Saturday, June 19, 2010

Saturday Night Fun Dad's

Hey genea-funsters, it's Saturday Night! Time for more Genealogy Fun.

Your mission for Father's Day, if you decide to accept it, is to:

1) Determine who is one of the most prolific fathers in your genealogy database or in your ancestry. By prolific, I mean the one who fathered the most children.

Orville and Bessie (Kieth) Travis

Well that is very easy, my grandfather Orville Travis b.18 Sep 1864 Lawrence Co., Illinois, d. 5 May 1948 Spickard,Grundy,MO. His first wife Dona Vanderpool b. 26 Nov 1873 and d. 5 Nov 1900 Mill Grove, Mercer, MO. Dona had 7 children, died just after number 7. Orville then married Bessie Kieth b.26 Feb 1886 and d. 29 Jan 1975 in Trenton, Grundy, MO. Bessie had 10 children with Orville, so a total of 17 kids. My grandmother was #2 and almost outlived all 16 others, only two of the other 16 outlived my grandmother.

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