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TRACY, Lawrence E. 1857-1919

TRACY, GARNER

Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/24/2010 at 17:16:51

L. E. Tracy Passed Away Saturday Evening After a Lingering Illness

Mr. Lawrence Edward Tracy passed away at his home in this city at eight o'clock on Saturday evening, Nov. 1st, 1919.

Mr. Tracy had been in poor health for some time but had not been confined to his bed more than a week. Although he did not give up hope of life, he knew that his illness was an incurable one and he was fully resigned to go, trusting in the Saviour who had been his guide all thru life.

Mr. Tracy was born January 21st, 1857, in Pittsboro, Indiana. His father served in the civil war and was finally taken prisoner and died in a rebel prison. Thus deprived of his father at the early age of seven years, Mr. Tracy faced a life of stern reality and hard toil. At this time he came to Iowa with his mother and soon thereafter was placed in the home of Mr. R. B. Kelso, who lived near Beaman. In this home he grew to manhood and learned the occupation of a farmer. Later he began farming for himself and at the age of twenty-four, on Nov. 27th, 1881, he was married to Miss Ada Garner, who survives him.

In 1883 they moved to South Dakota, but returned to Grundy Center in 1889, and this place has been their home since. For the past several years he has been in the employ of W. D. Wilson in the stock business.

One brother, James W., resides in Canada.

Mr. Tracy became a christian and united with the Methodist Episcopal church over twenty years ago and it can truthfully be said of him that he has always endeavored to be loyal and faithful to the teachings of the Word. He was universally esteemed, an industrious, hard-working man, quiet in manner, but firm in the right, faithful in the little things of life, and we cannot doubt, called by his Father to be ruler over greater things in the life beyond.

Funeral services were held from the Methodist church Wednesday afternoon conducted by Rev. Fred Fisher, pastor of that church.

Guy Tracy, a nephew from Lincoln, Neb., was here to attend the funeral.

--The Grundy Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 6 October 1919, pg 1


 

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