Elbert Foster Tracy was born to John B. and Virginia Tracy at Juno, Tennessee, September 9, 1883. He died December 28, 1963 after many months of illness. At the age of six he moved with his parents to Texas near Vernon. In 1898 the family moved to Oklahoma, near Cheyenne where he has spent his entire life. He was married to Eva Collier on November 6, 1907 and moved to the present home site the following January. Elbert Tracy was staunch and industrious. His desire was to provide adequately for his family, rather than to enjoy the fruits of his labors for himself.
Truth and honesty were his outstanding characteristics. “He owed not any man” — He was not a social mixer; but was ever loyal to his friends. His latchstring was always out at his door and he was happy when friends and loved ones came to sup with him. He loved life and often said he had always been happy and would not change if he could live it over. He was proud of his family, his home and his farm. He loved the soil and would not retire or accept old age; but toiled on relentlessly.
He leaves to mourn his passing, his wife, Eva. Three sons, Dr. Gilbert Tracy of Muskogee, Collier and Glen of Cheyenne. One daughter, Latane Crawford of Ponca City. Two sisters, Mrs. Vera Moore of Sayre and Mrs. Lola Stout of Berkeley, California. Five grandchildren, Virginia and Betty Tracy of Muskogee; Dale, Chester and Ken of Cheyenne and a host of nieces and nephews and other relatives.
Cheyenne Star January 9, 1964