Biography of Dr. John A. Fraser
Columbiana County, OH

Dr. John Allen Fraser, one of Columbiana County's prominent and successful young physicians and surgeons, who is engaged in the practice of his profession at East Liverpool, is a native of this county. He was born on a farm in Madison Township, June 1, 1895, and is the son of Thomas W. and Clara A. (Allen) Fraser.

Thomas W. Fraser is a native of Madison Township, Columbiana County, and the son of John and Margaret (Oglevee) Fraser, who came to this country from Scotland many years ago and settled in Columbiana County. His wife is the daughter of Samuel and Mary (Strayer) Allen, early settlers of this section and both now deceased. Thomas W. Fraser has been a successful farmer for many years and now lives retired on the old Fraser homestead in Madison Township. He is a Republican and has served as a member of the district school boards. Both he and his wife are active members of the Yellow Creek Presbyterian Church. They have four children Mary A., who is connected with the Dayton (Ohio) Chamber of Commerce; William Oglevie, associated with the United States Bureau of Markets, Boston, Mass.; Hugh M., a farmer, Wellsville, Ohio, R. F. D. No. 2; and John Allen, the subject of this sketch.

Dr. John Allen Fraser received his early education in the schools of Madison Township and was graduated from Witch Hollow School in 1910, from East Liverpool High School in 1914, and after spending three years at Ohio Wesleyan University, and teaching school one year, in 1918 he entered the College of Medicine of the University of Cincinnati and was graduated in 1922. His interne work was taken at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa., and in September, 1923, Doctor Fraser established his practice with offices in the Little Building, East Liverpool.

During the World War, Doctor Fraser enlisted in the Medical Reserve Corps, but was transferred to the Students Army Training Corps. He was discharged in December, 1918.

On June 25, 1924, Doctor Fraser was united in marriage with Miss Thelma Clippinger, a native of Benton Harbor, Mich., and the daughter of Harry and Nellie Haskins Clippinger. Mr. Clippinger lives at Benton Harbor, Mich. His wife is deceased.

Doctor Fraser is a Republican, a member of the Presbyterian Church, and belongs to the Masonic Lodge, R. A. M., East Liverpool No. 100, the Lions International Club, and the Kappi Psi medical fraternity. He is identified with the Columbiana County Medical Society, the Ohio State Medical Association, and the American Medical Association. At present he is health officer of East Liverpool.

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

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