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William Riggin Travers
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Birth: Jul., 1819
Baltimore
Baltimore County
Maryland, USA
Death: Mar. 19, 1887
Hamilton, Bermuda

New York City lawyer, financier, and sportsman who was a member of the New York Stock Exchange, a co-founder and first president of Saratoga Racecourse at Saratoga Springs, New York, and the first president of the New York Athletic Club. The Travers Stakes, America's oldest major race for Thoroughbred horses, was named in his honor. Travers Island, part of the The Pelham Islands group in Long Island Sound, was also named in his honor. William Travers married Maria Louisa Johnson, daughter of statesman, Reverdy Johnson
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Maria Louisa Johnson Travers (1827 - 1893)
 
 Children:
  John Travers (1851 - 1888)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Island Cemetery
Newport
Newport County
Rhode Island, USA
 
Created by: Stairs II
Record added: Aug 17, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 57207349
William Riggin Travers
Added by: Fay C. Leonard
 
William Riggin Travers
Added by: Fay C. Leonard
 
William Riggin Travers
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- Fay C. Leonard
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