Category Archives: Tracy Family Research and Stories

Workday Wednesday – Charles Edward Tracy – Railroad man

Charles Edward Tracy worked on a railroad gang in Nebraska for the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy rail line.  These pictures and work cards were his and are now in the possession of his daughter Alice Tracy Sienknecht.

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Charles Edward Tracy

Charles Edward Tracy was the seventh and youngest child of John Edward and Maria Artlysia (Boblett) Tracy.  He was born December 5, 1872 in McLean, Illinois.  He was just a toddler when the family moved to Nebraska and attended school … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – John Wesley Tracy resting on a bench

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Sunday’s Obituary – John Wesley Tracy

My great grandpa Wesley died rather suddenly under unique circumstances.  He was out hunting with some other family members and as he was sighting a rabbit with his rifle he had a heart attack and died.  One of his grandchildren, … Continue reading

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Workday Wednesday – Shorthorn Cattle Breeder

John Wesley Tracy, Nebraska Pioneer, was an enterprising man.  Along with his dad and brothers he carved a prosperous farm out of the Nebraska prairie.  After his father died, Wesley bought out his siblings shares of the farm and by … Continue reading

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Tombstone Tuesday – John Wesley Tracy

 

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John Wesley Tracy – Nebraska Pioneer

  John Wesley Tracy was my great grandfather.  He was the second son, sixth child, of John Edward and Maria Artlysia (Bobblett) Tracy.  He was born June 14, 1868 in Mount Hope, McLean, Illinois and moved with his family to … Continue reading

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