William John Fraser

Marine Corp Badge
  • Name: William John Fraser
  • Location of Birth: Grand Rapids, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: August 4, 1888
  • Date of Death: March 18, 1922 (33 years old)
  • Parents: John Gimber and Grace Catherine Fraser
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  • Branch: Marine Corp
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    William was stationed in the Philippines at the time Ex-President Taft made his visit there.

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    World War I

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    Information from article from Itasca County Independent Newspaper dated March 25, 1922:

    On Saturday, March 18, at Washington, D.C. occurred the death of William J. Fraser of Grand Rapids. Mr. Fraser had gone east about ten days before to become the manager of a large farm near Richmond, Va. Soon after his arrival at his new location he was taken sick and went to the home of his aunt, Mrs. E. G. Moore at Washington, where he died soon after. The cause of death was heart trouble with which he had been afflicted for a long time but, since an operation last fall, had been in better health.

    The remains were brought to Grand Rapids Tuesday night and services were held Thursday at the Legion hall in charge of the Odd Fellows Lodge, Rev. H. J. Snyder officiating. Interment was at Owen, Wisconsin, where a son was buried.

    William Fraser belonged to one of Itasca County's pioneer families. His mother, Mrs. John Fraser, lives about a mile east of town. He was 33 years of age and a life long resident of this locality. He left high school a few years ago to join the Marines.

    William is survived by his wife, Anna (Nissen) Fraser; three children, Dorothy, John, and James.

    William is buried in Riverside Cemetery at Withee, Wisconsin.

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