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TRACY, FLORENCE COMEY

TRACY, FLORENCE COMEY

TRACY, FLORENCE COMEY (20 Dec. 1886-13 June 1974), welfare volunteer, received a citation from the Friends of UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS for her voluntary service. Born to Nancy Gill and George Preston Comey of Cleveland, Tracy graduated from HATHAWAY BROWN SCHOOL and attended the CLEVELAND INSTITUTE OF ART. Tracy concentrated her volunteer activities in health and welfare (see WELFARE/RELIEF). She served on the board of MacDonald House of University Hospitals, as a director of the CLEVELAND SOCIETY FOR THE BLIND, and was a life member of the FAMILY SERVICES ASSOCIATION. Tracy was an early member of the JUNIOR LEAGUE OF CLEVELAND, INC. An avid gardener, she served as treasurer of the Garden Center of Greater Cleveland (see CLEVELAND BOTANICAL GARDENS) and was active in other local gardening associations.

On 8 June 1912 Tracy married JAMES JARED TRACY, JR. The couple lived in SHAKER HEIGHTS with son James J. and daughters Barbara (Mrs. Webster) Sandford, Clara (Mrs. David R.) Upson, and Ann (Mrs. Frank) Carvell. Tracy is buried in LAKE VIEW CEMETERY.