Odes Clyde Tracy

1867–1943 (Age 75)
Marengo, Iowa, Iowa, United States

The Life of Odes Clyde

When Odes Clyde Tracy was born on 26 April 1867, in Marengo, Iowa, Iowa, United States, his father, Daniel Henry Tracy, was 24 and his mother, Margaret Ann Tumblin, was 23. He married Effie Eloise Merrill on 26 October 1892, in Atlantic, Cass, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Baker Township, Guthrie, Iowa, United States in 1910 and Bear Grove Township, Guthrie, Iowa, United States in 1920. He died on 31 January 1943, in Carroll, Carroll, Iowa, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Guthrie Center, Guthrie, Iowa, United States.

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Odes Clyde Tracy
Effie Eloise Merrill
Marriage: 26 October 1892
James Garfield Tracy
Claude Merrill Tracy
Charles Merrill Tracy
Dayton V Tracy
Francis Laverne TRACY
Helen Tracy
Harold Albert Tracy

Spouse & Children

  • Male1867–1943Male

  • Effie Eloise Merrill


26 October 1892
Atlantic, Cass, Iowa, United States


  • James Garfield Tracy


  • Male1899–1961Male

  • Charles Merrill Tracy


  • Dayton V Tracy


  • Francis Laverne TRACY


+2 More Children

Parents & Siblings



  • Charles Tracy


  • Male1867–1943Male

  • Emily Celia Tracy


  • Columbia Cordelia Tracy


  • Female1870–1942Female

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 1

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 17

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 23

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

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)

  • Odes C Tracy, "Iowa State Census, 1905"
  • Odes C Tracy, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ode Tracy, "United States Census, 1920"

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