Friday, September 13, 2013

Lawrence Wade Travland (1941 - 2012)

Lawrence Wade Travland Jr was born August 8, 1941 in Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Texas.   Here is a duplicate copy of his birth certificate.

He married Mildred Laviece (Knight) in Bexar County, Texas on March 13, 1968.     Lawrence passed away June 7, 2012 in Live Oak, Bexar County, Texas.    Below is a copy of his death certificate.

Here is a copy of an obituary from the local paper's website.    

Lawrence Jr was the son of Marie Elizabeth (Knippa) and Lawrence Wade Travland Sr.     His grandparents were Susan Eola (Sikes) and Ole John Travland.   Great grandparents were Iverdine Olsdatter (Finnestad) and Lewis Joseph (Peterson) Travland.    His great great grandparents were Mari Iversdatter (Skaar) and Ole (Olson) Finnestad.

You may also trace Lawrence's family line on the website Find A Grave.

Friday, September 6, 2013

1940 US Census - Lena Travland

Here is the 1940 US Census for Lena Travland, daughter of Lewis Joseph Travland and his second wife, Matilda 'Tilda' Ogel.  

Lewis' first wife was my 3rd great aunt, Iverdine 'Dina' Olsdatter Finnestad, the first of our Finnestad family to immigrate to the United States, along with her sister, Rachel.     Matilda married Lewis in 1882 after Iverdine had passed away at the early age of 28 in 1879.

Lena (line 74) was living in Tuleta, Bee county, Texas and was employed as a postmistress for the US Post Office.

Lena was the granddaughter of Taleta Maria Larsdatter and Peder Pederson Travland.