Henry Tracy1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

(15 November 1863 - 4 December 1943)

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Henry (Harry) Lorraine Tracy
1863 - 1943
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RelationshipGreat-grandfather of The 3 Tracys
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Trees14 Generations of Our Ancestors
Our Tracy Family Pedigree
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Some Background

Henry Tracy was also known as Harry Lorraine Tracy. Henry was formally named "Henry" by his parents, after his father and his father's grandfather. So technically he would have been a "Junior." However, he is never referred to as a Junior in any records found to date (2014).
     The 1870 census, where he is listed with his parents, shows his name as "Henry," the same as his father.
     His marriage license in January of 1886, shows him as Harry L. Tracy.
     He was most frequently referred to, by himself as well as others, by the less formal form of the name, Harry.9,10,11
FatherHenry Tracy (1836 or 1837 - bfr Sep 1880)
MotherBathilda Neel (1846 - c. 1883)

Birth - Marriage - Death

ChildHenry Tracy was born on 15 November 1863, in Searsville (Woodside), San Mateo Co., California. There are three locations cited for his birth:
     According to his death certificate, his printed obituary and Tracy Family Lore, he was born in or near Searsville, San Mateo County, a thriving redwood lumber mill town in 1863 (it is now under Searsville Lake near Woodside);
     or, he was born a bit further down the "highway," in Mayfield (later part of Palo Alto), Santa Clara County... this is according to the delayed birth certificate applied for by his son Charlie Tracy, who was no doubt given that information by his father in 1943, six months before Harry's death; this is also the location given in a note handwritten by his first wife, Fanny Ada (Baugh) Tracy, though she appears to have later corrected that by lining out Mayfield and written above it "wood Side" (sic) which is in San Mateo County, near where Searsville was located...
     or, Henry (Harry) may have been born in Hollister, San Benito County. His daughter, Ada, wrote that he had told her he been born at home in Hollister... and he showed her the house. He even prevailed upon the current owner of the house to let them in so he could show his daughter where he had been born. Henry (Harry) and his parents certainly did live in Hollister at times (no doubt in that house he showed his daughter), but there is no definitive record of their residence in that town before 1875 and it is unlikely that he was born here.
     His January, 1886, marriage license says only that he was a native of California (and currently a resident of Hollister). His eldest son, Lorraine, was born in Hollister in 1886.
     As of January 2013, no official record of his birth has been located to clarify where Henry (Harry) was born.1,3,12,9
GroomHe married Frances Ada Baugh, daughter of William Archer Baugh and Mary C. Smith, on 24 January 1886 in First Presbyterian Church, San Jose, Santa Clara Co., California. The marriage was solemnized by H.C. Minton, Pastor, and was witnessed by Mrs. M.C. Baugh (bride's mother) and Mrs. E.R. Simonds.13,14,15
PrincipalHe and Frances Ada Baugh were divorced sometime before 1920. According to Tracy Family Tradition, Henry's wanderlust became too much for Fanny who wanted to stay in one place and his desire to move back to California was the reason she gave to her family for the divorce. As of 2014 no record of their divorce has been located but Census returns subsequent to 1920 show their marital status as "Divorced."16,17,18
Second MarriageOn 1 December 1922, in California, Henry Tracy married second Hattie E. Jones. Hattie must have been married before as on the 1930 census return she indicates that she was 20 years old at the time she was first married, though she and Harry had been married only 8 years in 1930.19,20
DeceasedHe died on 4 December 1943 in Santa Clara County Hospital, rural San Jose, Santa Clara Co., California, at the age of 80.21,22,23,19
InterredHe was buried in Madronia Cemetery, Saratoga, Santa Clara Co., California; Plot: 43 5 South side;
Harry had carved his own headstone in anticipation of the need for one some day.24,23,25

Children with Frances Ada Baugh:

Family Lore

Henry acquired his middle name, Lorraine, at the time of his marriage. Fanny Ada Baugh thought her husband should have a proper middle name; as Henry had not been given one by his parents she decided to remedy the situation herself. Before their marriage she opened a geography book, closed her eyes, put her finger on the map... at Lorraine (France)... and so gave her husband to-be "Lorraine," as middle name.
     The family lore tells of him working at his blacksmithing trade after about 1916 in the stables of race horses and polo ponies at Monterey California's Hotel Del Monte. Also according to that family lore, Hotel Del Monte was where he set a record for the number of polo ponies shod in one day (but no where is it said how many ponies that was...) (Or, some sources say was it 20 circus horses in Del Norte County?)
     Over the course of his lifetime Harry was a Blacksmith, Homesteader, Sawmill Operator, and a self proclaimed top-notch Moonshiner. He apparently put in some jail time for his efforts in this field (but he was never clear on the details about that). He did claim his was the best moonshine ever made in the redwoods! He hid his still in one of the huge stumps of a first growth redwood tree on property he owned at Fort Dick... stumps which also provided him with the material for his cordwood cutting operation in 1927 or 1928.

Some Life Events of Interest

Henry, Enoch, John A., Elizabeth B., William and Minnie A. were placed under the guardianship of Bathilda Tracy for the estate of her minor children by order of the Superior Court of San Benito County, State of California on 2 December 1882, in Hollister, San Benito Co., California.
     Bathilda's in-laws, Enoch and Elizabeth (Donham) Tracy died in 1879 and 1884, respectively. Both had prepared wills leaving bequests to their son Henry and in Elizabeth's case "to my son Henry Tracy if living, if not his heirs". Except for his daughter Sarah Hancock who had predeceased him, Enoch's will did not specify that a child's portion should go to a deceased child's estate. Elizabeth appears to have been aware of Henry's disappearance as she makes clear his portion should go to his heirs if he were no longer living. This may explain why there seems to be only one estate settlement going to Henry's and Bathilda's children... and though it would seem that it should have been their legacy from the estate of Elizabeth (Donham) Tracy they received as it was clearly her intent that they should... however they appear to have been passed over at the time her estate was settled, and may have received only a very small portion of Enoch's. There is much about the settlements of these two estates that needs clarification and a further review of the probate papers is required.
     After posting a bond of $200, Bathilda was issued the relevant Letters of Guardianship. Bathilda had petitioned for her appointment as guardian of her minor children, Henry, 18 years old (when the process had been initiated - his birthday was 15 November and so was 19 when the process was finalized), Enoch, 17 years old; John A., 13 years old; 11 year old Elizabeth; 8 year old William; and 5 year old Minnie A. Tracy. The children "have estate within the State of Ohio which needs the care and attention of some proper person". According to probate records from Ohio, Bathilda, as the guardian for her husband's (Henry Tracy) heirs, was to have received $1093.65 upon the settlement of their grandfather's (Enoch Tracy's) estate in 1882. (A large sum of money for a mother who took in washing to earn enough to buy food to feed her children.) The petition for guardianship shows that she and Henry Tracy, whom "she is informed and believes... to be dead", were the parents of these six children.
     On that same 2nd of December 1882, Henry's brother, Dr. Lewis W.K. Tracy, M.D., executor of Enoch Tracy's estate, witnessed the signing of the bond by Bathilda, in Hollister, California. But the bond was set for only $200 dollars... for what L.W.K. said was a $150 legacy left to Henry's heirs by... it says an Uncle? Not a grandparent? Maybe this bond had nothing to do with the estate of Bathilda's father-in-law back in Ohio because L.W.K., as executor of the estate, was certainly in the position to know that the legacy should have been considerably more than $150. Perhaps the court was being kept in the dark regarding the actual value of the estate in order to keep the bond amount to a minimum? (L.W.K.'s sworn statement to the Clermont County, Ohio, Probate Court was that he paid $1,093.65 [about $27,000 in 2012 dollars] to Bathilda as the guardian of the heirs of Henry Tracy, deceased.) The standard of living for Bathilda's family apparently did not change much after her brother-in-law's visit... surely a sudden influx of that amount of money would have been something that would have been talked about for years by her children... but wasn't... if she received it that is. It would appear, perhaps unfairly and certainly from some distance in time, that Lewis W.K. Tracy may have misrepresented the facts to one, if not two, Probate Courts, and perhaps to his sister-in-law and her family as well. It should be noted that Bathilda signed all the documents pertaining to this probate proceeding with her mark... 'X', indicating that apparently though she had attended school on occassion, she had not learned to write her name.3
Black Bear, Shoshone Co., Idaho between 1898 and 1899:     The prospect of highly paid employment must have been a strong inducement for Harry to bring his wife and young family to Canyon Creek at the end of the 1890s. He and Fanny could not have been unaware of the tension over wages that had long been building between the miners and the mine owners there. The family arrived in Black Bear during a lull in the warfare between the mine owners and the miners' union. But by the end of April 1899, a tenuous peace between the parties came to a abrupt end with guns and dynamite.
     Governor Steunenberg of Idaho, faced with few alternatives, was forced to declare martial law in the county, claiming the county to be in a state of insurrection and rebellion. He would normally have used his own National Guard units to restore order but as they had already been called up for duty in the Spanish American War, they were unavailable. So he called on President McKinley to send in federal troops to asssist in putting down the rioting strikers (even though the rioting was over - it had lasted for only one day) and bring order back to the county. It was determined that the local sheriff was not able (or did not want) to keep order on his own and that there would be more trouble of a similar deadly nature without serious "police" intervention.
     The troops arrived and within days rounded up every male in Canyon Creek, "miners, bartenders, a doctor, a preacher, even the postmaster and school superintendent... cooks and waiters were arrested in kitchens, diners at their supper tables." The prisoners were incarcerated in the "bull pen" (essentially a concentration camp)... initially an old two story barn filled with hay, and soon in boxcars when there was no more room in the barn. The prisoners were then forced to build what was basically a warehouse surrounded by a barbed wire fence patrolled by armed federal troops.
     Henry was included... he was a blacksmith but may have been, probably was, a member of the miners' union. While he told of being held in the "bull pen" with the others, there is no record that he ever said what his role may have been in the affair. His children seemed to think that he was directly involved in the union organizing activities. This may have been true as apparently he was still imprisoned in one of the "bull pens" seven months later when his son Charlie was born in October. Most of the "bull pen" occupants were released in a few weeks and very few were ever brought to trial - and Harry was not one of the ones that was.
          This whole affair is considered a major event in the Labor history of the United States and was widely reported in the international media at the time. The suspension of basic, constitutionally guaranteed rights, (such as the right to "due process") and the intervention by the U.S. Army in a situation of domestic unrest that should have been handled at the State level caused considerable worry in many quarters. The handling of the matter even influenced the next presidential election... and Governor Steunenberg, who had left office at the end of his elected term, was assassinated shortly later by a union operative.26

Occupation

Harry was a "Jack of many trades," and a master of more than a few of those... as was required of a homesteader of his generation. As a youth in Hollister he was apprenticed to a blacksmith where he picked up skills that served him well the rest of his life.

It appears that he practised his trade on ranches in northeastern Oregon in the 1890s, and it is probable that he was employed as a blacksmith in the mines of northern Idaho when his son, Charlie, was born in Black Bear, Idaho, in 1899. The mines paid blacksmiths well, $4.00 (a little over $10 per hour - 2012 dollars) for a 10 hour day, the top of the wage scale for non-management workers.

By the next year, 1900, Harry and his family were in Moscow, Idaho, and it was from there that he set up his own homestead in the mountains above the town. He first built a "regular" saw mill, then later built a much larger mill producing lumber which he transported to Moscow. About 1916 Harry decided to move back to California and gave the mill and his 200 acre homestead to his sons, Art and Harry, who continued the operation for a short time before selling out.

From about 1930 until 1943, about a year before he died, he was the Sexton and Stone Carver at the Madronia Cemetery in Saratoga, where he was buried.27,19

Land and Property

Property TransferHenry Tracy and Enoch Tracy sold their property in Hollister, San Benito Co., California, in July 1887. H.L. and Enoch Tracy transfered title to a piece of property in town, on Haydon St., between Monterey and West Sts. to N.C. and Wm. Gury. Possibly this was property that Harry and Enoch may have inherited on the death of their mother. It may also have been where Harry and Fannie lived after they were married; where their son Lorraine was born; and the house where Harry's daughter Ada was sure Harry was born.28
Property AcquisitionOn 27 September 1892, Henry Tracy acquired a piece of property in Cold Springs, Umatilla Co., Oregon. He purchased and received patents for two 160 acre, 1/4 section pieces (a total of 320 acres) of Public Land from the General Land Office:
State: OR
Meridian: Willamette
TWP: 005N & RNG 031E
Aliquots: SW1/4 & SE1/4
Sections: 15 & 21
County: Umatilla
(One corner of one of the quarter sections just touches Umatilla Co. Road 883 before Holdman Road; Co. Road 883 goes north off of State Rte 37, the Pendleton Cold Springs Highway.)29
Property AcquisitionOn 3 March 1910, Henry Tracy acquired a piece of property in Moscow Rural, Latah Co., Idaho. He purchased and received a patent for a 40 acre, (1/4 of a quarter section) piece of Public Land from the General Land Office:
State: ID
Meridian: Boise
TWP: 40-N & RNG 5-W
Aliquot: NESW
Section: 12
County: Latah.30
Property AcquisitionOn 12 December 1910, Henry Tracy acquired a piece of property in Moscow Rural, Latah Co., Idaho. Having fulfilled the requirements to secure a homestead, (in the mountains between Moscow and Potlatch) he received a patent for a homestead of 160 acres, (a quarter section) a piece of the Public Domain from the General Land Office:
State: ID
Meridian: Boise
TWP: 40-N & RNG 5-W
Aliquot: S1/2 SW; Section: 12
&
Aliquot: N1/2 NW; Section: 13
County: Latah
46 49 20.29N - 116 54 32.16W at 3353' elev. on Moscow Mountain (off of Foothill Road) NE of Moscow.31

Residences and Censuses

He appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Santa Cruz Township, Santa Cruz Co., California, in the household of his parents, Henry Tracy and Bathilda Tracy.32
He lived with his parents Henry and Bathilda Tracy, from c. 1865 to 1872 in the upper San Lorenzo Valley, Santa Cruz Township, Santa Cruz Co., California;
     Henry staked a claim to 160 forested acres on the eastern side of the upper San Lorenzo Valley, about five miles below the Saratoga Gap at Summit Ridge and three or four miles above the Waterman Gap. He established a homestead for his family on the land and began cutting trees to fill the demand for firewood and lumber needed for construction down in the Santa Clara Valley. He sold the property in May of 1872 to William Hall who was building a toll road from Saratoga to Santa Cruz.
     The entire homestead is now within Castle Rock State Park, and the park's Skyline to the Sea Trail crosses the land. The State Route 9 junction with Beekhuis Road, and the Toll Road Trail head is located within what was the homestead's boundaries.33,34,9
In January 1878, Henry Tracy lived in Hollister, San Benito Co., California. It can be assumed that 14 year old Harry was living here with his parents and attended the Methodist Episcopal Church's Sunday School based on this newpaper notice:
               M.E. Sunday School Honor Roll -- [Standard -- punctuality and good deportment for 3 & perfect lessons for 4 Sundays in the month]
          Henry TRACY - 1 1878.35
He does not appear on the 1880 Federal Census of California (or any of the neighboring states). Though his mother and younger siblings were enumerated in Hollister, San Benito Co., California, for this 1880 Census, 16 year old Harry was not. According to Family Lore, when Harry was a teenager he was apprenticed to a blacksmith. Presumably, 1880 would have been about the time frame in which he was serving the beginning of that apprenticeship; there were many (at least 15) blacksmiths in Hollister around this time, too many to make a guess as to which one he may have been apprenticed to. There was also a gentleman, J.F. Dolan, who specialized in horse shoeing - one of only two in the whole county in 1875. Given Harry's apparent expertise in shoeing horses, it may have been that gentleman who schooled Harry in his teenaged years. However, Henry, or Harry, has not been found (as of Oct 2012) in any of the indexes generally available for this census. He was living in Hollister in 1874 as his name appears in the local newspaper on a list for the Sunday School Honor Roll; and he reappears there in 1884 when he registered to vote..36
From 1884 to 1887, Henry Tracy and Frances Ada Tracy lived in Hollister, San Benito Co., California. Henry lived in Hollister from at least 1884, when he registered to vote there.
     It can be assumed that he and Fanny probably lived there for at least the first year of their marriage in 1886. His marriage license states that he was a resident of Hollister at the time of his marriage in January of 1886. Their son, Lorraine was born in Hollister in November of that year, 1886.
     Harry and his brother Enoch sold a piece of property in the town in 1887, the year that Harry and Fannie apparently relocated to San Diego.37,38,39,28
In April 1889, Henry Tracy and Frances Ada Tracy lived in San Diego, San Diego Co., California. Their son Art was born here, in the front room of the home of his grandmother, Mary C. (Smith) Baugh. Harry had brought his family to San Diego hoping that he could take part in the housing boom the city was experiencing in the 1880s in anticipation of arrival of the transcontinental railroad in 1885. The boom peaked in 1887 and was officially determined to be over in 1888.26,19
From December 1891 to December 1895, Henry Tracy and Frances Ada Tracy were living Cold Springs, Umatilla Co., Oregon. Florence, their first daughter, was born in Helix in December of 1891, but by the following September, 1892, Harry had acquired a ranch/farm in the nearby Cold Springs Valley, about halfway between Helix and Hermiston. Their son Harry and daughter Lizzie were born while the family was living on their ranch.19,26
In October 1896, Henry Tracy and Frances Ada Tracy lived in Ukiah, Umatilla Co., Oregon. Their youngest daughter, Ada, was born here. Ukiah is located south of Helix and Cold Springs, all three very small towns in the same county of ranches and farms.
     The "Panic of 1893" began seven years of one of the worst (to that date) financial depressions in U.S. history. Banks were closing, savings were lost... wheat prices were deflated, farmers were defaulting on their mortgages... some just walking away from their land. Recovery began in 1897, but by then it was apparently too late for Harry because, for reasons not really explained (other than a general reference to the depression), he moved his family off of their ranch and headed first to Ukiah, Oregon, and then from there to the mines in southern Idaho before moving on to Black Bear. Most likely the 320 acres he had bought from the government in 1892 were at least partially mortgaged and he was forced into default by the depression.26,19
In 1899, Henry Tracy and Frances Ada Tracy lived in Black Bear, Shoshone Co., Idaho. Black Bear was a mining camp (and mill for the initial processing of the ore), little more than a widening along-side the railroad tracks running through the narrow canyon of Canyon Creek (now Burke-Canyon Creek). The canyon is an off-shoot of Idaho´s Silver Valley in the Coeur d'Alene hard rock silver and lead mining district.
     At the time the Report of the Inspector of Mines for the State of Idaho for the Year of 1899, was prepared the Black Bear mine was said to be idle. The mine owners were "eastern parties" and were involved in financial difficulties during the panic of 1893 and they had suspended their operations in Idaho. Since the mine had not been in operation for several years it is doubtful that Harry was working for this mine, but it also probably meant that there were houses available in Black Bear. The mines in Canyon Creek above and below Black Bear were active, and generally were the heaviest producers in the Coeur d'Alenes. Production throughout the area was down considerably in 1899, "owing to the difficulty among the miners in that county"... quite an understatement. But there would have been opportunity for nearby employment for Harry in 1897, '98, and early 1899.26
He and Frances Ada Tracy appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Moscow, Latah Co., Idaho, on Lilly St., enumerated 9 June 1900. Their children Lorraine, Arthur, Florence, Harry, Lizzie, Ada and Charlie were listed as living with them. It is possible that Fanny brought the children to Moscow ahead of Harry's arrival in the town; it would be reasonable to think that she did not consider the atmosphere in Black Bear at the time a good one in which to raise a family that included a newborn baby. Moscow apparently had a reputation for good schools. Education was near the top of Fanny's list of priorities for her children's upbringing and it was important to her that her children have the benefit of a "town school" education, rather than that a "country school" would have provided.5
Henry and Frances Ada Tracy appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Moscow, Latah Co., Idaho, at 240 North Washington Street, enumerated 16 April 1910. Their children Lorraine, Arthur, Harry, Lizzie, Ada, Charles and Florence were listed as living with them, as well as Florence's husband, George Karr. Henry is named as Harry L. Tracey (with the 'e' in Tracey appearing to have been crossed through).
     In addition to their homestead in the mountains above Moscow, at Fanny's instance they kept a home in the town where the family spent the winters and the school year. Even with this access to schools, only Lorraine and Beth of the family's seven children graduated from Moscow's High School.40,41
He appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Lake Earle Precinct, Del Norte Co., California, enumerated 21 January 1920. Enumerated as Harry L. Tracy and 55 years old. Henry lists himself as being married but living alone, renting his home, and working on his own account as a blacksmith. Note that while Henry indicates that he is married on his return, Fanny (Baugh) Tracy, who was stiill living in Idaho, listed herself as divorced.16
He appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Saratoga, Santa Clara Co., California, as a boarder in the household of Henry Tracy and James Omory Boyce.42
From 1937 to 1943, Henry Tracy was living Saratoga, Santa Clara Co., California. The R.L. Polk & Co's Santa Clara County Directory for these years list Henry Tracy as living in Saratoga (and, from 1940 as living on Marion St.) and as a cemetery sexton through 1942.43
He and Hattie E. Tracy appeared on the 1940 Federal Census of Saratoga, Santa Clara Co., California, enumerated 16 April 1940, Harry and Hattie lived in their own house (as they did in 1935 as well) which they valued at $1800. They were married, had both been born in California, Harry was 76 years old, Hattie 54 years old. Harry said that his schooling had stopped after the 4th grade; Hattie's after the 8th grade. Harry had worked the entire year as a cemetary sexton (48 hours a week) and earned $1200 in wages; he also said he received additional income in excess of $50 that he said came from sources outside of that employment. Hattie was a housewife and was not looking for work outside the home.

Hattie´s 40 year old nephew, R.G. Spurr, was living with them. He had been unemployed for 12 weeks at the time of the census, but he was seeking work in road construction.44

Sources - Citations

  1. [S674] Frances Ada Baugh author, Births of H.L. Tracy Family, Handwritten List, This is a handwritten listing of the names, birth dates and places for the family of Harry Lorraine Tracy as prepared by his wife, Fanny Ada (Baugh) Tracy and annotated (incorrectly regarding the birth place of the eldest son, Lorraine Newton Tracy) by their daughter, Ada (Tracy) Berry, Digital Files of Sean C. Tracy (Tracy Home Office), Shows date, place and given name.
  2. [S80] Recollections of Ada Tracy Berry (Arroyo Grande, California). Unknown record type, Paper Files of Sean C Tracy (Tracy Home Office). Very little of the information provided in this source can be verified... in fact, some of it has been disproven. However, as a compilation of memories and stories passed down to Ada, the daughter of Harry L. Tracy and Fanny Ada (Baugh) Tracy, it has been the starting point for much of the current research and reflects the basics of the 'Tracy Family Lore' as accepted until c. 1975.
  3. [S77] Bathilda Tracy, Probate File for Guardianship of Henry Tracy, et al - Minors, Packet No. 39, Register 1, Superior Court San Benito Co., Calif., Clerk of the Superior Court, 440 Fifth Street - Room 206, Hollister, San Benito Co., California.
  4. [S321] Henry Tracey household, 1870 U.S. Census, Santa Cruz Co., California, population schedule, Santa Cruz Township, Sheet page no. 34, dwelling 310, family 310; Washington: National Archives.
  5. [S311] Henry and Ada Tracy household, 1900 U.S. Census, Idaho, Henry L. Tracy Family, Latah, Idaho, population schedule, West Moscow Precinct, Moscow City, Ward 2, Enumeration District 91, Sheet no. 6, line nos.: 30 - 38, dwelling 122 - Lilly Street, family 122; Washington: National Archives.
  6. [S78] State of California, Great Registers, 1866–1898 (Sacramento, California: California State Library, unknown date) Digital copy of the Great Register page can be found in voter's digital folder for Registrations. Digitized by ancestry.com - subscription database.
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  9. [S398] Recollections of Charles W. Tracy Sr. (Saratoga, California), information given to Libby Gragg. Recorded Oral History, Digital Files of Sean C. Tracy (Tracy Home Office). Three recorded sessions, first tape.
  10. [S68] Center for Health Statistics State of California Department of Health Services, California Death Index.
  11. [S674] Births of H.L. Tracy Family , Handwritten List, Digital Files of Sean C. Tracy, Shows date, place of birth and given name.
  12. [S394] Harry Larraine Tracy, Certificate of Death; District No. 4391; Registrar's No. 422 (6 Dec 1943), Paper Files of Sean C Tracy, Tracy Home Office, Note misspelling of middle name & Middle initial for father's name; Harry Larraine Tracy; b. Woodside (Searsville) Calif.; Father: Henry R. Tracy; Mother: Matilda Neal.
  13. [S396] Harry L. Tracy and Fanny A Baugh marriage, 24 Jan 1886, in Santa Clara County, Marriages: Paper Files of Sean C Tracy, Tracy Home Office.
  14. [S674] Births of H.L. Tracy Family , Handwritten List, Digital Files of Sean C. Tracy, Shows date, city of marriage and given names.
  15. [S666] Arthur Porter Special Collections, Western States Marriage Index (Rexburg, Idaho: BYU-Idaho SpecialCollections: McKay Library), Extracted from Sant Clara County Records - Available at: http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/westernStatesRecordDetail.cfm?recordID=189502
  16. [S312] Harry L. Tracy household, 1920 U.S. Census, Del Norte, California, population schedule, Crescent City, Lake Earl Precinct, Enumeration District 33, Sheet no. 101 B, line 53, dwelling 58, family 68; Washington: National Archives.
  17. [S315] Fanny A. Tracy household, 1920 U.S. Census, Spokane Co., Washington, population schedule, 2120 W. College Ave., Dillon Precinct, Spokane City, Ward 4, Enumeration District 228, Sheet no. 8 A, lines 33 - 36, dwelling 166, family 189; Washington: National Archives.
  18. [S682] John L. Harper household, 1930 U.S. Census, San Diego, California, population schedule, 1042 11th Street, San Diego, Enumeration District 37-129, Sheet no. 2 A, line 35, dwelling 21, family 34; Washington: National Archives.
  19. [S397] C. Maxine (Ohlheiser) Tracy, Compiler, "Henry (Harry) L. Tracy - Family Group Sheet", c. 1985 (Saratoga, California). Compiled from a variety of sources (few of which were primary sources); and from her personal notes and recollections of conversations with and family stories related to her by her husband, Charlie W. Tracy (over the course of their 50 plus year marriage), her father-in-law, Harry L. Tracy, and her sister-in-law, Ada Tracy Berry.
  20. [S394] Harry Larraine Tracy, HL Tracy Death Certificate, Hattie is named as Harry's Wife. Note that Hattie has given her middle initial as "L." on this certificate... elsewhere her initial is "E."
  21. [S394] Harry Larraine Tracy, HL Tracy Death Certificate, Note misspelling of Harry's middle name; Middle initial for father's; and misspelling of his mother's name: Harry Larraine Tracy; b. Woodside (Searsville) Calif.; Father: Henry R. Tracy; Mother: Matilda Neal.
  22. [S68] Center for Health Statistics State of California Department of Health Services, California Death Index, Birth date: 15 Nov 1863 Birth place: California Death date: 4 Dec 1943 Death place: Santa Clara, California.
  23. [S395] "Funeral Tomorrow For Saratoga's Harry L. Tracy", San Jose Mercury Herald, San Jose, Santa Clara Co., California, 6 Dec 1943.
  24. [S394] Harry Larraine Tracy, HL Tracy Death Certificate.
  25. [S210] Find A Grave, online at findagrave.com; Photographs and data are submitted by volunteer members - Text only data should be confirmed by additional sources, Find A Grave Memorial# 29715194; photo.
  26. [S398] Recollections, Charles W. Tracy Sr.
  27. [S393] Recollections of Harry L. Tracy - Charles W. Tracy Sr. - Helen (Ada) Tracy (Saratoga, California and Arroyo Grande, California). Oral Traditions. Passed on to their relatives over time.
  28. [S414] "Real Estate Notes", The Hollister Free Lance, Hollister, California, July 1, 1887.
  29. [S400] Henry L. Tracy, Serial Patent, 5193 & 5194, ORLGAA 082521 & ORLGAA 082522. Image online on Bureau of Land Management - General Land Office Records website at www.glorecords.blm.gov.
  30. [S401] Harry L. Tracy, Serial Patent, 6614; Accession/Serial # 115479, IDIDAA 025670. Image online on Bureau of Land Management - General Land Office Records website at www.glorecords.blm.gov.
  31. [S402] Harry L. Tracy, Serial Patent, 01735; Accession/Serial # 165273, IDL 0001735. Image online on Bureau of Land Management - General Land Office Records website at www.glorecords.blm.gov.
  32. [S321] Henry Tracey household, 1870 U.S. Census, Santa Cruz Co., California, names, events, dates, relationships, locations.
  33. [S102] U.S.G.S., Big Basin Quadrangle, California, 7.5 Minute Series (Topographic), shows homestead location with Beekhuis Road junction.
  34. [S101] Castle Rock Historical Assessment, Planning Documents - Castle Rock Advisory Committee, 21 Dec 1997, Digital Files of Sean C. Tracy, Tracy Home Office; History of upper San Lorenzo Valley - Saratoga Toll Road.
  35. [S415] "M.E. Sunday Shool Honor Roll", San Benito Advance, Hollister, San Benito Co., California, 12 January 1878.
  36. [S333] Bathilda Tracy household, 1880 U.S. Census, San Benito Co., California, population schedule, Hollister, Enumeration District 60, Sheet No. 76 D., dwelling 615, family 621; Washington: National Archives. , Harry was conspicuous by his absence in this decennial census.
  37. [S78] State of California, Great Registers, 1866–1898, H. Tracy, Hollister, San Benito Co.
  38. [S396] Santa Clara County, Marriage Records: Paper Files of Sean C Tracy, Harry L. - resident of Hollister.
  39. [S397] C. Maxine (Ohlheiser) Tracy, "H.L. Tracy Family Group Sheet", Compiled from a variety of sources (few of which were primary sources); and from her personal notes and recollections of conversations with and family stories related to her by her husband, Charlie W. Tracy (over the course of their 50 plus year marriage), her father-in-law, Harry L. Tracy, and her sister-in-law, Ada Tracy Berry, Birthdate of son, Lorraine Newton.
  40. [S313] Harry L. Tracey household, 1910 U.S. Census, Latah, Idaho, population schedule, 240 North Washington St., North Moscow Precinct, Moscow City (part of), Enumeration District 190, Sheet no. 3 A, lines 36 - 45, dwelling 53, family 53; Washington: National Archives.
  41. [S398] Recollections, Charles W. Tracy Sr., first tape - Schools in Moscow.
  42. [S314] James O. Boyce household, 1930 U.S. Census, Santa Clara, California, population schedule, Big Basin Way, Saratoga Township, Saratoga Town, Enumeration District 43-114, Sheet no. 10 A, lines 24-26, dwelling 182, family 182; Washington: National Archives.
  43. [S407] R. L. Polk & Co's Santa Clara County Directory (Detroit, Michigan: R.L. Polk & Co., 1937, 1938, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943).
  44. [S386] Harry Tracy household, 1940 U.S. Census, Santa Clara Co., California, population schedule, Saratoga Township, Enumeration District 43-147, Sheet no. 5B, line 69-71, dwelling 150, family n.a.; Washington: National Archives.
  45. [S675] A. W. Tracy and Hazel Erickson marriage, 27 September 1920, in Washington, Marriage Records, 1865-2004: Digital Files of Sean C. Tracy, Tracy Home Office, Confirms location and year of birth and parents' names and states of their birth.
  46. [S378] Helen Sargent Berry, Death Certificate Copy 4000 885, Paper Files of Sean C Tracy, Tracy Home Office, Gives name as Helen (self-given) Sargent (first husband's surname) Berry (last husband's surname). Gives dates of birth and death and also names her parents.
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