Obituary- Tri County Press, Polo, Illinois
Mrs. Mary Ellen Travis
Mary Ellen Pope was born at Williamsport, Maryland, September 7, 1855. She departed this life February 1, 1942, aged 86 years 4 months and 25 days. At the age of 27 she came to Polo, making her home in this vicinity the remainder of her life. On February 22, 1884 she was united in marriage to William Boyle Travis who preceded her in death. She is survived by two brothers, Nicholas and Samuel Pope of Maryland; eight children, four daughters: Mrs. Loulu Smith, Mrs. Harry Gilbert, Mrs. Ernest Quaco of Polo and Mrs. Harry Newcomer of Dixon; four sons: George Travis of Oregon, John, Clayton, and Willis Travis of Polo. There are also 28 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Harry Gilbert home on South Congress Street and at the Church of the Brethren. Burial was made in Fairmount Cemetery.
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