FRASER, Dr. CHARLES EDWARD, Jr.

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Dr. Charles Edward Fraser, Jr., MD, was born on July 6, 1850, at Delta, Oneida County, New York, son of Dr.  Charles Edward Fraser, Sr., MD (1814-1888), and Caroline "Carrie" M. White Fraser (1821-1881). The family traces their lineage back to Charles Fraser (1747-1815) of Connecticut who fought during the Revolutionary War.


 He was a graduate of  Whitestown Seminary.


He graduated Michigan State University at Ann Arbor.


He interned at Bellevue Hospital, New York.


In 1872, he married Satie M. Wilcox (1854-1900). They had a son Charles Edward Fraser, III. (1874-1924). They later adopted a daughter Ruth Morgan.


Fraser catalogued and sold under his name the collection of the late Dr. J. E. Barrett of Oswego, New York, on May 28th& 29, 1879, at Bangs & Co. Among the extant copies of that catalogue there is only one known large paper copy with two heliotrope plates.


Based on the correspondence in the Lupia Numismatic Library, Fraser was a frequent correspondent with the Chapman Brothers buying coins from them regularly from 1885 to at least 1902.


Fraser was a student of Conder Tokens, and collected them, and wrote about them in 1896.



Postal Card from Fraser to the Chapman Brothers, postmarked Lee-Centre, New York, November 7, 1885. Courtesy Lupia Numismatic Library, Special Collection, The Chapman Family Correspondence Archive.


He was on the board of town supervisors in his hometown, Lee-Centre, New York.


Fraser correspondence with the Chapman Brothers postmarked Lee-Centre, New York, June 8, 1886. Courtesy Lupia Numismatic Library, Special Collection, The Chapman Family Correspondence Archive.



From 1889 to 1911, he lived at 223 North Washington Street, Rome, New York. He was a member of the Liberty Street Methodist Episcopal Church at Rome.


Fraser correspondence with the Chapman Brothers postmarked Rome, New York, March 20, 1902. Courtesy Lupia Numismatic Library, Special Collection, The Chapman Family Correspondence Archive.

On September 1, 1906, Lyman Haynes Low Sale #113, the Charles E. Fraser collection.


In 1911, he moved to Lacona, Oswego County, New York.



He died of apoplexy at his home in Lacona, New York, in the late night of Monday, May 10, 1915. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery, Sandy Creek, Oswego County, New York.


Work:

Fraser, MD, Charles Edward, “A Study of Conder Tokens,”The Numismatist, Vol. IX, No. 1, January (1896) : 14-17, 43-47, 187-193 with plates.


Bibliography :

Numisma, Vol. 3, No. 2, March, 1879

Gnecchi, Ercole and Francesco, eds., Guida Numismatica 4thedition. (Milano : U. Hoepli, 1903. Edition) : 565, No. 5914

 

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