March 2, 1919 Sunday Courier, Poughkeepsie, NY
…He is great great grand-nephew of Commodore Barry, of Revolutionary fame. Mr. Tracey's mother was a great grand-niece…
Always an Athlete
From boyhood he took a lively interest in athletics, besting all local comers in friendly bouts with the gloves, and he is still very handy at the art of self-defense.
His particular trend, however, was toward pedestrianism, and stimulated by the glory of the early achievements of Weston, then in his prime, and "Dan" O'Leary, he devoted his small leisure time to training for the track.
Following closely on local successes in that direction, he began entering the larger events, which brought him into international prominence and won him fame, reaching the height of his ambition and renown as a pedestrian in October, 1901, when he won the six days, day and night, go as you please, championship of the world at Philadelphia, defeating 112 starters, including the champions of Great Britain, Germany and France.
Matched in February, 1904, against George Cartwright, champion of England, for the 25 mile world's championship, he was again the winner, breaking the world's record by covering the distance in 2 hours, 34 minutes, 27 seconds.
In May, 1909, he made a world's record in his feat of running 78 miles and 6 laps, on the fifth day of a 6-day, 12 hours a day race held at New York; and in the following month of the same year he had won a world's championship race of 12 hours in Madison Square Garden, New York, beating 128 men over the tan bark course to a finish.
In a hard-fought championship race at Philadelphia, he made the unprecedented record of running and walking 39 consecutive hours without leaving the track.
His 24-hour record of 184 miles and 5 laps, made at Springfield, Mass., in September, 1889, was a wonderful test of speed and endurance.
A large number of victories stand to his credit in the 12 hour a day class and at this period of his career on the track he won many 10 mile events, being one of the few men capable of running 11 miles inside of an hour; and by the best judges he was accredited with being one of the most graceful and powerful runners the world ever saw.
Wm Tracy married Ellen Barry 28 Sep 1863 of Ballyfacy [Ballyfasy Kilbride] Wit: Michl Fitzgerald & Judy Delahunty. Glenmore Parish Co. Kilkenny
Wm Tracy & Ellen Barry
George Tracy b. 23/24 Oct 1864 of Ballyfacy Sp. Denis Whelan & Judy Delahunty. Glenmore Parish
Richard Treacy b. 26 Apr 1866 of Ballyfacy Sp. John Connors? & Kate Barry. Glenmore Parish
William Tracey & Ellen Barry
George b. 23 Oct 1864, Kilmakevoge (LDS)
Bridget b. 26 April 1866 Kilmakevoge (LDS)
1870 Census - Morrisania [South Bronx] Westchester New York - 29 June 1870
William Tracy Male 27 Ireland, blacksmith
Ellen Tracy Female 27 Ireland
George Tracy Male 5 New York
Bridget Tracy Female 4 New York
Eliza Tracy Female 2 New York
Katharine Tracy Female 1 New York
1870 Census - 120th St bet 2 & 3 Ave, 17 Elect Dict 12 Ward New York - 23 Dec 1870
Wm Tracy Male 27 Ireland, blacksmith
Ellen Tracy Female 27 Ireland
George Tracy Male 6 Ireland
Bridget Tracy Female 4 Ireland
Eliza Tracy Female 2 New York
Kate Tracy Female 1 New York
1880-81 Lawrence & Co's Columbia County Directory
Frank W. Tracey, lab, Spencertown, Austerlitz
Geo Tracey, lab, Spencertown, Austerlitz
Michael F Tracy, farmer, East Chatham
Thomas Tracy, lab, East Chatham
Mrs Almira Tracy, wid, Ghent
A. M. Tracy, farmer and speculator, Ghent
Charles Tracy, bookkpr, Ghent
Edwin D. C. Tracy farmer, Ghent
John Tracy, stone cutter, res 68 Diamond, Hudson City
Otis B. Tracy, confectioner, res Worth ave nr Warren, Hudson City
Thomas Tracy, stone cutter, bds Diamond nr Sixth, Hudson City
James H. Tracy, hotel, Kinderhook
Mrs Delia E, Tracy, milliner, Kinderhook, Chatham Village
Wm Tracy, blacksmith, William K, Valatie and Kinderhook
Ashley Tracy, farmer, New Lebanon
John Tracy, farmer, Stuyvesant
Richard Tracy, farmer, Stuyvesant
Messrs Tracy & Mullen, Druggists [reference 27 July 1816]
1880 Census - Kinderhook, Columbia, New York
William Tracy Self Male 36 Ireland, blacksmith
Ellen Tracy Wife Female 36 Ireland
George Tracy Son Male 16 Ireland
Agnas Tracy Daughter Female 14 Ireland
Lizzie Tracy Daughter Female 12 New York, United States
Catharine Tracy Daughter Female 9 New York, United States
Robert Tracy Son Male 8 Massachusetts, United States
William Tracy Son Male 6 Massachusetts, United States
John Tracy Son Male 4 New York, United States
Ellen Tracy Daughter Female 2 New York, United States
Jane Tracy Daughter Female 0 New York, United States
1900 Census - Kinderhook Township, Columbia, New York
William Tracey Head Male 55 Ireland, Blacksmithing
Ellen Tracey Wife Female 55 Ireland, married 35 years  11 children, 4 alive
Elizabeth M Tracey Daughter Female 30 New York, b. Sep 1870
John Francis Tracey Son Male 24 New York, b. M 1876
Mary Josephine Tracey Daughter Female 18 New York, b, May 1882
1905 Census - Chatham St, Kinderhook, Columbia, New York
Ellen Tracey Head Female 59y Ireland, housework
George W Tracey Son Male 40y Ireland, horse shoeing
Mary A Tracey Daughter Female 22y United States, book keeper
Elizabeth Tracey Daughter Female 35y United States, housework
John Francis Tracey, 35, b. 1876 Kinderhook New York (s. of Wm Tracey & Ellen Barry) married Alexandria B Prest, 31, b. 1880 Canada resident of Boston Massachusetts (d. of Isaac Prest & Lydia Blachey) 28 Feb 1911 Holy Family Church South Pasadena Los Angeles, California
1920 Census - 640 Monroe St, Springfield Precinct 26, Sangamon, Illinois
John F Tracey Head Male 43 New York, clerk Cavensis? office
Alexandria Tracey Wife Female 40 Canada
Frances Tracey Daughter Female 0y9m Illinois
Alexandr B Tracey died 15 Apr 1925 Los Angeles, California, age 45
1930 Census - 501 Story Place, Alhambra, Los Angeles, California, United States
John F Tracey Head Male 53 New York, widowed, oil producer Oil fields
Mary Tracey Sister Female 47 New York
Frances Tracey Daughter Female 10 Illinois, parents b. NY & Canada
1940 Census - 1512 Montissy, Tract 480, Alhambra, San Gabriel Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California
John F Tracy Head Male 63 New York, widowed
Frances E Tracy Daughter Female 20 Illinois, Cuthuand finisher, retail house furnishing store
Mary J Tracy Sister Female 57 New York
Ellen Tracey, 24, b. 1919 (d. of John Francis Tracey & Alexandra B Peart) married John Raymond Cummins, 27, b. 1916 (s. of Erby Elmer Cummins & Elsie Hill) 23 Apr 1943 California, United States
1920 Census - Kinderhook, Columbia, New York
George W Tracey Head Male 55 Ireland, Immigration Year: 1868, Na, Postmaster Post Office
Jennie Tracey Wife Female 43 New York
Agnes Tracey Daughter Female 10 New York
Katheryn Tracey Daughter Female 7 New York
Susan Hickey Mother-in-law Female 67 Ireland
James Hickey Brother-in-law Male 27 New York, mail carrier Government
Mary Tracey Sister Female 32 New York, Stenographer Railroad Office
August 02, 1921 The Columbia Republican
Kinderhook July 31.— Mrs. George W. Tracey, and daughter. Agnes, were recent guests of her cousin, Mr. and Mrs. Frank S. Hoag, of Poughkeepsie
August 1, 1922 The Columbia Republican
Kinderhook Woman Struck by Auto
Mrs Susan G. Hickey Was Quite Seriously Injured There on Wednesday. Kinderhook, July 26.-—-While crossing the State road in front of her home on Chatham street, Kinderhook, on Wednesday afternoon, Mrs Susan G. Hickey was hit by a big automobile, receiving severe injuries the extent of which have not been fully ascertained as yet. She was carried to her Home at the residence of her daughter, Mrs George W. Tracey, and is under the care of a nurse and Dr. Garnsey. It is said Mrs Hickey suffered a fractured ankle and is suffering from shock. The unfortunate accident happened about 2:45 p.m.
1930 Census - Chatham St, Kinderhook, Columbia, New York
George W Tracey Head Male 65 Ireland, Mayor Village
Jennie Tracey Wife Female 54 New York
Agnes Peschel Daughter Female 20 New York
Katherine Tracey Daughter Female 17 New York, saleslady drug store
Susan Hickey Mother-in-law Female 80 Ireland
Stephen Peschel Son-in-law Male 27 Poland, engineer highway
Agnes Teresa Tracey Peschel
Jun 1909 - 10 May 1932 (aged 22)
Loving Wife of Stephen S. Peschel
Devoted Mother of Stanley & Sylvia
Cherished Daughter of George & Jane Tracey
Catherine Wilhelmina Tracey Madden
28 Apr 1912 Kinderhook, Columbia County, New York, USA
Death 16 Feb 1991 (aged 78) Greenbelt, Prince George's County, Maryland, USA
Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Silver Spring, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Oct 25 1902
Aged 58 years
died Jan 13 1914
Aged 68 years
Died July 12 1905
Aged 34 years
Bridgetta Agnes Tracey 1866 – 1883
Catherine Tracey 1870
Elizabeth M. Tracey 12 Jul 1905
Ellen Tracey 1878
Ellen Tracey 13 Jan 1914
James Tracey 1880
Mary J. Tracey 1871 – 1872
Robert J. Tracey 1873 – 1883
William Tracey 1875
Saint John the Baptist Cemetery, Valatie, Columbia County, New York
George William Tracey
Loving Husband of Jane F. Tracy
Devoted Father of Agnes & Catherine
Beloved Son of William & Ellen
22 Oct 1864 - December 1943
Mayor - Musician - Walker - Blacksmith - Poultry Expert
District of Columbia Deaths
7 Mar 1943
Jennie Frances Tracey died Greenbelt Prince George Maryland, age 67, (d. of Edward Hickey & Susan Gibbons), Spouse: George W Tracey
1865 Census - 209 frame house, District 02, Stuyvesant, Columbia, New York
John Tracy Male 48 b. Ireland, farmer, naturalised, owner
Magret Senet Wife Female 40 wife, b. Ireland, 6 children
Catharine Tracy Female 15 b. Col Co
Margret Tracy Female 14 b. Col Co
John D Tracy Male 11 b. Col Co
James S Tracy Male 8 b. Col Co
Elen Tracy Female 7 b. Col Co
Richard B Tracy Male 4 b. Col Co
1875 Census - 252 Framed, Stuyvesant, Columbia, New York
John D. Tracy Male 21, male, b. Columbia, farm laborer
Helen (Mehan) Tracy, 18, female, b. Columbia
John David Tracy, male, 5/12, b. Columbia
1875 Census - 253 Framed, Stuyvesant, Columbia, New York
John Tracy Father Male 57 b. Ireland, farmer, naturalised
Margaret (Senet) Tracy Wife Female 50 b. Ireland
James H Tracy Son Male 18 b. Columbia, farm laborer
Ellen Tracy Daughter Female 17 b. Columbia, farm laborer
Richard P Tracy Son Male 14 b. Columbia
1900 Census - 115 Stuyvesant Township, Columbia, New York
John Tracy, head, male, 53, b. Jan 1847 Ireland, emigrated 1850, 50 years US Na
Sopiah Tracy, wife, female, 67, b. Mar 1833 Germany, married 3 years, 1 child 1 alive, emigrated 1880 20 years US
1900 Census - 117 Stuyvesant Township, Columbia, New York
Richard B Tracy Head Male 40 b. Oct 1860 New York, parents b. Ireland, gardener
Margret A Tracy Wife Female 40 b. June 1860 New York, parents b. Ireland, married 14 years, 4 children 1 alive,
Ruth A Tracy Daughter Female 7 b. Jan 1893 New York
1900 Census - 120 Stuyvesant Township, Columbia, New York
John D Tracy, head, male, 44, b. June 1845 New York, parents b. Ireland, farmer
Ellen Tracy, wife, 39, b. June 1860 New York, parents b. Ireland, married 24 years 1 child 1 alive,
1910 Census - Stuyvesant, Columbia, New York
Richard Tracy Head Male 47 New York, farmer general farm
Margaret A Tracy Wife Female 47 New York, married 24 years 3 children 1 alive,
Ruth A Tracy Daughter Female 17 New York
Ruth E Tracy, 20, b. 1893 (d. of Richard B Tracy & Margaret Rouke) married William H Crouse, 26, b. 1887, carpenter, (s. of Wm Crouse & Anna Mann) 18 Aug 1913 Columbia, New York
March 27, 1923 The Columbia Republican
Richard Tracey Died Suddenly At Albany
The funeral of Richard Tracey, a native of Kinderhook, was held at 10 o’clock Monday morning at St. John's church, Valatie, the Rev J.J. McGann officiating, the body being brought from Albany.
Mr. Tracey was found dead last week in his room at his boarding place in Albany, in which city he had lived the last couple of years, being engaged in the contracting business. He was born about 62 years ago in Eichybush, a suburb of Kinderhook where he at one time owned and conducted a large farm but the past fifteen years he had been a contractor in this village and vicinity, where he was a well known and respected resident. Mr Tracey had removed, re-modeled and built many places in Kinderhook, Stuyvesant and Valatie, where a few years ago ho built a moving picture theatre in that village and where he had resided for some time before going to Albany, his untimely death being read by a host of relatives and friends with regret. The deceased was a man of genial disposition and ambitious achievements. During the mass Miss Furceli rendered two beautiful solos, the bearers where two nephews’, John D. Carney, Jr, of Kinderhook, Richard J. Carney, of Elchybush; a brother in law. John E. Rourke, of Valatie, and William Hickey, of Kinderhook. The interment was in the Tracey family plot in St. John’s cemetery.
Mr Tracey is survived by a wife who was formerly Margaret Rourke of the Ridge district, by a daughter, Ruth, Wife of William Crouse, and two grand-daughters, also by a brother, John D. Tracey, a sister, Mrs John D. Carney, Sr., all residents of Eichybush, also by two sisters, Mrs Katherine Gaffney, and Mrs Dennis Barton, of the Ridge, and by several nephews and nieces, of Eichybush, Castleton, Kinderhook, Albany, New Jersey. Massachusetts, Newburgh and New York city.
John Tracy 1817 - 1904
Margaret Sinnott 1825 - 1897
George W. [William] Tracy 1886 - 1969
George Tracy, b. 8 Jan 1886, age 83
State: New Jersey
Last Place of Residence: Kinderhook, Columbia, New York
Previous Residence Postal Code: 12106
Died: Jun 1969
Richard B. Tracy 1860 - 1923
Margaret Rourke his wife 1860 - 1936
The following have been town clerks:
1895-98. G. W. Tracey.
History of Kinderhook, NY (Part 2) The Record Printing and Publishing Co. Hudson, New York 1900
March 28, 1901 The Columbia Republican.,
George W. Tracey, of Kinderhook, won third place in the Philadelphia walking match, with a prize of $792. Mr. Tracey has participated in many matches, and in them, all has m ade records that have placed him in the front rank of the best long digtanoe pedestrians in the world. Mr. Tracey is well known in this city.
January 22, 1903 The Columbia Republican
Exciting end of twelve-hour go-as-you-please race.
Hegelman was second
The contest a great financial and spectacular success.
Tracey, the Kinderhook blacksmith, won the twelve-hour go-as-you-please race which began Thursday night and was completed on Saturday night at the Opera House in this city.
March 05, 1903 The Columbia Republican
Why Tracey Withdrew.
Our Kinderhook correspondent says lat George W. Tracey withdrew from the walking match in Philadelphia last week, on account of a sprain in training for the contest
July 20, 1905 The Columbia Republican
Death of Kinderhook Woman.
Miss Lizzie Tracey, aged 35 years, died July 13th at her home in Kinderhook. Fourteen months ago she underwent an operation fOr the moval of a tumor at the Albany City Hospital and never fully recovered. The funeral services were held Friday a. m. at 9 o’clock at the house and 9:30 at St. John’s church at Valatie.
January 08, 1907 The Columbia Republican
First Prize on Pullets.
George W. Tracey, of Kinderhook, was awarded first prize on his single comb Rhode Island red pullets exhibited at Madison Square Garden tr show this week.
January 28, 1908 The Columbia Republican.,
Electted to Office.
Geo. W. Tracey, of Kinderhook, ha« been appointed on the executive committee, of the R. I. Red Club of America, at Boston, Mass. Mr Tracey was the winner of twelve prizes on five birds exhibited at the Boston show.
October 02, 1908 The Columbia Republican
Tracey Made A Sweep.
Former Resident of Kinderhook Shows Prize Winning Chickens.
George W. Tracey, the former Kinderhook athlete and chicken fancier, now manager of a large poultry farm at Hathoro, Pa., was a heavy exhibitor at both the New York State fair at Syracuse, and the Allentown, Pa., fair and poultry show. At both of these exhibits he was very successful and his number of premiums show the class of stock he is handling. Below is the summary:
New York State fair, winnings on Rhode Island Reds, cocks 1st, 2 and 3d; hens, 1st, 2d and. 5th; cockrels, Rhode Island Reds, cocks, 1st, 2d and 4th; pens, old, 1st; pens, young, 1st.
At the Allentown, Pa., fair, cocks, 1st, 2d-and 4th; hens, 1st, 2d and 6th; cockrels, 2d and 5th; plillets, 2d, 3d, 4th and 5th; pens, 1st and 2d; also winning shape and color specials.
September 14, 1909 The Columbia Republican
Tracey Among Breeders,
Kinderhook Man Has Something to' Say of Hudson Chickens
The .September number of Poultry Success has the first of a series of interesting reports of visits amoug breeders by George Tracey, field representative and associate editor of that publication. Mr Tracey, who. is a resident of Kinderhook, will cover the New England States and counties Of New York bordering on the Hudson river.
November 16, 1909 The Columbia Republican
In the "Coop"
Henry Schermerhorn of Valatie, is in the county jail here for ten days. He was committed by Justice Tracey, of Kinderhook
February 01, 1910 The Columbia Republican
Tracey Wins Again
George Tracey, of Kinderhook, has won a prize cup at the International poultry slow at Buffalo.
July 21, 1911 The Columbia Republican.,
Gets Salary Increase.
Kinderhook, July 19.—George W. Tracey is home from Buffalo, where he made a contract as associate editor and field man with the American Poultry World for the coming year at an advance which puts his salary beyond the $1,000 mark.
May 28, 1913 The Chatham courier
October 29, 1913 The Chatham courier
Village President Tracey is receiving congratulations from his large circle of friends on the appointment as postmaster of Kinderhook. Mr . Tracey will devote his time to the service and give the patrons of the office a good administration of its affairs.
Village President Tracey appeared before the tax commission in Albany Tuesday to ask for a larger share for the village o f the various public service corporations that are assessed in the town. His argument was heard and decision reserved.
As we cross William Street we recall that it was originally the old Post Road which turned up near the present Bain- Snyder house and came out near the Albany Southern Station. The house in which Mr. George Tracey now lives was in '64 the home of Reuben Head, his son Edwin, and daughter. Later, it became the property of Mr. Eugene Hover and the birthplace of Mr. E. L. Hover. Eugene was living in '64 in the present Chris. Becker's home on William Street. Mr. Tracey built the large blacksmith shop adjoining, and his son, George W., is our well-known poultry specialist, active politician, and honored citizen, and now our postmaster.
Collier, Edward Augustus (1914) A history of old Kinderhook from aboriginal days to the present time. G. P. Putnam's sons New York and London,
April 11, 1916 The Columbia Republican
George W. Tracey resigned as leader and director of the Kinderhook Citizens’ Band last week. Following Mr Tracey’s resignation the Kinderhook Band was organised and he was re-appointed director and will serve in that capacity.
September: 20, 1921 The Columbia Republican
William Hickey, and nephew, Mr and Mrs George W. Tracey, of Jersey City, who are his guests, were among those from Kinderhook, attending the Nassau Fair the past week .
Last update: 26 September 2020