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, a child,  was with him and he remembers it was dusk, and an owl kept hooting nearby and he was scared.  Even as an older man he didn’t like owls.  After hearing this story I was telling it to one of my aunts and she said that Grandma Tracy also didn’t like owls and also that she, my aunt, heard owl hooting for several nights before Grandma Tracy died.  All this was rather interesting in light of the recent fashion of owl patterned items and knick knacks.  I did a little bit of research and discovered that many cultures believe that owls are harbingers of death.  Maybe that superstition was more well known by my ancestors than it is today.

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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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2 Responses to Sunday’s Obituary – John Wesley Tracy

  1. Jeanette Tracy Kahl says:

    Was he buried on December 3? That is his wife’s birthday and the day my father, James Everett passed over.

  2. Rosanna Ward says:

    He was buried on Dec. 1.

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