Corwin Bayn Fraser

1835–1901 (Age 66)
Ontario, Canada

The Life of Corwin Bayn

When Corwin Bayn Fraser was born in 1835, in Ontario, Canada, his father, Rev Niram A Fraser, was 24 and his mother, Elizabeth Fletcher, was 29. He married Ellen Miles Farrand on 23 November 1870, in Genesee, Genesee, Michigan, United States. He died in 1901, in California, United States, at the age of 66.

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Family Time Line

Corwin Bayn Fraser
1835–1901
Emily
1836–1862
Marcella C Fraser
1858–1929
Austin Bayn Fraser
1858–
Ella E Fraser
1861–1874

Spouse and Children

children

(3)

    Marcella C Fraser

    Female1858–1929Female

    Austin Bayn Fraser

    Male1858–Male

    Ella E Fraser

    Female1861–1874Female

Parents and Siblings

    Rev Niram A Fraser

    Male1811–1867Male

    Elizabeth Fletcher

    Female1806–Female

siblings

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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 1

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1848 · The California Gold Rush

Age 13

On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 
1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon

Age 22

The Fort Tejon earthquake, on January 9, 1857, registered at 7.9, making it one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the United States. Only two people were killed, largely due to the sparse population in the area where the earthquake occurred. As a result of the large scale shaking, the Kern River was turned upstream and fish were stranded miles from Tulare Lake as the waters were rocked so far from its banks.

Name Meaning

Scottish: of uncertain origin. The earliest recorded forms of this family name, dating from the mid-12th century, are de Fresel, de Friselle, and de Freseliere. These appear to be Norman, but there is no place in France with a name answering to them. It is possible, therefore, that they represent a Gaelic name corrupted beyond recognition by an Anglo-Norman scribe. The modern Gaelic form is Friseal, sometimes Anglicized as Frizzell . The surname Fraser is also borne by Jews, in which case it represents an Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (2)

  • Corwin Bay Fraser, "Michigan Marriages, 1822-1995"
  • Corwin Bayn Fraser, "Michigan, Marriages, 1822-1995"

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