Man Found Dead In Auto Truck of Natural Causes
The body of James Frazier, 59, a veteran of World War I, was found this morning about 9:45 o'clock by Theron Schopmeier, proprietor of the Carpet City Auto Sales Co., 397 West Main Street, lying in one of the trucks in the garage.
The police station was called, Officers William Benosky and James Horton responding.
Dr. P. J. Fitzgibbons, acting as coroner, said that Frazier had been dead about eight hours, and that death was due to natural causes.
Inquiries by the two officers indicated that Frazier was last seen alive at midnight in the neighborhood of the place where he was found, and the fact that he had secured a piece of ice which lay against his abdomen lead to the belief that he had been suffering stomach pains, and had lain down in the truck for relief.
Mr. Frazier was born in this city, a son of James J. and Mary Bustard Frazier, and Amsterdam had always been his home. He was a member of St. Mary's Church.
Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Philip Corridon, Mrs. William Swan and Miss Marcella Frazier, all of this city, and three brothers, William, Lowell, Mass., Leo, Albany, and Aaron, this city, also nieces and nephews.
EVENING RECORDER AMSTERDAM, N. Y., THURSDAY, AUGUST 12, 1948, PAGE FIVE
Funeral of James J. Frailer
The funeral of James J. Frazier was held at 8:45 o'clock Saturday morning at the Riley mortuary, and 9:30 o'clock at St. Mary's Church where the Rey, Edwin C. Houngs. S. J., celebrated a high mass of requiem. There was a large attendance and a number of floral tributes and spiritual bouquets. Among the former were pieces from friends at Russo's, friends at Minnitti's, friends at McDermott's, employes of Memorial Hospital, Albany, friends at Cregg's and Bigelow-Sanford axminster setting mill 57.
Bearers were Jacob Mann, Carl Belfance, Harry Nichols and William Jackson.
Interment was in St. Mary's Cemetery where Father Houngs conducted the committal services.
Attending, from out of town were Robert Frazier, Syracuse; Leo Frazier, Albany; Mr. and Mrs. William Frazier and family and Mrs. Dennis Lucier, Lowell. Mass.
EVENING RECORDER, AMSTERDAM, N. Y. MONDAY, AUGUST 16, 1948, PAGE THREE
Note: Private, 4th Company, 151st Depot Brigade Infantry, World War 1.
Saint Marys Cemetery
New York, USA
Plot: Section 3 Lot 531 Plot 11
Created by: JamesP
Record added: Oct 17, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 78593845
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