Biography of P. A. Tracy, Esq.
Kern County, CA Biographies





P. A. TRACY, Esq., is one of the honored pioneers of Kern County. He was born a in Wilkes Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, October 21, 1829. In 1850 he came to California, arriving at Placerville on the 6th of August, and until 1854 was successfully engaged in mining. That year he turned his attention to raising stock and grain in the San Joaquin valley, and with Worthington Canfield, continued the business there for several years. 1863 is the date of his location in Kern County. He is still associated with Mr. Canfield in ranching and stock raising, conducting their operations in this County; he has mining interests in the Tehachaphi district, owns stock in the Bank of Bakerfields, and is the owner of some fine pieces of city property.

Mr. Tracy married Mrs. Baker, widow of the lamented Colonel Thomas Baker, of Bakersfield, January 18, 1875. He is a Republican in politics, has held the officer of Surveyor of Kern County, and has ever been an active and influential citizen. He is a gentleman of unassuming manners, always cool and collected, takes a philosophical view of life, has a happy temperament, and is highly esteemed by all who know him.

From:
Memorial and Biographical History
of the counties of
Fresno, Tulare and Kern,
California
The Lewis Publishing Company
Chicago 1891


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