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Gracey family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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  Samuel Levis Gracey (1835-1911) — also known as Samuel L. Gracey — of Smyrna, Kent County, Del.; Pawtucket, Providence County, R.I.; Chelsea, Suffolk County, Mass.; Cambridge, Middlesex County, Mass.; Natick, Middlesex County, Mass.; Lynn, Essex County, Mass.; Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., September 8, 1835. Methodist minister; served in the Union Army during the Civil War; U.S. Consul in Foochow, 1890-93, 1897-1911, died in office 1911. Methodist. Member, Grand Army of the Republic. Died in West Newton, Newton, Middlesex County, Mass., August 19, 1911 (age 75 years, 345 days). Interment at Mt. Moriah Cemetery, West Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of John Gracey (1800-1862) and Ann Elizabeth Bartram (Leech) Gracey (1804-1876); married, November 21, 1860, to Leonora Thompson (1840-1897); married, January 15, 1900, to Cordania Elizabeth 'Corda' (Perkins) Pratt (1844-1937); father of Spencer Pettis Gracey (1865-1933) and Wilbur Tirrell Gracey.
  Political family: Gracey family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  Epitaph: "Soldier - Clergyman - Diplomat"
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Spencer Pettis Gracey (1865-1933) — also known as Spencer P. Gracey — of Atlanta, Logan County, Ill.; Berkeley, Alameda County, Calif.; Hankow (now part of Wuhan), China. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., December 18, 1865. Opera singer; U.S. Vice Consul in Foochow, as of 1898; U.S. Consular Marshal in Foochow, as of 1898; worked for Standard Oil company in Japan and China; foreign exchange broker. Died, from peritonitis and heart failure, in International Hospital, Hankow (now part of Wuhan), China, January 15, 1933 (age 67 years, 28 days). Cremated.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Levis Gracey (1835-1911) and Leonora (Thompson) Gracey (1840-1897); brother of Wilbur Tirrell Gracey; married to Pearl Miller.
  Political family: Gracey family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Wilbur T. Gracey Wilbur Tirrell Gracey (1877-1945) — also known as Wilbur T. Gracey — of Oakland, Alameda County, Calif.; Woodbury, Gloucester County, N.J.; Troy, Rensselaer County, N.Y. Born in East Weymouth, Weymouth, Norfolk County, Mass., February 26, 1877. U.S. Vice Consul in Foochow, 1899-1902; U.S. Vice & Deputy Consul in Foochow, 1902-04, 1905; Nanking, 1904-05; U.S. Vice & Deputy Consul General in Hong Kong, 1905-06; U.S. Consul in Tsingtao, 1906-10; Nanking, 1910-12; Progreso, 1912-14; Seville, 1914-18; Monterrey, 1918; Birmingham, as of 1919-20. Died in New Jersey, October 2, 1945 (age 68 years, 218 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Levis Gracey and Leonora (Thompson) Gracey (1840-1897); brother of Spencer Pettis Gracey (1865-1933); married, July 22, 1906, to Enid Yale (1884-1968).
  Political family: Gracey family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: U.S. passport application (1918)
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