Biography of George Fraser
Columbiana County, OH Biographies





George Fraser, an enterprising and progressive farmer and stockman of Madison Township, is a native of Columbiana County. He was born at Wellsville, Aug. 27, 1890, and is the son of Phillip and Elizabeth A. (McBane) Fraser.

Phillip Fraser was a veteran of the Civil War. He was born at Wellsville and has spent his entire life in Columbiana County. He was a carpenter contractor during his active career. He and his wife are deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Fraser had eight children, as follows: Daniel McBane, lives with his brother, George; J. A., lives in Madison Township, Columbiana County; W. M., lives at Bristow, Okla.; Margaret, married Arthur Menough, both deceased; I. P., a World War veteran, lives at Wellsville; Jeanette, married William Gould, lives at Wellsville; George, the subject of this sketch; and Rev. Louis, a minister of the United Presbyterian Church.

After completing his schooling at Wellsville, George Fraser went to Texas, where he was identified with the Texas Oil Company. He has lived on this farm in Madison Township since 1912 and operates 240 acres of well improved land.

Mr. Fraser was married to Miss Jean Riggs, of Wellsville, the daughter of E. H. and Ella G. Riggs, natives of Wellsville. Two children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Fraser: Margaret Jean, born in 1922; and Marian Stewart, born in 1924.

In politics Mr. Fraser is identified with the Republican party. He holds membership in the United Presbyterian Church, and the Masonic and Elks lodges and is also a member of the Farm Bureau and Grange. He is known throughout the community as a man of integrity and the Fraser family has always been highly esteemed in Columbiana County.


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


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