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Carter TRACY

Male 1831 - 1905  (73 years)

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  • Name Carter TRACY  [1
    Born 16 Dec 1831  Vermont, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 Apr 1905  Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • JUDGE CARTER TRACY DEAD: One of the Oldest Residents of Beaver County, Passes Away. Dies at Kansas City. Funeral Conducted from the Home Sunday, by the Masonic Order and Interment in Beaver Cemetery.

      It is with deep sorrow that we are called to chronicle the death of one of Beaver County's oldest and most respected citizens, Judge Carter TRACY, who passed away at St. Joseph's hospital in Kansas City, Mo., Thursday morning, April 6, 1905, to which place he had been taken by his son F. C. TRACY, and Dr. Munsell, a few days previous, for treatment. The cause of death was due to dropsy and heart failure.

      The late Mr. TRACY has been an invalid the past year and although his condition seemed improved at times it was evident to those who were most interested that he was gradually growing weaker in spite of all that medical skill could do to relieve him, and the recent trip to Kansas City was taken more to satisfy the feeling that nothing should be left undone, than in the hoe that the sufferer could battle the fight against the stubborn will of the Grim Destroyer. However, after the trip was made, it seemed that there might yet be some chance for partial recovery until the end came so quickly and yet so peacefully on Thursday morning at 10 o'clock, when the deceased dropped off into a quiet sleep and passed from the suffering and sorrow of this world into the mysteries of the world beyond, without a struggle and with a smile on his face that betokened that the weary soul had found rest and that all his pain had been alleviated by that Great Physician.

      Carter TRACY was born on a farm near Vergennes, Vermont, December 16, 1831, and at his death was in his seventy-fourth year. When five years old his parents emigrated to the then new state of Illinois, and settled in the town of Rochester where his father soon died. While yet a boy he entered his step-father's store as a clerk, later becoming a partner, and for nearly sixty years he followed the mercantile business.

      In early life he was a Whig. But upon the dissolution of that party he became a strong follower of Douglas and ever afterwards affiliated with the Democratic party. He held his first political office when twenty-one years old, and for over thirty years continuously held offices of public trust in his home town and county. He was a delegate to the National Convention which nominated Tilden for President. For years he was a member of the Supervisors of Sangamon County, serving two terms as Chairman, from which position he resigned on election to the legislature. In 1885 he move to what is now Beaver County, and to the town of Beaver in 1891 where he has since been engaged in mercantile business and practicing his profession as an attorney. In 1893 he was appointed Probate Judge by Governor Renfrow, which position he held by successive elections until 1899 since which time he has devoted his attention to his business and the practice of law, chiefly in the capacity of a legal adviser; appearing in court only at times when his sympathies were especially enlisted.

      Those who knew him best were his warmest friends and his honesty and uprightness was admired by all. He scorned to do a mean act but faced every difficulty as a man and overcame every obstacle without worry. His counsel and advice was sought after and his rare executive ability was one of his most noted accomplishments. Quick to see opportunities and determned and resolute, he made his influence felt to all with whom he came in contact. Nobody ever heard him complain but, on the other hand, found him ever ready to speak words of good cheer. He was a deep thinker and a man of massive intellect. An idle moment was unknown to him, and to this fact may be partially attributed his demise.

      As a father Mr. TRACY was kind and considerate and his deeds were marked with love and indulgence. Nothing was witheld at his hand which was for the best interest of those near and dear to him. He was ever a guide and adviser and the true worth of his mature judgment was realized and his influence felt in his home.

      His son Fred C., and daughter Mrs. W. H. THOMAS survive him.

      Funeral services were conducted from the Masonic Lodge of Beaver. Rev. J. D. Niles gave a short talk previous to the Masonic services. The funeral rites of the Order were impressive and the ceremony a beautiful one. All marks of respect that could be shown were voiced by the attendant concourse of friends who deeply and sincerely mourn the death of one who has been one of our most highly respected citizens and an honored friend. Interment was made in the Beaver cemetery Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock when the last hnors were bestowed by the brother Master Masons.
      Published in The Beaver Herald 13 April 1905.

      Original article can be viewed here:
      The Beaver Herald
    Buried 9 Apr 1905  Beaver Pioneer Cemetery, Beaver, Beaver, Oklahoma, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Plot: C2 82
    Person ID I8224  Nosworthy
    Last Modified 24 Mar 2014 

    Family ID F3192  Group Sheet

    Family Louise Jacques LOCK,   b. Abt 1842, Vermont, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Jun 1900  (Age ~ 58 years) 
     1. Frederick Carter TRACY,   b. 17 Jan 1868, Rochester, Sangamon, Illinois, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Oct 1953, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     2. Carrie P. TRACY,   b. 11 Aug 1873, Illinois, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1965, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
    Last Modified 15 Jun 2010 
    Family ID F2107  Group Sheet

  • Headstones

    Dec. 16, 1831
    Apr. 6, 1905

  • Sources 
    1. [S480] Book: History of Beaver County, Volume 1, (1970.).

    2. [S226] Census of U.S.A., 1880.

    3. [S217] Newspaper.


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