Pam: Thank you so much for the link to your site and the letter from my great grandfather. We have that photo that is with his obituary, but little else, as most of the family records and photos burned in a house fire in the 1930s here in Southern Oregon. I was five years old when Champion's widow, my GGM Arilla Jane Wayland Traylor died in 1958 in Medford Oregon, in the home of her daughter, Jennie Belle Traylor (Mrs. Houston Rutledge) Pitts. She was a tiny woman, bedridden in her final year or two. I was told I could ask her about horse and buggy days, but never to ask her about Comanches. Had she lived another nine days or so, she would have been 100. I have no knowledge of great grandfather making a world tour, but perhaps he did. One of my late uncles, Champ Pitts, told me that as a boy visiting GGF in Denver, he asked if GGF had had any interesting adventures in Texas, and GGF showed him at least two bullet scars. Uncle Champ said he also carried a Colt Single Action Army revolver under his suit coat at all times, even in the 1920s.