Biography of Earl W. Travis
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EARL W. TRAVIS became a resident of the town of Endicott, New York, in 1909. He was born May 26, 1879, in Franklin Hill, Susquehanna county, Pennsylvania, son of William H. and Ella L. (Smith) Travis.

Earl W. Travis attended the Binghamton public schools and high school, and his first position was as caretaker in the Susquehanna Valley Home in Binghamton, New York, where he remained for three years. For the succeeding three and a half years Mr. Travis held a similar position at the Albany Orphan Asylum, Albany, New York, and at the end of this time was appointed a colony supervisor of the Boys' Industrial School, at Industry, New York.

He made a study of the undertaking business under Frank E. Campbell, of New York City, and subsequently purchased the business formerly conducted by W. E. Bogart, in Endicott.

Earl W. Travis married, December 27, 1902, in Binghamton, New York, Jane L. Lusk, born at Center Lisle, New York, October 5, 1876, daughter of Cornelius M. and Kate Frances (Howell) Lusk, and they are the parents of three children: Winifred, born November 13, 1907; Janet, born December 27, 1912; and Harvey, born October 17, 1914.

From:
Binghamton and Broome County
New York
Editor in chief: William Foote Seward
Libarian for the Binghamton Public Libraey
Lewis Historical Publishing Company
New York and Chicago, 1924


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