Biography of James D. Tracey
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Tracey, James D., Canton. was born in Cornwall, Out., January 29, 1834, and came to Potsdam at the age of sixteen, where he entered a printing office and completed his apprenticeship, after which he went to Canton and for brief period published the St. Lawrence Democrat. He subsequently worked in various printing offices in New York and other States, and was one time foreman of the Chicago Republican, now the Chicago Inter Ocean. In 1873 he established the Commercial Advertiser at Noorwood, and in 1877 removed the office to Canton, where he has since conducted it. Charles E. Hall was associated with him from 1873 to 1886. In 1871 Mr. Tracey married Lida Conrad of Berlin, Pa. The father of James D. was James Tracey, also a native of Canada, who married Catharine Smith of Cornwall, Ont.; in 1830. Mr. Tracey is a member of the Episcopal church, of which he is also vestryman, and is one of the managers of the St. Lawrence State Hospital located at Point Airy.

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The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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