Russell John Fraser

15 March 1916–17 June 1989 (Age 73)
Gaylord, Otsego, Michigan, United States

The Life of Russell John

When Russell John Fraser was born on 15 March 1916, in Gaylord, Otsego, Michigan, United States, his father, John Fraser, was 36 and his mother, Laura M Adams, was 23. He married Marica Richmond on 16 May 1936, in Emmet, Michigan, United States. He lived in Bagley Township, Otsego, Michigan, United States in 1920 and Petoskey, Emmet, Michigan, United States in 1930. He died on 17 June 1989, in Hamilton, Florida, United States, at the age of 73.

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Family Time Line

Russell John Fraser
Marica Richmond
Marriage: 16 May 1936

Spouse and Children

16 May 1936
Emmet, Michigan, United States

Parents and Siblings

    John Fraser


    Laura M Adams




    Ruth Fraser


    Bessie M Frazier



    James Alanson Fraser



World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1917 · Joining the First World War

Age 1

Starting with the sinking of the RMS Lusitania, which killed 128 American citizens, and many other conflicts with trade from Germany. Congress held a special meeting that resulted in The United States declaring war on Germany. Formally entering the First World War.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 21

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Russel J Frazier in household of John Frazier, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Russell Fraser in household of John Fraser, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Russell J Fraser, "Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940"

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