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Dr George William Fraker
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Birth: Apr. 19, 1858
Milwaukee County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Nov. 1, 1917
Kansas City
Jackson County
Missouri, USA

Dr. George William Fraker was the son of John A. Fraker (1828-1861) and Sarah Jane (Minick) Fraker (1834-1865) who were married in Putnam County, Missouri, but moved to Wisconsin after their marriage. George's father was a farmer.

In 1861, George's father enlisted as a private in the Union Army at Minomonie, Dunn County, Wisconsin, Company K, 5th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry Volunteers. He died October 2, 1861 at the age of 33 of typhoid fever at Camp Advance Regimental Hospital (Columbia Hospital), Fairfax County, Virginia, and was buried near Fort Baker in an old graveyard near the Potomic River.

A few years later, in about 1865, George's mother also died.

George had two sisters:

Cynthia Ann (Fraker) Hatfield 1855-1935
Nancy Jane (Fraker) Magruder 1860-1940

George and his sisters were left orphans after their mother died. An aunt came and got the children and took them to Putnam County, Missouri, where they were placed with other families to raise. His sister Cynthia was raised by Money and Allie Epperson who lived in Macon County, Missouri. It is unknown who raised George and his sister Nancy.

In the 1880 census of Triplett, Chariton County, Missouri, George Fraker age 24 was employed as a drugist and living as a boarder with Elizabeth Berger age 67, Henry Berger age 27, and William Berger age 22. It is elsewhere reported that George Fraker ran a drug store in Triplett.

On October 24, 1883, at the age of 27, George Fraker married 18-year-old Bettie Bradley in Triplett, Chariton County, Missouri, by a minister of the gospel. It was later stated in newspaper articles that George's wife left him due to his odd habits. It is unknown exactly when she left, but it was at least prior to 1888 as Bettie remarried in that year. They had no known children.

In 1891, George graduated from the University Medical College of Kansas City, Missouri. He had a medical practice in Excelsior Springs, Missouri.

Family links: 
  Bettie Bradley O'Connell (1864 - 1932)
Mount Washington Cemetery
Jackson County
Missouri, USA
Created by: Blytha & Donald Ellis
Record added: Feb 16, 2013
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Dr George William Fraker
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 Added: Feb. 16, 2013

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