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Joel Frazier

13 Sept 1805 - 

5 Nov 1898 





  Joel Frazier 

Monday, November 7, 1898 - The last of the pioneers of No. 10 school district, Hickory township, in the person of Mr. Joel Frazier, who was laid to rest in the Keel Ridge cemetery.  Mr. Frazier was born in the state of New Jersey, Sept. 5, 1805, and was a son of a Baptist minister who came to this section of the state in the early boyhood days of his son and settled on the farm where his son has ever since lived.  He was married three times, first to Anna Spears, of Greenville, and with this union he had three children, Polly, married Elias Hoover, living near Pardoe; Robenna, married John Baker, deceased, and Alvin, deceased.  His second wife was Sarah Patterson, of Slippery Rock, and his third, Priscilla Miller of Millerstown, O.; with these there was no issue.  In religion the first of his life he held to the Baptist faith, but in the latter part of his life he united with the Methodist Episcopal church, in which faith he died.  In politics he was a Republican.  He lived an honest and upright life, and was very firm in his convictions.  The pall bearers were all men of about 80 years of age, and were Hon. David Robison, D. S. Love, James Hann, George Hofius, Jonathan Eaton and Thomas Horseman.  Services were conducted at the residence by his pastor, Rev. Burton, of West Middlesex, assisted by Rev. Rollinson.

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