Monday, August 17, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday

This is a picture of the tombstone for Orville Travis my great grandfather, He was the son of Daniel Columbus Travis and Mary Elizabeth Travis (her maiden name was Travis). He married twice first Dona Vanderpool, my great grandmother and when Dona died he married Bessie Keith. Here is his obit: (Spickard is in Missouri.}

Obituary "Funeral Rites Held For Orville Travis
Funeral services for Orville Travis, 75 years old, who died Wednesday at his home in Spickard, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Spickard Christian church with Rev. Harry Clifton in charge.
Music for the rites was furnished by G.W. Alexander, D.G. Dennis, N.J.
Young and Darrel Marlow with E. Don Porterfield playing the piano accompaniment.
Pallbearers were John Thompson, Cliff Coon, Gwin Stamper, Waitman Clemens, Irvin Covey and Bert Purcell. Wives of pallbearers were the flower bearers. Interment was in the Spickard Masonic cemetery.


  1. Hi, I was sent your link by my nephew to view Bessie Travis' headstone. Bessie and Orville are my gg grandparents. Their daughter, Lena, is my grandmother, her daughter, Christena, is my mom. I recognized the name Gwin Stamper as his wife Bessie made a signature quilt with my mom around 1937 in Spickard MO which I just inherited. Thank you for the pictures of the tombstones as I didn't have them and I was thrilled to see them. Really is a small world.

  2. Thanks for the comment, Orville was my great grandfather, but not Bessie, I am related to his first wife Donna Vanderpool. She died just after child number seven was born. Cleo Travis was my grandmother and she was the second child of Orville and Donna.



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