Fonds MC236 - Fraser family

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Fraser family

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  • 1870-1946 (Creation)
    Fraser family (Descendants of John McKenzie Fraser)

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60 cm of textual records

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(Branch begins before 1850)

Biographical history

John McKenzie Fraser, a native of Middle River, Pictou County, Nova Scotia, moved from Nova Scotia to the parish of Chatham, New Brunswick with his children and wife, Elizabeth, about 1850. He may have married a second time, to Ann Savoy, sometime after 1851. John Fraser had no fewer than 5 children, including Catherine, Alexander, David, and Albert J.

Following his arrival in the Miramichi area, John Fraser worked as a mill man; however, by 1870 he had established a small store at Black Brook (now Loggieville). He probably operated it until his death on 8 June 1884, when son Albert took over the business. In 1896 Albert opened a business in his own name, but he suffered financial losses and was bankrupt by 1901. He worked at various occupations until about 1920, when he opened a small store, which he ran with help from his daughter, Kay Fraser, until his death on 8 February 1949. Albert's son, David Fraser, operated a fox farm from at least 1935 to 1939.

Custodial history

The New Brunswick Board of Underwriters, tariff of Loggieville, N.B. (ca. 1945) and the electors list for Northumberland Polling District No. 67 (ca. 1940) arrived with this fonds. They are located in MC562 and MC857 respectively.

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This fonds consists of the business records of John Fraser and his sons, Albert J. Fraser and David Fraser. It includes ledgers, day books, receipts, and accounts relating to the store at Black Brook (Loggieville), as well as accounts for David Fraser's fox ranching business. Also included are a court summons addressed to Albert J. Fraser and a few documents relating to the issue of price controls during the Second World War.

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Donated to the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick by James Fraser, of Chatham, N.B., on 21 August 1973.


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