TRACY, David E., was born at Conshohocken, Montgomery county, March 11, 1867. He is a son of James and Margaret (O'Brien) Tracy. James Tracy was born in Pottsville, Pa., but is now a prominent business man in Conshohocken, where he has resided for upwards of forty years. He has been burgess of the town and a member of the town council and is a director of the First National Bank. He is very prominent in business circles and connected with many of the enterprises of the city. His mother was born near Dublin, Ireland, and came to America when she was quite young. Mr. and Mrs. James Tracy had a family of ten children, nine of whom are living, namely: John C., a partner in his father's business in Conshohocken; Henry M., a prominent member of the bar in Conshohocken; Catherine E.; David E.; George E., paying teller of the City Trust Company of Philadelphia; Matthew A., student at Pennsylvania University, Philadelphia; Margaret, Maria J. and Eliza A.
David E. Tracy received his primary education in the parochial schools of his native town. He completed his education at the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, receiving his diploma as mechanical engineer in 1887. He came at once to Harrisburg and found a position as mechanical engineer with the Harrisburg Ice Machine Company. He served in this position three years. In 1890, in connection with Messrs. Hildrup and Patton, he organized the Harrisburg Pipe Bending Company and also the Harrisburg Tinsmith Company for the manufacturing of all kinds of galvanized ice machinery.
Mr. Tracy was married at Harrisburg, September 6, 1894, to Gertrude Hemler, daughter of H. D. and Jane Hemler. In politics he is a Democrat. He attends the Roman Catholic church.
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Date of Transcription: 23 Nov. 2000
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