Biography of Charles A. Frazee
Rush County, IN Biographies





CHARLES A. FRAZEE, treasurer of Rush county and former postmaster of Rushville, former chairman of the Rush county Republican central committee and for many years actively identified with civic affairs in this county, one of the best known public men in the Sixth district, was born in Rush county and has lived here all his life. He was born on a farm in Rushville township on December 11, 1875, son of Aaron and Sarah (Brooks) Frazee, natives of the state of Kentucky, whose last days were spent in this county. Aaron Frazee came from Kentucky to Indiana in the days of his young manhood and bought a farm in Noble township, this county, where, after his marriage, he established his home. Some time later, however, he sold that place and bought a farm in Rushville township which he developed into a fine piece of property and on which he spent the remainder of his life, his death occurring there on May 1. 1896. His widow survived him more than two years, her death occurring on August 23, 1898. Aaron Frazee and wife were the parents of four children, those besides the subject of this sketch being Ora, wife of W. W. Wilson, William M. Frazee and Mrs. Myrtle Bonner, the latter a resident of Greensburg, this state. Charles A. Frazee was reared on the home farm and finished his schooling in the Rushville high school. As a young man he continued on the farm assisting his father in the operation of the same until the latter's death and for about ten years thereafter continued in active management of the same. In February, 1909, Mr. Frazee received from President Roosevelt the appointment as postmaster of Rushville and continued to serve the public in that important capacity until the expiration of his commission in 1913, after which he was appointed deputy county treasurer. For four years he served in that capacity and then in 1918 was elected county treasurer, leading the county ticket in that election. Mr. Frazee is an ardent Republican and has for years been recognized as among the leaders of that party in this part of the state. From 1903 to 1909, thus serving three terms, he served his party as chairman of the county central committee and in that capacity did much to strengthen and solidify the party's interests in this county, his appointment as postmaster in the latter year and his subsequent election to the office of county treasurer having been properly regarded in the community as but fitting rewards for the effective service rendered in behalf of the committee and the party at large. On August 24, 1899, Charles A. Frazee was united in marriage to Georgia McBride, daughter of William and Sarah McBride, and to this union has been born one child, a daughter, Helen K. The Frazees have a pleasant home in Rushville and have ever taken an interested part in the city's general social activities and have been helpful in promoting movements looking to the common good. Mr. Frazee is a thirty second degree Mason, a member of the local lodge of the Free and Accepted Masons at Rushville, affiliated with the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite. Valley of Indianapolis; is a noble of the Ancient Arabic Order, Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, affiliated with Murat Temple at Indianapolis, and a member of the Rushville lodge of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.

From:
Centennian History of Rush County, Indiana
Edited by: A. L. Gary and E. B. Thomas
Historical Publishing Company
Indianapolis 1921


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