Biography of O. L. Frazier
Decatur County, IA Biographies





O. L. FRAZIER.
The success of the Farmers Bank is due in no small measure to the efficiency of its cashier, O. L. Frazier, who was born in Akron, Harrison county, Missouri, on the 1st of January, 1869, a son of S. R. and Melvina J. (Severe) Frazier, both natives of Ohio. While living in Missouri the father followed agricultural pursuits, but after his removal to Davis City, Decatur county, engaged in the general merchandise business and also operated a flour mill. He passed away on the 28th of April, 1908, but his widow survives. They were the parents of four children: O. L.; Clarence S. and Glenn R., who are operating the mill formerly owned by their father; and Hazel, the wife of Leigh R. Howell, of Omaha, Nebraska.

O. L. Frazier was reared in Davis City and after completing the course offered in the local schools attended business college at Des Moines, Iowa. Upon leaving that institution he entered his father's store and was employed there until August 1, 1902, when he and his uncle, J. A. Frazier, of Leon, bought out the interest of E. D. Dorn and Son in the Farmers Bank of Davis City. Our subject became cashier of the institution, a position which he has since held, and his uncle is vice president thereof. The assistant cashier is A. F. Radnich. The institution is a private bank owned by J. A. Frazier, O. L. Frazier, A. F. Radnich and Dr. J. W. Wailes. The capital stock is ten thousand dollars and the deposits now total eighty thousand dollars, which is proof of the confidence which the people of Davis City and the surrounding country have in the sound judgment and integrity of the owners and officers of the bank.

Mr. Frazier was married on the 23d of August, 1905, to Miss Myrta Howell, whose birth occurred on the 5th of July, 1879. Her father, Professor J. M. Howell, is the supervising editor of this history of Decatur county and her mother was in her maidenhood Miss Sarah C. Burris. Mr. and Mrs. Frazier have had three children: O. L., Jr., who was born on the 3d of October, 1906; Marjorie, whose birth occurred on the 27th of August, 1909; and Mildred, who was born August 3, 1911, and died March 23, 1913.

Mr. Frazier is a republican and for five years was clerk of New Buda township. He is an enthusiastic Mason and belongs to the chapter and commandery of the York Rite of Leon and the Mystic Shrine at Davenport, Iowa. He also holds membership in the Order of the Eastern Star and is likewise affiliated with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. He takes much interest in religious work and is a member of the gospel team of the local Methodist Episcopal church, to which he belongs. He is one of the leading financiers of Davis City and his worth is recognized in banking circles of this section of the state.

From:
History of Decatur County, Iowa
And its People
Vol II
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Chiago 1915


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