Biography of Alexander M. Fraser
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Fraser, Alexander McKay, machinist and member of the firm of Fyans, Fraser & Blackway, of Fall River, was born in Nova Scotia, March 4, 1863. His father, James Fraser, was born in the city of Inverness, Scotland, and his mother, Isabella (Murray) Fraser, in the same country. Early in life they moved to Salt Springs, Nova Scotia, where they resided for a time, and in 1872, when Alexander M. Fraser was nine years old, they came to Fall River. He had attended the schools in his native country but completed his education in the public schools of Fall River. After leaving school he was employed in various mills and stores and finally determined to become a practical machinist. In 1882 he went to Providence, R. I., and for three years served as apprentice in the Rhode Island Locomotive Works. He then returned to Fall River, and for five and one half years was in the employ of the Fall River Bobbin and Shuttle Works. Later he followed his trade in machine shops at New Bedford, Taunton and Lynn. In 1893 he formed a copartnership with Messrs. Fyans and Blackway, under the firm name of Fyans, Fraser & Blackway, and established works in Fall River. They are engaged in repairing all kinds of machinery, engines, etc., and in mill work; and also build special machinery. They have prospered in business, and through energy and enterprise are constantly increasing their trade and extending their popularity. March 10, 1897, Mr. Fraser married Ann Allen, daughter of Charles E. C. Spencer of Fall River. He is a member of Narragansett Lodge, F. & A. M., Chapter, Council and Commandery; also the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.

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A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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