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Mrs. J.C. Travillion who died in Portland and was buried in Baker today was one of our own people, and there are possibly some still here who remember her as Fannie White. Her father owned and named the Lily White Mine.
Fannie White was married to J.C. Travillion 38 years ago. She was 56 years of age at the time of her death. Her three children, Lillie Richardson, now of Portland, Nettie Stubbs of Newberg, and Harry Travillion (Now also married) of Wingville, were all born here.
The Travillion ranch is about three miles S.E. of town. Mr. Travillion’s mother made her home with her son and his wife for many years, and for the greater part of the past 18 years the Travillions have lived with her mother in Portland where she died. Mr. Travillion spent the summer here looking after his hay ranch but returned to Portland sometime ago upon hearing that his wife was ill.
Always of a gentle and gracious presence, Mrs. Travillion was admired, respected and loved by all who knew her. She had a singularly sweet and sympathetic natural singing voice, and she sang for many years in the choir of the Baptist church here when the membership was large and active. A call for help never found her unready or unwilling. Her work here was surely well done.
North Powder News
Saturday, January 29, 1918