William Riggin Travers

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William Riggin Travers

  • Birth Jul 1819 Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA
  • Death 19 Mar 1887 Hamilton, Hamilton Municipality, Bermuda
  • Burial Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA
  • Memorial ID 57207349

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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  • Created by: Stairs II
  • Added: 17 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 57207349
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Riggin Travers (Jul 1819–19 Mar 1887), Find A Grave Memorial no. 57207349, citing Island Cemetery, Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA ; Maintained by Stairs II (contributor 47001770) .