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Edith Sophia Skagerlind

Date & Place Of Birth
November 6th, 1886, Worcester, MA, USA (1)

Known Domiciles
1900 - Ward 5, Worcester, MA, USA

Known Occupations

Immediate Family
Parents: August Hjalmar Skagerlind, Kristine Kihlman
Spouse: Perley Lloyd Tracy (1)
Children: Mabel Helen Louise Tracy (b. 1906, d. 1989), Dwight Harold Tracy (b. 1907, d. 1989), Earl Welmer Tracy (b. 1910), Chester Perley Tracy (b. 1912, d. 2000), Clifford Clarence Tracy (b. 1915).

Date Of Death
January 20th, 1943 (San Francisco, CA) (1)

Edith Sophia was married to Perley Lloyd Tracy in 1904. He was born September 21st, 1881, in Roxbury, Vermont (USA) and was variously employed as a chauffeur, truck driver and envelope cutter. He died in Oakland, CA on July 27th, 1967. (1) The Tracy line can be traced back to Gov. William Tracy - proprietor/governor of the Berkeley Hundred Colony in Virginia. (1) "He was one of those who formed with Thorpe, Berkeley and others a company to conduct a private plantation in Virginia. He is believed by Alexander Brown, author of "the Genesis of the United States," to have been the son of Sir John Tracy. It is probable that he came to Virginia at the same time that Thorpe did, the latter arrived in March, 1620, as on June 28, of the same year he was, along with Thorpe, appointed a member of the colonial council. The following September he sailed in the ship "Supply," with emigrants for Berkeley Hundred, now Berkeley, Charles City county. There is no direct record of his death, but it is evident that he did not even live to witness the terrible massacre by the Indians which brought death, in 1622, to his friend and partner, Thorpe, and to so many of the colonists, as the records of the company state, under date of July, 1621, that the news of his death had been received in England. But although Tracy himself escaped the horror, one of his daughters, who had married Capt. Nathaniel Powell, was not so fortunate, but was killed with her husband in that dreadful affair." (2)

(1) Information courtesy of Cynthia Watson, great grand-daughter of
Edith Sophia Skagerlind.