Norris Tracy

1827–1916 (Age 88)
New York, United States

The Life of Norris

When Norris Tracy was born on 8 December 1827, in New York, United States, his father, Abram Tracy, was 18 and his mother, Mary Thomas, was 22. He married Sarah Ann Walrath about 1848, in United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Sandy Creek, Sandy Creek, Oswego, New York, United States in 1855 and Illinois, United States in 1870. He died on 13 October 1916, in Rochelle, Flagg Township, Ogle, Illinois, United States, at the age of 88.

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Family Time Line

Norris Tracy
1827–1916
Sarah Ann Walrath
1823–1917
Marriage: about 1848
Byron Eugene Tracy
1849–1920
Allice Tracy
1851–
Mary Ellen Tracy
1853–1932

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
about 1848
United States
children

(3)

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(2)

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 3

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 3

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 29

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

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)

  • Norris Tracy in household of Christopher Kofer, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Nores Tracy, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Norris Tracy, "United States Census, 1910"

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