Biography of William H. Frater
Pitt Township, Wyandot County, OH Biographies

WILLIAM H. FRATER is a native of Harrison County, Ohio, born May 23, 1850. His parents were Thomas and Isabel (Taylor) Frater, natives of Ohio and Virginia respectively, and of Scotch ancestry. The father was born in 1820, and died in 1862; the mother in 1818, and still living, a resident of Iberia, Ohio. They had five children, George, John T., William H., Archibald and Thomas, the latter deceased. William, our subject, was educated in the district schools, subsequently spending two years in the Iberia Academy, and teaching one successful term. In 1873, he engaged as shepherd for David Harpster, and. continued in his employ four years. In 1877, he erected his tile works at Fowler, and also assumed charge of the warehouse at that place, conducting the latter business three years, and still engaging extensively in the tile manufacture. In 1877, he purchased three lots on which his tile yard is located, and in 1882 purchased the celebrated stallion "Brilliant," imported from France in 1875. Mr. Frater was married, June 10, 1879, to Rebecca Swartz, daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth Swartz, of this county. She was born January 15, 1857, and died January 13, 1884, leaving one son, George Earle, born December 25, 1883. Mr. F. is an active Republican, and highly esteemed as a citizen. He served as Assessor two terms, and has acquired a reasonable property by industry and economy.

The History of Wyandot County, Ohio
Liggett, Canaway & Co.,
Chicago 1884

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