Category Archives: Gotcher Family Research and Stories

My Grandpa and Amelia Earhart

My Grandpa, Leo Gotcher, was a quiet man with a great sense of adventure. One of the few stories he ever told was about how he met Amelia Earhart when we was young. Growing up we always thought this was … Continue reading

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Kid Mallory

When doing research last year on my Grandma Mabel’s sister Mary I discovered that Mary’s husband Harold had written and published a western novel.  Of course, right away I ordered the book on ebay but I hadn’t had time to … Continue reading

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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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