Oliva M. Tracy

1877–1953 (Age 75)
Two Rock, Sonoma, California, United States

The Life of Oliva M.

When Oliva M. Tracy was born on 19 November 1877, in Two Rock, Sonoma, California, United States, her father, John Leonberger Tracy, was 45 and her mother, Finetta Wilson, was 38. She married William Marvin Bronson on 5 October 1904, in Santa Rosa, Sonoma, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. She lived in Pearblossom, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1935 and El Monte Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. She died in 1953, at the age of 76, and was buried in San Gabriel, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Oliva M. Tracy
William Marvin Bronson
Marriage: 5 October 1904
Edith Tracy Bronson
Ruth R. Bronson
Melba Mae Bronson

Spouse & Children

5 October 1904
Santa Rosa, Sonoma, California, United States


  • Edith Tracy Bronson


  • Ruth R. Bronson


  • Melba Mae Bronson


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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 14

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 21

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

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)

  • Allie O Bronson in household of William M Bronson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ollie T Bronson in household of William M Bronson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ollie T Bronson in household of William M Bronson, "United States Census, 1930"

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