The death occurred of Peter
Fraser, a native of the Township of Thurlow, Hastings County, on
Wednesday, 12 Oct 1910, after an illness of comparatively short
duration. He was born 21 Jul 1822 and was therefore in his 89th year.
He was so unfortunate as to lose
his mother when he was 11 years of age, and was taken by his maternal
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Abram [Vanblarloomb], with whom he lived till
he attained manhood.
He had four brothers, Daniel,
Abram, Isaac and Davis, (the last-named the only survivor of the family)
and two sisters, Mrs. Truman [Breman] and Mrs. John Lockhead.
Mr. Fraser came of United Empire
Loyalist stock. His grandfather, Col. Daniel Fraser, and his father,
Capt. George Fraser, both did duty in the toublons times of 1812 and
Upon reaching his majority, Mr.
Fraser became a farmer and was the owner of a fine fruit-tree farm in
the Township of Camden, Addington County.
In 1847 he married Miss Rachael
Beeman, who died in 1894. Of this marriage, four children resulted, two
sons, who died in infancy, and two daughters,
Mrs. R. S. Milligan of Simcoe, and
Mrs. W. H. Gerow of Napanee.
Deceased was for 60 years a
Methodist in religion and was a staunch member of the Sons of
Temperances. His home was always open to the preachers and was often a
haven of rest to some who lived in the early times.
His remains were taken last
Friday to Napanee, to be interred on Saturday in the family plot in