John Fraser

1871–26 February 1949 (Age 78)
Gairloch, Highland, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of John

John Fraser was born in 1871, in Gairloch, Highland, Scotland, United Kingdom as the son of Hector Fraser and Mary Fraser. He had at least 1 daughter with Janet Leggat. He died on 26 February 1949, in Glasgow, Strathclyde, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 78.

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Family Time Line

John Fraser
1871–1949
Janet Leggat
Miss Jemima Fraser
1906–

Spouse and Children

    Male1871–1949Male

    Janet Leggat

    FemaleFemale

children

(1)

    Miss Jemima Fraser

    Female1906–Female

Parents and Siblings

    Hector Fraser

    MaleMale

    Mary Fraser

    Female1850–Female

siblings

(1)

World Events (3)

1874 · Patronage abolished in the Church of Scotland.

Age 3

The Church Patronage Act 1874 was passed by Parliament and amended and altered the laws relating to the Appointment of Ministers to Parishes in Scotland. Paragraphs spelled out definitions to prevent the Act being subverted by processes used by Patrons and clarified that the Church of Scotland would decide on the qualifications required for Ministers.
1884

Age 13

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1908

Age 37

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

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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