Monday, November 29, 2010

Fraser Genealogy


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William Jeremia FraserRosanna (Shepherd) Fraser
d.o.b. June 19, 1902 d.o.d. May 29, 1987d.o.b. February 27, 1919
Toronto, Ontario, CanadaMitcham, England
Married Rosanna April 18, 1942 (England)Rosanna Remarried to Alfred Renshaw in 1989

William (Bill) Fraser's Sisters (Kathy & Heather's Paternal Great Aunts)

Kathleen Veronica (Fraser) O'ConnorTeresa (Fraser) WilliamsGeraldine
b. 1909 d.1/23/33b.5/ 25, 1905 d. 1991b.3/9/1901 d.3/13/1901
Married Mike O'Connor,mother of Francis & MarieMarried John Frances Joseph Williams, a bookkeeper turned cooper, in 1924. Mother of James, ([Jimmy] played baseball for Baltimore Oriales) , John , and Jean([5/16/1931] married William Michalski, mother of William John [8/9/52] and Mitchel James [3/27/54])Lived only 5 days

William (Bill) Fraser's Parents (Kathy & Heather's Great Grandparents)

Charles FraserCatherine "Katie" O'Connor
d.o.b. 12/7/1878 d.o.d. 2/19/1953d.o.b. 1877 In Ireland
Married Catherine at St. Helen's Church Toronto in 1900. A Toronto Railway conductor, he left the city in 1912, when William was 10, eventually joining his brother Alexander in Chicago where he did manual labour in the building trade. He never remarried.Click on her name for a full description of her wedding day. d.o.d. September 1923 in Toronto of a perforated Gall Bladder. She was 46.

Charles Fraser's Siblings (Kathy & Heather's Great Great Aunts and Uncles)

Mary AnnFather WilliamIsobella (Fraser) CarrollJohanna (Sister Geraldine)AlexanderTeresa (Sister St. John)Msgr. John Andrew Mary
b.Inverness, Scotland 5/6/1866
b.Inverness, Scotland 4/2/1867 d. 11/24/1952b.Inverness, Scotland 8/4/1869
d. 2/17/1907
b. Portee, Isle of Skye 11/30/1871
d. 7/26, 1932
b. Portee, Isle of Skye, 6/19/1872
d. 4/5/1953
b. Toronto 5/10/1875
d. 4/28/61
b. Toronto 6/28/1877
d. Japan 9/3/1962
Known as "Miss May" she never married but devoted her life to helping raise her siblings and the children of Isobella after her death and Alex's after Ellen's death. A member of the Third Order of St. Francis.Carpenter, Trappist Monk, Parish Priest, Missionary to China, religious poet, Chaplain to St. Michael's Hospital and Lorretto Abbey.Married Joseph Carroll. Her son, Francis Patrick Carroll, was Bishop of Calgary. Also had a daughter Teresa Ralston and another son William, one of Canada's First seismologists, who is buried with Mary Ann.Entered Religious Com-munity, Sisters of St. Joseph at age 20. Teacher in the Toronto Separate School Board, playwrite, poet, artist, composer. Several large Scale religious musicals produced.Married Ellen Hallett (1878- 1911), father of eleven children. Moved to Chicago, after Ellen's death, where he married Mary Fitzgerald (d 1965). They raised Ellen's and Mary's two additonal children.Sister Mary of St. John the Evangelist was the youngest family member to enter the religious life. Missionary to Mexico, assistant Superior and Mistress of Novices and Magdalens.Founded Scar-borough Foreign Mission Society. Mission-ary to China and Japan. Many Adult Education Colleges named in his honour

Charles Fraser's Parents (Kathy & Heather's G, G, GrandParents)

William FraserJoanna (Chisholm) Fraser
b. 3/26/1839 Slackend Farm, Scotland d. August 12,1920 Torontob. 11/6/1837 Inverness, d. February 15, 1920 Toronto
Raised by his maternal grandparents. A carpenter, and later a surveyor, and builder, born in Enzie Scotland.Worked his way up to supervising the building of Toronto's Old City Hall, Union Station, Harbord C.I. etc.Daughter of John Chisholm, farmer in Beauly, and Isabella Rhind Chishom. Married William4/22/1865 in Inverness. Likely died a victim of the 1920 Flu epidemic which claimed many of Toronto's elderly.

William Fraser's Parents (Kathy and Heather's G, G, G, Grandparents)

James FraserAnn (Green) SimpsonWilliam Simpson
baptised 12/04/1803 d 9/10/1869b 1812 baptised 4/18/1812 d 2/13/1899baptised 3/26/1809 d 1881?
Acknowledged as father of William Fraser. Harbour Master, fish curer, general merchant, grain dealer and, together with his sisterIsobella, innkeeper of the Portgordon Inn.After birth of her son William Fraser, she married William Simpson 9/14/1841 in Rathven. Together they were the parents ofAnn Simpson(b8/27/1842)who married Ed McGeeMary Simpson (b11/8/1844) who married Traynor, Isobella Simpson(b2/26/1847) who maried Ferguson, and Alexander Simpson (b.7/6/1853 d 1935) who married Jane Forsythe (1858-1908)Before his marriage to Ann Green, he was married to Isabel Reid (10/22/1836) )and was father of James Simpson(b 1/22/1838). Isabel died around 1840. He was a blacksmith in Longhill.

James Fraser's Parents (K&H's G, G, G, G, Grandparents)

Alexander FraserJane (Scott) Fraser
d.o.b.1775 d.o.d. 8/2/1865d.o.b. 4/7/1776 d.o.d. 12/25/1861
Farmer. Dryburn Farm lies one mile south west of Portgordon in Bellie Parish. He died on his farm at age 90. Beyond James they were also parents of Alexander (12/28/1802--who likely inherited Dryburn) ,Isobella (b 1807 d10/291880), Mary (d aft 1874 Married Alexander Hendry) and another sister (who married James Reid)Jane is the daughter of William Scott (b bef 1861 d aft 1792) and Isobella Jack (1745? d bef 1861)who married 11/26/1765. Jane is the sister of James Scott (b 8/11/1766), Isobel Scott(2/6/1772 d before 1774), another Isobel Scott (b 7/9/1774) and Margaret Scott (3/31/1779)

Alexander Fraser's Parents (K&H's G,G,G,G,G, Grandparents)

Alexander FraserIsabella Paterson
dob 10/30/1742? Married Isabella 4/19/1772 in Belliedob 1750?
Farmer. Lived at Langhowe in 1787 and in Upper Dallachy in 1791.Along with Alexander they were also the parents of James Fraser (b1/16,1785-1841 who became a surgeon and married Elizabeth Hoyle), George Fraser (b 8/4/1787) and Margaret Fraser (b 5/9/1791)

According to the IGI index the following could be Alexander's parents (K&H's GGGGGG Grandparents)

John FraserAgnes Innes
dob 1710?dob 1710?
Lived in Bellie parishGave birth to an Alexander Fraser in Bellie Parish on 10/30/1742. They may also have been parents of William Frazer 12/7/1746, Andrew Fraser 3/26/1749, John Frazer 9/12/1750, Margaret Frazer1/23/1753 and Christian Fraser (3/5/1756--she was likely the Christian Fraser who, along with George Geddes, witnessed the baptism of Alexander's son George Fraser in 1787)