An old resident of Louisa county and veteran of the Civil war is Elliott Frazier, who for over twenty years has
been identified with the commercial interests of Morning Sun. His birth occurred in Darke county, Ohio, on the.
28th of February, 1838. He is a son of Alvis and Martha (Cromniel) Frazier, the father a native of North Carolina
and the mother of Pennsylvania. They removed to Louisa county in 1856, locating upon a farm, where the mother passed
away in 1876. The father survived until 1892, and was residing in Tama county, Iowa, at the time of his demise.
There were six children born of this union, but only two are surviving: Elliott, our subject; and Mary, the wife
of A. Farmer, of South Dakota.
Elliott Frazier, who was eighteen years of age when his parents removed to Iowa, was educated in the common schools
of his native state. He remained at home until he was of age, assisting in the work of the farm. On the 17th of
August, 1861, he responded to his country's call and went to the front in defense of the Union, serving in the
army for three years. He participated in many of the notable battles of the war, among them being: Pea Ridge, Chickasaw,
Bayou, Lookout Mountain and Lookout Ridge, while he also took part in the siege of Jackson and Vicksburg. He sustained
but one wound during the period of his service and that was at the battle of Vicksburg, where he was slightly hurt
in the left side. He was mustered out in August, 1864, and returning to Louisa county he engaged in farming until
1888, at which time he withdrew from agricultural pursuits and coming to Morning Sun established a flour, feed
and produce store, which he is still conducting.
Mr. Frazier was married on the 12th of May, 1870, to Miss Nancy J. Patton, who was born in Indiana in 1840, a daughter
of Huston and Esther Patton, both of whom are now deceased. Four children have been born of this union, the order
of their birth being as follows: Jessie, who is a teacher., living at home; Teresa, the wife of J. W. Whitham,
of Morning Sun; Charles, who is a resident of Fulton county, Illinois; and Frank, who is living in Morning Sun.
Mr. and Mrs. Frazier both affiliate with the Methodist Episcopal church, and fraternally he is identified with
the Masonic order, being a member of Wapello Lodge, No. 5, A. F. & A. M. His right of franchise he exercises
in support of the candidates of the democratic party. He served for fifteen years as a member of the school board,
and for several terms he was a member of the village council. Mr. Frazier has always taken a prominent part in
all G. A. R. activities and was one of the locating committee from the state of Iowa sent to Vicksburg to select
a position for the soldiers' monument erected there. Although he has attained the age when the majority of mep
think of retiring from active duties Mr. Frazier is to be found at his place of business every day, and fully competent
to adequately discharge all responsibilities.
History of Louisa County, Iowa
From Its Earliest Settlement to 1912
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Decatur County, IA
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