick, Virginia, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Mount Hebron Cemetery, Winchester, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Bernie Alexander Travers
Mary Faith Jackson
Marriage: 12 April 1916
Charles Edward Travers
Frank Wilson Travers
Louis Addison Travers
Fenton Albert Travers
Catherine Childs "Kitty" Travers

Spouse and Children

12 April 1916


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Age 1

On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

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.

Age 24

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

1 English and French: occupational name for a gatherer of tolls exacted for the right of passage across a bridge, ford, or other thoroughfare, from Middle English, Old French travers ‘passage’, ‘crossing’, from Old French traverser ‘to cross’.2 Northern Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Treabhair ( see Trevor ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Berne A Travers in household of Samuel V Travers, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Burnie Travers, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Bernie A Travers in household of Samuel B Travers, "United States Census, 1900"

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