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Rockefeller-Traver family tintype

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH PH P2808


A single photographic tintype of four women, two seated and two standing. The back of the tintype states Ella (Rockefeller) Traver is seated in the lower right with her sisters and that Francis [sic] is standing at the upper right. The note on the back also indicates the tintype dates from 1875.


  • Creation: 1875

Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

Biography of Ella and William Traver

Ella Grace Rockefeller was born in 1857 in Franklin County, Indiana, the youngest daughter of E.K. or E.H. and Sarah Rockefeller. Her siblings included Mary, Charles, Ephram or Ephraim, Emma, Elizabeth, Sarah, and Frances.

Eventually Ella moved to Peabody, Marion County, Kansas, and served as the town's librarian. While living there, she met William H. Traver. She moved back to Indiana but in 1893 Traver went to Indiana, married her, and brought her back to Peabody.

William Traver was born in Canada in 1843, moving to the United States around 1871. While his main occupation was in carpentry, he held some local political offices over the years.

Ella and William had three children, John, Esther, and William. William H. Traver died in 1926, and Ella Traver died in 1934.


1 folder

Language of Materials


Physical Location

RH PH P2808

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, Studio Antiques, 2006.


Guide to the Rockefeller-Traver Family Collection
Rockefeller-Traver family tintype
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Finding aid written in English.
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Preferred citation
Rockefeller-Traver family tintype, RH PH P2808, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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