Raymond William Treacy (1896-1938) Professional Golfer











March 21, 1915 The Houston Post (Texas) [picture]

Professionals with the Texas golf clubs...Raymond W. Treacy, the youngest of the Texas professionals, is but 21 [19] years of age, but holds the position at the Oleander club of Galveston. Treacy grew up alongside of the wonderful Chick Evans and was caddying at the Chicago Golf club at Wheaton Ill, at the same time. Professionally, Treacy has been connected with the Wheaton Golf club In 1911, 1912 and 1913, was not attached In 1914 and only took charge at Oleander this winter.


28 February 1917 Indianapolis News (Indiana) [picture]

Doc Treacy. W. R. Treacy, who has become known to golfers of Highland and the Country Club as Doc Treacy, will be professional and head instructor at the Anderson Country Club this coming year. Doc originally came north from Texas and began his career as instructor under Arthur Clarkson in Chicago. When Clarkson became professional at Highland he brought Treacy with him to Indianapolis. Later Treacy became an assistant to Lee Nelson at the Country Club and this winter is aiding Nelson in work at the indoor golf school in the L S. Ayres & Co. building.

Treacy is recognized as one of the best instructors who ever taught golf in Indianapolis. Although unusually quiet In his methods, this young Instructor is said to be able to “spot” the most minute fault In the game of even champion golfers and is able to correct that fault with the greatest possible ease.


In 1929 he was runner up in the Wisconsin PGA Stroke Play Championship


March 1, 1938 Des Moines Register (Iowa)

Treacy, 42, Former P.G.A. Official, Dies GRAND RAPIDS. MICH - Raymond W. ("Doc") Treacy, 42, professional at the Kent Country club and secretary of the National Professional Golfers association


March 1938 Golfdom

R. W. Treacy, PGA ex-Official, Dies Following Operation

R. W. (DOC) TREACY , gen. mgr. of  the Kent CC., Grand Rapids, Mich., died at the Blodgett Memorial hospital, Grand Rapids, Feb. 28, of complications following an appendicitis operation performed on Feb. 22.

Treacy was 42 years old. He was born at Aurora, Ill., and entered golf as a caddie at the Chicago GC, Wheaton, Ill. He served successively as pro at Indiana, Texas, Illinois and Wisconsin clubs prior to joining the Kent organization two years ago. He is survived by his widow, a son, his mother and a brother; the latter two residents of Texas.

Doc was one of the best known non-tournament pros. He was president of the Wisconsin PGA for several terms and served some years as secretary, vice pres. and member of the executive committee of the national pro association. During the last two years he had not played much competitive golf, although he retained an excellent game. He was a fine instructor, and as his Kent job of being pro, greenkeeper and house manager indicates, was a thorough and able golf businessman.

Pro golf has been benefitted greatly by Treacy's services. He was a fellow of keen, sound judgment, high courage and a philosophical sense of humor. His character commanded the respect of the thousands of amateurs and pros with whom he had come in contact.

To his family goes the deep sympathy of the many who considered Doc Treacy one of the finest of friends





James Tracey, 23, b. 1864 (s. of James Tracey & Mary Glenn [Glynn of Dunmore Galway?]) married Theresa Stolze, 23, b. 1864 (d. of Bartley Stolze & Margaret Sebold) 3 Jul 1887 Kane, Illinois, United States


1900 Census - Aurora Township Aurora city Ward 4, Kane, Illinois, United States

James Tracy                 Head   M         36        Ireland, Immigration Year 1881, b. Dec? 1864, naturalised, Blacksmith RR, R&R

Theresa Tracy Wife    F          36        Germany, married 8 years 3 child

Margaret Tracy            Daughter         F          13        Illinois

Tom Tracy                   Son      M         9          Illinois

Raymond Tracy          Son      M         4          Illinois


Margaret Tracy, 21, b. 1887 (d. of James Tracy & Teresa Stolze) married Joseph Dupre 29, b. 1879 (s. of Christian Dupre & Louise Vollman) 29 Oct 1908 Kane, Illinois, United States


1910 Census - Aurora Ward 3, Kane, Illinois, United States

Jas Tracey                    Head   M         46        Ireland, Immigration Year 1883, Na, Blacksmith, Railroad shop

Tressa Tracey Wife    F          45        Germany, 23 years married 3 children, Immigration Year 1883

Thos H Tracey             Son      M         18        Illinois

Raymond W Tracey    Son      M         14        Illinois

Alexander Peoples      Boarder           M         46        Illinois


1920 Census - Justice Precinct 3, Brazoria, Texas, United States

James G Treacy           Head   M         54        Ireland, Immigration Year 1872 Na 1874, farmer

Theresa Treacy            Wife    F          54        Germany


1930 Census - Precinct 3, Brazoria, Texas, United States

James W Treacy          Head   M         65        South Ireland, Immigration Year 1884, farmer dairy farm

Theresa Treacy            Wife    F          65        Saxon Germany

Thomas H Treacy        Son      M         37        Illinois


James Treacy, died 13 May 1936 Pearland Brazoria Texas United States, Married to Theresa Treacy, born 4 Jan 1864 Ireland, Informant Mrs Theresa Treacy

Theresa Treacy, died 20 Sep 1939 Pearland Brazoria Texas United States, Widow of James Treacy, born 28 Oct 1864 Germany, d. of Bartel Stolze, Informant Thomas Treacy

Thomas Treacy died 25 Sep 1939 Pearland, Brazoria, Texas, United States, Single, born Illinois (s. of Jim Treacy & Thresa Stolle), Arthritis since 1914


1930 Census - New Berlin, Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States

William R Treacy        Head   M         33        Illinois, Father born Ireland, Mother born Germany, golfer, professional

Matilda Treacy            Wife    F          35        Switzerland

John C Treacy             Son      M         5          Illinois


Raymond W Treacy died 28 Feb 1938 East Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States, Age 42, Married, born  6 Feb 1896 Illinois (s. of James Treacy & Teresa Stolce)


1940 Census - Ward 3, Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids City, Kent, Michigan, United States

Mary M Treacy           Head   F          49        Switzerland

John Treacy     Son      M         15        Illinois




Mr. John Clement Treacy, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering. B.S. in Ch.E., Univ. of Notre Dame, 1945; M.S., ibid., 1948; M,.S., Univ. of Wisconsin 1948, Ph.D., ibid, 1953 (1950)


Notre Dame Press Release

May June 1955 Notre Dame Alumnus


April 1955 Golfdom

"Doc" Treacy's Son Killed in Notre Dame Explosion

Dr. John C. Treacy, 30, son of the late R. W. (Doc) Treacy, for many years prominent in PGA affairs, was killed March 31, in an explosion during fuel tests in a rocket test cell at the University of Notre Dame. Dr. Treacy, an asst. professor of chemical engineering, was born when his father was pro at Danville (111.) CC. He graduated from Notre Dame in 1945. He took his master's degree there in 1947 and obtained a doctor's degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1949. He was married to the former Mary Ann Owens of South Bend. They had three children. His mother now lives in Grand Rapids, Mich.


John Clement Treacy, Farrington Daniels. Kinetic Study of the Oxidation of Nitric Oxide with Oxygen in the Pressure Range 1 to 20 Mm.1. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1955, 77 (8), pp 2033–2036


16 Aug 1962 The Milwaukee Sentinel

Wedding Creates Family of 18 [see below]


November 30, 2011 Jay A. Young, 91,...Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Mary Ann Owens Treacy Young of Silver Spring...four stepchildren from his second marriage, Eileen Kacmarynski of Birmingham, Ala., Michael Treacy of Columbia, John C. Treacy of South Bend., Ind., and Cathleen Robinson of Chelsea, Ala....



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