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Making History Personal by Rosanna Ward

I just published my first ebook!  Ok let me be honest, I only wrote it, my sister in law, Renee, did all the hard work of editing, formatting and figuring out how to put it online for sale.  But we … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday ~Grandma Mabel and friends

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Sunday’s Obituary~Isaiah Watson Tracy

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Olivia Anne Tracy

Anne, as she liked to be called, was born September 15, 1861 in Ross County, Ohio.  She was the third child and third daughter of John Edward and Mary Artlysia Tracy.  She married Eugene Plummer about 1882 and they lived … Continue reading

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Tombstone Tuesday – Olivia Anne Tracy Plummer Banks

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Weeks – Surname Saturday

Rachel Rosanna Tracy married Lewis Perington Weeks in 1884 in York, Nebraska.  Lewis was born July 7, 1851 in New York (probably Athens, Greene County, NY) to Lewis and Clarissa Chesebrough Weeks.  They lived in Athens in the Catskills for … Continue reading

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Mystery Monday – Rachel Rosanna Tracy Weeks

I still have quite a few questions about Aunt Ray’s life.  The 1900 census renumerates Ray and Lewis owning a home in New York Township, York, Nebraska and living with them in the home are a daughter (adopted daughter Katie … Continue reading

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Amanuensis Monday – Rachel Rosanna Tracy Weeks

Aunt Ray, as my grandma always called her, is one of my favorite ancestors.  Her legacy is clear in my life.  It is from her, through my grandma, that I have my name.  She was a schoolteacher in a one … Continue reading

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Tombstone Tuesday – Mary Maria Tracy Talbot

Continuing with Mary Maria Tracy Talbot, here is her tombstone, obituary and telegram about her death.     Stay tuned tomorrow for more on Mary Maria Tracy Talbot’s life, marriage and children.

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Visiting Alice – Motivation Monday

Last week I had the privilege of traveling to Colorado and visiting with Alice.  She is my grandma’s first cousin and was born in 1920.  Her dad, Charles Edward Tracy, was my great grandfather, John Wesley Tracy’s, younger brother.  Alice … Continue reading

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