TRACY, Mary 1838-1900
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 4/2/2015 at 20:13:52
Obituary Of Mrs. L. D. Tracy
Mary Jane Clark was born in Richland county, Ohio, October 24, 1838. In 1847 she, with her parents, moved to Wisconsin and settled near Oshkosh, Winnebago county, where she grew to womanhood. July 21, 1856, she was married to L. D. Tracy and lived in different places until 1861, when she moved to New Hartford, Butler county, Iowa. In 1862, she with her husband moved to Grundy Center, and lived in Grundy county for twenty years continuously. From Grundy Center the family moved to Iowa Falls and in 1888 moved to Wisconsin and the last ten years has resided near Lake Geneva.
In the winter of 1855 and '6 she was converted and joined the Methodist Episcopal church, and remained a faithful and devoted member of the same until the time of her death, which occurred near Lake Geneva, Wis., at 9 o'clock, Wednesday morning, March 7, 1900. She was one of seven members, which constituted the first Methodist class or society organized in Grundy Center. During all her religious life, until enfeebled by disease, she was an active worker for Christ in the church and in the community in which she lived.
In all human relations, as wife, mother, and friend, she was true and faithful, and her christian character and pure life were a benediction to her friends and acquaintances. She was the mother of three sons and one daughter, two sons and a daughter preceding her to the better land. Her remains were brought to Grundy Center for interment and were buried at Fairview cemetery beside her children, and near her father, brothers and sisters, the funeral being conducted by the Rev. Dr. S. N. Fellows, on Saturday, March 10, 1900.
--The Grundy Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 15 March 1900, pg 5
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