Ola Tracy

1901–1989 (Age 87)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of Ola

When Ola Tracy was born on 22 October 1901, in Kentucky, United States, her father, Ben Duvall Tracy, was 27 and her mother, Florence Smith, was 29. She married Howard Dixon Vaughn on 4 September 1926, in Frankfort, Franklin, Kentucky, United States. She lived in Frankfort, Franklin, Kentucky, United States for about 10 years and Magisterial District 1, Franklin, Kentucky, United States in 1940. She died on 10 April 1989, in Jefferson, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Frankfort, Franklin, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ola Tracy
Howard Dixon Vaughn
Marriage: 4 September 1926

Spouse & Children

4 September 1926
Frankfort, Franklin, Kentucky, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • Ben Duvall Tracy


  • Florence Smith




  • Noel Gaines Tracy


  • Nellie Tracy


  • Female1901–1989Female

  • Bessie Tracy


World Events (8)

1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 1

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.
1904 · The Black Patch War

Age 3

From 1904-1909, the Black Patch War took place. This was a war between about 30 counties in southwestern Kentucky and northwestern Tennessee. The war was mostly over the Dark Fired Tobacco that was produced in the area during this time.
1926 · Mammoth Cave is Discovered

Age 25

In 1926, in central Kentucky, Mammoth Cave was discovered. It dates back to Mississippian times and consists of over four hundred miles of passageway. On July 1, 1941, the cave was made a National Park.

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)

  • Oda Tracy in household of Ben D Tracy, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ola Tracy in household of Ben D Tracy, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ola Vaughan in household of Howard Vaughan, "United States Census, 1940"

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