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 John Tracy (1855 - 1931) of New York, Papal Knight

 

The Tracy family lighterage and tugboat companies operating in New York harbor between 1881 and 1983. Three brothers, John, Michael J. and Thomas Tracy, organized firstly the M & J Tracy Transportation company in 1881 and the Tracy Towing Line in 1917. John Tracy was also an organizer of the Maritime Association of the Port of New York. The Tracy family included sisters Catherine and Helen, who also sat on the board of the various companies the family created for their tugboat and towing business. The company was located at 1 Broadway in New York City with additional offices in Brooklyn.

 

 

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Oct 1, 1931 The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, New York)

John Tracy, 76, Papal Knight, Dies in Hospital

Brooklyn Shipbuilder 50 Years Noted for Generous Charity Gifts

John Tracy of 105 8th Ave., president of the M. & J. Tracy Transportation Company, a Knight of St. Gregory and outstanding Catholic layman and philanthropist, died this morning at the Doctor's Hospital in Manhattan after an Illness of about a year.

He was taken to the hospital about three weeks ago from his home. He was 76 years old and lived In Brooklyn most of his life.

Mr. Tracy was born In Kingston. N. Y., where he and his brothers, the late Michael J. Tracy and the late Thomas Tracy, learned the shipbuilding and towing business. The Tracys came to New York City about 50 years ago and organized the transportation business.

About five years ago Thomas died, and Michael died two years ago. John Tracy was a member and one of the organizers of the Maritime Association of the Port of New York and for some time chairman of its dry dock committee. He was also a member of the Montauk Club, the Whitehall Club. Manhattan Club, Lido Club of Long Beach and the Catholic Club of New York.

Generous in Charity

He was very generous to charity Institutions, especially to hospitals and to institutions for the aged and the poor. When Mr. Tracy made the gifts he specifically stated that the Identity of the donor was not to be revealed.

When Columbus Council, Knights of Columbus was engaged In the work of building Its $2,000,000 clubhouse at the corner of Union St. and Prospect Park West, Mr. Tracy made substantial contributions to help the enterprise and since that time he has given generously to Its maintenance.

The new Catholic Diocesan Seminary at Huntington, L. I., received generous gifts in money to further Its development. The St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Francis Xavier's Church. 6th Ave. and Carroll St. of which Mr. Tracy and his two brothers were active members, regularly received contributions to help its fund for the poor of the parish and many individual needy cases brought to the attention of the family were cared for at home or in hospitals.

Knight Last May

In recognition of the many gifts to Catholic charity and education Bishop Thomas E. Molloy last May recommended John Tracy to Pope Plus XI. who subsequently honored me Brooklyn man with the papal honors, making him a Knight of St. Gregory, and bestowing upon him a special blessing. The ceremonies of Induction into the knighthood were held simultaneously with the investing of the Right Rev. Monsignor David J. Hickey, rector of St . Francis Xaviers' Church, a lifelong friend of Mr. Tracy, prothonotary apostolic, at which Bishop Molloy presided.

Mr. Tracy was not married. He is survived by his two sisters, Miss Catherine Tracy and Miss Helen Tracy, who reside at the 8th Ave. residence.

 

Requiem Mass For John Tracy Next Monday

Noted Catholic Layman Dies in Doctors' Hospital

Funeral arrangements were being completed today for John Tracy, well known Brooklyn Catholic layman and head of the M. & J. Tracy Transportation Company, who died yesterday in Doctors' Hospital. Manhattan.

Mr. Tracy, who was seventy-six years old, had been ill for nearly a year. He was born in Kingston, N. Y. Fifty years ago he and his brothers, Michael J., and Thomas Tracy, organized the transportation company. A brother, Michael J., died two years ago and another brother, Thomas, died five years ago.

Mr. Tracy, who was a Knight of St. Gregory, was one of the organizers of the maritime Association of the Port of New York and was chairman of the association's dock committee. He had been long active in Brooklyn Catholic charities. He gave large donations to hospitals and institutions for the aged and poor. he assisted financially in the building of Columbus Council, K. of c., clubhouse and the Catholic Diocesan Seminary at Huntington.

He was made a Knight of St. Gregory last May in recognition of his gifts to catholic charities and education. He was invested with the insignia of his knighthood at a ceremony witnessed by more than 1,500 parishioners at the Church of St. Francis Xavier.

Mr. Tracy, who lived at 105 eighth avenue, is survived by two sisters, Catherine Tracy and Helen Tracy, with whom he lived.

The funeral probably will be held Monday morning with a solemn requiem mass at the Church of St. Francis Xavier, sixth avenue and Carroll street. The celebrant of the mass will be the pastor, the Rt. Rev. Mgr. David J. Hickey, who was invested with the rank of prothonotary apostolic at the time Mr. Tracy became Knight of St. Gregory.

 

 

 

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November 8, 1927, The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn New York)

Shipping Man Dies

Michael J, Tracy, Shipbuilder, Dies At 8th Ave. Home

Stricken With Pneumonia Month Ago; Was Friend of St. Francis Xavier Church.

Michael Tracy, president of M. & J. Tracy, Inc.,. one of the most prominent shipbuilding firms In the East, died early yesterday morning at his home, 105 8th ave. He has been ill about a month and a week ago contracted pneumonia from which he died. At his bedside when the end came were his brothers, John Tracy and Thomas Tracy; two sisters, Katherine Tracy and Helen Tracy, and the Rt. Rev. Mons. David J. Hickey, rector of the Church of St. Francis Xavier, of which Mr. Tracy was a prominent member.

A solemn high mass of requiem will be held in the Church of St. Francis Xavier, 6th ave. and Carroll st., at 10 am tomorrow. The celebrant of the mass will be Monsignor Hickey. Mr. Tracy was deeply interested in the, affairs of St. Francis Xavier Church, particularly in the advancement of the young people's organizations, to which he contributed generously. Whenever the Xavier Lyceum, the Young Men's and Holy Name Society meeting place, needed funds Mr. Tracy came to its assistance. He watched the growth of St. Francis Xavier parochial school with intense interest and was-ready at all times to enlarge its religious and patriotic equipment.

Born in Kingston.

Mr. Tracy was born in Kingston, N. Y., and with his brother, John, came to this city at the age of 20.

The two young men entered the stevedoring business in Manhattan and developed it into one of the outstanding shipbuilding firms in the country. During the World War the firm supplied the Government with many boats and helped in many ways to facilitate the shipment of war material.

Several hundred coal barges and colliers make up the fleet of the Tracy business, whose main office has been in lower Broadway for many years. Mr. Tracy was a member of the Montauk Club, the Maritime Club, the Railroad Club of New York, the Transportation Club and the Catholic Club of New York.

 

8 Nov 1927 The Kingston Daily Freeman

Michael Tracy, president of M. & J. Tracy, Inc. stevedores at No. 1 Broadway New York City, died of pneumonia on Sunday at his home 105 8ight Avenue Brooklyn. He is survived by two brothers, John and Thomas Tracy and two sisters, the misses Katherine  and Helen Tracy.  Mr. Tracy was born in Kingston, and whem 20 years of age, he and his brother went to Brooklyn and started the firm which has become one of the largestest in the east.

He was a member of the Montauk Club, the Railroad Club of New York, the New York Board of Trade and Transportation and the Catholic Club of New York. A solemn high mass of requiem will be celebrated Wednesday morning at 9:30 o’clock in the Church of St. Francis Xavier, Sixth and Carroll streets, Brooklyn. Interment will be private.

 

 

Tracy Tug boats (Helen L. Tracy, Kathleen C. Tracy, M. & J. Tracy, Thomas Tracy, and William J. Tracy)

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Helen L. Tracy

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Thomas Tracy

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BOATS

“I am contacting you with regard to the pictures of the first tug boat race in the New York harbor in the early ’50’s that you posted recently. My uncle, Vincent Lake, a long-time employee of the M & J Tracy Towing Line, was a captain on the William J. Tracy on the day of the race.  As you probably know, the William J. Tracy was one of four new tugs acquired at that time by Tracy Towing, including her sisters, Kathleen Tracy, Thomas Tracy and Helen Tracy (all named for members of the Tracy family).  These tugs were replacements for older units in the fleet.     My Uncle Vincent always talked about this race and what an honor it was to be involved in it.  I am glad the races have been given a new beginning. The races give the public an opportunity to see tugs in action in the harbor.  Thank you. D.J. Lake”

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Tracy Flag

 

 

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William J. Tracy

 

 

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Thomas Tracy

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Mary T. Tracy

 

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Helen L. Tracy

 

 

 

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The Tracy Mansion, 105 Eighth Ave Manhattan New York

The home was completed for the Tracy Family in 1912 as their private residence. In the early 1900’s John Tracy and Michael Tracy retained Frank J. Helmle (1869-1939) to design his mansion in Park Slope, an area that rivaled Manhattan’s Upper East and West Sides for desirability among the upper class. The site picked for the home was at 105 8th Avenue, a tree lined thoroughfare where notable families of the time were vying with each other in the grandeur of their residences. Helme had gained much renown for designing many monumental bank buildings, the famed Bossert Hotel in Brooklyn Heights, the landmark Bush Tower in Manhattan, and the Venetian-style boathouse in Prospect Park. The Tracy Mansion, was his first residential building, and remains one of his most iconic buildings.

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FAMILY HISTORY

 

Michaelis Tracy & Ellenae Connery

Brigidam Tracy b. 25 Mar 1849 of Coolroe [Ardmore] Sp. Patritis Lucas & Margarita Tracy Aglish Parish Co. Waterford

 

1855 Census - 33 (wood house) E.D. 3, Kingston, Ulster, New York

Michael Tracy        Head       M            38           b. Ireland, 4 years resident, labourer, alien

Ellen Tracy            Wife       F             30           b. Ireland, 4 years resident, alien

Mike Tracy            Son         M            2y6m      b. Ulster Cont

Ellen Tracy            Daughter                F             1             b. Ulster Cont

 

1855 Census - 34 (wood house) E.D. 3, Kingston, Ulster, New York

John Tracy             Head       M            40           b. Ireland, 19 years resident, quarryman, naturalised

Ellen Tracy            Wife       F             40           b. Ireland, 10 years resident, alien

Alice Tracy            Daughter                F             8             b. Ulster Cont

 

1860 Census - 967 Kingston, Ulster, New York

Michael Tracey                     M            38           Ireland, day laborer, $25 vlaue

Ellen Tracey                          F             32           Ireland

Michael Tracey                     M            8             New York, attends school

John Tracey                           M            5             New York

Thomas Tracey                      M            2             New York

Catharine Tracey                   F             0y8m      New York

Redmond Lynch                   M            8             New York, attends school

 

1865 Census - District 06, Kingston, Ulster, New York

Michl Tracy           Father     M            50           b. Ireland, labourer, alien

Ellen Tracy            Wife       F             38           b. Ireland, 9 children, alien

Michl Tracy           Son         M            13           b. Ulster, Canal

Jno Tracy               Son         M            10           b. Ulster

Thos Tracy             Son         M            7             b. Ulster

Katie Tracy            Daughter                F             5             b. Ulster

Morris Tracy          Son         M            4             b. Ulster

Ellen Tracy            Daughter                F             2             b. Ulster

Thomas Murray     Boarder M            5             b. Ulster

 

1870 Census - 671 The village of Rondout, Ulster, New York, United States

Ellen Tracy                            F             42           Ireland, keeping house

William Tracy                       M            19           Ireland, laborer

Michael Tracy                       M            16           New York, app to carpenter

John Tracy                            M            14           New York, driver on canal

Thomas Tracy                       M            12           New York, do [driver on canal]

Kate Tracy                            F             10           New York

Morris Tracy                         M            8             New York

Ellen Tracy                            F             6             New York

 

1875 Census - (frame house) Kingston, Ulster, New York

William Trecey      Self         M            25           b. Ireland, labourer Kingston

Michal Trecey        Brother   M            23           b. Ulster, boatman canall

John Tresey            Brother   M            21           b. Ulster, boatman, canall

Thomas Tresey       Brother   M            19           b. Ulster

Cathrine Tresey     Sister      F             16           b. Ulster

Maris Tresey          Brother   M            14           b. Ulster

Ellen Tresey           Sister      F             12          

 

1880 Census - Third ward, Kingston, Ulster, New York, United States

William Tracy        Self         M            28           Ireland, boatmen

Michael Tracy        Brother   M            25           Ireland, boatmen

John Tracy             Brother   M            23           Ireland, boatmen

Thomas Tracy        Brother   M            21           Ireland

Morris Tracy          Brother   M            18           New York, United States

Cathrine Tracy       Sister      F             19           New York, United States

Ella Tracy              Sister      F             16           New York, United States

 

1900 Census - 493 4th Street, Borough of Brooklyn, Election District 5 New York City Ward 22, Kings, New York

Michael Tracy        Head       M            47           b. July 1853 New York, parents b. Ireland, Lighterage

John Tracy             Brother   M            43           b. Aug 1857 New York, parents b. Ireland, Lighterage

Maurice Tracy        Brother   M            28           b. July 1872 New York, parents b. Ireland, Lighterage

Kate Tracy             Sister      F             25            b. Apl 1875 New York, parents b. Ireland

Nellie Tracy           Sister      F             22           b. Mch 1878 New York, parents b. Ireland

Annie Byrne          Servant   F             22           b. May 1878 Ireland

 

1905 Census - 827 Carroll St, Brooklyn, Kings, New York

Michael Tracy        Head       M            45y         United States, stevedore lighteage Emp

John Tracy             Brother   M            43y         United States, stevedore lighteage Emp

Morris Tracy          Brother   M            38y         United States, stevedore lighteage Emp

Catherine Tracy     Sister      F             34y         United States, housework

Ellen Tracy            Sister      F             28y         United States, hosework

 

1910 Census - 829 Carroll Brooklyn Ward 22, Kings, New York

Michael Tracy        Head       M            50           New York, parents born Ireland, transporation Lighterage Emp

John Tracy             Brother   M            47           New York, parents born Ireland, transporation Lighterage Emp

Catherine Tracy     Sister      F             39           New York, parents born Ireland,

Maurice Tracy        Brother   M            37           New York, parents born Ireland, transporation Lighterage W

Nellie Tracy           Sister      F             34           New York, parents born Ireland,

Annie Mc Grath    Servant   F             26           Ireland, parents born Ireland, emigrated 1901

Mary Mc Grath      Servant   F             22           Ireland, parents born Ireland,

 

1 Feb 1916 The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, New York)

Tracys May Buy Large Block Of Stockhn Brooklyn Club

Michael and John Tracy, composing the firm of M. & J. Tracy, lightermen, With offices at 1 Broadway, Manhattan,and residents of the Twelfth Assembly District of Brooklyn for many years may buy a substantial block of stock  in the Brooklyn National league Baseball Club, to give it its full title. They already own a small allotment of the preferred stock, and stand ready to increase their holdings if Charles H. Ebbets, Edward J. McKeever and Steven W. McKeever wish to dispose of more...John Tracy, who lives at 827 Carroll street, Brooklyn...

 

1920 Census - 105 Eight Avenue, Brooklyn Assembly District 10, Kings, New York

Michael Tracy        Head       M            61           New York, parents born Ireland, contractor Ship Building Em

John Tracy             Brother   M            58           New York, parents born Ireland, partner Ship Building Em

Morrice Tracy        Brother   M            51           New York, parents born Ireland, Superintendant Ship Building W

Catherine A Tracy                Sister      F             48           New York, parents born Ireland,

Helen Tracy           Sister      F             46           New York, parents born Ireland,

Margaret Aiken     Servant   F             53           Scotland, parents born Scotland, emigrated 1884, Alien, cook private family

Margaret Garvey   Servant   F             24           Ireland, parents born Ireland, emigrated 1910, Alien, chamber maid private family

 

Maurice Tracy died 15 Apr 1920 105 Eighth Ave Brooklyn Kings New York, Age 52, Single, b. 1868 U.S. (s. of Michael Tracy & Helen Connery both born Ireland), buried 19 Apr 1920 St Mary's Cem Kingston, N.Y.

 

April 17 1920 The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, New York)

April 18, 1920 The Sun and the New York herald (NY)

TRACY - On Thursday, April 15, 1920. Maurice Tracy, at his residence. 105 8th av., Brooklyn, N.Y. Solemn requiem mass at St. Francis Xavier Church, 6th av. and Carroll st. Brooklyn, N.Y.. at 9 A.M., on Monday, April 19. Interment at Kingston, N. Y. Please omit flowers.

 

Michael Tracy died 6 Nov 1927 Brooklyn Kings New York, Age 75, Single, Transportation (marine), b. 15 Jul 1852 New York, (s. of Michael Tracy & Helen Conroy both born Ireland), buried 9 Nov 1927 St. Mary's Cem. Burial Place Kingston, N.Y.

 

December 2, 1927 The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, New York)

Michael Tracy's Will Giyes All To Brother John

Other Members of Family Not Named by Millionaire Founder' of Shipbuilding Firm.

Michael Tracy, millionaire shipbuilder, has left his entire estate to his brother, John Tracy of 105 8th ave., and named him executor of his will, according to the terms of his will, filed today with Surrogate Wingate.

Although the petition for probate estimates the value of the estate at "more than $20,000" in real and personal property, it is known to be worth considerably more. Henry Balrd, attorney for the estate, refused today to discuss the will.

At the office of Mr. Tracy's firm, the M. & J. Tracy Company, Inc., 1 Broadway, Manhattan, one who said he was qualified to talk for John Tracy, said: "We haven't had a chance yet to estimate the value of the estate."

Mr. Tracy came here from Kingston, N. Y., when he was 20. With him came his brother, John, and together they organized the firm that today Is one of the largest of its kind In the country.

Mr. Tracy died Nov. 6 at his home on 8th ave. The brother and sisters who are not named in the will are Thomas Tracy of 210 8th ave.. and the Misses Helen and Katherine Tracy, both of 105 8th ave. The will Is dated Jan. 2, 1908.

 

1930 Census - 105 8 Ave Brooklyn (Districts 1251-1500), Kings, New York

John Tracy             Head       M            69           New York, parents born Irish free State, proprietor transporation

Katherine Tracy     Sister      F             57           New York, parents born Irish free State

Helen Tracy           Sister      F             54           New York, parents born Irish free State

Mary Carroll          Maid       F             34           Ireland, parents born Irish free State, emigrated 1916, Pa, maid private family

Julia Murphy          Maid       F             26           Ireland, parents born Irish free State, emigrated 1923, Pa, maid private family

 

John Tracy died 1 Oct 1931 105 Eighth Ave Manhattan New York, New York, United States, Age 69, Single, Occupation Transportation--tug boats, b. 13 Aug 1862 USA, (s. of Mitchell Tracy & Ellen Couran both b. Ireland), Buried 5 Oct 1931 St. Mary's Kingston, N.Y.

 

1940 Census - 105 8 Ave Brooklyn (Districts 1251-1500), Kings, New York

Helen Tracy           Sister      F             67           New York

Julia Murphy          Maid       F             38           Eire, servant private house

 

Katherine A. Tracy died  2 Mar 1940 105 8th Ave. Brooklyn Kings New York, Age 70, Single. Housework, b. 1870 U.S.A. (d. of Michall Tracy & Ellen Connery both born Ireland), buried  5 Mar 1940 St. Mary's Cem Kingston, N.Y.

 

Jun 17, 1940 The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, New York)

Katherine A. Tracy, who died on march 2 in her home at 105 8th Ave., left approximately $350,000 to charity and $345,000 in specific money bequests to relatives and friends, including $100,000 to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn, according to her will, filed for probate today in Brooklyn Surrogate's Court. The petition accompanying the will estimated the estate at more than $27,000 in real property and more than $20,000 in personal property

Bequests included $105,000 to various employes including those of M. & J. Tracy, Inc., transportation company, of 1 Broadway, Manhattan, and in which Miss Tracy held an interest.

Relative Left Bequests

A nephew, William J. Tracy of 1148 5th Ave., Manhattan, Is left $50,000; his wife, Katherine, $10,000 and their children, Ann Marie and William Jr., receive $25,000 each.

Three nieces, Helen L. and Cathleen Tracy of 216 8th Ave., and Marie Murphy of 7901 4th Ave., are bequeathed $50,000 each. A sister-in-law, Kate Tracy, of 114 Mersereau Ave., Staten Island, receives $10,000, plus the income from 480 shares of New York Trust Company Stock. Succeeding to the principal of that stock are William J. Lane of the same address and his four children. Mr. Lane is left a separate bequest of $30,000.

Bequest Left for Masses

Miss Tracy left $5,000 to the Bishop of Brooklyn for masses to be said for her and members of the family.

Charitable bequests are as follows:

St. Benedict's Catholic Hospital, Kingston, N. Y.. $50,000; St. Mary's R. C. Church, Kingston, N. Y $10.000; Mt. Loretta Home for Boys, Staten Island, $25,000; the Foreign Mission of the Sisters of St. Dominic, Ossining, $25,000; St. Anthony's Hospital, Queens, $25,000; Nursing Sisters of the Sick Poor, $25,000; St. John's R. C. Orpheum Asylum $25,000; Holy Family Hospital. $25,000; St. Mary's Hospital. $25,000; St. Peter's Hospital, $10,000; Boy's Home, 66 Boerum Place, $20,000.

Employes of Firm Named

The bequests to employes of M. and J. Tracy, Inc., Included $25,000 to Michael P. Kelly of Jersey City; $20,000 to John A. Lennon of 208 Mason Ave., Munson Park, L. I., and $15,000 to Irene Gilmartin of 214 Newkirk Ave., Brooklyn.

To her chauffeur, Mathew Shay, of 710 Carroll St., Miss Tracy left $12,500. Julia Murphy of 105 8th Ave., was left $5,000. Henry W. Baird of New Rochelle, Miss Tracy's attorney, received $20,000. All of her capital stock in the transportation company was left to her sister, Helen, of 105 8th Ave.

The residue of the estate was divided one-quarter to a nephew, William Tracy, and one-quarter each in trust to her three nieces

 

Helen Tracy died 28 May 1945 105-9 Ave. Manhattan New York New York, Age 80, Single, Housewife-home, b. 21 Jan 1865 Kingston Ulster New York (d. of Michael Tracy & Ellen Connery both born Ireland), buried 31 May 1945 St. Mary's Cem. Kingston, N.Y.

 

May 29, 1945 The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, New York)

Tracy - At her residence, 106 8th Avenue, on Monday, May 28, Helen, beloved sister of the late William, Michael, John, Thomas, Katherine and Maurice Tracy and loving aunt of William J, Helen Marie Tracy Murphy, and Kathleen Tracy. Solemn mass of requiem at St Francis Xavier Church, Carroll Street and 6th Avenue, on Thursday May 31 at 10 o'clock. Internment St. Mary’s Cemetery, Kingston N.Y. Kindly omit flowers.

May 31, 1945 The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, New York)

Helen Tracy, Active in Charity Work

A solemn mass of requiem for Helen Tracy, who died Tuesday at her home. 105 8th Ave., was offered today in St. Francis Xavier's R. C. Church, 6th Ave. and Carroll St. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery Kingston. N.Y.

Miss Tracy, a parishioner of St. Francis Xavier Church for the last 50 years, had long been Identified with Catholic diocesan charities here. She was born in Kingston and was a sister of the late Michael and John Tracy, founders of the M & J. Tracy Transportation Company and the late Thomas Tracy who founded the Tracy Towing Line with offices at 1 Broadway. Manhattan. Her only sister, Catherine Tracy died five years ago.

Surviving are a nephew. William Tracy, president of the Tracy towing concern, and three nieces. Mrs. Marie Tracy Murphy, Helen and Kathleen Tracy.

 

Saint Marys Cemetery, Kingston, Ulster County, New York, USA

In Memoriam

Michael Tracy

died Dec 29 1870

Ellen Connery

wife of

Michael Tracy

died June 4 1873

Maurice Tracy

died April 15, 1920

Michael Tracy Jr.

died Nov 6 1927

John Tracy K.S.G.

died Oct 1 1931

Katherine A Tracy

died March 2 1940

Helen Tracy

died May 28 1945

 

William Tracy

died May 26 1916

Catherine Hart Tracy

died July 30 1949

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William Tracey

 

William Tracy died 26 May 1916 Mariners Harbor 126 South Ave. New York City Richmond New York, Married, Shipyard Foreman, b. 1848 Ireland (s. of Michael Tracy & Ellen Conrey both born Ireland), Buried 29 May 1916 St. Marys Cemetery Kingston, N.Y.

 

27 May 1916 The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, New York)

Tracy - At his residence, 126 South av, Mariners Harbour, Staten Island, on May 26, 1916, William Tracy, beloved husband of Catherine and brother of M. and J. Tracy. Requiem mass at St. Clement's R.C. Church, Van Pelt av. Mariners Harbour, Monday May 29 at 8:30 a.m. Interment at Kingston, N.Y. (Kingston N.Y., papers please copy.)

27 May 1916 The Kingston Daily Freeman

William Tracy died at his residence, 126 South av, Mariners Harbour, S. I. A Requiem mass will be celebrated at St. Clement's R.C. Church, Van Pelt av. Mariners Harbour, Monday May 29 at 8:30 a.m. Funeral services will be held from the West Shore station upon the arrival of the 2:20 o'clock train that day with interment in the family plot in St. Mary's cemetery

 

1930 Census - 114 Mersereau Avenue, Richmond (Districts 251-363), Richmond, New York

William J Lane       Head [nephew crossed out]  M            32, married at 28, estimator, shipyard office, mother b. Ireland

Margaret M Lane   Wife       F             29           New York, married at 25

Katherin Lane        Daughter                F             2y6m      New York

Peggy A Lane        Daughter                F             1y6m      New York

Catherine Tracy     Aunt       F             65           widow, Irish Free State, married at 20, emigrated 1881

 

1940 Census - 114 Mersereau Avenue, Assembly District 2, Richmond, New York City, Richmond, New York

William Lane         Head       M            42           New York, Office manager steamship line

Margaret Lane       Wife       F             40           New York

Kathryn Lane        Daughter                F             12           New York

Peggy Ann Lane    Daughter                F             11           New York

William Lane         Son         M            6             New York

John Lane              Son         M            3             New York

Catherine Tracy     Aunt       F             76           widow, Irish Free State

 

1 Aug 1949 The Kingston Daily Freeman

Catherine Tracy of Staten Island a former resident of Kingston, died at her home on Saturday, July 30. Born in Ireland, she spent her girlhood in Kingston and moved to Staten Island about 40 years ago. She leaves three sisters: Mrs Margaret Lane of Union City, NJ, Mrs James Kelly and Michael Hart of Kingston; also a nephew, William J. Lane of Staten Island. Funeral services from the late residence, Byrnes Hill Road, Staten Island at 9:30 am Wednesday and at 10 o'clock at our Lady of Good Counsel Church where a solemn high mass of requiem will be offered. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Kingston.

 

 

Thomas Tracy

 

Thomas Tracy, 32, b. US & Mary Fenlon, 29, b. US

               Ellen Tracy b. 25 May 1890 Brooklyn, Kings, New York

Thomas Tracy, 33, b. US & Mary Fenlon, 31, b. US

               Walter Tracy b. 1 Apr 1893 Brooklyn, Kings, New York

Thomas Tracy, 36, b. US & Mary Fenlon, 36, b. US

               William Tracy b. 15 Nov 1896 Brooklyn, Kings, New York

Thomas Tracy, 40, b. US & Mary Fenlon, 38, b. US

               John J. Tracy b. 30 Mar 1900 Brooklyn, Kings, New York

 

1900 Census - 269 54th Street, Borough of Brooklyn, Election District 18 New York City Ward 8, Kings, New York

Thomas Tracy        Head       M            42           b. May 1858 New York, boatman

Mary Tracy            Wife       F             41           b. Oct 1859 Ireland, married 13 years 10 child 6 alive, emigrated 1861, 39 years resident

Ellen Tracy            Daughter                F             10           b. May 1890 New York

Walter Tracy          Son         M            7             b. April 1893 New York

Mary Tracy            Daughter                F             6             b. June 1894 New York

William Tracy        Son         M            4             b.  Nov 1896 New York

Catharine Tracy     Daughter                F             2             b. April 1898 New York

John J Tracy           Son         M            0y2m      b. March 1900 New York

 

Walter Thomas Tracy died 4 Nov 1911 Brooklyn Kings New York, age 17, Single, Student, b. 1894 NY, (s. of Thomas F Tracy & Mary Fenlon both born NY), buried Nov 1911 Holy Cross Cemetery

 

1920 Census - 216 8th Ave, Brooklyn Assembly District 12, Kings, New York

Thomas F Tracy     Head       M            55           New York, navigator Towing Co

Mary T Tracy         Wife       F             50           Ireland, Na

Helen L Tracy        Daughter                F             26           New York, teacher public school

Marie B Tracy        Daughter                F             24           New York, secretary father?

William J Tracy      Son         M            22           New York, management office

Kathryn C Tracy    Daughter                F             20           New York

 

29 May 1923 The Brooklyn Standard Union

Engagement Announced

An interesting engagement recently announced was that of Miss Marie Fenlon Bernadette Tracy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Tracy, of 216 Eighth avenue, to Henry Vincent Murphy.

The wedding will take place In St. Saviour's Church, Saturday, June 9, at 10:30 o'clock, a reception following at the Waldorf-Astoria.

 

Thomas Tracy died 17 Aug 1929 216 8th Ave. Brooklyn Kings  New York, b. 23 May 1863 U. S. (s. of Michael Tracy & Ellen Connery born Ireland), Age 66, Married, Retired-Transportation buried 20 Aug 1929 Holy Cross

 

19 Aug 1929 The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, New York)

Tracy - Thomas, on Aug 17, at his residence, 216 8th Ave., Brooklyn, beloved husband of Mary Fenlon Tracy, devoted father of Helen, Kathleen, William j. Tracy and Marie Tracy Murphy. Solemn mass of requiem Tuesday Aug 20 at 9:30 a.m. at the church of St. Savior 6th St and 8th Ave. Internment Holy Cross Cemetery.

BROOKLYN LODGE, No. 22, B. P. O. ELKS—Brothers: You are requested to attend the funeral service, of our brother, THOMAS TRACY, on Monday evening, Aug. 19, at his residence, 216 8th ave., at 8 o'clock. -

EDWARD A. WYNNE,

Exalted Ruler.

Joseph H. Becker, Secretary.

 

August 19, 1929 Standard Union Monday (Ny)

Thomas Tracy Dies; Maritime Figure Was Long B0r0 Resident

Funeral Service! to Be Held at His Heme at 9:30 A. M. To-morrow

Funeral services will be held tomorrow for Thomas Tracy, well known in maritime and shipping circles and for many years a resident of Brooklyn, who died Saturday at his home, 216 Eighth avenue.

He was a member of Brooklyn Lodge, 22, B. P. O. Elks, and the Maritime Club. He is survived by his widow, Mary Fenlon Tracy: three daughters, Helen, Kathleen and Mrs. Marie Murphy; a son, William J.; two sisters, Helen and atherine, and a brother, John Tracy.

The funeral will be held at 9:30 A. M. to-morrow from the home, with a requiem mass at the R. C. Church of St. Saviour, Eighth avenue and Sixth staeet. Interment under direction of Herbert Fitspatrick, 6409 Fifth avenue, will be at Holy Cross Cemetery.

 

1930 Census 216 Eight Avenue, Brooklyn (Districts 0501-0750), Kings, New York

Mary Tracy            Head       F             60           New York

Helen Tracy           Daughter                F             30           New York, teacher public school

Kathleen Tracy      Daughter                F             22           New York, teacher public school

 

1940 Census - 216 Eight Avenus, Assembly District 12, Brooklyn, New York City, Kings, New York

Mary Tracy            Head       F             70           New York

Helen Tracy           Daughter                F             45           New York, teacher public school

Kathleen Tracy      Daughter                F             38           New York, teacher public school

Doris Tracy            Daughter                F             12           New York

 

June 9, 1939 The Kingston Daily Freeman (Kingston, N. Y.)

A perpetual scholarship hasbeen offered to the academy, by Mrs. Thomas Tracy, of Brooklyn, in memory of her husband, Thomas Tracy. It will be known as The Thomas Tracy Memorial Scholarship. This year, it has been won by Miss Amelia Altamari.

 

Mary T. Tracy died 10 Jan 1946 216 8 Ave. Brooklyn Kings New York, Age 81, Widowed, housewife, b. 28 Oct 1864 Kingston New York, (d. of Martin Fenlon & Mary Ryan both born Ireland), Spouse Thomas, Buried 14 Jan 1946 Holy Cross

 

13 Jan 1946 Brooklyn Eagle Sun

Tracy — On January 10, 1946, at her home 216 8th Avenue Mary Fenlon, beloved wife of the late Thomas Tracy, and devoted mother of William J., Helen, Marie Murphy, Kathleen, Doris and the late Walter and John Tracy. Solemn Requiem Mass on Monday, January 14, at St. Saviour's Church, 8th Avenue and 6ih Street, 10:30 a.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery.

Mrs. Mary Tracy Rites Tomorrow

A requiem mass for Mrs. Mary Tracy, widow of Tomas Tracy, founder and president of the Tracy Towing Line, which operates a fleets of tugboats in New York Harbor, will be offered at 10.30am tomorrow at St. Saviour's RC Church 8yj Ave and 6th St. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Mrs. Tracy died Thursday in her home 216 8th Ave. She was 81, and was active in the societies of St. Saviours's Church.

Mrs. Tracy was the mother of William J. Tracy, president of the Tracy Towing Line and the M & J Tracy Transportation Company, both with offices at 1 Broadway, Manhattan. Also surviving are four daughters, Helen Tracy, Mrs Marie Murphy and Kathleen and Doris Tracy, and two grandchildren, Ann Marie and William Thomas Tracy.

 

11 Jan 1946 The Kingston Daily Freeman (Kingston, N. Y.)

Mrs. Mary Fenlon Tracy, widow of Thomas Tracy, founder of the Tracy Towing Co., died Thursday in her home, 216 Eighth avenue. Brooklyn. She was a daughter of the late Martin and Mary Fenlon of Kingston. She was the mother of William J., Helen, Marie Murphy, Kathleen, Doris, and the late Walter and John Tracy. Two sisters also survive, Sarah McCauley and Rose Mower. A requiem Mass will be offered Monday morning at 10:30 o'clock in St. Francis Xavier-Church in Brooklyn, with burial in the Holy Cross cemetery in Brooklyn.

                                                           

1930 Census - 25 Fifth Avenue, (family 53) Manhattan (Districts 1001-1249), New York,

William J Tracy           Head   M         32        New York, 30 when married, Agent transportation

Katheleen Tracy          Wife    F          25        New York, 23 when married,

Ann M Tracy   Daughter         F          0y4m   New York

 

11 Jan 1937 The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, New York)

Brooklyn Trust Company...At the meeting three trustees were elected to fill vacancies on the board. They are George A. Anderson, A. Augustus Low and William Tracy...Mr. Tracy is president of the Tracy Towing Line, Inc., and vice president of M. & J. Tracy, Inc., both companies being engaged In marine transportation in New York harbor. Born in Brooklyn in 1897, he is the son of Thomas Tracy, founder of the Tracy Towing Line, and a nephew of the two founders of M & J Tracy, Inc.

 

1940 Census - 1148 Assembly District 15, Manhattan, New York City, New York, New York, United States

William J Tracy           Head   M         41        New York, executive Marine Tracy?

Catherine J Tracy        Wife    F          35        New York (supplementary questions, parent b. NY, 23 years when married 2 child)

Anne Marie Tracy       Daughter         F          10        New York

William T Tracy          Son      M         8          New York

Peggy Rayhill Servant            F          26        Eire, housemaid private house

 

May 4, 1949 The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, New York)

In the Matter of the Petition of William J. Tracy. Helen L. Driscoll. Mary H. Murphy and Kathleen C. Tracy, as Owners, and Tracy Towing Line, Inc.. as Charterer in Possession of the Steam-tug "Ann Marie Tracy"...

 

1960 William J. Tracy, President, M & J Tracy, Inc.

 

 

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Marine News Magazine (June 1969)

Harbor Carriers, Port of New York Hold annual Banquet

William T Tracy, secretary of M. & J. Tracy, Inc., was chairman of the Banquet Committee

 

 

Holy Cross Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn)

Thomas

Mary T

William T

 

Walter T

John J

Kathleen D

William J

Kathleen C

Dorothy E

 

Henry V. Murphy

Marie T. Murphy

 

John Driscoll

Helen T. Driscoll

James P. Driscoll

https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=pv&GRid=140128286&PIpi=114472129

 

 

Ref:

Tracy Towing Corporation (N.Y.). - Tracy Family Corporate Towing Minute Books 1917-1983

Tracy Towing Line, Inc., 1917-1983

M&J Tracy Towing, Inc., 1917-1983

Keystone Towing Lines, Inc., 1942-1987

St. George Towing Line, Inc., 1947-1983

Tracy Towing Corporation, 1952-1987

W.J.T. Towing Line, Inc., 1940 - 1983

The collection comprises minute books of the various Tracy family tugboat companies operating in New York harbor between 1917 and 1983. Three brothers, John, Michael J. and Thomas Tracy, organized the Tracy Towing Line in 1917. The Tracy family sisters Catherine and Helen also sat on the board of the various companies the family created for their tugboat and towing business. The company was located at 1 Broadway in New York City with additional offices in Brooklyn.

Gift of Marilyn Tracy, Anne Bricker, and Irene van Houten, 2002.

http://dlib.nyu.edu/findingaids/html/tamwag/aia_021/

 

 

 

 

 

Last update: 22 November 2017