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 Mary Ann <I>York</I> Frazier

Mary Ann York Frazier

Oxford, Butler County, Ohio, USA
Death 23 Dec 1906 (aged 90)
Clinton County, Indiana, USA
Burial Michigantown, Clinton County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 21776727 · View Source
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Daughter of Abraham York and Mary McCormick.

Wife of Richard Bard Frazier. They were married 23 Jan 1834 in Butler County, Ohio.

(Surname is sometimes spelled Frazer)

Had been a Resident of Clinton County For More Than Seventy Years - Funeral Today
Mary A. Frazier, one of the oldest residents of this county and for whom these lines might well have been written, passed away at the family homestead on Sunday morning, December 23, 1906. Her demise was due directly to an attack of heart failure.
Mary Ann York was born in Butler county, Ohio, September 11, 1816, and was, therefore, a little past ninety years of age. In January, 1834 she was united in marriage to Richard Frazier of the same county and they were soon caught in the tide of emigration and borne westward, arriving at their new home in the Indiana wilderness on the twentieth birthday of the young wife, September 11, 1836.
From this spot they never wandered and although undergoing all the trials and hardships incident to life in the wilds of nature, by indomitable energy and thrift they suceeded in bringing order out of chaos and aided in a large measure in bringing Clinton county to her present high position among the other counties of the state.
After fifty years of residence in Indiana the husband gave up the struggle of life May 29, 1887, but with the exception of short stays with members of her family, the wife and widow spent seventy years on the old homestead.
By a fall, April 10, 1892 she recieved a compound fracture of one limb and the steps which had been so cheerfully taken for others were now among the impossibilities. During the next sixteen months she lay abed suffering intense pain with a fortitude remarkable in the extreme, but may hours using her needle for the comfort of others.
Since that time she has been confined to her room and rolling chair and by her patience, usefulness and life-long devotion to duty under the most adverse circumstances has made an impress for good on the minds and character of all with whom she has come in contact.
None knew her but to love her and many tears of profound sorrow are mute acknowledgement of the many kindnesses received from her hands.
She was the mother of seven sons and three daughters of whom the following survive: John B., residing in Kokomo; Taylor B., near this city; Mrs. Lorinda J. Colby, of Geetingsville, and Mrs. Julia A. Palmer, with whom the mother resided until the time of her death.
Children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and a host of friends remain to mourn her departure, realizing that her life was in every way worthy of emulation.
The funeral services will be held at the old home farm two and one-half miles northeast of this city on the Middlefork gravel road today at 10 o'clock by Rev. J. T. Phillips. Interment at Layton cemetary.

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  • Created by: Jan Beasley
  • Added: 26 Sep 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21776727
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Ann York Frazier (11 Sep 1816–23 Dec 1906), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21776727, citing Layton Cemetery, Michigantown, Clinton County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Jan Beasley (contributor 46883641) .