Olive Amelia Tracy

1871–1950 (Age 78)
Hillsboro, Vernon, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Olive Amelia

When Olive Amelia Tracy was born on 14 October 1871, in Hillsboro, Vernon, Wisconsin, United States, her father, Charles Henry Tracy, was 30 and her mother, Eleanor Elizabeth Baker, was 20. She married Charles F. Gross on 4 July 1889. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Vernon, Wisconsin, United States in 1880 and Greenwood, Vernon, Wisconsin, United States in 1905. She died on 7 January 1950, at the age of 78, and was buried in Hillsboro, Vernon, Wisconsin, United States.

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Olive Amelia Tracy
Charles F. Gross
Marriage: 4 July 1889
Rollin Charles Gross
Edward Francis Gross
Hulda Gross
Benjamin Henry Gross

Spouse & Children

  • Female1871–1950Female

  • Charles F. Gross


4 July 1889


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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 12

A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 25

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.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Olive Gross in household of Chas Gross, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Olive Tracy in household of Charles H Tracy, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Olive Gross in household of Charles Gross, "United States Census, 1930"

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