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Transcribed from: The History of Florida: Past & Present, The Lewis Publishing Co., 1923.
ACOSTA, TRACY is a son of TRACY LUCIEN and CORA (BAILEY) ACOSTA. TRACY ACOSTA was born at
Charleston, South Carolina, February 3, 1894, and the following year his parents moved to
Jacksonville. He attended school in this city and prepared for college in the Lawrenceville
Preparatory School of New Jersey, where he was graduated in 1913. From there he entered
Yale University, graduating in 1917 with a B.A. degree. Some of the first graduates of Yale
and Harvard were among his ancestors. His forefathers came to this country in 1730 and settled
in Weymouth, Salem and Newbury, Massachusetts, and the family records in their different
lines include men of the greatest distinction and influence in all subsequent generations
in New England and also in the South and West.
Yale University graduated the class of 1917, of which Mr. ACOSTA was a member, immediately
after the entrance of the United States into the World war. Mr. ACOSTA attended the First
Officers' Training Camp at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, and was commissioned a first lieutenant
of Field Artillery. He then went with the Eighty-second Division to France, where he saw
action for several months. Mr. ACOSTA was then commissioned a captain and placed in charge
of a battery at Camp Lewis.
Immediately after the armistice Mr. ACOSTA entered business with his father, but soon afterward
departed for New York, where he is now with the export house of The American Trading Company
of New York.
Mr. TRACY ACOSTA is a member of the Psi Upsilon Fraternity, belongs to the Yale Club of New
York and is a member of the Episcopal Church. He has traveled quite extensively, covering
the southern part of Europe, the United States, the southern part of Canada and the coast
towns of South America.
Transcribed by Nancy Rayburn
©2016 Fran Smith
This page presented August 14, 2010