Biography of Hugh J. Fraser
Columbiana County, OH

Hugh J. Fraser, who lives retired at East Palestine, is one of the representative citizens of Columbiana County. He was born in Madison Township, Oct. 31, 1849, and is the son of John and Margaret (Ogilive) Frazer.

John Fraser, a native of Columbiana County, was born in 1806 and died in 1870. His wife was born in Yellow Creek Township, Columbiana County in 1816, and is also deceased. They were the parents of the following children. Duncan, Isabel, George, William C., Alexander, Nancy, and Daniel W., all deceased; Hugh J., the subject of this sketch; John M., deceased; Charles M., lives at Bessemer, Mich.; Thomas W., lives on the home place; Margaret, lives at Scotdale, Pa.; and Elizabeth, lives in Pittsburgh.

Hugh J. Fraser spent his boyhood on his father's farm and received his education in the schools of Madison Township. At an early age he learned the carpenter's trade and after locating in East Palestine engaged in the hardware and drug business. He met with success in his business undertaking and retired in 1919. Mr. Frazer resides at 108 West Clark Street.

On June 18, 1873, Mr. Fraser was married to Miss Mary E. Brown, a native of Columbiana County, born June 14, 1853, the daughter of David and Susan (Fisher) Brown, natives of Liverpool Township, and both now deceased. Mrs. Fraser died Oct. 8, 1911. To Mr. and Mrs. Fraser the following children were born: Myrtle E., born Feb. 6, 1877, married John H. Irwin, lives in East Palestine; Clifford, born Feb. 25, 1881, died Feb. 11, 1884; Herbert B., born Nov. 16, 1883, died April 26, 1892; Hugh C., born Dec. 23, 1886, died while in service during the World War, Sept. 26, 1918; and was buried at sea; Kenneth, born April 18, 1899, died Aug. 22, 1899. Mr. Frazer was married the second time to Mary E. English, who was born in 1869, the daughter of John and Matilda (Courtwright) Leheigh, both deceased.

Mr. Frazer is a Republican, a member of the Presbyterian Church and a 32nd degree Mason.

History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926

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