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About Thad Tracy
Thad Tracy was born 8 September 1865 on a farm in Keokuk, Iowa. He was the ninth child of his father, Culvin S. Tracy, the fourth from Culvin's marriage to Margaret Cook. Thad was the great-grandson of Revolutionary War patriot Nathaniel Tracy.
Thad met his future wife, Nevada Jane Trowbridge, at Rich Hill, Missouri, "the town that coal built." They married 15 November 1891 and had their only child, Arthur Weaver Tracy, on 25 August 1892. They followed Thad's half-brother, Irvin Tracy, westward and by 1896 were living in Trinity County, California. Thad provided caring support in his home for Irvin and for his nephew Fay during their final days as they succumbed to tuberculosis.
Thad died at the age of thirty-six on March 30, 1902 from tuberculosis. He and Nevada are buried at Redding Memorial Park in Redding, Shasta County, California.
Source: California Genealogical Society Newsletter, November 2012, Vol. 6, No. 11.