Author Archives: Rosanna Ward

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.

Friday’s Faces From the Past – Amelia Bick

Amelia Bick – Charles Edward Tracy’s first teacher in sod school house District 27, York, Nebraska

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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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My Story

This past Spring I entered an essay in a nearby Genealogy Society’s Essay Contest.  It was supposed to be about us, our story.  I never heard back about my essay, I assume that means I didn’t win, but I thought … 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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