Tracy Hartwell Wilder

Tracy Hartwell Wilder

Male 1890 - 1973  (83 years)

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  • Name Tracy Hartwell Wilder  [1
    Born 11 Mar 1890  Richland Township, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Oct 1973  Pulaski, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Age 83 years 
    Person ID I5536  Tree2020
    Last Modified 3 May 2021 

    Father Ancestors William Minot Wilder
              b. 17 May 1870, Richland Township, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 25 Jan 1935, Pulaski, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ancestors Elmina Mae Erskine
              b. 4 Apr 1863, Richland Township, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 17 Jun 1939, Pulaski, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1 May 1889  Richland Township, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Newspaper Article - Thursday, May 9, 1889 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - South Richland - William M. Wilder of Pulaski, and Mina M. Erskine of South Richland, were married at the home of her father, L. Erskine, on Wednesday evenings last week. The ceremony was performed by Rev. A. Bramley of Pulaski, which place will be their new home.

      Newspaper Article - Thursday, May 9, 1889 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Married - At the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. Erskine, May 1, 1889, by Rev. A. Bramley of Pulaski, Mr. William M. Wilder, of Pulaski, and Miss Mina M. Erskine, South Richland.
    Family ID F2233  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Last Modified 3 May 2021 
    Family ID F27344  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Ancestors Lois Belle Parsons
              b. 2 Feb 1895, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 8 Apr 1995, Oriskany, Oneida, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 100 years) 
    Married 4 Feb 1914  Syracuse, Onondaga, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age at Marriage He was 23 years and 11 months - She was 19 years  
    Notes 
    • Newspaper Article - Thursday, February 22, 1917 Sandy Creek News - Sandy Creek, New York - Born - Wilder - In Syracuse, February 12, 1917, to Mr. and Mrs. Tracy W. Wilder, a daughter.

      Newspaper Article - Tuesday July 30, 1935 Oswego Palladium Times - Oswego, New York - Pulaski Personals July 30 - Mr. and Mrs. Tracy Wilder and three children, Tracy Jr., Bobby and Rhea and Mrs. William Wilder were in Syracuse Sunday to attend the 49th wedding anniversary of Mrs. Tracy Wilder's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Parsons.

      Newspaper Article - Wednesday February 12, 1964 The Palladium Times - Wilders Honored By 300 Friends On 50th Anniversary - Pulaski - Mr. and Mrs. Tracy Wilder would like to thank everyone who had a part in making their 50th wedding anniversary so successful. More than 300 guests called on them Sunday, February 2 at their home to honor them on this occasion. A dinner was held at the Log Cabin with 23 members of the immediate families attending. Miss Lois B. Parsons was united in marriage to Tracy H. Wilder at the home of the bride in Syracuse on February 4, 1914. Rev. James B. Knappenberger of the Wesleyan Methodist Church officiated. Miss Lulu M. Parsons, sister of the bride and Purley J. Bentley of New Jersey were the attendants. Rena Lamphere a cousin of the bride, was flower girl. Lois Lanphere and Margaret Pratt, also cousins were ribbon girls and Harold Lamphere was ring bearer. The couple has four children and all were present at the celebration. They include Mrs. Reah LaVeck, local music teacher at the school; Mrs. Emerson (Carolyn) D. Moran of Tucson, Arizona; Commander Tracy H. Wilder, Jr. of Norfolk, Virginia; and Robert F. Wilder of Canastota. They have 15 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Mrs. Wilder has a sister, Mrs. Alfred (Marion) Moody of Canajoharie, and a brother, Milton F. Parsons of Syracuse who also attended the anniversary party. Mr. and Mrs. Wilder have resided in Pulaski for 29 years. They had lived in Syracuse several years before moving here. Mr. Wilder and his brother, Dale, operated a lumber business for several years which had been previously owned by their father, William Wilder. After selling the lumber business, Mr. Wilder worked at the General Electric in Syracuse as a dispatcher and retired eight years ago. The Wilders are members of Park Methodist Church. Mrs. Wilder is a member of Pulaski Chapter 159 O.E.S. having been a past matron, a past deputy grand matron of the Oswego District, a member of the Tuesday Study Club, Civic Club and W.S.C.S. Mr. Wilder is a member of Pulaski Lodge 415, F.A.M., secretary of the lodge, past patron of Pulaski Chapter 159 O.E.S. He works at the Selkirk State Park in the summer.
    Children 
    Married: 1x1. Tracy Hartwell Wilder, Jr.
              b. 19 Nov 1922, Syracuse, Onondaga, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 18 Dec 2013, Tampa, Hillsborough, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)  [natural]
    Married: 1x2. Robert Frank Wilder
              b. 24 Feb 1930, Syracuse, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 24 Mar 2005, Venice, Sarasota, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)  [natural]
    Married: 1x3. Carolyn Wilder
              b. 12 Feb 1917
              d. 12 Mar 2011  (Age 94 years)  [natural]
    Married: 1x4. Rhea Claire Wilder
              b. 5 Nov 1914, Syracuse, Onondaga, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 18 Feb 2008, Oriskany, Oneida, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 3 May 2021 
    Family ID F1736  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Newspaper Article - Tuesday, June 8, 1971 The Palladium Times - Oswego, New York - Tea To Honor Pulaski Pair For OES Work - Fulton - Elizabeth Chapter No. 195, O. E. S. will host an honorary tea at the Masonic Temple, South Fourth Street, with all the Chapters in Oswego District, Sunday afternoon, from 2 to 5 p.m. for Mr. and Mrs. Tracy Wilder of Pulaski. For more than a quarter of a century Lois and Tracy Wilder have dedicated their lives to the order. For years they campaigned throughout the State for added facilities and greater improvements for the Eastern Star Home and Infirmary at Oriskany. Their efforts supported the new addition to the Home, which has grown from a one-building unit to a two million dollar complex that gives the resident sisters everything the heart could desire in material comforts. All of this has been realized by the sole support of Eastern Star members. The Wilders have long ago track of the miles they have traveled to help make this dream come true. Their daughter, Mrs. Rhea LaVeck, absorbed this zeal for the order, and became Oswego District's first Grand Matron of the Grand Chapter of the State of New York. Mr. and Mrs. Wilder did not curtail their interest after having a Grand Matron in their family. With their daughter, Mrs. LaVeck, they again traveled the width and breadth of the state campaigning to keep the Order of Eastern Star of the State of New York an independent jurisdiction, and did not rest until the Grand Chapter Session of 1970-71 voted to keep their independent jurisdiction. Through these years Lois and Tracy Wilder have earned the title of Mr. and Mrs. O.E.S. Mrs. Wilder served her own Pulaski Chapter No. 159 as Matron and has served the Grand Chapter as District Deputy Grand Matron of Oswego District, and also as Chairman of the Necrology Committee. Mr. Wilder served as Patron of Pulaski Chapter No. 159 and has served the Grand Chapter as Grand Sentinel. An invitation is extended from the chapters of Oswego District to the many friends of the Wilders to attend this tea in their honor. Mrs. John Grant of the Fulton chapter is chairman of this event and will be assisted by representatives of the other chapters of the district.

      Newspaper Obituary - Wednesday, October 31, 1973 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Tracy H. Wilder, Sr., Expires In Oswego - Tracy H. Wilder, Sr., 83, of 7407 Lincoln Avenue, Pulaski, died October 25, in the Pontiac Nursing Home, Oswego. Born March 11, 1890 at Pulaski, the son of William and Elmina Erskine Wilder. He attended Pulaski schools. He was married to Lois Parsons in Syracuse in February 1917. He was employed by the Railway Mail Service in Syracuse and later as assistant manager of Metropolitan Life Insurance in Oswego. Mr. Wilder moved back to Pulaski in 1935, and with his brother, Dale Wilder, they operated the W. M. Wilder Lumber Company. They later sold the lumber company and he commuted to Syracuse where he was employed by General Electric as an expediter. He retired from there in 1955. For about ten years after that he was employed at Selkirk State Park in the summers. Mr. Wilder was long active in the Methodist Church, serving 25 years as Sunday School Superintendent. He was a member of the Pulaski Lodge 415 F. and A.M., acting as secretary for ten years. He was a past patron of Pulaski Chapter 159 O. E. S. and a past grand officer of the O. E. S. Surviving are his wife, Lois P. Wilder, four children, Mrs. Rhea LaVeck of Pulaski, Emerson (Carolyn) Moran of Huntington Beach, California, U. S. Navy Captain Tracy H. Wilder, Jr., of Copenhagen, Denmark, and Robert Wilder of Rochester, 17 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and one brother, Dale E. Wilder of Tampa, Florida. Services were held at 2 p.m. October 28 at Park United Methodist Church, Rev. Edwin A. Potter, officiating. Burial is in Pulaski Cemetery, Pulaski. Masonic and Eastern Star services were held at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home on Saturday evening.
      Class of 1909 PACS

  • Sources 
    1. [S553] U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2011;), Number: 094-03-7692; Issue State: New York; Issue Date: Before 1951.