FRASER, ANDERSON, RANEY
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Date: 5/20/2005 at 10:03:30
Biography reproduced from page 466 of the History of Kossuth and Humboldt Counties, Iowa published in 1884:
Alexander Fraser was born Dec. 5, 1827, in Nova Scotia, where he lived till twenty-one years of age, engaged in farming, and working at his trade, carpentering. From there he went to Massachusetts, remained two months, then went to Maine and lived two years, and afterwards removed to Canada, where he made his home twenty-six years, farming and working at the carpenter’s trade. He spent the year 1866 in Minnesota, then returned to Canada, remaining until 1880, when he removed to Livermore, Iowa, and lived four months. He then bought the place where he now lives, being 110 acres on section 7, fifteen acres of which is in timber. While living in Canada, he was a man of some prominence, having been councilman, returning officer for county and town, assessor several times, and school director. He carries a good letter of address from these, was also given a very nice secretary on his departure for his new home. Mr. Fraser was married May 31, 1854, to Ellen R. Anderson, and has seven children—John R., who married Caroline Raney; Henry A., Donald R., Walter, Isabelle, May J. and Duncan. In politics, he is a republican. A member of the Episcopal Church.
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