The Life of Henry Tracy
HENRY TRACY DEAD.
The death of Henry Tracy an old and honored citizen of Johnson countv occurred at his home on west Park street Sunday, the funeral being held from the Presbyterian church at 2 o'clock Wednesdav afternoon. Paralysis was the cause of death. a stroke of which the deceased, suffered about two weeks ago. Rev. McNutt of the Presbyterian church conducted the services.
May 14, 1903
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Mr. Henry Tracy was born at Richmond, Mass., in 1828. While he was yet a child his family moved to Pittsfield, Mass., where they lived for a number of years, thence going to Penfield, N. Y., where he remained until a young man, in 1854 he went to Michigan to establish a new home, being married to Miss Rachel B. Wygant of Few York the following year. She died in 1873, being the mother of four children, of whom two died in early childhood, an ther, Miss Jennie, died some three years since, and a son, Willis Tracy, survives his father, and resides on a farm a few miles from this city.
Mr. Tracy came to Kansas City in 1872 and was for a period of about twenty-five years engaged in the mercantile businesss in that place, retiring to a ranch near Garnett. Kas,. where he remained seven years, coming to Olathe about two years since. He was married a second time in 1878 to Mrs. Mary E. Reeves, widow of Dr. Newton Reeves, of New Holland, Ohio, who survives him.
He united with the Presbyterian church in Michigan, soon after beginning his residence there and has been a consistant, earnest Christian, exemplifying in his daily walk at home, in his business and socical relations, the principles of faith be professed. He was one whom men could always trust, and possessed of a most beautiful and kindly spirit and his going away is a distinct loss to this community. The hearts of friends and acquaintances go out to his loved ones in their sorrow while assured that for such a man to "depart and be with Christ" is far better. The funeral services were held from the Presbyterian church Wednesday afternoon, May 13, conducted by his pastor, Rev. Edwin McNutt.
May 21, 1903
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