Travis Preston Simpson

1 May 1924–9 December 1995 (Age 71)
Texas, United States

The Life of Travis Preston

When Travis Preston Simpson was born on 1 May 1924, in Texas, United States, his father, Dave Morteriner Simpson, was 26 and his mother, Velma Irene Roberson, was 23. He lived in Justice Precinct 3, Hamilton, Texas, United States in 1940 and Jacksonville, Washington, Texas, United States in 1993. He died on 9 December 1995, in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States, at the age of 71.

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Family Time Line

Dave Morteriner Simpson
1897–1978
Velma Irene Roberson
1901–1972
Marvis Dean Simpson
1920–1990
Vernon Simpson
1921–1948
Travis Preston Simpson
1924–1995

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1927

Age 3

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 5

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 20

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and northern English: patronymic from Sim .2 English: habitational name from any of three places in Devon, so named from Old English personal name Sigewine + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Travis P Simpson in household of D Simpson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Travis Simpson in household of Dave Simpson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Travis Simpson, "Texas Death Index, 1903-2000"

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