| "The Portrait of George Frasier" (1818 - 1896)
Crayon on paper.
Jefferson County Journal, Adams, NY.
November 17th, 1880 - Adams, NY
We notice on exhibition in Withington & Kneeland's window a fine crayon picture of our townsman, George Frasier. It looks very natural and is a credit to the artist, Prof. Gegoux, of Watertown.
George Frasier and wife, Caroline, of Scotch descent, located in Hounsfield about 1815. He was a seafaring man, and for many years a captain on the great lakes, where he lost his life. Of his children, William V., a ship carpenter, died in Sacramento, Cal. George, born in Hounsfield, November 16, 1818, was reared upon a farm, learned the milling business, and in 1842 purchased a grist-mill in the town of Philadelphia, in this county, and there remained in the milling and mercantile business about 18 years. He came to Adams in 1860 and purchased a grist and saw-mill, which businees he conducted until about 1878. In 1879 he bought the flouring-mill at Brownville, and in 1883 purchased the woolen factory property at the same place, both of which he has since disposed of. He owns farms aggregating 840 acres. He married, first, in 1840, Sophia R., daughter of David and Relief (Root) Wilder, who died in 1869. For his second wife he married Cinderella, daughter of Truman and Eunice (Witter) Root, May 21, 1872, by whom he has a son, George H. H., born December 19, 1873. Mr. Frasier resides on Spring street, Adams village.
Hamilton Child's Gazetteer of Jefferson County - Town of Adams
Obituary of George Frasier (1818 - 1896) - Jefferson County Journal, March 24th, 1896
George Frasier a wellknown citizen, and wealthiest resident of our village, died last Friday afternoon. For years he had been a sufferer from asthma, but of late has been troubled with dropsy, which eventually caused his death. Mr. Fasier was of Scotch parentage and born in the town of Hounsfield in 1818. He was reared upon a farm, learned the milling business of Henderson Howk, of Watertown, and 1842 purchased a grist mill in the town of Philadelphia and there remained in the milling and mercantile business for about 18 years. In 1860 he moved to Adams, having purchased the grist mill and saw mill; retaining his interest until 1878. In 1879 he bought the flooring mill at Brownsville and in 1883 the woolen factory property at the same place, both which he disposed of. He was the first man in this section who ever used cotton flour sacks, buying the cloth and making them by hand. He owned some ten farms in this section, aggregrating over 1,000 acres. His first wife was Sophia R. Wilder, whom he married in 1840. For his second wife he married Cinderilla Root, by whom he had one son, George H., who now survives him. Mr. Fasier was a shrewd and excellent business man and by industry had accumulated a large fortune. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon at his late residence on Spring street, Rev. J. Resser Jones conducting the services. The remains were placed in the Rural Cemetery chapel. R. H. Huntington, Fred Pitcher, and the son, George, are named as executors of the estate. The real estate in this section consisting of ten farms, was willed to his son, George, who is to have income of the same for ten years, when he comes into full possession of them. He has besides an income of $1,000 a year from personal property. Two farms in Hounsfield were willed to Mr. Frasier's half-brother, $1,000 to his nurse, Mrs. Jones, $500 to East Hounsfield Cemetery where his mother is buried and $500 to John R. Trowbridge.
Marriage of George H. Frasier - Jefferson County Journal, June 1895
Frasier - Hale
It was a very pretty wedding that united George Frasier and Miss Mamie Hale, two prominent young society people last Wednesday afternoon. The ceremony was performed by Rev E. H. Roy at the home of the brides father, Dr. A. K. Hale on Park Street, the happy couple standing beneath an arch of evergreens and roses. The bride was attired in a white satin gown en train, and carried a bouquet of roses. Miss Mamie Ranney acted as bridesmaid and Mrs. Sherman Davenport, of Watertown, as best man. Only the immediate family were present. The bride is a most popular young lady, highly respected and has many warm friends, while the groom is a young man of excellent business qualifications and is well and favorably known. The newly married couple took the evening train south amid a shower of rice and hearty good wishes of many.
Birth of a son in Adams to Mr. & Mrs. George H. Frasier - Jefferson County Journal, September 10th, 1896