Gersham Hinckley Tracy

1863–
Michigan, United States

The Life of Gersham Hinckley

When Gersham Hinckley Tracy was born in 1863, in Michigan, United States, his father, Orange Howard Tracy, was 42 and his mother, Elizabeth Hinkley, was 37. He lived in Van Buren, Michigan, United States in 1880.

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Family Time Line

Orange Howard Tracy
1821–1872
Elizabeth Hinkley
1826–1907
Alva Charles Tracy
1845–1900
William Wallace Tracy
1846–1903
Charles H Tracy
1852–1926
James Lewis Tracy
1856–1942
Arthur B. Tracy
1858–1920
Chelsea E Tracy
1861–1951
Gersham Hinckley Tracy
1863–
Jennie J. Tracy
1865–1939
Harry Delareigh Tracy
1868–1939

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World Events (8)

1863

Age 0

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 16

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 33

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

1 Irish (of Norman origin): habitational name from Tracy-Bocage or Tracy-sur-Mer in Calvados, both named from the Gallo-Roman personal name Thracius (a derivative of Latin Thrax, genitive Thracis, ‘Thracian’) + the locative suffix -eium.2 Irish: variant of Treacy .3 Americanized form of some like-sounding Jewish name.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (2)

  • Gershom Hinkley in household of Elizabeth Tracy, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Gershem H Tracy in household of Ormin H Tracy, "United States Census, 1870"

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