Walter Herman Fraser

25 July 1908–11 December 1983 (Age 75)
Booneville, Prentiss, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Walter Herman

When Walter Herman Fraser was born on 25 July 1908, in Booneville, Prentiss, Mississippi, United States, his father, Horace Fraser, was 18 and his mother, Abby Lillian Vest, was 16. He lived in Beat 1, Prentiss, Mississippi, United States for about 10 years. He died on 11 December 1983, in Booneville, Prentiss, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 75.

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Walter Herman Fraser
Ollie Marie Shook

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    Horace Fraser





World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1916 · Mississippi State Sanatorium for TB is Established

Age 8

The Mississippi State Sanatorium is a hospital used for tuberculosis patients. This lasted from 1918 to the 1950s. The Sanatorium has now been turned into a museum.

Age 21

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

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)

  • Hermon F White in household of Joseph H Vest, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Herman Fraser in household of Horace Fraser, "United States Census, 1910"

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