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Helon Henry Tracy, Sr
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Birth: Feb. 25, 1849
Death: Apr. 25, 1893

Standard Examiner
Tuesday Morning, May 23, 1893

Gone But Not Forgotten.

EDITOR THE STANDARD : The late Helon
Henry Tracy was a historical man in
the Mormon community. He was a
"good man and true," and as such we
desire to place his name on record that
it may still be held in honorable remembrance
among the generations to come.
He was the son of Moses Tracv and
Nancy Naomi Alexander Tracy. He
was born February 25,1849, at Council
Bluffs, Iowa. His parents, who united
with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-
day Saints on May 10, 1833, were
among the sufferers for their religious
convictions who were driven from their
homes in the state of Missouri to Illinois,
and were subsequently expelled
from their beautiful domicile in midwinter
of 1846 from Nauvoo.
Helon H. Tracy came with his parents
to Utah in 1850. Shortly after their arrival
in this territory they came to
Weber county and settled at Marriotts,
where they have since continued to reside.
On March 15,1857, he was baptized into the
church by Pleasant Green Tayor, and
confirmed the same day by Elder Luman A.
Shurtliff. He continued to reside with his
parents and to assist to earn a livelihood
until he grew to man's estate. On February
16,1867, he was married to Miss Emma Maria
Burdett, by whom he had fourteen children,
five of whom were boys, and all of whom
except two sons survive him. On February
17,1865, he was ordained an elder by
Ohauncey W. West. He continued to labor
in that office faithfully until March 1,
1874, when he was ordained a member of the
Seventy-fifth Quorum of Seventies by Elder
Joseph A. West. Nov. 1,1875, be was appointed
to preside over the Young Men's Mutual
Improvement association of Marriotts.
On May 22,1877, he was ordained a
high priest and set apart as second
counselor to Bishop James Ritchie, of
the Marriotts Ward of the Weber Stake
of Zion by Apostle Franklin Dewey
Richards. In this capacity ha labored
with honor, fidelity and benefit to the
people of the ward, until to the time of
his demise. Indeed, for several years
he was left in entire charge of the ward
—the bishop frequently being absent
from home for many months at a time.
He was also superintendent of the
Sabbath school of the ward for about
six years. In all his administration in
these official capacities he, by his
integrity, perseverance, and love for
welfare of the people both young and
old won the affections and confidence of
the whole community, in whose fond
memory his name and labors will ever
live. On the 19th April 1881, he left
his home on a mission to preach the
gospel in the United States. After
laboring there six months he sailed
from New York for England where he
eeumed his missionary labors in the
British Isles, there he continued till tbe
latter part of July, 1882, when he reurned
to his home in Utah.
December 19, 1870, before the passage
of the Edmunds law, he entered into
plural marriage by union with Mary
Jane Burdette.
On February 23d, 1886 he was tried
before Judge 0. W. Powers, and convicted
of and sentenced to imprisonment
in the Utah penitentiary for ten months.
The issue of the second marriage was
three sons and four daughters, and by a
third marriage he had one boy and two
girls. Among the mourners he leaves
an aged mother who on the 14th of
April, 1893, was three score and
seventeen years of age.
The funeral services were held April
7th in tbe ward meeting house, which
was filled to its utmost seating and
standing capacity—and many could not
gain admission. Consoling remarks
were made on the occasion by President
C. F. Middleton, Supt, R. Ballantyne
nd Bishop Ritchie, all of whom bore
testimony to the sterling worth of their
eceased brother and friend. An immense
cortege followed the remains
to the Ogden cemetery, where they
were deposited in their earthen home.
JOSEPH HALL.
MAY 22,1893. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Moses Tracy (1810 - 1858)
  Nancy Naomi Alexander Tracy (1816 - 1902)
 
 Spouses:
  Emma Maria Burdett (1851 - 1933)*
  Mary Jane Burdett (1854 - 1934)*
  Pheobe Anna Truelove Draper Tracy (1866 - 1899)*
 
 Children:
  Anna Marie Tracy Butler (1868 - 1959)*
  Emma Naomi Tracy Ritchie (1870 - 1948)*
  Helon Henry Tracy (1872 - 1948)*
  Mary Eliza Tracy Allred (1874 - 1949)*
  Moses Burdett Tracy (1874 - 1877)*
  Richard Israel Tracy (1876 - 1943)*
  Zina Jane Tracy McFarland (1877 - 1950)*
  Adam Herbert Tracy (1878 - 1948)*
  Thomas Alma Tracy (1879 - 1957)*
  Ruth Mirriam Tracy Whitehead (1880 - 1949)*
  Wilford Henry Tracy (1881 - 1965)*
  Cyrus Albert Tracy (1883 - 1885)*
  Elizabeth Tracy Raty (1883 - 1964)*
  Elizabeth Tracy (1883 - 1964)*
  Ellen Imogene Tracy (1884 - 1885)*
  Sarah Almyra Tracy Coop (1884 - 1936)*
  Aaron Ward Tracy (1885 - 1966)*
  Florence Almina Tracy Hall (1886 - 1966)*
  Laura Tracy Opheikens (1886 - 1959)*
  Mormon Harold Tracy (1888 - 1972)*
  Sarah Ann Tracy Henderson (1889 - 1952)*
  Mariah Alvina Tracy Mumford (1890 - 1921)*
  Lydia Frances Tracy Lee (1890 - 1970)*
  Blanche Tracy Janes (1892 - 1966)*
  Pheobe Henrietta Tracy (1892 - 1955)*
 
 Siblings:
  Eli Alexander Tracy (1833 - 1917)*
  Lachoneus Moroni Tracy (1835 - 1845)*
  Moses Mosiah Tracy (1838 - ____)*
  William F Tracy (1840 - 1842)*
  Theodore Franklin Tracy (1843 - 1845)*
  Austin Walter Tracy (1845 - 1924)*
  Helon Henry Tracy (1849 - 1893)
  David Seymour Tracy (1852 - 1946)*
  Charles Albert Tracy (1854 - 1922)*
  Mary Ellen Naomi Tracy Irwin (1856 - 1937)*
  Nancy Marinda Tracy Moyes (1861 - 1946)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Ogden City Cemetery
Ogden
Weber County
Utah, USA
 
Created by: Utah Tombstone Lady
Record added: Jul 10, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6595261
Helon Henry Tracy, Sr
Added by: Roger Hall
 
Helon Henry Tracy, Sr
Added by: Utah Tombstone Lady
 
Helon Henry Tracy, Sr
Added by: Utah Tombstone Lady
 
 
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To my 4th generation grandfather
- Sonja Whitt
 Added: Jan. 11, 2014

- Kelly Howell
 Added: Oct. 17, 2012

- Rachel Tracy
 Added: May. 27, 2012
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