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Nebraska, November 16, 1898. Both parents were of German descent.
Educated in a pioneer school near Jewell Center, now Mankato, Kansas, she attended school from 1876 to 1881, three months of each year. She received her education in the early pioneer days, living on a Kansas homestead. School days were only three months a year. The school house was made of sod with the ground for a floor. The teacher's salary was $15.00 a month. Conditions were not as acceptable as now for an education, but it was much more appreciated. A Sunday school was organized and a lyceum course also, but no church services were held for a year or more. Mrs. Foster has used every opportunity to improve her education through church and church organizations, the Federation of Woman's Club, the Woman's Christian Temperance Union, and in missionary and welfare work. Conditions were not so favorable for an education at that time as they now are, but Mrs. Foster has used every opportunity for advancing her intellectual development.
In her pioneer school days children were compelled to combine recreation with activities to increase efficiency. Horseback riding was one of her hobbies at that time. In the winter the children made prairie chicken traps, and placed them on the ground at the edge of cornfields. Each day it was her duty to look after the traps and bring in the game. She would get on to her saddle horse, take her gray hound and a gunny sack, and on the way would scare the rabbits and the hound would run them down. Her leisure time spent in this matter was always profitable for prairie chickens were very plentiful and they all enjoyed the game that helped supply their daily food during the winter months.
On February 2, 1882, she was united in marriage to Charles N. Foster. To this union three children were born, Charles Oscar, July 15, 1884, who died December 4, 1896; Mary Estella, born December 2, 1882, who died May 3, 1909; and James Albert, born January 23, 1886, who died March 10, 1911.
At the time of her marriage the ox team was used to break up the sod and prepare it for farming and also to break the sod for building houses. Sometimes Mrs. Foster would yoke the oxen to the wagon and drive them to the field while Mr. Foster was sharpening the breaking plow. Then when they wanted to go to the postoffice to take and get the mail, they would ride a mule on the errand, and many of the neighbors would go with them on horseback and sometimes races were run. That was the real pioneer life in western Kansas in the eighties. The prairie schooners were great in number going west and seeking for gold. Altho she has no children of her own, at the present time, Mrs. Foster took into her home two orphan children, one two weeks old and the other three and a half, rearing them to maturity. John Wesley Neyhart, the boy, is married to Evelyn Farver, and Mary Catherine is married to Willard Campbell. Both are graduates of Hebron High School.
In 1910 Mrs. Foster was elected a member of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union, and during the entire period of her membership she has been an active worker for the cause of temperance. For some time she was county president of the organization, and for three years she was state director of non-alcoholic flavorings. At the present time she is state director of nonalcohol fruit products.
Over this period of time she has attended eighteen state, five national and two world conventions. Her greatest desire is to help raise humanity to a higher life of Christian citizenship and civic righteousness.
A member of the Presbyteran (sic) Church for the past twenty years, Mrs. Foster was elected secretary-treasurer o the Missionary Society four years, and president one year. She has been a member of the welfare board of the Hebron Woman's Club six years, and has taken a prominent part in the collection of food, clothing and other necessaries and has spent much time in personal service for the poor and sick.
She has always taken an active part in Red Cross Work, and during the World War especially assisted in packing clothes, knitting and sending boxes overseas. The author of various papers and articles for the Woman's Club, the Women's Christian Temperance Union and the Missionary Society, she has covered subjects of an educational, religious, welfare and civic nature. She has brought home reports from the scores of conventions attended and read them at local meetings.
Among the conventions to which she has been a delegate for the Women's Christian Temperance Union are the following: Fairbury, 1910, Central City, 1912; Fremont, 1913, Hastings, 1914, Omaha, 1916, Lincoln, 1917, Fremont, 1918, York, 1919, David City, 1920, Columbus, 1921, Lincoln, 1922, Hastings, 1923, North Platte, 1924, Fremont, 1925, Kearney, 1926, Grand Island, 1928, and Fairbury 1929. She was also delegate to the national conventions at Columbus, Ohio, 1923, Chicago, 1924, and Detroit, 1925. In 1925 she attended the AntiSaloon League National Convention at Chicago, and in 1927 the World's League against Alcoholism at Winona. Lake, Indiana, where fifty-one countries were represented. In addition she was delegate to the national Women's Christian Temperance Union convention at Minneapolis in 1927, at Niagara Falls, New York, in 1931, and the World's convention at Toronto, Canada, in 1931.
From 1912-20 Mrs. Foster was traveling representative for the Spirella Corset Company of Meadville, Pennsylvania, and from 1910-14 represented the Franco American Hygienic Company of Chicago.
Independent in politics, she attended the Woman's Suffrage convention at Omaha, 1912, 1914. She also attended the Parent Teachers State Convention in 1926, and the Nebraska Conference of Social Workers at Lincoln, in 1921. As a representative of the Presbyterian Missionary Society she attended the convention at Omaha in 1925, Aurora in 1924, Nebraska City in 1928 and Beatrice in 1931. She attended the Nebraska Federation of Women's Clubs district convention at Aurora in 1924, Gilead in 1926, Stromsburg in 1928, and Carleton in 1927, and the state conventions at Lincoln in 1927 and Fairbury in 1922. Residence: Hebron. (Photograph in Album).
John Wesley Fowler
For the past 26 years John Wesley Fowler has been engaged in the livestock business at Hershey, Nebraska. He was born at Stewartsville, Missouri, March 25, 1877, the son of John Wesley and Cornelia Jane (Weddle) Fowler. His father, whose ancestry is Scotch and English, was born in Illinois, in 1840, and died at Stewartsville, Missouri, February 12, 1877; he was a farmer and served in the Union Army during the Civil War.
Mr. Fowler's mother was born at Stewartsville, June 8, 1850, was a homesteader in Kansas in 1877, and died at Beatrice, Nebraska, August 26, 1924. Her father was of Pennsylvania Dutch extraction and her mother's ancestry was French.
Mr. Fowler received his education in the public schools of Lebanon, Kansas. He engaged in farming for many years, but recently has been a livestock buyer and seller. He is a member of the school board at Hershey, is affiliated with the Methodist Episcopal Church, and holds membership in the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. He is a former member of the Elks and Yeomen.
His marriage to Bertha Leota Anderson occurred at Smith Center, Kansas, May 10, 1899. Mrs. Fowler, whose grandfather came to this country from Ireland, was born at Birmingham, Iowa, November 23, 1876. Mrs. Fowler's mother was born near Birmingham, Iowa, and died in 1882. Her father was also born in Iowa and died at Jetmore, Kansas. They have reared and educated three adopted children: John, born February is;
1899, who married Annie Miller; Vern, born December 20, 1908; and Gladys, born September 29, 1908, who married Cecil Miller. Residence: Hershey.
Thomas Herbertson Fowler
One of Fremont's outstanding citizens, Thomas Herbertson Fowler has been a resident of Nebraska forty-five years. He was born at Tenafly, New Jersey, May 28, 1867, son of William Kirk and Mary Ann (Stirling) Fowler. His father was born at Auchtermuchty, Fifeshire, Scotland, July 6, 1822, and died at North Bend, Nebraska, January 28, 1895. He was a banker and livestock breeder, who came to America in 1851. His wife, Mary Ann, was born in Stirling, Scotland, in 1838, and died at Otisco Center, New York, in 1871; she also came to America in 1851.
Thomas H. Fowler attended the public and high schools of the city of New York, and the College of New York during 1881-82. In 1890 he became cashier of the National Bank of North Bend, continuing until 1912, when he became cashier of the First National Bank of North Bend. During 1920-25, he was vice president of the Union National Bank of Fremont. A Republican, he was elected county treasurer of Dodge County for the term 1927-31, and was re-elected in the fall of 1930 for the term 1931-35.
On April 24, 1894, Mr. Fowler was married to Minnie Harris Johnson at Los Gatos, California. Mrs. Fowler was born in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, February 7, 1871, and died at Fremont, May 1, 1930. She was a teacher prior to her marriage and was of Scotch-Irish descent. There are three children: Mary Stirling, born June 6, 1897, who married George W. Warrenburg; Richard Herbertson, born November 20, 1900, who married Rosamond Seacrest; and Margery Allison, born October 12, 1902, who married Clifford Dahl.
Mr. Fowler is a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Fremont, the Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis Club (vice president) and the Young Men's Christian Association. Residence: Fremont.
George A. Fox
George A. Fox, manager of the grain elevator at Bertrand, Nebraska, was born in that community, April 9, 1881, the son of George and Rosa (Simmon) Fox. His father, was born in Bohemia, January 15, 1853, and died at Bertrand, February 6, 1907. He was united in marriage to Rosa Simmon in Wisconsin, 1879, just prior to starting for Nebraska. His mother was born in Bohemia, June 2, 1860, and died at Bertrand, May 28, 1923.
Mr. Fox served as manager in the Bertrand Lumber Yard under the ownership of Roy Ford, 1908-12, 1917-28, and the Perry Lumber Yard, as manager, 1928-30, and at the present time is manager of the Bertrand Equity Exchange Elevator. He is a Democrat. He is a member of the Community Club, is treasurer of the School Board, and is affiliated with the First Congregational Church. He is serving as church trustee, church clerk, also secretary-treasurer of the Men's Brotherhood Class. His favorite sport is walking while his hobby is mechanics.
His marriage to Dora Dell Ferry, daughter of Silas A. and Amy (Coe) Ferry, occurred at Lexington, Nebraska, September 24, 1908. Mrs. Fox was born at Gove, Kansas, August 26, 1888, and died at Bertrand, December 9, 1921. Their two children are: Doris D., born September 11, 1910, who married Chester E. Anderson; and George F., born January 24, 1921. Doris is a stenographer in the Livestock Exchange at Omaha. Residence: Bertrand.
John Monroe Fox
John Monroe Fox, for the past fifteen years general manager and auditor of the Yates Lumber and Coal Company, was born at Conrad, Iowa, December 14, 1881. He is the son of Henry Stroh and Hattie Alvira (Thorpe) Fox.
Henry Fox was born at Kingston, Pennsylvania November 14, 1849, his mother of Holland Dutch birth, and his father a native born American. A lumberman in early life, he was a farmer at the time of his marriage, and spent the last twenty years of his life in the general mercantile business. He died at Balgrade (sic), Nebraska, January 9, 1912.
Hattie Alvira Thorpe was born at Lorraine, Ohio, September 17, 1861, and died at Lincoln, October 28, 1927. The Thorpe family is of Irish and Welsh descent, her uncle, Uriah Blake Thorpe, having been one of the hardy pioneers of Sandusky County, Ohio, when Indians were more numerous than whites.
Educated in the public schools of Brainard and Mead, Nebraska, John Monroe Fox was graduated from Mead High School in 1899, took some work at the University of Nebraska, and completed a six month's course at Lincoln Business College. Upon leaving school he entered the freight department of the Burlington, and after eight months there accepted a stenographic and bookkeeping position with the Yates Lumber and Coal Company of Lincoln, on February 3, 1907. He has been associated with this firm continuously since that time.
On March 6, 1905, he was married to Martha Elizabeth Primley at Lincoln. Mrs. Fox was born at Mead, April 10, 1881, her parents having emigrated to Nebraska from Illinois. The Fox family came to Nebraska in 1888, first locating at Brainard, Butler County. Mrs. Fox's father, William F. Primley was born April 29, 1844, in Mercer County, Illinois, and died April 7, 1919, at Aledo, Illinois. He enlisted when a young boy and his first engagement was in the Battle of Look Out Mountain, he made the march with Sherman to the Sea. He was editor of the Mead Advocate at Mead, Nebraska, a well known publisher and a writer of current events in verse. They have one daughter, Naomi, born April 19, 1906, who is married to Dr. Corliss Myers Totman, a dentist, at Elmwood, Nebraska.
Mr. Fox is independent in politics. He attends the Methodist Church, is a member of the Red Cross, the Business Men's Club, and the Parent Teachers Association. He was recently made a life member of the Nebraskana Society. Among his favorite recreations are golfing and hunting, and he is an ardent football fan. Residence: Scotia.
Roy Emerson Fox
Roy Emerson Fox was born at York, Nebraska, January 18, 1890, the son of Leroy Carson and Eva Jane (Gelyin) Fox. His father, who was for many years a farmer, teacher, and telegraph operator, was born at Bushnell, Illinois, September 11, 1862; his ancestry is Scotch, Welsh, and Irish. His mother, who was born in Iowa, March 12, 1867, is descended from Pennsylvania Dutch ancestors.
Mr. Fox attended a rural school, and in 1911 was graduated from the York High School. From 1912 to 1913, he was a student at the United Brethren College at York. He was a farmer until 1918, served as assistant manager of the Farmers Grain Association at Benedict, Nebraska, from 1919 to 1924, and since 1924 has been manager of the Farmers Grain Association at Thayer, Nebraska.
A Republican, Mr. Fox served as village trustee for four years and acted as mayor of Thayer, for two years. He has lived in York County all his life and is a member of the Methodist Church and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows there. He holds membership in the Ne-
braskana Society and the American Legion. His favorite sports are baseball and hunting.
His marriage to Juanita Mae Bell was solemnized at Benedict, February 22, 1916. Mrs. Fox was born at Benedict, March 8, 1901, and died at Mason City, Custer County, Nebraska, January 26, 1918. One child was born to this union, Hazel, February 21, 1917. On November 21, 1920, Mr. Fox was married at York, to Catherine Berger. Two children were born to them: Warren, born December 24, 1921, who died September 10, 1923; and Wayne, born September 10, 1924. Residence: Thayer.
Joseph Barnett Fradenburg
Joseph B. Fradenburg was born at Saint Joseph, Missouri, August 16, 1880. His father, Joseph Barnett Fradenburg, was a native of New Jerusalem, New York, decented from Dutch settlers in that vicinity. He died at Omaha. His wife, Lucy Lee Ledgerwood of Centralia, Illinois, was descended from early settlers in New England. She died at Omaha, and had been a resident of Nebraska since 1885.
Mr. Fradenburg was graduated from Omaha High School, and entered the University of Nebraska, where he received his LL. B. in 1901. He is a member of Alpha Theta Chi and Phi Delta Phi. Upon his admission to the bar he took up the active practice of law, and was formerly a member of the law firm of Fradenburg & Matthews. He is now senior member of the firm of Fradenburg, Stalmaster & Beber, and is also active in the business world, being connected with the O. K. Hardware Company and with the Sand-Gravel Company of which he has served as president.
On July 7, 1904, he was united in marriage with Cora Lee Hyer, at Omaha. Mrs. Fradenburg was born at Marietta, Ohio, March 5, 1880, and is of New England ancestry. They have two children, William, born July 9, 1915, and Elizabeth, born June 16, 1908, who is married to Stanley Kalish.
Mr. Fradenburg has always been active in the Masonic Lodge, and in 1921 was grand master of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of Nebraska. An Episcopalian, he attends Trinity Cathedral. He is fond of golf, is a member of the Omaha Field Club and the Omaha Athletic Club. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Nebraska State Bar Association and the Omaha-Douglas County Bar. Residence: Omaha.
Cecil Cooper Fraizer
Cecil Cooper Fraizer was born at Montpelier, Indiana, June 15, 1892, the son of Alvin J. and Amelia Haworth (Cooper) Fraizer. His father, who is a druggist, was born in Henry County, Indiana, of Scotch ancestry. His mother was born, of English parentage, in Henry County.
Mr. Fraizer, who is a prominent lawyer and civic leader at Aurora, Nebraska, received his education in the public and high schools of Muncie, Indiana, where he was graduated in 1910. He was a student at the University of Pennsylvania, at Philadelphia, 1910-11, where he was active in debating and public speaking and was elected to membership in the Philmathean Society. Hc received the LL. B. degree at George Washington University in 1914, and was president of the local chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon in 1914.
During his high school days Mr. Fraizer worked in a drug store, and was employed in the law office of Charles H. Bates at Washington, while he studied at the university. From 1914 to 1917, he continued in the employe of the latter law firm, and in 1917 became a member of the firm Hainer, Craft, Edgerton, & Fraizer, at Aurora, of which he is still a member.
A Republican, he served as city attorney of Aurora, 1919, was deputy county attorney of Hamilton County, Nebraska, 1919-21, and was chairman of the Fourth District of the Hoover-for-president Club in 1928; he has been a delegate to various Republican State Conventions. He is a member of the Rotary Club, of which he was president in 1926 and 1927, the Aurora Business Men's Club, serving as a member of its board of directors, and the Aurora Country Club of which he is president. He holds membership in the American Bar Association, was formerly vice president of the Nebraska State Bar Association, and in 1927 was chairman of the Hamilton County Chapter of the Red Cross. He was a member of the Young Men's Christian Association for a number of years, and is still a contributor to that organization. During 1926 and 1927, he served as a member of the Aurora School Board.
During the World War he was chief petty officer in the United States Navy, and served in the Intelligence Service of the 9th, 10th and 11th Naval Districts at Chicago, in connection with the Great Lakes Naval Training Station. He was a charter member and one of the organizers of the Lester S. Harter Post Number 42 of the American Legion at Aurora, and has held various executive offices in that organization: member executive committee, 1923-24; department commander, 1927; member National Americanism Commission of the American Legion, 1925-31; member of the State Fund Relief Committee, 1927; and delegate to national convention at New Orleans, Omaha, and Boston.
Since the war, Mr. Fraizer has spent a tremendous amount of time assisting ex-service men in obtaining compensation from the United States Government, and has been of invaluable service to soldiers and their dependents. The Nebraska Soldier Relief Committee of which he is chairman has charge of the expenditure of a hundred thousand dollars a year for the relief of needy ex-service men and their families, this being the annual income from the two million dollar fund appropriated by the state legislature. Only one other state in the Union has such a fund.
Mr. Fraizer was married to Nelle Elizabeth McCarthy at Denver, Colorado, October 22, 1916. Mrs. Fraizer, who was formerly a teacher, was born at Anderson, Indiana, September 26, 1892. Their son, Theodore J., was born January 21, 1919. Residence: Aurora.
Clarence Lefever France
For the past fifty years Clarence L. France has been a resident of Nebraska. During that time he has been engaged in farming, and for thirty years he has been a member of the Syracuse board of education.
He is the son of Oliver DeVine and Mary Agnes (Crist) France. His father was born in Ulster County, New York, and was of Dutch descent; he was a scythe maker. His mother was of Scotch descent, born at Orange, New York, and was a teacher in the public schools.
Clarence L. France was born at Orange, New York, October 25, 1858. He attended the common schools of New York State, and came to Nebraska at the age of 24. On December 19, 1883 he was married to Evagene Andrews, at Syracuse, Nebraska. Mrs. France was a school teacher before her marriage and was of German descent. She was born in New York State, May 6, 1863, and died December 3, 1930.
There are fourteen children living, all of whom are married and have homes of their own, except one son who served in the Navy during the World War, and has been promoted to the rank of commissioned officer.
Mr. France served one term in the Nebraska -legislature. He is a member of the Syracuse Congregational Church, and is a 32nd degree Mason. Residence: Syracuse.
Harry Whiting Francis
W. Francis, who has been a practicing physician at Bancroft, Nebraska, for
the past 35 years, was
born at Oquawka, Illinois, October 12, 1866. His father, James F. Francis, who was a lumberman and farmer, was born in West Virginia, and died at Seward, June 27, 1883. Lizzie H. Francis, his wife, died at Seward, January 1, 1890.
Dr. Francis was graduated from the Seward High School and in 1896 was awarded the M. D. degree at Omaha Medical College. He holds membership in the Nebraska State Medical Association; the Cuming County Medical Society; and the American Medical Association. He is president of the Elkhorn Medical Association; is a member of the village board at Bancroft; and is a life member of the Red Cross. He holds membership in the Modern Woodmen of America, the Masons, and the Nebraskana Society.
During the World War Dr. Francis served as captain of the medical corps at Camp Pike, Arkansas; he is a member of the American Legion. His political affiliation is with the Democratic Party.
On June 4, 1890, he was united in marriage with Cora R. Nelson, at Knoxville, Illinois. Mrs. Francis, daughter of William Jackson and Lora Smith, was born at Galesburg, Illinois, August 6, 1868. They have five children: Floyd Vincent, born November 26, 1898, who attended the University of Nebraska; Myrton, born May 12, 1903; Marvyn Bliss, born August 7, 1904, a graduate of the University of Nebraska in 1930; Minnie, born September 11, 1906; Norton L., born March 21, 1910, University of Nebraska, class of 1931. Residence: Bancroft.
Clarence Jackson Frankforter
C. J. Frankforter, one of Nebraska's leading educators, was born in Lincoln, October 30, 1885. He is the son of Jacob W. and Rebecca Jane (Jackson) Frankforter, the former of whom was born in Wood County, Ohio, August 17, 1844. Active in business, he served as a Union soldier in the Civil War, with the 86th and 144th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. His father, who was of German birth, came to America very early in the 19th century and engaged as a lumberman and farmer in the early days of Ohio.
Rebecca Jane Jackson, wife of Jacob, was born in Henry County, Ohio, August 25, 1849, and died in Lincoln, February 4, 1920. Active in church work and the Women's Relief Corps, she was of German and Scotch-Irish descent, and a first cousin of General Stonewall Jackson.
Clarence J. Frankforter attended the Lincoln public and High School, and was graduated from the latter in 1903. He received his B. Sc., from the University of Nebraska in 1908, his A. M., 1909, and took special work at the University of Minnesota for his Ph. D. His thesis was turned in and accepted, but when the time for his examinations arrived he was in service for the World War. He served as a captain of Infantry 86th Division, and Captain, Chemical Warfare at Edgewood Arsenal and was then commandant at the University to reorganize the Reserve Officers Training Corps in 1919. He is a colonel of Infantry Reserve, commanding the 356th Infantry at the present time, and a member of the American Legion, the Reserve Officers Association (former commander), Forty and Eight (former chef de gare).
Mr. Frankforter is a member of Sigma Xi, Phi Lambda Upsilon and Sigma Gamma Epsilon, Scabbard and Blade Alpha Chi Sigma (National Officer 1910-12), Alpha Tan Omega. He was major of the Cadet Battalion at the University in 1908, and a member of the class football team. Since that same year he has been a member of the faculty of the University, beginning as assistant instructor. For twenty years he has been consulting and analytical chemist in addition to his teaching. He is now assistant professor of chemistry, and technical director, vice president and a member of the board of directors of the Frankforter Oil Process, Inc., recently organized in Nebraska for the development of a method of removing sulphur from oil. Mr. Frankforter holds a United States and several foreign patents on this process. He is the author of several articles on scientific subjects in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, the Journal of the American Ceramic Society and the Oil News.
Professor Frankforter was married to Grace M. Hull at Lincoln, on June 25, 1908. Mrs. Frankforter was born at Unadilla, Nebraska, July 24, 1885, descended from early settlers from England, in Virginia and Kentucky. She is active in church and club work. There are three children, Dorothy, born January 9, 1914, who is a national honor student from Lincoln High School, and a freshman at the University; Jackson, born March 20, 1920; and Betty, born January 29, 1925.
Formerly active in football and baseball, Professor Frankforter is still interested in them as a spectator; he does some hiking and shooting, and during the World War was an expert rifle and pistol shot. A graduate of the Conservatory in 1903, he enjoys music, and is an accomplished pianist. As he says, he is a crank on auto-mechanics. Perhaps his greatest interest aside from his profession, is in young men. He does some special executive and advisory work with them in the University, and is a faculty member of the Interfraternity Council. During the summer of 1929, he commanded a Citizens Military Training Camp at Fort Crook, and also commanded one during the summer of 1931, at Fort Snelling.
He is a member of the American Chemical Society, the American Ceramic Society, and is a former president, and for several years acted as secretary-treasurer of the local section of the former. He is a member of the Nebraskana Society, and Mrs. Frankforter is a member of the Parent-Teachers' Association. Residence: Lincoln. (Photograph on Page 426).
William Charles Fraser
William C. Fraser was born at Walnut, Iowa, June 20, 1887, the son of William E. and Dora (Burton) Fraser. His father, who was born June 2, 1859, at Tiskilwa, Illinois, was a hotel proprietor; his ancestry is Scotch and Irish. He died October 11, 1929. His mother was born at Bussay, Iowa, July 8, 1860, and died at Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, May 8, 1927; her ancestry was English.
Mr. Fraser was graduated from the high school at Walnut, and in 1908 received his LL. B. degree at Creighton University. He has been engaged in the practice of law at Omaha, since 1908. He is now a member of the firm Crofoot, Fraser, Connolly, & Stryker. He has lived in this state for the past 26 years.
He was united in marriage with Mabel Gray, September 22, 1909, at Omaha. Mrs. Fraser, who was born at Hull, Iowa, August 8, 1887, is of German and English descant. They have four children: Dorothy, 20; Mary 17; Robert, 16; and Barbara Ann, 3.
Mr. Fraser is a member of the Nebraska State Bar Association; the Omaha Bar Association; American Bar Association; and the Ad-Sell League. He was president of the Omaha Bar Association in 1926; was chairman of the legal education committee of the Nebraska Bar Association, 1928; and is president of the Community Chest of Omaha. He is active in the Boy Scouts of America, and former president of the Omaha Council. He is affiliated with the St. Margaret Mary's Catholic Church of Omaha, and the Knights of Columbus and was Grand Knight of Omaha Council during war time. His social clubs are: the Omaha Athletic Club, Omaha Club, and Happy Hollow Club. His sports include golfing and hunting, and his hobby is reading. He holds membership in the Nebraskana Society. He is a member of the board of directors and the Executive Committee of the Chamber of Commerce and was a member of the Omaha Public Library Board for three years. Residence: Omaha.
T. Eleanor Frasier
T. Eleanor Frasier, editor of the Wauneta Breeze, an independent newspaper, was born at Vassar, Michigan, October 1, 1888, and for the past 15 years has resided in Nebraska. She is the daughter of David and Mary Ann in (Mclnnes) Stevens. Her father, born at Tuscola, Michigan, November 5, 1865, died at Vassar, Michigan, in February, 1890. Her mother was born at Westminster, Ontario, Canada, June 22, 1866, and at the present time makes her home in Wauneta.
Mrs. Frasier attended high school at Marlette and Saginaw, Michigan. On April 26, 1910, she was married to William Marshall Frasier at Saginaw, Michigan. Mr. Frasier, who was an editor for many years, owned and operated the Wauneta Breeze from April, 1920, until September, 1929, and was also postmaster from January, 1929, until September of the same year. He was Republican committeeman, past master of lodge No. 217 of the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, patron of the Eastern Star, an Odd Fellow, and noble grand during one term. He was born at Flynn, Michigan, September 5, 1888, and died at Omaha, September 16, 1929. Three children were born to them, two of whom are living, Harold T., April 22, 1911, who is attending the Colorado Teachers College at Greeley, Colorado; Burnell, July 12, 1913, who is in high school; and William, born November 6, 1915, who died February 12, 1923.
In May, 1931, Mrs. Frasier edited a special edition called History and Development of Wauneta that is of special interest and was profusely illustrated. She is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, where she is a member of the official board, the Nebraska Press Association, the National Editors Association, the Order of Eastern Star, past matron of Wauneta Lodge No. 295, the Parent Teachers Association, and the Federated Woman's Club. She is affiliated with the Republican party. Residence: Wauneta.
Mason Amadon Frazell
Mason Amadoon Frazell, a lifelong resident of this state, was born at Hiawatha, Nebraska, May 27, 1894, the son of Jacob Hiram and Ida Irene (Blakeman) Frazell. His father, who was born in Ohio, March 29, 1845, is a farmer who served in Company E of the 10th Illinois Infantry during the Civil War; his ancestry is French Huguenot and Holland Dutch. His mother was born January 7, 1850, and died at Lake Worth, Florida, August 22, 1928.
Rev. Frazell attended the rural school of Dundy County, Nebraska, was graduated from the academy at Franklin, Nebraska, in 1914, and later attended Wesleyan University. He served as a rural school teacher for two years, was a mail carrier for the United States Government for three years, and for the past seven years has served as priest in charge of the Ewing Mission Field of the protestant Episcopal Church at Ewing, Nebraska.
He has served as a member of the Ewing Board of Education since 1926, acting as secretary, is a member of the local board of the Red Cross, and holds membership in the local Lions Club. His hobby is mechanics. During the World War Rev. Frazell was a private in Ambulance Company 354, 89th Division of the United States Army, serving in engagements at St. Mihiel and Argonne.
His marriage to Marietta Maxwell Purcell was solemnized at Broken Bow, Nebraska, June 1, 1920. Mrs. Frazell, who was formerly a practising registered nurse, was born of Irish parentage at Broken Bow, May 4, 1896. They have four children: Frances Lucilla, born January 4, 1922; Theodore Mason, born October 2, 1923; Jennie Margaret, born August 13, 1925; and Carolyn Mary, born March 16, 1928. Residence: Ewing.
Louis Wood Frazier
A resident of Nebraska for the past 61 years, Louis Wood Frazier was born at Martins Ferry, Ohio, December 2, 1869, the son of Joseph and Talitha (Spence) Frazier. His father, who was a newspaper editor, was born at Mt. Pleasant, Ohio, June 11, 1826, and died at Fairmont, Nebraska, August 13, 1891. He served as lieutenant in Company G, 15th Ohio Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War; his ancestry was Scotch.
Talitha (Spence) Frazier, mother of Louis Frazier, was a homemaker and a talented artist. She was born in Harrison County, Ohio, December 1, 1837, of Irish parentage, and died at Fairmont, Nebraska, January 28, 1903.
Mr. Frazier has been editor and publisher of the Fillmore Chronicle since July 1, 1885, and has been active in civic affairs at Fairmont during that period. He is a member of the Nebraska State Historical Society, the Nebraskana Society, and the district, state, and national press associations. A charter member of the Fairmont Commercial Club, he has always been interested in the progress of his community. He is a Scottish Rite Mason, and Shriner.
An independent Republican, Mr. Frazier served as state printer of Nebraska from 1903 to 1909, and was postmaster at Fairmont, from 1909 to 1913. He married Anna Shoff at Grafton, Nebraska, April 7, 1902. Mrs. Frazier, who is a newspaper reporter, was born of German and English parentage at Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, November 30, 1867. Their son, Donald, who was born July 20, 1903, married Ethel Brown. He is an electrician and builder of federal airways and landing fields, and is a construction engineer. Residence: Fairmont.
Carleton Earl Freas
For the past 45 years Carleton Earl Freas has been engaged in the general merchandise business at Beaver City, Nebraska. He was born at Ringgold, Pennsylvania, March 22, 1869, the son of Jacob Hubert and Maggie Angeline (Sprankle) Freas. His father, who was a farmer and homesteader in Furnas County, Nebraska, in 1875, was born at Ringgold in 1839 and died at Beaver City, November 6, 1878. His mother, a teacher in Pennsylvania and a pioneer homemaker in Nebraska, was born at Grange, Pennsylvania, May 6, 1840, and died at Beaver City, October 12, 1926.
Mr. Freas is a member of the Beaver City Community Club, the Red Cross, The Nebraskana Society, the Masons, and the Rotary Club of which he was president in 1927. He is affiliated with the Methodist Episcopal Church at Beaver City. During the World War he was food control committeeman in Furnas County. He is a Republican.
On February 4, 1901, he was married at Beaver City to Rosetta Alexander. Mrs. Freas was born at Bennett, Nebraska, August 30, 1874. They have three children: Harold, born December 6, 1901, who married Bernice Louise Simmons; Mildred, born August 20, 1904, who married Claude E. Berreckman; and Carleton Earl, Jr., born May 16, 1906. Harold and Carleton are merchants. Mildred's husband is a retail merchandise manager located at Gothenburg. Residence: Beaver City.
Virgil Sprankle Freas
A resident of Nebraska for the past 57 years, Virgil Sprankle Freas in the son of Jacob H. and Angeline Maggie (Sprankle) Freas. He was born at Ringgold, Pennsylvania, September 9, 1867, and for many years has been a successful merchant at Beaver City, Nebraska. His father, who was a farmer and served as captain of the 105th Pennsylvania Infantry during the Civil War, was born at Ringgold, April 21, 1839, and died at Beaver City, November 6, 1878. His mother was born at Hamilton,
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