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Tracy, George

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 18, credited to South Hero, VT
Unit(s): 8th VT INF
Service: enl 1/4/64, m/i 1/6/64, Pvt, Co. E, 8th VT INF, m/o 6/28/65

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VITALS

Birth: 06/08/1846, South Hero, VT
Death: 09/22/1923

Burial: South Hero Cemetery, South Hero, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 20935688

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 12/15/1891, VT
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Remarks: None

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BURIAL:

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South Hero Cemetery, South Hero, VT

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Obituary

GEORGE TRACY KILLED BY TRAIN
Auto Which He is Driving Struck At South Hero Third Fatal Accident at This Spot

SOUTH HERO, Sept. 23. - George Tracy, about 75 years old, was almost instantly killed shortly after noon Saturday when his automobile was struck at the crossing near the South Hero station by the southbound milk train on the Rutland railroad. The train hit the rear of the car and threw it about 15 feet. Mr. Tracy died a few moments after his brother, who was at the station and saw the accident, reached his side. He sustained injuries to his head that caused his death.

It is said that the engineer of the train waved to Mr. Tracy to stop and that he did stop, but started up again and was almost over the crossing when the train hit the machine. This is the third fatal accident at this crossing within a few years.

Source: Burlington Daily News, September 25, 1923
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.