|Birth: ||Apr. 7, 1838|
Glasgow City, Scotland
|Death: ||Dec. 18, 1915|
Son of Charles and Margaret (Bruce) Frazer.
Charles Frazer emigrated in 1849 from Scotland to New York.
On 6 Sep 1858 Charles Frazer, 20, married Mary Barr, daughter of Robert and Mary Barr of Jamestown, Scotland at Lawrence, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both. The couple made their home in Clinton, Massachusetts, and had three children.
On 12 Jul 1861 Charles mustered into service with Company C, of the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Clinton, Massachusetts. He was 23 years, 3 months and 5 days old.
On 10 Feb 1862, he was promoted to Color Sergeant, and on 6 Aug 1862, he was offered a commission as 2nd Lieutenant, but declined.
On 17 Sep 1862 Charles Frazer was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Maryland, in the hand, and on 28 Dec 1862 he ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by discharge.
In 1907, the "Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of Worcester County," by E. Crane, tells the following:
"Charles Frazer obtained his education in the common schools of his native place, and in 1849 emigrated to this country with his parents, landing at New York, proceeding to South Hadley Falls, Massachusetts. His father was an expert mill hand, and was engaged in the mill business at Hadley Falls, where he died in August, 1850, after which the family removed to Clinton, and Charles was there employed in the Lancaster mills. He also was employed with his father in the mill at Hadley Falls. He later learned the trade of a bricklayer, being thus engaged for some time. Subsequently he formed a partnership with Mr. Fairbanks, and conducted a contracting and building business with considerable success. In 1879 Mr. Frazer engaged in the coal business in Clinton, Massachusetts, which he has since conducted with the most flattering success.
During the war of the rebellion Mr. Frazer enlisted, in 1861, in Company C, Fifteenth Massachusetts Infantry. He participated in the various engagements that made that company famous, and distinguished himself for his bravery and fearlessness on the field of action. He entered the service as a private and was mustered out a lieutenant.
Mr. Frazer's political affiliations are with the Republican party, and he has served as assessor and road commissioner for his party. He is a member of the Masonic order and a member of the commandery. He is an enthusiastic member of the G. A. R., Clinton Post, a member of the Odd Fellows, and is also treasurer of the Sterling Worsted Mills. Mr. Frazer is pre-eminently a self-made man, and enjoys the confidence and respect of the entire community. In matters of religion he and his family attend the Unitarian church."
Charles out lived two of his children and died on 18 Dec 1915 at Clinton, Massachusetts. He was 77 years, 8 months and 11 days old.
Mary Barr Frazer (1830 - 1920)
Charles Robert Frazer (1860 - 1906)*
Marietta M. Frazer Charnock (1861 - 1907)*
Frederick E. Frazer (1863 - 1954)*
Created by: DaurRegt
Record added: Aug 09, 2012
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