Lillian Gertrude Travis

11 April 1906–10 June 1990 (Age 84)
Rawls, Ashley, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Lillian Gertrude

When Lillian Gertrude Travis was born on 11 April 1906, in Rawls, Ashley, Arkansas, United States, her father, Austin Brown Travis, was 46 and her mother, Rachel Avery Morgan, was 35. She married Steve Monroe Yarbrough on 18 November 1923, in Louisiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Ward Three, Morehouse, Louisiana, United States in 1940 and Bastrop, Morehouse, Louisiana, United States in 1962. She died on 10 June 1990, in Louisiana, United States, at the age of 84.

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Family Time Line

Steve Monroe Yarbrough
Lillian Gertrude Travis
Marriage: 18 November 1923
Roy Andrew Yarbrough
Vonna Louise Yarbrough
Ray Austin Yarbrough Sr
Ralph Dewayne Yarbrough
Irma Lanell Yarbrough

Spouse and Children

18 November 1923
Louisiana, United States



    Vonna Louise Yarbrough


    Ray Austin Yarbrough Sr


    Ralph Dewayne Yarbrough


    Irma Lanell Yarbrough


Parents and Siblings



+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 1

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.
1922 · The First Radio Station WOK Begins Broadcasting

Age 16

In 1922, Harvey C. Couch Sr. started WOK the first radio station in Arkansas. After a trip to Pittsburgh and the KDKA radio he came up with the idea for Workers of Killowatts (WOK). WOK had no commercials which was nice for the listeners.

Age 23

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

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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Story Highlight

Bus Driver

My grandpa, Virgil Tedro Yarbrough Jr, told me about growing up down the street from his Aunt Lil. She drove the school bus and would not wait for them if they were late! It use to bother him a littl …

Sources (3)

  • Lillian Yarbough in household of Steve Yarbough Jr., "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lillian G Yarbrough in household of Steve M Yarbrough, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lillian Travis in household of Austin Travis, "United States Census, 1920"

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