John Treacy (1824 Ireland - 1904 Kane County Illinois)


1857-58 Canada directory by John Lovell

YORK, C. W.— A thriving Village situated on the Grand River, in the Township of Seneca and County of Haldmiand. Distant from Cayuga 5 miles, from Brantford 25 miles, and from Buffalo N.Y., 56 miles. Daily mail. Population about 400.

Tracey, John, carpenter.


1861 Census - No. 2, Seneca, Haldimand, Canada West (Ontario)

John Treacy, Carpenter, b. Ireland, RC, 36,

Elizabeth Treacy, b. CW, CofE, 29,

William R Treacy, b. CW, CofE, 6

Richard Treacy, b. CW, CofE, 4


1870 Census - 8th Ward City of Aurora, Kane Co, Illinois, United States

John Tracy                   M         46        Ireland, Carpenter

Caroline Tracy             F          37        Canada

Wm Tracy                   M         15        Canada

Rich Tracy                   M         13        Canada

John Tracy                   M         11        Canada

Robert Tracy               M         6          Canada

Sarah Tracy                 F          3          Canada

Jas Tracy                     M         1          Canada


1880 Census - Aurora, Kane, Illinois, United States

John Tracy                   Self                  M         54        Ireland, carpenter

Caroline Tracy             Wife                F          47        Canada

Robert Tracy               Son                  M         16        Canada

Jennie Tracy                Daughter         F          13        Canada

Fredrick Tracy             Son                  M         7          Illinois, United States

Augusta Weir Other               F          20        Canada


Caroline Treacy (1835-1898) Birth: Jan. 6, 1835 Death: May 21, 1898 Aurora Kane County Illinois


May 23, 1898 Aurora Daily Express

Mrs. Caroline Treacy died at 3:15 Saturday afternoon, at her home 561 New York street, aged 68 years. She leaves a husband and four children, William of Helena, Mont.; Robert H. of Bismarck, N. Dakota; Jennie S. of Aurora and Fred of Chicago. The funeral of Mrs. John Tracy will be held from the house, 561 New York street, tomorrow, at 2 o'clock.


1900 Census - Aurora Township Aurora city Ward 5, Kane, Illinois

John Treacy                 Head               M         76        b. Mar 1824 Ireland, Widowed, emigrated 1869, Carpenter

Daughter Treacy         Daughter         F          32        b, Mar 1868 Canada Eng, Father b. Ireland, Mother b. Canada Eng, School teacher, unemployed 3 months

Fred Treacy                 Son                  M         26        b. Oct 1874 Illinois, medical student past 9 months

Nellie Funk                 Servant            F          27        Illinois


John Treacy (1824 Ireland - 1904 Kane County Illinois) Mar. 3, 1824 Ireland Jan. 18, 1904 Kane County Illinois


Dr. William Treacy (1855-1912)






William Treacy, M. D.— There is no line of human endeavour which demands of its votaries a more scrupulous preliminary training and discipline, or requires a heart and mind more deeply in touch with determinate sympathy, than that of the medical practitioner. He who would essay the healing art must be endowed with a broad spirit of humanitarianism and must hold himself and his talents in constant readiness and willingness to succour those in affliction. The noble profession has in Helena a worthy and able representative in the person of Dr. Treacy, who is recognized as one of the leading physicians and surgeons of the state and who has won precedence by his high professional talents and genial personality. The Doctor is of stanch old Irish lineage, and was born in the province of Ontario, Canada, on December 3, 1856, the son of John and Caroline (Weir) Treacy, natives of Ireland and Canada. His father, an architect and surveyor, and a graduate of the famed University of Dublin, emigrated to America in 1850, becoming a resident of Canada, where he survived his wife and still maintains his home. Dr. William Treacy, of Helena, was reared and educated in Canada, completing his more purely literary education in Toronto University. In 1882 he made his advent in Montana, locating for a time at Three Forks. Prior to this, however, he had graduated in 1877 from Rush Medical College, of Chicago, one of the leading medical schools of the Union. While in Chicago he was employed by the Northern Pacific Railroad to give medical attention to its employees, and the year of 1885 he passed in the Cook county hospital, gaining valuable experience in clinical work and more strongly reinforcing himself in medical knowledge. In 1886 he came to Helena, where he has since been engaged in the active practice of his profession, save for intervals in which he has taken post-graduate courses in New York and Chicago. The Doctor is thoroughly en rapport with his profession and stands in the front rank as exemplifying the modern sciences of medicine and surgery. It is scarcely necessary to say that a gratifying success has attended his efforts, for his zeal and ability renders this a natural sequence. He is not only a member of the state and county medical societies, but is identified with the American Medical Association, and is also president of the state board of health, the most notable health organization of the United States. He also holds member- ship in the American Association of Railway Surgeons, to which he is entitled as local surgeon for the Northern Pacific Railroad. His professional precedence has been farther indicated by his service on the United States board of pension examiners and as surgeon for Fort Harrison for eighteen months. The Doctor is a Republican, and fraternally is identified with various social organizations. His marriage to Miss Isa Lear was solemnized in 1883, Mrs. Treacy being a native of Indiana. They have three children, John L., Louise and Fred, and the family home has a fine atmosphere of culture and refinement. 

Progressive men of the state of Montana by Bowen, A.W., & Co., firm, publishers, Chicago



1877 The Chicago Medical Journal and Examiner

William Tracy, Rush Medical College Feb 1 1877


1880 Census - Monticello, White, Indiana

John H Lear       Self      M         61        Virginia, United States, hotel keeper

Maria L Lear      Wife    F          63        Ohio, United States

Emma C Lear    Daughter         F          34        Indiana, United States

Sarah C Lear      Daughter         F          31        Indiana, United States

Isa J Lear           Daughter         F          25        Indiana, United States

Daisy Ash          Help    F          15        Ohio, United States, works in hotel

William Harris   Boarder           M         28        Indiana, United States, works in hotel

T F Palmer         Boarder           M         39        Indiana, United States, Atterney

John Yops          Boarder           M         72        Pennsylvania, United States, works in shoe shop

L W Watt          Boarder           M         52        Ohio, United States, stone cutter

Dr Tracy            Boarder           M         24        Canada, father born Ireland, mother born England, Dr of Medicine

Frank Davis       Boarder           M         23        Indiana, United States, law student


Three Forks, in the vicinity of what was once known as Gallatin City, and close to the historical spot where Father De Smet parted with his Flat-Head neophytes in 1840, was the third dependency to have a chapel. It was erected here in 1885 by Father Joseph Guidi, S. J., who had now returned for a while to Helena. The site, consisting of half a block, was donated by a non-Catholic corporation, which contributed, besides, $200 in cash towards the construction of the edifice. Dr. William Treacy, so well known to-day in our midst as a leading physician and most honorable gentleman, was at this time a resident of Three Forks, and though a non-Catholic himself, served on the Building Committee, and proved to be one of the most useful and efficient members. The new church was blessed by Bishop Brondel, July 25, 1886, and given the title of the Holy Family.

L B. Palladino, S. J. (1894) Indian And White In The Northwest; or, A History of Catholicity in Montana. John Murphy & Company, Baltimore.


1895 The Pulse. Rush Medical College yearbook Volume 2

William Tracy, M.D. Class of '77, Helena Mont. [picture]

Wm Treacy, 1976-77, Pres of Montana State Medical Society, Pres of U.S. Pension Examination Board, Surgeon N.P.R.R. and Great Northern R.R.


Feb 19, 1900 Aurora Daily Express

Was a former Aurora Boy

Dr. Will Tracy of the Montana Election case once lived here

William Treacy who figures so prominently in the Clark election case in Montana, was a former Auroa boy, a son of John Treacy of New York street. In 1871 he began his career as "devil" in the printing shop of the Aurora Herald, now the Herald Express. This was long before the Daily Express was thought of. He afterwards went to Montana and grew up with the country, becoming a prominent and successful physician and a prominent politician. Dr. Treacy is said to be worth over one hundred thousand dollars.


1900 Congressional Serial Set (Volume 3893)

Testimony Of William Treacy. William Treacy, having been duly sworn, testified as follows: The Chairman. Dr. Treacy, what is your age, occupation, and residence? Mr. Treacy. I am 44 years old; I am a physician and surgeon; and live in Helena, Mont. The Chairman. Where were you born, and how long have you lived in Montana? Mr. Treacy. I was born in York, Ontario, and have lived in Montana fourteen or fifteen years; I think about fifteen. The Chairman. Have you practiced medicine during that period? Mr. Treacy. Yes, sir...


1900 Census - Helena Township Helena city Ward 5, Lewis and Clark, Montana

Dr. William Treacy        Head               M         45        Canada, born Dec 1855, immigration 1867, father born Ireland mother born Canada

Isa Treacy                      Wife                F          41        Indiana, married 16 years, 3 children alive

Louisa Treacy                Daughter         F          12 [11] Indiana

Fred Treacy                   Son                  M         16 [15] Indiana

Donald Treacy               Son                  M         10 [9]   Montana

Marrus J Knudson         Help                M         24        Norway

Christina Moe                Help                F          24        Norway


1910 Census - Helena, Lewis and Clark, Montana

William Treacy Head               U         y          Canada, physician Gen Prac

Isa Treacy                      Wife                U         y          Indiana

John Lear Treacy           Son                  M         25        Indiana, Physician Hospital

Louise treacy                 daughter          F          21        Home

Frederick W Treacy       son                   M         19        Student


1902 Wm. Treacy, M.D., Helena, President Montana State Board of Health 


William Treacy. Died in Honolulu, January 17th, 1912. Dr Treacy was President of the State Board of Health from the time of its inception in 1901 up to the day of his death. During this time he never failed to be present at a meeting of the...


January 26, 1912 The Dillon Tribune (Mont)

Dr. Treacy Dies.

Helena.— Dr. William Treacy, one of the best known physicians in Montana and formerly member of the board of health of this state, died Jan. 18, in Honolulu, according to a mes­ sage received here last week. “Dr. Treacy came to Helena in 1886 from Chicago and rapidly attained prominence in the practice of his profession. About two years ago his health failed and for a time his life was despaired of. He never fully recovered and about two months ago went to Honolulu to spend the winter in the. Hope, that it would benefit his health. Dr. Treacy was one of the executors of the estate of the late Peter Larson. Besides his wife and daughter, who were with him at the time of his death, he is survived by two sons, one of whom is a practicing physician in Chicago and the other is on a fruit ranch in Oregon.


January 20, 1912 The Bismarck Tribune (ND)

Brother Died In Honolulu. Dr. William Treacy of Helena, Mont, a brother of Dr. R. H. Treacy of Bismarck died in Honolulu, January 17. The remains will reach San Francisco. February 6, for interment at Helena. Dr. William Treacy has been a resident of Montana since 1881, and was well known to many old timers of North Dakota.





William Treacy Home, 454 W. Lawrence (c. 1887)


A graduate of Chicago’s prestigious Rush Medical College, Dr. William Treacy set up practice in Helena in 1886. He pioneered the use of antiseptics and was the first in Helena to perform surgery using sterilized instruments and aseptic techniques. Previously, simple washing was the standard method. He and his wife, Isa, built this home and filled it with art, especially paintings by Ralph DeCamp. Dr. Treacy took care of artist Charlie Russell, and the artist recuperated here in the 1890s when he broke his leg. In gratitude, Russell gave the family The Antelope Hunt, painted in 1897. The painting was donated to the Montana Historical Society in 1974. Dr. Treacy died in 1912, but Isa kept the house until 1935.

Jesse Chaney, Independent Record



January 30, 1972 The Montana Standard (Butte, Montana)

...Dr. William L. Treacy, who came to Montana in 1875, to take care of the men who labored to construct the Northern Pacific Railroad, was a surgeon, skilled in operations and dealing with fractures. While he was on a trip to the Three Forks area (so the story goes) one night a band of horse thieves stole all the horses in Three Forks, including Dr. Treacy's horse. Late the following night, a man rapped on the doctor's door and asked him to go to the mountains with him to see a man who was shot. When the doctor told him he had no horse, the man said he had an extra horse with him and they both rode into the mountains where they were challenged by the sentry of the horse thief gang. After the doctor had taken care of the horse thief, he spied his own horse in the band. The men were awed by his skill and agreed to give him his horse. He rode out of camp but later said he was nervous with his back turned to the rowdy crowd. They told him if he mentioned the visit he would be killed. Needless to say, he kept his mouth shut and shortly moved to Helena to practice medicine...


March 22, 1949 The Independent Record (Helena, Montana)

...Tomlinson began his engineering and banking career in Helena and was married here to Louise Treacy, daughter of the late early-day Helena physician, Dr. John M. Treacy, and sister of the late Dr. John L. Treacy of this city.


Dr. John Lear Treacy (1885-1935)


...Dr. John L. Treacy saw plaintiff at Vichy, France, in November, 1918; the latter was in a hospital there at that time, ...

The Federal Reporter


1920 Census - Helena Ward 5, Lewis and Clark, Montana, United States

Alexander C Johnson         Head   M         67        Illinois

Marjory Anna Johnson       Daughter         F          24        Montana

John Lear Tracy                  Son-in-law       M         35        Indiana

Mary Gertrude Tracy          Daughter         F          30        Montana

Elizabeth Ann Tracy           Granddaughter            F          2          Montana

Mary Josephine Stariha       Servant            F          25        Montana

Katie Rebick                       Servant            F          20        Montana


1930 CEnsus - Helena, Lewis and Clark, Montana, United States

John L Tracy                       Head   M         45        Indiana

Gertrude J Treacy               Wife    F          40        Montana

Elizabeth A Treacy             Daughter         F          12        Montana

Joan L Treacy                     Daughter         F          8          Montana

Helen Russ              Maid    F          19        Montana


June 27, 1935 Cornell Alumni News Volume 37 Number 33

Dr. John Lear Treacy '06, who entered the Arts College in 1902 and remained for two years, died at Helena, Mont., February 24. He was 50.


February 28, 1935 Big Timber Pioneer (Mont)

Dr. Treacey Of Helena Summoned By Death

Helena, Feb. 24.—Dr. John L. Treacy, 50, a prominent Helena physician, died here late Sunday, after an illness of seven years. He was bom in Monticello, Ind., July 30, 1884, and came to Montana with his parents when he was a boy. The family first located at Three Forks, then moved to Helena.

Dr. Treacy was graduated from the Helena high school and the Rush medical school of the University of Chicago.

He returned to Montana to begin the practice of medicine and surgery. His father also was a well known Montana physician and surgeon.

Dr. Treacy was a chief surgeon in the United States army medical corps during the World war, and served as captain in charge of one of the base hospitals in France.

He is survived by his widow; two daughters, Elizabeth and Joan; his mother, Mrs. William L. Treacy, all of Helena; a sister, Mrs. Carl P. Tomlinson of Hart­ ford, and a brother, Fred W. W. Treacy of Chicago.


January 19, 1955 The River Press (Mont)

Native of City Dies

Mrs Gertrude Treacy, of Helena. a native of Fort Benton and widow of Dr. John L. Treacy, early Helena physician, died at St. Peter's hospital in that city after several weeks illness. She was the daughter of A.C. and Anna Ford Johnson, and moved with her family to Helena as a child. She married John Treacy in Chicago in 1915 and the couple lived in Helena until Dr. Treacy's death in 1935.


December 13, 1942 The Independent Record (Helena, Montana)

Former Helena Girl Weds Army Officer Mrs. John L. Treacy of Beverly Hills, Calif., former Helena resident, announces the marriage of her daughter, Elizabeth, to Lieut. Charles E. Beyer, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Beyer of Beverly Hills, Calif. The marriage was solemnized Dec. 4 in Beverly Hills. Mrs. Beyer, daughter of the late Dr. John L. Treacy of this city, attended Helena high school, Castelleja Girls' school and the Westlake School for Girls in California. She also attended Montana State university at Missoula, where she was affiliated with Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. Lieutenant Beyer is at present stationed at Edgewood, Md., where he is attached to a chemical warfare division. The couple will reside in Edgewood.


Nov 16, 2010 Helena Independent Record

Arts patron Holter dies at 89

Helena community leader and patron of the arts Joan Treacy Holter, 89, died at home Saturday morning, Nov. 13, of natural causes.

Holter was well known in Helena for her love of art and learning, as well as her philanthropy and community activism.

Descended from a pioneering Montana family, Joan was proud of her Montana heritage and that of her husband Norman Jefferis “Jeff” Holter, co-inventor with Wilford “Bill” Glasscock of the Holter heart monitor. Jeff died in July 1983.

Joan’s name is frequently linked with the Holter Museum of Art, named in honor of the Holter family who for generations supported the Helena arts.

Although she was not a member of the Helena Arts Council group that established the museum, she quickly became one of the museum’s main champions and patrons and served on its first board of directors.

Former Holter executive director Liz Gans credits Joan with making one of the three founding gifts to start the Holter Museum of Art, along with William P. Sherman and Alberta Bair.

And it was Joan and friend Jean Baucus who came to the Holter’s rescue in 1989, when the museum needed a new roof.

Joan also funded artist Richard Swanson’s iconic sculpture, “Red Shift Rocker,” outside the Holter at the corner of Cruse and Lawrence because she thought the museum needed a strong statement there.

“She did anything to help, including hosting events and staff retreats. She not only gave money, she gave of herself,” Ganz said. “She was really sweet and generous in her enthusiasm for the Holter. My main memory is just her pure delight in the museum.”

Dick Duffy, who was one of the moving forces behind starting the Holter Museum of Art, was the one who approached Joan about using the Holter name.

“We knew the Holter family was very supportive of the arts in the Helena community. We were looking for a good name,” Duffy said. “She was very cordial and friendly. She generously said she was happy about it, and that she would fully support it. She attended most of the functions the Holter had and the opening.

“What I know of Joan is that she was very friendly, very personable and a great lady. She was outspoken and told people that they should support the Holter Museum of Art.”

When the museum opened in December 1987, she was there to cut the ribbon.

“She was there often in support of the museum,” Duffy said. “She often had events at her home, where she would entertain artists at her home and board members. She was very, very supportive of the museum.”

Artist Robert F. Morgan remembers both Joan and Jeff as staunch supporters of the Montana Historical Society, where Joan volunteered as a docent.

“She was always enthusiastic about history and art,” he said. “She was the kind of person who could take something on and make it a success. Whatever she took on was done right. She was just a good citizen. She was so well meaning. She was an exceptional individual; I just thought the world of her.”

Joan was also a longtime friend and major donor to the Archie Bray Foundation.

“It’s really sad, there’s no other way to say it,” said Archie Bray Foundation Executive Director Steven Young Lee, upon hearing of Joan’s death. “What a terrible loss for the city. Even in recent years (when her health was declining) she always made a point of coming to our openings.

He fondly recalled Christmas parties she would throw. “She always had this really incredible social grace about her. I was always so impressed by that. She was someone who knew how to treat people well. She had such respect for others.”

Joan’s generosity reached beyond the visual arts. She was a consistent donor to Grandstreet Theatre, too, said director Grandstreet director Tom Cordingley.

“She was very much involved in Second Story Cinema, and then in helping the Myrna Loy Center,” said Ed Noonan, executive director of the Myrna Loy. “She was on the committee to raise funds. She’s been a longtime donor. She’s been an angel to us too. She was generous in both time and money.”

“She definitely was a symphony supporter,” said Peter Bogy, president of the Helena Symphony. “Joan Holter’s support to all the arts has been outstanding. Being a donor and a subscriber to the symphony is how we survive and she has done exactly that — for many, many years.”

Joan’s passion for community service and education was inherited from both sides of her family, according to a 2000 tribute in her honor written by Rick Newby.

A native of Helena, Joan was born to Gertrude Johnson Treacy and Dr. John Lear Treacy July 24, 1921. Her paternal grandfather, William Treacy, also was a physician.

Coincidentally, it was Joan’s father who was the attending physician at the birth of Jeff Holter, her future husband.

Her maternal grandmother, Anna Ford Johnson, grew up on a ranch near Great Falls but attended boarding school in St. Paul, Minn. Her grandfather, Alexander C. Johnson, worked for T.C. Power. He became a key figure in Power’s American National Bank, founded Montana Life Insurance Co. and was treasurer to the Helena Board of Trade. He helped select the site for the School of Mines in Butte and along with Norman B. Holter was on the Invitations Committee for celebrating the laying of the cornerstone for Montana’s new Capitol in Helena.

Her father died young, said Joan’s son Anton “A.J.” Holter of Seattle. He was a doctor in World War I in Europe, and when he came home he had changed considerably.

“I think she had some tough times as a child,” Anton said. She had a sister, Elisabeth, to whom she was very close and who preceded her in death.

Joan attended Elmira College in Elmira, N.Y., graduating Phi Beta Kappa in April 1942. She was among the first women chemists to be hired at Shell Oil and worked in Houston.

“She was proud of that accomplishment,” Anton said, “because there were few women chemists at that time.”

She worked as a chemist in San Francisco and New York, before marrying Jeff. She then quit her career to raise their children — Troy, John, Anton and Marian.

“I never heard someone (else) talk about how much they valued education,” said her granddaughter Adriane Holter of Los Angeles. “She was so proud of being Phi Beta Kappa. She believed 100 percent in schooling. She was an incredibly avid learner and it didn’t have an age limit.”

Over the years, she gifted more than $100,000 to Carroll College, according to Carroll spokeswoman Ashley Oliverio. She also established the Norman J. Holter Memorial Endowment, valued at $27,500. And she served on the Carroll Board of Trustees from 1983-87.

Both Joan and Jeff were voracious readers, too. Floor-to-ceiling shelves of her home attest to their eclectic interests — Montana history and “The Last Best Place” rub covers with “The Constitution of the People’s Republic of China,” as well as books on modern art, oceanography and the “Legacy of Hiroshima.”

Art is abundant as well. Michael Haykin landscape paintings adorn the dining room and living room, along with ceramic works. Abstract paintings and a portrait by Harley Brown are in the study. “Dynamite art” —metal sculptures Jeff created with explosives and then had chrome plated — glow and sparkle from the kitchen wall and the study.

While some would have been content to sit and enjoy art at home, Joan poured her passion and energy into the community she loved.

Her longtime friend Karma Alfredson would frequently attend arts events with Joan, and they worked on Holter fundraisers side by side.

“She’s gotten around until the very end,” said Alfredson, most recently attending an event at the Archie Bray Foundation.

They were also together on Halloween night, handing out candy to neighborhood children.

She remembers Joan as a physically active person, who swam every morning until recent years.

She loved to hike, cross country ski,  play tennis and golf and travel, said Anton. And she was also a dog lover, her most recent  — a Scottie named Toto.

“Joan was very social,” said Jean Baucus, who was Joan’s lifelong friend. She fondly recalled a trip they took together to Mexico City and also an antiquities trip to Spain, Greece and Egypt to learn about ancient Greek history. “She did a lot of reading, and she loved Helena history and the Montana Club.”

Although Joan and Jeff and their four children would live part of their lives in La Jolla, Calif., while Jeff taught at the University of California at San Diego, Joan chose to return to Helena during the past decade to live the remainder of her life.

“I would just emphasize how much she did love this place and she was very proud of the legacy here,” said Adriane, referring to both Joan’s and Jeff’s families. “She really loved this place; I really want people to know that.”

“She definitely loved Montana,” said Anton, “and she definitely loved life. She left the world a better place than she found it.”

Reporter Marga Lincoln


Joan Treacy Holter Interview February 11, 2008.

Joan Treacy Holter Interview conducted on February 11, 2008 in Helena, MT by Doctor Richard S. Buswell. In this interview Ms. Holter discusses her family (Holter and Treacy), growing up in Helena, attending the University of California at Los Angeles, CA and transferring to Elmira College, NY, majoring in biochemistry and English, working for the Shell Oil Company, marriage to Jeff Holter in 1952, and raising their family in Helena. The collection also consists of an eleven page transcript of the oral history as well as Dr. Buswell's recollections of the Holter family. (OH 2284).



Richard Treacy (1857-1894)

born Oct. 6, 1857, Canada

died Feb. 23, 1894 Aurora Kane County Illinois

Burial 25 Feb 1894 - age 37y 4m 17d - cause of death: Consumption - male/white. Note: lot number given in burial record is lot 2.

Obit appears in Aurora Daily Express 24 Feb 1894. He left a wife and child, and was a printer.


1880 Census - Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

John Horcourt                Self      M         27        Canada, physician

Richard Tracey Other   M         21        Canada, printer


John Treacy (1860 Canada – 1884)




Dr. Robert Hamilton Treacy (1864 – 1917)


January 14, 1888 Lincoln County tribune (North Platte, Neb.)

The following officers of Tate Lodge No. 64, A. 0. U. W. [Ancient Order Of United Workmen] for the year 1888...0. W., Robert Treacy...


March 16, 1888 Bismarck weekly tribune

United States Petit Jurors. The following Is a list of the United States petit jurors who will serve during the term:...Robert Treacy, Kidder county...


October 31, 1890 Bismarck weekly tribune

Robert Tracey, a cousin of Dr. John Harcourt, was up from Steele yesterday and returned the same day.


April 03, 1891 Bismarck weekly tribune

Real Estate Transfers - Burleigh County

Albert W. Roseberry to Robert H. Tracey: NW 1/4 25-139-75 $1,200

Robert H Tracey to Geo Gerdes: NW 1/4 24-139-75 $1,200


March 17, 1893 The Bismarck Tribune

Doctor Robert Tracy of Steele, a recent graduate of the Chicago Veterinary college, passed yesterday in the city.


June 13, 1895 Jamestown weekly alert.(Jamestown, Stutsman County, D.T. [N.D.])

Robert H. Treacy of Steele, has been appointed a member of the state board of Veterinarian Medical Examiners, vice L. C. L. Moore, resigned.


April 17, 1896 The pioneer express (Pembina, Dakota [N.D.])

Gov. Allin has appointed Dr. Robert H. Treacy of Kidder couuty member of the state board of medical examiners for the term of three years.


1900 Census - Bismarck city Ward 1-2, Burleigh, North Dakota, United States

Robert H Tracy Head   M         36        Illinois, Father born Canada Eng, Mother born Canada Eng, born Oct 1864, Veterinarian

Jessie Tracy                    Wife    F          25        Pennsylvania, married 6 years, 3 child 2 alive, born Oct 1875

Robert H Tracy Son      M         5          North Dakota, born April 1895

Dorothy Tracy               Daughter         F          3          North Dakota, born Sep 1897

Alice Patterson Sister-in-law    F          14        Pennsylvania, born July 1886


January 03, 1906 The river press (Fort Benton, Mont.)

Helena , Jan. 1 — Word has been received here of the appointment of Dr. Robert Treacy, of Bismarck, N.D., a brother of Dr. William Treacy, of Helena, as inspector in charge of the two Dakotas and Montana, succeeding Dr. R. A. Ramsey, who has been appointed by Secretary Wilson as assistant chief of the bureau of animal industry, with headquarters at Denver. Dr. Treacy will make his headquarters at Fargo.


August 26, 1909 The Hope pioneer

Wshington, D. C.—The application of Robert H. Tracey, James Purdon, William R. Purdon, Albert B. Wason and F. B. Linch to organize the First National. Bank of Yates, N. D., capital, $25,000, has been approved.


1910 Census - Bismarck Ward 2, Burleigh, North Dakota, United States

Robert H Tracy Head               M         41        Illinois, father b. unknown, mother b. unknown, Veterinary Surgeon US Govt

Jessie Tracy                    Wife                F          39        Pennsylvania, married 16 years, 7 child 3 alive, father & mother b. Pennsylvania,

Robert H Tracy Jr.         Son                  M         15        North Dakota

Dorothy Tracy               Daughter         F          12        North Dakota

Kruurth Tracy                Son                  M         7          North Dakota

Martha Patterson           Mother-in-law             F          y          Pennsylvania

Alice Patterson Sister-in-law    F          23        North Dakota


Robert H. Treacy died 03 Dec 1917 Chicago Cook Illinois, age 54, born 1863 US, father & mother born Canada, veterinarian, burial 05 Dec 1917 Bismarck North Dakota


December 07, 1917 The Bismarck tribune

Summons To Attend Lodge Meeting. Masonic Temple, Bismarck Lodge, No. 5, A. F. and A. M...Then and there to attend the funeral service of our late brother, Robert H. Treacy...


1917 Mrs. Joseph B. Moos (ne Katherine H. Hoyt), Mrs. B. Hammond Tracy and Mrs. Maud M. Dunn standing in the corner of a room

Three-quarter length portrait of Mrs. Joseph B. Moos (ne Katherine H. Hoyt), Mrs. B. Hammond Tracy and Mrs. Maud M. Dunn standing in the corner of a room in Chicago, Illinois. The corner of a table with a light colored cloth is visible on the right of the image. Mrs. Tracy and Mrs. Dunn are wearing fur accessories.


1917 Mrs. Joseph Moos (n,e Katherine H. Hoyt), Mrs. Hammond B. Tracy and Mrs. Maud W. Dunn standing in the corner of a dining room

Group portrait of Mrs. Joseph Moos (n,e Katherine H. Hoyt), Mrs. Hammond B. Tracy and Mrs. Maud W. Dunn standing in the corner of a dining room in Chicago, Illinois, by a tall tropical plant. Mrs. Dunn and Mrs. Tracy are wearing fur accessories.



January 27, 1919 The Bismarck Tribune

Notice of Hearing Petition for licence to sell real estate. State of North dekota, County of Burleigh

In County Court, Before Hon. I. C. Davies, Judge. In the matter of the estate of Robert H. Treacy, otherwise known as R. H. Treacy, deceased. August E. Jpnnson, petitioner, vs. August E. Johnson, Dr. John L. Treacy, Jessie P. Treacy, Robert H. Treacy, Jr., Dorothy Treacy, Kenneth W.. Treacy, a minor, and I. P. Eaker, the special guardian of said Kenneth W. Treacy, a minor, respondents. The state of North Dakota to the aoove named respondents and all persons interested in the estate of Robert H. Treacy, otherwise known as R. H. Treacy, deceased. You are hereby notified that the petition of August E. Johnson, the administrator of the estate of Robert H. Treacy, otherwise known as R. H. Treacy, late of the city of Bismarck in the county of Burleigh and state of North Dakota, deceased, has been filed in this court, therein petitioning that to said decedent estate, described as follows, to-wit: The undivided onehalf of the east half of the northwest quarter and the undivided one half of lots one and two of section eignteen in township one hundred and forty-three (143) north of range eighty (80) west of the sth principal meredian in McLean county, North Dakota...


1920 Census - Bismark Ward 2, Burleigh, North Dakota, United States

Jessie P Tracy                Head   F          45        Pennsylvania, widowed, Father's Birthplace Pennsylvania Mother's Birthplace Pennsylvania

Robert H Tracy Son      M         23        North Dakota, Father's Birthplace Canada Mother's Birthplace Pennsylvania, Circulating Mrg Publication

Dorothy Tracy               Daughter         F          22        North Dakota, Father's Birthplace Illinois

Kenneth W Tracy          Son      M         16        North Dakota, Father's Birthplace Illinois


February 14 1920 The Bismarck tribune

Mrs. R. H, TREACY passes away in the Mill City

Death Comes to, Prominent Bismarck Woman After Brief Illness

Bismarck was shocked today by news of the death at Minneapolis this morning of Mrs. R. H. Treacy. The sad tidings came in a message from R. H. Treacy, Jr., to George M. Register. executor of the Treacy estate. Mr. Treacy advised that his mother had passed away this morning and that I the remains would be brought to Bismarck on Monday. Funeral arrangements will be made after the arrival of the family.

Mrs. Treacy was a resident of Bismarck more than a Quarter of a century and was one of tne best known I women in the capital city, she was born in Pennsylvania about 48 years ago, her maiden name being Jessie Patterson. As a young woman she came to Steele to teach in the public schools of that village, and there she met and wed the late Dr. R. H. Treacy, who was for many years chief of the United States department of animal Husbandry for North Dakota and Mon­tana. Dr. Treacy died in Chicago on December 9, 1917, while attending the international live stock exposition there, and his body was brought back to this city for interment. Following the death of Dr Treacy. Mrs. Treacy continued to make Bismarck her home until about a month ago, when she went to Minneapolis, to be with her daughter, Miss Dorothy Treacy, a student at the University of Minnesota, and to be nearer her younger son, Kenneth Treacy, who is attending Shattuck university. Mrs. Treacy's. mother and a brother also are residents of Minneapolis. Mrs. Treacy was not in-good health when, she left Bismarck, but her condition was not considered serious, and none of her friends were prepared for the sad news which came this morning. Robert H. Treacy, the eldest of the three children, has been engaged in newspaper work at Shenandoah, la. He and Miss Dorothy and Master Ken­neth were with their mother when the end came, and they will accompany the remains to Bismarck on Monday. In addition to her three children, her mother and a brother in Minneapolis, Mrs. Treacy is survived by two sis­ters, Mrs. August Johnson of Wash­burn, now in the south, and Alice, who recently was married and is now living in Havre, Mont.


February 23, 1920 The Bismarck tribune

Return To Homes

Relatives of Mrs. R. H. Treacy. who were here to attend the funeral of the deceased, returned to their homes last week. Miss Dorothy Treacy, daughter went to Minneapolis to resume her studies Kenneth Treacy, son, also returned to school Robert Treacy went to Iowa where he is in business. Mrs. Patterson. mother, returned to her home at Minneaitolis. Mrs. August Johnson, sister, returned to her home at Washburn.


Robert Hamilton Treacy, Jr


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December 20, 1911 Bismarck daily tribune

Students From Shattuck.

Robert Treacy and Robert Webb, students at Shattuck Military Academy, Faribault, Minnesota, returned home this morning on No. 3 and will spend the holiday vacation with their respective families.


May 25, 1916 Bismarck Daily Tribune

Has Brilliant Record

Des Moines, May 24 - Robert Treacy, of Bismarck, continues to live up to his brilliant record in athletics. At the recent all state meet, he won first in both the discus throw and the shot put. He hurled the discus 106 feet one inch, and threw the shot 37 feet. Treacy is a student of Highland Park college, and is considered one of the best athletes in Iowa along these lines.


August 08, 1916 Bismarck daily tribune

Serious Accident Narrowly Averted - Deadly Banana Viper Killed at Gamble-Robinson's by Robert Treacy.

What might have resulted in a fatality was narrowly averted at the Gamble-Robinson fruit house on Main street Saturday by the presence of mind and quick actions of Robert Treacy, son of Dr. and Mrs. R. Treacy of this city. Employees of the Gamble-Robinson concern were unloading a car of bananas. Mr. Treacy and a fellow workman were in the basement hanging the bunches of luscious fruit as they were dropped from above.

As one crate of bananas came down a deadly banana viper dropped to the shoulders of the workman assisting Mr. Treacy. The latter, with a sweeping blow, knocked the reptile to the floor and securing a heavy stick killed it.

The appearance of a banana viper in this vicinity is an uncommon occurrence, although frequently, the tarantula or banana bug is found attached to the fruit. The viper killed by Mr. Treacy was 36 inches long and a rare specimen. A person bitten by this reptile is said to live but a short time, so Mr. Treacy is considerable of a hero in the eyes of his fellow mates.


November 29, 1916 The Bismarck tribune. (Bismarck, N.D.)

Returns From Western Trip.

Robert Hamilton Treacy, Jr., son of Dr. and Mrs. R. H. Treacy .of Broadway, who has been spending several weeks in Yellowstone National park, working for the government, returned home Monday.


March 14, 1919 The Bismarck tribune

100 soldiers register for home-coming...Capt Robert H. Tracey, 10th inf 14th div...


1921 Passport application

Robert Hamilton Treacy, son of Robert Hamilton Treacy born Illinois deceased, born 11 Apr 1895 Steele North Dakota, 26 years, 6'3", blue eyes, dark complexion

Application at Des Moines Iowa, salesman, to go to Nicaragua & Costa Rica.



Dorothy Treacy


September 17, 1920 The Bismarck tribune

Dorothy Treacy Is Married To Dill Register

The chapel of the Hennepin Avenue Methodist church was the scene, this afternoon, of a wedding, quiet, but beautiful in its simplicity, when, Miss Dorothy Treacy, of Bismarck be¬ came the bride of Dill Register, also of this city. The ceremony was per¬ formed at four-thirty o'clock. The bride was given in marriage by her elder brother, Robert Treacy. Miss Coila Mayland, formerly a roommate of Miss Treacy when she was a student at the University of Minnesota, served as maid of honor, Robert Webb of this city, attended Mr. Register. Owing to the recent death of the bride's mother, only a few close friends were invited to the ceremony. Miss Treacy wore her traveling suit of chefoo green broad-cloth with all accessories to match. 

The wedding dinner was served at "The Little House Next Door" on Lake of the. Isles Boulevard. The bride and groom leave this evening for New York where they will spend their honeymoon. On their return, they will be at home in an apartment in Person Court. 

Mrs. Register is a daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. R. H. Treacy of Bismarck. She was born here and attended the Bismarck public schools. She was graduated from the local high school in 1915 and she took her college work at Stanley Hall, Minneapolis, Berkeley university, and the University of Minnesota. She received her B. A. degree from the latter institution this spring. She is a member of Sigma Kappa, a social sorority, and of Theta Sigma Phi, National Fraternity for women in journalism. She also holds the high honor of having  been elected to the Minnesota chapter of Delta Phi Lamba, which is constituted of women who have won literary honors. 

Mr. Register was a classmate of the bride in high school, graduating the same year that she. did. He attended Lafayette college for two years, and left it to enter the aviation department at the outbreak of the war. He was attending Boston Technical school when the armistice was declared. lie is a member of Chi Phi, national fraternity. Both Mr. and Mrs. Register have a host of friends in the capital city who have known them since childhood, and who ex¬ tend them every good wish for their happiness in the future.   


Kenneth Treacy

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West Point 1925


1925 The Howitzer

Kenneth Williams Treacy

Senatorial, North Dakota

Bismark, North Dakota

“Corp. (3, 2); Lieutenant (1); Vice-Pres. Y. M. C. A. (1); Treas. Y. M. C. A. (2) ; Rifle Marksman, Pistol Marksman.

Here we have a true, and indeed a worthy son of the West. Coming to the Point from a tin school in Minnesota, the military life was nothing- new to him, and consequently he experienced little difficulty during plebe summer. He has spent less time on his books than any other man in the class, and yet he ranks with the best. His entire study time is from the return of the Corps from breakfast until eight o'clock. Because of his academic efficiency and military ability he has been made consistently, and in his First Class year we see him driving a platoon in "E" Company.

Ken has studied the theory of radio, and has spent innumerable hours learning the practical side. Lately the T. D. has broken into his plans by ordering his many sets locked in the trunk rooms. His knowledge and experience in radio work will certainly be of value to his chosen branch, the Signal Corps. Aside from his radio, the rest of his time is spent in holy communion with his Red Book and red comforter.


1930 Census - Highlands, Orange, New York, United States

Kenneth Treacy           Head   M         27        North Dakota, father born Illinois mother born Pennsylvania, Lieutenant US ARmy

Helen Treacy               Wife    F          26        North Dakota, father born Virginia, mother born Illinois


1940 Census - Ward 3, Columbia, Columbia Township, Boone, Missouri, United States

Kenneth Treacy           Head   M         27        North Dakota, Captain Field Artillary US Army, Last Place of Residence: Fort Clayton, Canal Zone, Central America

Mildred Treacy           Wife    F          29        New York

Michael Treacy            Daughter         F          3          Canal Zone


Kenneth W Treacy (25 Mar 1903 Bismarck, North Dakota - 1 Feb 1964 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah) No. 0 161 052, Col Army, enlisted 12 June 1925 West Point NY, served World War 2 Korea, discharged 31 July 1955 Fort Douglas Utah. Next of Kin: Mrs Mildred Tracy, 319 Douglas St, Salt Lake City Utah

Kenneth Treacy, died 1 Feb 1964 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, born 25 Mar 1903, Mother Jessie Patterson,  Spouse Mildred Freeman Treacy


Mildred Freeman Treacy (1954) The American Revolutionary Army, June, 1775 to April, 1776. Department of History, University of Utah.

Mildred Freeman Treacy (1962) Nathanael Greene and the Southern Campaign, August, 1780-April, 1781. Department of History, University of Utah

M. F. Treacy (1963) Prelude to Yorktown. The Southern Campaign of Nathanael Greene, 1780-1781. University of North Carolina Press

M. F. [Mildred Freeman] Treacy is the wife of Col. Kenneth W. Treacy, USA, retired.


23 July 1955 Army, Navy, Air Force Journal ol 92 Iss 47"

Officers Temp Disab Ret List—

Treacy, Col Kenneth W, Arty

Col. Kenneth W. Treacy, USA, who has served as Professor of Military Science and Tactics at the University of Utah for the past four years has just returned to Ft. Douglas from Letterman General Hospital, San Francisco, where he underwent treatment for a service-connected disability, and received his retirement physical examination. Colonel Treacy returns to the University of Utah until 31 July, at which time he will retire from the Army after completing 30 years of service. He proposes to remain in Salt Lake City long enough to complete work for his Ph.D. at the University. Colonel Treacy will be replaced by Col. Herbert C. Plapp, USA, who will report to the Utah Military District Headquarters 1 Aug. from the Far East.


Fort Douglas Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA

Kenneth W. Treacy

North Dakota

Colonel US Army

World War II


March 25 1903

February 1 1964



Mildred Freeman Treacy

Dec 11 1910

Jan 15 1987

Wife of Col Kenneth W Treacy USA





Jeanie Sarah Treacy (1867-


July 22, 1898 Bismarck weekly tribune (ND)

Miss Jennie Treacy of Aurora, Ill., sister of Dr. Treacy, and Mrs. C. D. Patterson of Steele, mother of Mrs. Treacy, are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Treacy in the city.


1899 Annual Report of the Board of Education, Auroar Ill

Jennie S. Treacy 7 and 8 406 New York street.


Dr. Frederick Treacy (1872-1904)

born Oct. 6, 1872 Illinois

died Oct. 14, 1904 Helena Montana






1890s Mr F A Treacy, Chief Clerk to the Illinois Board of Health


Dec 27, 1899 Aurora Daily Express

Fred Treacy is out from Chicago on a visit to his father, who lives on New York street.


1901 graduating class, University of Illinois College of Medicine

41. F. A. Treacy


May 29, 1901 Aurora Daily Express

Frederick A. Treacy of Aurora is now a full fledged physician and surgeon. He graduated Tuesday from the medical department of the University of Illinois. Dr. Treacy will put in a year in hospital work.


19 Oct 1904 Fergus County Argus (Lewistown Montana)

Prominent Lewistown Physician Passes Away in Helena, Montana

Dr. Frederick Treacy died at 11 o'clock Friday morning in St. John's hospital, Helena. He had been ill for two months and had been steadily growing weaker. He went to the hospital about a month ago and was under the care his brother, Dr. William Treacy of Helena, who did everything in his power to save him but was unsuccessful. The cause of his death was tuberculosis of the kind commonly known as quick consumption.

He left Lewistown in June and stopped for a few days in Helena and Butte before going east. On July 6, he was united in marriage to Miss Ella Judith Frissell at Cape Girardeau, Missouri and Mr. and Mrs. Treacy arrived in Lewistown early in August. He was not well when he reached here and his friends all noticed some great change had taken place. When he left here for the east he was a picture of health, but when he returned he looked like a very sick man. Dr. Treacy stayed her for a few weeks and then left for Hunter's Hot Springs, where he expected to stay for a month to regain his health. He got worse and finally went to Helena where he put himself under his brother's care.

Death came very peacefully last Friday morning, there being present at the time, Mrs. Treacy, Dr. William Treacy and Capt. Frissell, a brother of Mrs. Treacy. The burial will be in the family lot in Aurora, Illinois, where the doctor's parents are laid.

Dr. Frederick Treacy was a native of Illinois, being raised in Aurora. He attended schools of that city and then went to College of Physicians and Surgeons, a department of the University of Illinois in Chicago. He was graduated from that institution in spring of 1901 and came west immediately. On the recommendation of his brother, Dr. William Treacy of Helena, he came to Lewistown where he began to practice. Dr. Treacy was one of the town's best citizens and as a physician had few if any superiors. He was wonderfully successful in his work here and had built up a large practice. He was a young man, only 31 years of age and had the brightest prospects for a most successful career in his chosen profession.

Dr. Treacy was a genial man and made friends wherever he went. He was a member of various lodges in Lewistown and held a high office in the local lodge of Elks. As a man he was above reproach and Lewistown has suffered a distinct loss in his death. There survive him his wife, his brother, Dr. William Treacy of Helena, a brother in Bismark, North Dakota, and a sister in Aurora.


1909 Mrs. Robert McCall, Mrs. Andrew P. Coon and Mrs. Frederick Tracy standing near the entrance to a building

Informal portrait of Mrs. Robert McCall, Mrs. Andrew P. Coon and Mrs. Frederick Tracy standing near the entrance to a building. The women may have been associated with the McCormick Theological Seminary and was probably taken on the seminary's campus in Chicago, Illinois.








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