Dr Andrew W Tracy (b. 1846 Galway Ireland d. Dec. 10, 1917 Meriden, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA)
Burial: Sacred Heart Cemetery, Meriden, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
The son of Michael and Julia (Hannon) Tracy. He came to the US with his parents when three years old, locating in Island Pond, Essex county, Vt., where his parents lived. He attended St. Sulpie College, Montreal, and St. Charles College near Baltimore, and was graduated from McGill College, Montreal, in 1873. He began the practice of medicine in Island Pond, Vt. Since November, 1875, he has practiced in Meriden. He married Margaret, daughter of Edward Broderick, of Willimantic, Conn.
Physician. Mayor of Meriden, Connecticut in 1892. Active member of St. Rose's Church. Husband of Ell Broderick. Predeceased by daughter Molly.
Andrew W. Tracy, M.D., Meriden, Conn. ; McGill University, Montreal, 1873 ; aged 71; Democrat, member of the Connecticut State Medical Society ; mayor of Meriden in 1892, and a member of the city council for two terms ; died at his home, December 10 [Jour A.M.A. Dec 29, 1917]
Dr. Andrew W. Tracy
Dr. A. W. Tracy died Monday
Suffered from Fatal Disease since August
Mayor in 1892
Practiced Medicine in Meriden since his college days
Dr. Andrew W. Tracy, mayor of Meriden in 1892, and a practicing physician in this city from his college days, died last night at 9.30 o'clock at his home 52 Liberty street. The doctor had been seriously ill since last August and recovery was hopeless. Arrangements for the funeral await the arrival today of his nephew, Dr. E.A. Tracy of Keene N.H.
The doctor has known all along that his illness would be fatal. Until October 18 he was able to be about the house, but after that date took to his bed and has been critically ill. His sustenance has been solely liquid nourishment. Fellow physicians have visited him often during his illness expressing their sympathy and helped to make his illness more bearable. He was conscious to the last, passing beyond peacefully and devoid of suffering. He was 71 years old.
Studied for Priesthood
Dr Andrew W. Tracy was born in County Galway, Ireland, in 1846. his parents were engaged in farming and when the son was three years old they came to America and settled in Island pond, Vt., which is less than 80 miles from the Canadian border.
The father had a fair-sized farm and was for some time engaged in railway work for the Grand Trunk railroad. The boy attended the country school of the community. He decided to study for the priesthood and entered the Sulpician college at Montreal. He perused the course for several years at this Catholic institution but just before taking holy orders he changed his mind about a future profession and returned to his home at Island pond.
Later he returned to Montreal for the purpose of entering McGill University to study medicine. He was graduated when about 24 years old and began his first practice at his home town. Shortly afterwards, in 1872, he came to Meriden and has practiced here ever since.
Among the physicians who were then practicing in Meriden were Drs C.H.C. Davis, D.H. Catlin, John Tait, G.H. Wilson and Mansfield. Dr. Tracy established a lucrative practice in a short time. Always active and interested in public affairs the doctor was soon in demand. He was affiliated with the Democratic party and in 1888 and 1889 he represented the First ward in the city council, having been a candidate on the Democratic ticket.
His party thought so highly of him that in 1890 he was their candidate for mayor. He was defeated, however, by Benjamin Page, republican, by only 61 votes. In the next city election in 1891, Dr Tracy was again advanced as a candidate, his opponent being Dr. G.H. Wilson, republican. Dr Tracy was elected by a margin of 25 votes. Among the notable constructive features of his administration was the installation of the newer disposal plant.
At Town Meetings
He was again a candidate for mayor in 1892 but was defeated by Dr. Wilson by nine votes. Dr. Tracy was for many years a member of the town school committee, retiring about 10 years ago. He was a man of strong convictions which he was wont to register at the annual and special town meetings for the past two decades. Sometimes he was on the winning side but he was sure to be heard from on some important issues. Late years he had not been particularly active in the Democratic party although holding consistently to Democratic principals all his life.
He was a faithful member of st. Rose's church and was vice president of the Holy Name society. He was one of the first presidents of the Amaranth club and his interest in the club never lagged. He was a daily visitor at the club and enjoyed playing cards with his fellow club members or debating questions of the day with them.
He was a charter member of Silver City council, K of C and general physician of that order. At one stage he served on the State board of Charille[?] under a Democratic governor.
Lost Wife and daughter
He married Miss Ella Broderick of Willimanth and the Tracy hole for many years was at 5[?] Liberty street. the death of his wife was followed several years afterward by the death of his beloved daughter, Molly, and ? the double loss. In memory of his daughter he gave a memorial for her to St Rose's parochial school in the form of a Molly Tracy prize for essay work for which each graduating class competed. A brother of the doctor's, John Tracy, died the third week in October following an operation at St. Louis Mo. The doctor was the last surviving member of his family, a sister having died 20 years ago and another brother, Charles, having died about 10 years ago. John Tracy was a locomotive engineer for 25 or 30 years with the Grand trunk railroad. The doctor leaves a nephew Dr. Edward Tracy of Keene N.H. and several nieces in St. Louis, all children of his brother, John.
The doctor's native honesty, his firm convictions and his public spirit made him well liked by the community in which he spent so much of his life. As a friend he was staunch and true. Because of his prominence in the community both as a physician and as a public spirited citizen, his loss will be deeply felt.
Ill since August
The doctor has been feeling indisposed since last August. the first indication of disease came in difficult of speech. At the request of friends he committed with Dr. Verdl of New Haven and was told that his condition was such that medical science could not effect a cure. he has been confined to his home many weeks. He has been failing gradually being compelled to depend upon liquid nourishment for sustenance. His fortitude in the face of fatal illness has been typical of the man.
Meriden Morning Record - Dec 11, 1917
1. Andrew Tracy, (b. circa 1790 Galway d. 1874 Island Pond Vermont) & Catherine Dillon or Delaney
1.1 Michael Tracy (b. circa 1816 Galway d. 1910 Island Pond Vermont) m. Julia Hannon circa 1840 Galway
1.1.1 Delia Tracy (b. circa 1840 Ireland d. 1897 Island Pond Vermont)
1.1.2 Andrew Tracy b. circa 1846 Galway d. 1917 Meriden Connecticut
1.2 Peter Tracy b. circa 1819 Galway d. 1890 Island Pond Vermont
Peter Tracy m. Mary Folen OR Foley 20 April OR 03 May 1851 Portland, Cumberland Maine [listings include Foley, Folan, Falan, Fallan]
In 1856 Bishop de Goesbriand visited this remote part of his diocese [Island Pond], and said Mass in the house of Michael Tracy...
Diocese of Burlington by J. S. Michaud
1857-9 School District 5 - Brighton, Essex County, Vermont
Michael Tracy, parent; Andrew, John, Charles & Delia, children
Peter Tracy, parent; Catherine, Andrew, Mary, Peter, children
1860 Census - Brighton, Essex, Vermont
Peter Tracy M 38 Ireland
Mary Tracy F 31 Ireland
Anda Tracy M 8 New Hampshire
Cate Tracy F 6 Vermont
Mary Tracy F 5 Vermont
Bridget Tracy F 3 Vermont
Ann Tracy F 0 Vermont
Morgan Conly M 33 Ireland
Stephen Carnin M 23 Ireland
Peter Foley M 10 Ireland
John Foley M 34 Ireland
Anda Tracy F[?] 65 Ireland
1860 Census - Brighton, Essex, Vermont
Michael Tracy M 44 Ireland
Julia Tracy F 48 Ireland
Andrew Tracy M 15 Ireland
John Tracy M 11 Vermont
Chas Tracy M 9 Vermont
1870 Census - Island pond, Brighton, VT
Peter Tracy M 49 Ireland, farmer, US citizen
Mary Tracy F 35 Ireland
Andrew [E] Tracy M 18 New Hampshire
Kate Tracy F 16 Vermont
Mary Tracy F 14 Vermont
Bridgett Tracy F 12 Vermont
Ann Tracy F 10 Vermont
Margaret Tracy F 8 Vermont
Thomas Tracy M 4 Vermont
John Holley M 40 Ireland
1870 Census - Vermont, United States
Michael Tracy M 54 Ireland, works on RR
Julia Tracy F 59 Ireland
Andrew Tracy M 24 Ireland, physician
John Tracy M 22 Ireland, engineer
Charles Tracy M 19 Maine, works on RR
John Tracy m. Lizzie Connery circa 1873
Naturalisation - Superior Court New haven
Andrew Tracy, b. Ireland, age 43, East Haven, Conn. Oct 25 1878
1880 Census - Brighton, Essex, Vermont
Self Peter Tracy M 59 Ireland
Wife Mary Tracy F 50 Ireland
Son Andre E. Tracy M 28 New Hampshire, United States
Daughter Kate Tracy F 25 Vermont, United States
Daughter Bridget Tracy F 23 Vermont, United States
Daughter Annie Tracy F 20 Vermont, United States
Daughter Maude Tracy F 16 Vermont, United States
Son Thomas Tracy M 14 Vermont, United States
1880 Census - Brighton, Essex, Vermont
Self Michael Tracy M 65 Ireland
Wife Julia Tracy F 68 Ireland
Son Charles Tracy M 29 Maine, United States
1880 Census - Meriden, New Haven, Connecticut
Self Abraham Harris M 33 Poland
Wife Rosa Harris F 27 Germany
Son Samil Harris M 6 New Jersey, United States
Son Louis Harris M 3 New York, United States
Other Morre Mcmahon F 23 Connecticut, United States
Other Maria Wicht F 22 New York, United States
Other Andrew Tracy M 34 Ireland, single, Doctor MD
1880 Census - Brighton, Essex, Vermont
Self John Tracy M 32 Ireland Locomotive Enginer
Other Lizze Tracy F 27 New Hampshire, United States
Other Julia Tracy F ... Vermont, United States
Other Edward Tracy M 3 Vermont, United States
Other Arthur Tracy M 2 Vermont, United States
May 25 1881 The Willimantic Chronicle - Windham, Connecticut
A brilliant wedding ceremony was witnessed at the Catholic church on Wednesday of last week, the occasion being the joining in matrimony of Miss Maggie Broderick, daughter of Edward Broderick, to Dr. Andrew Tracy, of Meriden. The nuptial mass was celebrated by three priests,--Rev. Thomas W. Broderick, of New London, brother of the bride, celebrant; Rev. Thos. Joynt, of Jewett City, deacon; and the Rev. Father Fleming, of Mystic, sub-deacon. The home of the bride was the scene of a pleasant reception during the day, and the presents were numerous.
1888 Town Directory - Brighton/Island Pond, Essex Co., Vermont
Andrew E. Tracy, (Island Pond) r 12, farmer with Peter.
Charles F. Tracy, (Island Pond) farmer with Michael.
John E. Tracy, (Island Pond) engineer G. T. Ry., h and lot, Mountain.
Michael Tracy, (Island Pond) farmer 79, Mountain.
Peter Tracy, (Island Pond) r 12, farmer 270, Mountain.
Charles F Tracy, 38, farmer, b. So Paris Mo [Maine?] (s. of Michael Tracy & Julia Harmon) m. Bridget Finnigan, 33, b. Canada (d. of John Finnegan & Ester Lamott) 09 Jun 1890 Island Pond, Brighton Vermont, United States; Catholic Ceremony.
Peter Tracy, 71 years 2 mths 7 days, b. circa 1819 Ireland (s. of Andrew Tracy & Catherine Delany), died 05 Aug 1890 Bighton Vermont, United States, suicide
1890 Peter Tracy Estate
Andrew E Tracy, Administrator
Mrs. Mary tracy, widow
Thomas C Tracy
Mrs Margaret Farrell
Mrs Annie Elkins
Mrs Mary Carleton
A. W. Tracy, M. D., born in 1846 in Ireland, is a son of Michael and Julia (Hannon) Tracy. He came to this country with his parents when three years old, locating in Island Pond, Essex county, Vt., where his parents still live. He attended St. Sulpie College, Montreal, and St. Charles College near Baltimore, and was graduated from McGill College, Montreal, in 1873. He began the practice of medicine in Island Pond, Vt. Since November, 1875, he has practiced in Meriden. He is a member of state and county medical societies. He married Margaret, daughter of Edward Broderick, of Willimantic, Conn.
John L. Rockey, W. W. Preston (1892) "History of New Haven County, Connecticut"
Delia Holeran, aged 57, b. Ireland (d. Of Michael Tracy & Julia Tracy) died 22 March 1897 Island Pond, of cancer.
1900 Census - Brighton town, east side, Essex, Vermont
Head Charles F Tracey M 49 Maine
Wife Bridget L Tracey F 44 Canada Eng
Father Michael Tracey M 84 Ireland
1900 Census - Meriden city Ward 1, New Haven, Connecticut
Head Andrew W Tracy M 54 Ireland, b. July 1846, emigrated 1852, physician
Niece Martha Tracy F 16 Vermont, b. Jan 1884, father b. Ireland
Housekeeper Delia Harhen F 26 Ireland
1900 Census - Brighton town, west side, Essex, Vermont
Head John E Tracey M 53 Ireland, b. Aug 1847, RR Engineer, Marriage Year (Estimated) 1873, Immigration Year 1855
Wife Elizabeth C Tracey F 43 New Hampshire
Daughter Julia E Tracey F 25 Vermont
Son Edward A Tracey M 24 Vermont
Daughter Martha H Tracey F 15 Vermont
Daughter Jeta C Tracey F 14 Vermont
Son Simon C Tracey M 12 Vermont
Thomas C. Tracy (s. of Peter Tracy & Mary Foley) m. Della A. Flaherty, 21, (d. of Patrick & Ellen Coyne) 12 Jun 1901 Island Pond, Vermont, United States
Thomas Charles Tracy, 11 November 1865-18 March 1942, widowed, retired clerk railroad
1910 Census - Brighton, Essex, Vermont
Head Charles F Tracy M 59 Maine
Wife Bridget L Tracy F 53 Canada
Charge Paul Kennedy M 6 Massachusetts
Father Michael Tracy M 94 Ireland widowed
1910 Census - Meriden Ward 1, New Haven, Connecticut
Head Dr. Andrew W Tracy M 64 Ireland, widowed, Immigration Year: 1875
Housekeeper Adelia Harnan F 35 Ireland
1910 Census - Brighton, Essex, Vermont
Head Ellen Flaherty F 64 Ireland
Son Patrick J Flaherty M 34 Vermont
Son-in-law Thomas K Tracy M 44 Vermont
Daughter Delia A Tracy F 30 Vermont
Grandson Phillip A Tracy M 7 Vermont
Grandson Raymond G Tracy M 5 Vermont
Grandson Richard G Tracy M 3 Vermont
Michael Tracy, 93 years 6 months, b. circa 1816 Ireland (s. of Andrew Tracy & Kate Dillon, both b. Ireland) d. 08 May 1910 Island Pond, Brighton, Essex, Vermont, of a fractured Collar bone femur by a fall old age.
Edward Andrew Tracy, B.A. 1899.
Born September 19, 1876, at Island Pond, Vt
Died September 2, 1934, at Keene, N H.
Father, John Edward Tracy; an engineer for the Grand Trunk Railway at Island Pond; son of Michael and Julia (Shannon) Tracy, of Galway, Ireland. Mother, Elizabeth (Connary) Tracy, daughter of Patrick and Elizabeth (Maguire) Connary, of Lancaster, N.H. St Johnsbury (Vt.) Academy. Second colloquy appointment Senior year
Studied medicine at McGill University 1899-1902 (M.D.C.M.1902); practiced medicine in Walpole, N.H., 1902-04 and in Keene since 1904; obstetrician, instructor in obstetrics, and diagnostician Elliot Community Hospital since 1907; commissioned Captain, Medical Corps, U.S. Army, October 21, 1918; attended Medical Officers' Training School, Camp Greenleaf, Ga., October-December; on medical board of examiners Camp Dix, N.J., December, 1918, until discharge May 7,1919; member American Medical Association, Cheshire County Medical Society, and St. Bernard's Roman Catholic Church, Keene. Marned June 19, 1907, in Walpole, Blanche Margaret, daughter of Herbert Baker and Elizabeth (Dnslane) Chapin. Children: John Chapm, '31 S.; and Elizabeth, B.A. Smith 1930, M A. 1932. Death due to bronchopneumoma. Buried m St. Joseph's Cemetery, Keene. Survived by wife, son, daughter, two brothers, Arthur E. and Simon C. Tracy, of St. Louis, and three sisters, the Misses Julia E. and Zita C. Tracy, of St. Louis, and Mrs. David H. Meyer, of Dayton, Mo.
Bulletin of Yale University New Haven 15 October 1935. Obituary Record of Graduates of Yale University Deceased during the Year 1934-1935
Island Pond - St. James the Greater Cemetery - Founded in 1871
Located in the village of Island Pond, Town of Brighton, Essex County...Early Irish settlers...Peter Tracy, Michael Tracy...
John Halloran, of Co. Galway, 3-21-1829 to 6-5-1910
Delia Tracy Halloran, of Co. Galway, 9-24-1840 to 3-21-1897
Julia Hannon Tracy, died 9-13-1895, 85 years (wife of M. Tracy)
Andrew Tracy, of Co. Galway, died 2-6-1874, 84 years
Catherine Tracy, died 3-19-1883, 29 years 5 months 13 days
Peter Tracy, died 8-5-1890, 70 years 1 month 6 days
Mary Folan Tracy, died 1-11-1894, 64 years 10 months
Andrew E. Tracy, 1852-1926
Thomas C. Tracy, 1865-1942
Ronald Chase Murphy, Janice Church Murphy (2000) Irish Famine Immigrants in the State of Vermont: Gravestone Inscriptions
Sarah Tracy, d. 11 June 1913, age 52 years
Philip A. Tracy, 1902-1926
Mary E. Tracy, 24 Oct 1877-4 Sep 1884
Hugh Tracy, d. 26 Aug 1892, age 25 years 6 months
Last update: 16 June 2015