Maj Pierce Mason Butler Travis

Maj Pierce Mason Butler Travis

Evergreen, Conecuh County, Alabama, USA
Death 18 Nov 1910 (aged 55)
Great Bend, Barton County, Kansas, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Sec: 3, Site: 2054
Memorial ID 49327987 · View Source
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Thursday, November 24, 1910
Page 3, Column 3

Death of Major P.M.B. Travis.

Mrs. J.B. Crow's brother, Major P.M.B. Travis, died at Great Bend Thursday night. Major Travis and wife were coming here [Kinsley] to visit Mr. and Mrs. Crow and wired from Newton [Kansas] to meet train No. 5. Mr. Crow met the train and was given a telegram stating that the major was seriously ill and had been removed from the train at Great Bend [Kansas]. Mr. and Mrs. Crow went in a machine to Great Bend, but Major Travis was unconscious and died soon after their arrival. Mrs. Travis returned to this city with Mrs. Crow and Saturday returned to Great Bend with members of the family.

The Masons had taken charge of Major Travis' remains and held a funeral service in their hall and later placed the body on the east-bound train.

Mrs. Travis was joined in Chicago by her son and they accompanied the body to Washington, where interment was made in the National Cemetery at Arlington.

Major Travis was well known to many of our people, as he had visited here on several occasions. He lost his health in the Philippine service and was retired about three years ago. His death resulted from uremic poisoning and was entirely unexpected and a very great shock. He had written his relatives here that he was coming for a visit, and they were all looking forward to his arrival with many pleasurable anticipations, as his health was supposed to be fairly good.

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  • Created by: John C. Anderson
  • Added: 6 Mar 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 49327987
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Maj Pierce Mason Butler Travis (25 Nov 1854–18 Nov 1910), Find A Grave Memorial no. 49327987, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by John C. Anderson (contributor 47208015) .