Charles W. Gracey, 71, son of a Dallas County pioneer who came to the frontier alone at the age of 15, died Monday at his home in Houston. His father, C. G. Gracey, was an orphan who rolled into Dallas in an ox wagon from Illinois in 1848, the year Cedar Hill, Dallas, and Hord's Ridge fought it out for the couty seat of newly organized Dallas County. He joined a brother, M. D. L. Gracey, who was also in his middle teens. They began farming near Lisbon.
Charles W. Gracey was born at Lisbon, November 20, 1867. He grew up there. At 21, he moved to West Texas, where he farmed and ran cattle in Hall and Clay Counties. In 1919, he moved back to Dallas and went to work for a fraternal insurance organization. He moved to Houston only a year ago.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Sallie Gracey, two sons, daughter, all of Houston; two brothers, of Dallas and Memphis, Tennessee; and two sisters, of Red Oak, Ellis County, and Clarendon, Donley County.
Obituary added 2016
D. cert: Charles W. Gracey; parents: G. Gracey, Salina Hill.
Living Names Omitted Per Find A Grave.
Sallie Paris Stratton Gracey
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