Tracie M. Balitz Biography
Tracie M. Balitz (Arnold), circa 1966.

Tracie M. Balitz Biography

Tracie was born to Fredrick Balitz and Mary S. Kucks in City, County, Michigan, USA on Friday, September 11, 1896.

You seldom see Tracie’s middle initial “M”, especially in later years, but you will find it in the July 3, 1916 record of her marriage, the 1920 & 1930 census, and her 1916 marriage license.

It is reasonable to assume the “M” was from her mother Mary, or from her grandmother Johanne Marie, but neither can be proved at this time.

Tracie married Daniel S. Arnold in Benzonia, Benzie, Michigan, USA on Monday, July 3, 1916.

Children of Tracie and Daniel include:

Who is Tracie to you?

  • Mother of Laban Daniel Arnold and Alvin Ernest Arnold.
  • Grandmother of Joyce, Dan, Gloria, Mike, Valerie, Teresa, Sally, Carol, and Roger.
  • Great grandmother to Kelly Jean, David Michael, David Daniel, Steven Michael, Gina Joy, Kristen Marie, Bradley Jay, Joseph Michael, Mathew Allen, Daniel Scott, Jennifer Lynn, Jaysson Solomon-Elijah, Job Gabriel-Elisha, Sarah Kaylynn, Kandy Kay, Randy William, Scott Anthony, Joy Ann, Beth Ann, and Anne Marie.
  • 2nd great grandmother to Danielle Rose, Dutch Reese, William Henry, Nolan Anthony, Nickolas Anthony, Sydney Kay, Wyatt Anthony, Kari Nikole, Kali Ryann, Brett Mikalary, Samantha Marie, Spencer Jay, Megan Armenia, Dominic Daniel, Tristen Jay, Zachary Todd, and ADK, AJC, ARC, BMP, CJS, CMA, DLA, DMA, EGS, ELO, GAL, JRC, KARM, KC, LVA, MMA, NKK, RJR, SJA, TDR, TJM, WAS.
  • 3rd great grandmother to DK and MJK.

On November 26, 1914, Tracie published a mock newspaper called the “Platte Gossiper”, which is included in the images below. Among other things, Tracie predicted her future marriage to Dan Arnold – 20 months in advance of it actually happening.

Tracie passed away in Muskegon, Muskegon, MI, USA on Monday, February 1, 1988 at the age of 91.

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