January 05, 1886 The evening gazette (Port Jervis NY)
Death of Richard Tracy
A man who was well known in Political Life
He Was Never Defeated For An Office And Was Elected Poorma8ter And Excise Commissioner For A Number Of Years
One of the most widely known men of this village died this morning when Richard Tracy, proprietor of the hotel at Germantown, succumbed to a brief attack of Bright’s disease of the kidneys. He had been sick but eleven days, but was not supposed to be dangerously ill until a day or so ago. Mr. Tracy was born in the county of Kildare, Ireland, 51 years ago, and came to this country when a young man. He was a baker by trade, and when he first settled in Port Jervis 30 years ago, worked as a journeyman and afterwards carried on a large business in the present McLaughlin building on Pike street. About 13 years ago he settled in Germantown where he carried on the hotel business. His business experience is well-known to the present generation in this village, and it is also admitted that amid the many ups and downs of his business life he was noted at all times for being honest and meeting his just obligations as far as the last dollar he possessed would permit.
Like many of his countrymen Mr. Tracy early exhibited his taste and desire for political excitement, and for the past 20 years he stood as a prominent figure in the political affairs of this town and county, and we venture to state that most of the officials, juridical and otherwise, elected or defeated in this county for many years, recall the marked friendship or most positive opposition of Mr. Tracy in the selection of delegates in the nominating conventions and also at the polls. Mr. Tracy was naturally a politician, and had he possessed some of the traits of policy characteristic of successful politicians, and had his life not been clouded by some faults peculiarly un¬ fortunate to himself, it is certain that he would have obtained prominent political preferment. However, as a factor in politics he was all powerful in local organization, and it was always a foregone conclusion that Mr. Tracy would represent his district in conventions whenever and wherever he saw fit. Another feature of his character was his fealty and loyalty to the political friends with whom he allied himself in years past, while upon the other hand those who were not his friends have realized the fact most keenly, as when asking and expecting political favors at his hands, be would at the most critical times secure the revenge which the occasion warranted. Mr. Tracy was a kind-hearted, generous man, and he would part with his last penny to serve a deserving friend. He was elected poormaster for several years , and served as excise commissioner since the present law went into force in 1874, occupying the office at the time of his death. We fail to recall any time that Mr. Tracy was defeated for any office he sought at the hands of the people in this town. He will be missed by a large number of personal and political friends. The date of the funeral will be given tomorrow.
January 7, 1885 The Tri States Union (Port Jervis, Orange Co. New York)
Death Of Richard Tracy.
An Old and Well-Known Resident of Germantown Dies Tuesday,
Mr. Richard Tracy, one of the oldest residents of Germantown, this vlllage, died about noon Tuesday of Brights disease, aged about 51 years.
Mr. Tracy was a native of County Kildare, Ireland, and came to this country in the year 1851, settling in Port Jervis. He was a baker by occupation and for a time worked at his trade, finally opening the bakery and store now owned by Mr. Jas. McLaughlin, on Pike street. Several years later he removed to Germantown and opened a hotel, which he had since kept,
Mr. Tracy was active in political matters and had held the offices of Postmaster and Excise Commissioner in this town for several terms. Deceased leaves a wife and ten children.
The best match of Christian names would suggest he was from Castledermot.
1860 Census - Susquehanna Borough [New Milford page], Susquehanna, Pennsylvania
Richard Tracy Male 25 New York, baker
Margaret Tracy Female 19 New York
Margaret Tracy Female [Illegible] New York
David Tracy Male 0y3?m New York
Betsey Kinsley Female 13 New York
1865 Census - District 03, Deerpark, Orange, New York
Richard Tracy Male 30 Ireland, baker, naturalised
Margret Tracy Wife Female 23 Ireland, 4 children
Margret Tracy Daughter Female 6 Orange
David Tracy Son Male 5 Orange
August 07, 1868 Tri-states union.
A club styled the "Young men's Democratic Club" has been formed...Vice Presidents...Richd Tracy...
1869 Congressional Serial Set
Testimony of Richard Tracy of Port Jervis...about ten days before the election, received a communication notifying him that he would receive a box with some fifty or sixty odd naturalization papers for parties in that town. The men for whom they were intended were to call for them, the box being placed by him in a conspicuous place in his bakery. This box was subsequently left at his store late one night, where it was found by Tracy in the morning, and placed by him in a case behind his counter.
1870 The Congressional Globe, Volume 42, Part 2
Richard Tracy...resides town of Deerpark twelve or thirteen years...
January 11, 1870 The evening gazette.
At the regular annual meeting of Fowler Engine Company No.3, the following officers were elected for the years 1870: Richard Tracy, Foreman...
1870 Census - Town of Deerpark, Port Jervis, Orange NY
Richard Tracy Male 41 Ireland, baker
Margaret Tracy Female 27 Ireland
Margaret Tracy Female 11 New York
David Tracy Male 10 New York
Annie Tracy Female 4 New York
Elizabeth Tracy Female 2 New York
Maria Hagerty Female 14 New York, domestic servant
William Rooney Male 15 New York, bakers apprentice
May 24, 1870 The Evening Gazette (Port Jervis, NY)
The Fenians on the War Path.
Vermont is said to be teeming with Fenians. Last night it was believed they were going somewhere, to do something, Two organized companies of them left Burlington for Canada last evening, and a boat load of them is said to be en route from Plattsburgh to Albans Bay. Nearly every team in St Albans and Burlington. was engaged for use last night. There were rumors that large numbers of men were ready to ship from Boston, Manchester. Concord, and Other points awaiting transportation. The city of Buffalo is full of Fenians, and there is every indication that something is going to be did sure.
Richard Tracy, of this village, has opened a recruiting office in his bakery, and the green flag Waves triumphantly in front of his building to-day. An old musket and bayonet shows his earnest intentions, and we have no doubt Richard will be able to raise a full company, as soon as the tocsin of war is sounded. Go in Dick and win.
October 18, 1872 Tri-states union. (Port Jervis NY)
Jumping on Railroad Cars - One Boy Killed and Another Badly Injured.
David Tracy, aged about eleven years, son of Mr. Richard Tracy of this village, while climbing on coal cars at the coal- switch, west of this village Saturday afternoon last, fell onto the track and was run over, the wheels crushing his left leg so that amputation was necessary, the limb being taken off below the knee.
December 27, 1872 Tri-states union (Port Jervis, Orange Co. New York)
Eat, drink and be merry.
The annual supper of the Board of Officers of the Port Jervis Fire Department - A good time
...Treasurer Richard Tracy...
The speech of the evening, however, was that delivered by Richard Tracy, the worthy Treasurer of the Department, He began by alluding to the fact that it was only lately that be bad come into notoriety as a public speaker—(his first speech was made the evening of the reception of No. 2’s new hose carriage). He briefly gave his experience as a fireman since he bad come into this village, eighteen years ago, and made some comic allusions to his reception in this village, of how be had been stuck in the mud in Pike street at Farnum’s hill, bad a golden loaf of bread stolen from him the first night he stayed here, and a great many other things that were of interest to his listeners, besides considerable that he didn’t say. His speech was frequently interrupted by applause, both loud and long. Richard’s success as a speech-maker may now he said to be fairly established.
1875 Census - Frame house, Deerpark, Orange, New York
Richard Tracy Male 48 Ireland, saloon keeper
Margaret Tracy Wife Female 33 Ireland
Maggie Tracy Daughter Female 16, Orange
David Tracy Son Male 14 Orange
Anna Tracy Daughter Female 10 Orange
Lizzie Tracy Daughter Female 7 Orange
Mary Tracy Daughter Female 5 Orange
Richard Tracy Son Male 2 Orange
Catharine Haggerty Servant Female 17 Orange
Henry Haley Boarder Male 27 Ireland, brakeman
Cantler Fish Boarder Male 22 Ireland, brakeman
Michael Terry Boarder Male 34 Ireland, brakeman
Patrick Larney Boarder Male 26 Ireland, brakeman
May 02, 1876 The evening gazette (Port Jervis NY)
Richard Tracy, who kept the Pike street bakery two or three years since, afterwards removing to Germantown, will soon start a bakery in that suburb.
February 26, 1878 The evening gazette.
A Burglar Operating At Germantown
About four o’clock this morning Patrick McCahill of Germantown, occupying apartments in the house owned by Richard Tracy, was awakened by a noise as if someone was attempting to force an entrance through the front door of the second story, opening on a piazza...
July 02, 1878 The evening gazette.,
- Mr. Richard Tracy, President of the Excise Beard, caught a 4.5 pound black bass, in the Delaware river at Patterson’s Eddy, one day last week.
June 26, 1879 The evening gazette. (Port Jervis NY)
A Germantown Fight.
A One-Legged Youth Severely Pounds A Lamp - Lighter — Arrested.
Wednesday Daniel Tracy, the son of Richard Tracy of Germantown, was arrested, charged with assault and battery on W. H. Couse. The case was taken before Justice Cox, where it was settled. Couse is lamp-lighter, and accused Tracy of breaking a lamp, which the latter denied. From words they came to blows, and then clenched and fell. Tracy is a lad with but one leg, while Couse is much older, and apparently sound in limb aud mind.” The two fell, Couse on top. Having this advantage he evidently desired to compromise the matter, but while the talk was going on Tracy suddenly turned his opponent, and being on top he proceeded to pound his adversary unmercifully. For this a warrant was issued, with the result stated.
1880 Census - 10th Port Jervis, Orange, New York
Richard Tracy Self Male 49 Ireland, saloon keeper
Maggie Tracy Wife Female 38 Ireland
Maggie Tracy Daughter Female 21 New York, United States
David Tracy Son Male 19 New York, United States, bartender
Annie Tracy Daughter Female 14 New York, United States
Lizzie Tracy Daughter Female 12 New York, United States
Mary Tracy Daughter Female 10 New York, United States
Richard Tracy Son Male 6 New York, United States
Katie Tracy Daughter Female 4 New York, United States
William Tracy Son Male 1 New York, United States
March 4 1880 The Evening Gazette (Port Jervis NY)
Excise Commissioners - Richard Tracy three years
Port Jervis Directory
Fire Department. Board of Officers...Richard Tracy Treasurer...
September 13, 1886 The evening gazette (Port Jervis NY)
Mrs. Charles Knapp.
Mrs. Charles Knapp, daughter of the late Richard Tracy, of this village, died at her home in Equinunk, on Saturday afternoon last. Her body was brought to this village on the Delaware division milk train on Sunday night and taken to her mother’s residence in Germantown. The funeral was held from St. Mary’s church this morning at 10 o’clock, burial at St. Mary's cemetery. Deceased is survived by her husband and one child.
September 16, 1886 Tri-states union.
Some Local Deaths .
A Daughter of the Late Richard T racy.
Mrs. Maggie Knapp, wife of Charles Knapp of Equinunk, Pa., died last Saturday, aged about 22 years. The remains were brought lo Port Jervis Sunday night, and the funeral took place Monday. A solemn requiem mass was celebrated at St. Mary’s church at 10.30, and interment followed in St. Mary’s cemetery. Mrs. Knapp was a daughter of the late Richard Tracy of Port Jervis.
December 06, 1890 The Port Jervis union (Port Jervis NY) and December 11, 1890 Tri-states union. (Port Jervis NY)
Miss Lizzie Tracy, daughter of the late Richard Tracy, died last Saturday at the residence of her mother at 343 Main street, Germantown, of dropsy and Bright’s disease, after a long illness. She was 22 years of age. The surviving members of the family are David, Richard and William, brothers of the deceased, all residing at home, Annie, Minnie, Katie and Mabel likewise living a t home.
The funeral was held on Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. from the house and St. Mary’s church at 10.30 a.m., where requiem high mass was celebrated. Interment in St. Mary’s cemetery.
The deceased was a young lady of most estimable character and, in the circle of young people among which she moved, she was deservedly popular and beloved. The sympathy of a wide circle of friends will go out to this afflicted family in their great bereavement.
September 14, 1894 The Port Jervis union.,
Rosas...Mr. Richard Tracy has taken Mr. John Herbison’s place at F. J. tower. “Dick” Is a good fellow and will soon have many friends
January 17, 1895 Tri-states union.
Rosas, Jan 15 - Mr Thomas P. McCoy, formerly telegraph operator at Hale's Eddy, NY, has been appointed to take Mr. Richard Tracy’s place at R. I. tower, at this point.
January 27, 1898 Tri-states union
Mrs. Margaret Tracy.
Mrs. Margaret Tracy died at her home in Germantown Sunday morning at 2 o’clock of cancer of the stomach after a long illness. She was born in the county of Wexford, Ireland ,nearly 57 years ago and emigrated to this country while very young and located in Port Jervis, where she h as lived ever since. Mrs. Tracy was the widow of the late Richard Tracy, who died twelve years ago. For sometime Mrs. Tracy with her husband kept a bakery on Pike street, where the National Bakery now stands and later moved to Germantown and for a long time run a hotel at that place .Mrs. Tracy was afflicted for the past year with cancer and bore a great deal of suffering. She was a kind and affectionate mother and was loved and respected by all who knew her.
She is survived by the following children; David, Anna, wife of James Lyons, Minnie, Richard, Catherine, William, Julia and Mabel, all of Port Jervis; one brother, Mr. John Kinsila and four sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Monaghan, Miss Alice Kinsila, Mrs. James Eagan of Port .Jervis, and Mrs. James Monaghan of Brooklyn, N. Y.
Mrs. Tracy was a member of St., Mary’s rosary society of the Catholic church, and Valentine Lodge No. 487, K. & L. of H, of Germantown.
February 16, 1899 Tri-states union.
Carey — Tracy.
Mr. Worden Carey and Miss Catherine R.Tracy, daughter of the late Richard and Margaret Tracy, of Germantown, were united in marriage at 6.30 o’clock, Wednesday at Grace Church rectory by Rev. Uriah Symonds. The witnesses were Mr. Samuel G. Blackman and Miss Mathilde E. Jordan.
Mr. Carey is the well known insurance solicitor for the Metropolitan Insurance Company and is also a popular young man, being secretary for Maghogomock Hook and Ladder Company, No. 1, of this village.
The bride is a well known young lady of Germantown and is highly esteemed. The Union joins the many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Carey in wishing them a long and happy wedded life.
1900 Census – 42 Front Street, Election Districts 6-7 Port Jervis village, Orange, New York
David Tracy Lodger Male 40 b. Mar 1860 New York, single, parents b. Ireland, speculator
Richard Tracy Lodger Male 26 b. May 1874 New York, single, Parents b. Ireland, telegraph operator
November 10, 1904 Tri-states union.
Richard J. Tracy.
Richard J. Tracey, aged 35 years, died in Cincinnati, Ohio, at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, according to a dispatch received by his brother David [of 41 Ball Street], of this village, of typhoid lever. Deceased bad been a resident of Cincinnati four or five years, as operator for the B. & O. Railroad.
Mr. Tracy was unmarried and was a son of the late Richard and Margaret Tracy, deceased. He is survived by two brothers and five sisters: David, William, Anne, wife of Mr. James Lyons, of Port Jervis; Minnie, wife of John W. Bohan, of New York City; Catharine, wife of Worden Carey, and Julia and Mabel, of Port Jervis.
William E. Tracey, 1914, 29 years, b. Port Jervis NY, 488 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn NY
Catherine Tracey, 1914, 24 years, b. Brooklyn NY, 488 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn NY
July 30, 1918 The evening gazette. (Port Jervis NY)
David J. Tracy
David J . Tracy died at his home. No. 144 Pike street, at 7:15 on Monday evening, July 29, after an illness of several weeks. He was 58 years of age.
Deceased was born in Port Jervis and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Tracy. He had always lived in this city. In 1903 he was united in marriage with Miss Mary Kane of Ellenville.
The surviving relatives are his wife and one daughter, Miss Margaret Tracy, at home; one brother, William Tracy, of New York city; five sisters Mrs. James H. Lyons and Mrs. Worden Carey, of Port Jervis; Misses Mabel and Julia Tracy and Mrs. John Bohan, New York city.
The funeral will take place at the house, No. 144 Pike street, at 8:30 on Thursday morning, August 1st, and at nine o’clock in St. Mary’s church. Interment will be in St. Mary’s cemetery
1910 Census - 1617 East Twelve Street, Brooklyn Ward 31, Kings, New York
William E Tracy Head Male 28 New York, parents b. Ireland, speculator comnstruction
Julia A Tracy Sister Female 23 New York, parents b. Ireland, stenographer Shoe Co.
Mabel V Tracy Sister Female 21 New York, parents b. Ireland
William C Davis Lodger Male 27 New York, parents b. NY, stenographer Rail road
1920 Census – 170 State? Ave, Brooklyn Assembly District 10, Kings, New York
William E Tracy Roomer Male 35 New York, parents b. Ireland, contactor, general
Catherine Tracy Wife Female 30 New York, b. Ireland mother b. NY
John Than Boarder Male 28 New York, parents b. Ireland, accountant brookerage
Mabel Than Wife Female 26 New York, parents b. Ireland
Julie Tracy Sister Female 28 New York, parents b. Ireland, book-keeper Coal co.
1920 Census - 174 81 Street, Brooklyn Assembly District 9, Kings, New York
William E Tracey Head Male 35 New York, parents b. Ireland, contactor, general
Catherine A Tracey Wife Female 30 New York, father b. Ireland mother b. NY
1930 Census - 8015 Narrows Ave, Brooklyn (Districts 1001-1250), Kings, New York
William E Tracey Head Male 46 New York, parents born Irish Free State, 28 years when married, contractor, general contractor
Catherine Tracey Wife Female 39 New York, father b. Northern Ireland, mother b. New York, 24 years when married
Gertrude Green Servant Female 25 Newfoundland
William E. Tracey died 28 Apr 1939, 8015 Narrows Ave. Brooklyn Kings New York, 55 years, Married, Occupation: Insurance, b. 6 Mar 1884 U.S. (s. of Richard Tracey & Margaret Kiusila both b. Ireland), buried 2 May 1939 Holy Cross Cemetery, Spouse: Kathryn
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