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
1861–1950
Phoebe Murphy
1862–1924
Marriage: 22 May 1885
James Kearney Fraser
1886–1967

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
22 May 1885
Hopewell, Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada
children

(1)

Parents and Siblings

    Male1811–1903Male

    Hannah McLeod

    Female1830–1925Female

siblings

(11)

    Mary Belle Fraser

    Female1852–1942Female

    Elizabeth Ann Fraser

    Female1853–Female

    Catherine M. Fraser

    Female1855–1909Female

    Duncan Hugh Fraser

    Male1857–Male

    Margery Ellen Fraser

    Female1859–Female

+6 More Children

World Events (5)

1869

Age 8

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1871

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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