Amanda Tracy Woolman

Amanda E Tracy

Amanda E Tracy

The fourth and youngest daughter of John Edward and Maria Artlysia Tracy was Amanda Elizabeth Tracy.  She was born June 16, 1863 in Ohio.  She married Granville Beneset Woolman in 1884 in York, Nebraska.  They must have immediately moved to South Dakota because their oldest daughter, Bessie was born there in March of 1885.  By 1886 when their next child, Clarence, was born they were in Julesburg, Colorado. Most of Granville’s family was there already.  The rest of the children were born in Julesburg as well; Jessie(1890), Charles “Warren” (1894), and Lee Wesley (1898).  In Julesburg, Granville owned a meat market and traded in hides.  He also became mayor of Julesburg at some point before 1910.  Some of his family, possibly a brother, had moved to Lake Charles, Louisiana and was asking Granville to move there.

Mrs. & Mr. Woolman

Mrs. & Mr. Woolman

The Woolman family was living in Lake Charles by 1910.  The owned a large house at 1030 Pujo Street and Granville owned a Grocery Store at 1131 Broad Street.  That home is still standing and is now on the National Historic Registry.  Dr. Joe Cash and his wife bought it and renovated it in the 1980s.  It was also featured on the HGTV show “If Walls Could Talk” and the story I heard, which I have been trying to verify, is that the upstairs has a mystery extra room with a window but no door or evidence of a door ever having existed.

Amanda Woolman

Amanda Woolman

By the mid 1920s the Woolmans’ had moved into a large home at 430 Hodge.  This they ran as a boarding house.  The 1930 census has their boarders listed.  By this time their five children had grown up and moved out.  Granville and Amanda lived in this home until their death.  Amanda died April 18, 1952 at age 88 and Granville on April 3, 1955 at 96.  They led a full and enterprising life.

Amanda Woolman

Amanda Woolman

About Rosanna Ward

Rosanna is a devoted mother of four children, two of which are homeschool graduates. She currently homeschools her 11 and 6 year old sons. Rosanna is a homeschool graduate and a graduate of Oral Roberts University: She grew up in Tulsa and has been homeschooling here for the past eleven years. Rosanna has loved family history for as long as she can remember and love genealogy for the stories of her ancestors.
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