Etc. -- Peter Fraser's 1910 obituary
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A lightly edited transcription of a page 1 article published in the 20 Oct 1910 Simcoe Reformer. 

The Late Peter Fraser

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 1837.

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 Riverside Cemetery.

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