Alexander Daniel Fraser

2 June 1861–8 March 1950 (Age 88)
Elgin, Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life of Alexander Daniel

When Alexander Daniel Fraser was born on 2 June 1861, in Elgin, Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada, his father, John James Fraser, was 50 and his mother, Hannah McLeod, was 31. He married Phoebe Murphy on 22 May 1885, in Hopewell, Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Hopewell, Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada for about 10 years and New Glasgow, Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1950. He died on 8 March 1950, in Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 88, and was buried in Elgin, Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Alexander Daniel Fraser
Phoebe Murphy
Marriage: 22 May 1885
James Kearney Fraser

Spouse and Children

22 May 1885
Hopewell, Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada


Parents and Siblings


    Hannah McLeod




    Mary Belle Fraser


    Elizabeth Ann Fraser


    Catherine M. Fraser


    Duncan Hugh Fraser


    Margery Ellen Fraser


+6 More Children

World Events (5)


Age 8


Age 10

British Columbia joins the confederation.
1909 · First Canadian Flight

Age 48

The Silver Dart was the first recorded flight in Canada. It took off from Baddeck, Nova Scotia, on February 23, 1909, and was piloted by John Alexander Douglas McCurdy.

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 (3)

  • Alexander Fraser in household of James Fraser, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Alexander in entry for James Karney Fraser, "Nova Scotia Marriages, 1864-1918"
  • Alexander in entry for James Karney Fraser, "Nova Scotia Marriages, 1864-1918"

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