KENNETH A. “BUTCH” FRAZIER
Kenneth A. Frazier
(Photo from Ancestry.com contributor: James Webber)
Kenneth A. Frazier gravestone
(Photo by Vernon B. Paddock)
B. July 14, 1942 in Chicago, Cook County, IL
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- Father: Kenneth Soloman Frazier born September 20, 1917 in Pine City, Pine County, MN, son of Solomon Edward Frazier (aka Edward Frazier) (1873-1930) and Wilda (Stuck) Frazier (aka Bertha) (1878-1959); married Rose M. Miller on February 18, 1939 in Gourley, Menominee County, MI; Kenneth died December 29, 1972 in Stevens Point, Portage County, WI; buried in Avon Centre Cemetery, Grayslake, Lake County, IL
According to the Michigan, U.S., Marriage Records, 1867-1952:
DELTA COUNTY, MICHIGAN
To any person legally authorized to solemnize marriage,
Marriage May Be Solemnized Between
Mr. Kenneth Frazier and Miss Rose Miller, affidavit having been filed in this office, as provided by Public Act No. 128, Laws of 1887, as amended, by which it appears that said Kenneth Frazier is 22 years of age, color is W, residence is Carney, Michigan, and birthplace was Pine City, Minnesota, occupation is Farmer, father’s name Edward Frazier, and mother’s maiden name was Bertha, has been previously married – no times; and that said Rose Miller is 18 years of age, color is W, residence is Carney, Michigan and birthplace is St. Francis, Wis., occupation is Home girl, father’s name Frank Miller, and mother maiden name was Mary Blue, and who has been previously married – no times.
In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto attached my hand and the sale of Delta County, Michgian, this 14th day of February, A. D. 1939.
P A LeClaire, County Clerk
CERTIFICATE OF MARRIAGE
Between Mr. Kenneth Frazier and Miss Rose Miller
I hereby certify that, in accordance with the above license, the person herein mentioned were joined in marriage by me, at Gourley, County of Menominee, michigan, on the 18 day of Feb., A. D. 1939, in the presence of Frank Miller, of Carney, Michigan, and Mary Miller, of Carney, Michigan, as witnesses.
Lawrence Lisu, Name of Magistrate or Clergyman”
According to the U.S. World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947:
“Name: Kenneth S. Frazier; Address: Daggett, Menominee County, Mich; Telephone: none; Age in Years: 23; Date of Birth: Sept 20, 1917; Place of Birth: Pine City, Minn., U.S.A.; Name of Person Who Will Always Know Your Address: Mrs. Kenneth S. Frazier; Relationship of That Person: Wife; Address of That Person: Daggett, Menominee, Mich.; Employer’s Name: Alex Oadroski; Place of Employment: Daggett, Menomiee County, Mich.; Race: White; Height: 5′ 6″; Weight: 176; Eyes: Blue; Hair: Brown; Complexion: Light; Other obvious physical characteristics that will aid in identification: Scar on right side of eye; Signed: October 16, 1940”
According to the Stevens Point Journal (Stevens Point WI) Saturday, December 30, 1972, page 2:
“Man Dies of Heart
Attack In Auto
Kenneth S. Frazier, 55, of Woodruff, was pronounced dead on arrival at St. Michael’s Hospital in Stevens Point Friday after he suffered a heart attack while driving his car.
Portage County Sheriff’s Department deputies said Frazier was driving west on Highway 10, 2 1/2 miles east of Stevens Point, about 11:15 a.m. when he blacked out. The car ran off the roadway into the north ditch.
Following an autopsy Portage County Coroner Emil E. Przekurat confirmed that Frazier died of a heart attack. There was no damage to the car.
- Mother: Rose M. (Miller) Frazier born about 1921 in St. Francis, Milwaukee County, WI, daughter of Frank Peter Miller (1881-1940) and Mary (Blum) Miller (1885-1971)
According to the 1950 U.S. Census for Gourley Township, Menominee County, MI, living on Co. Rd. A, the household members were:
“Kenneth S. Frazier, head, age 34, married, born in Minnesota, Occupation: Truck driver – Forest Products; Rose Frazier, wife, age 28, married, born in Wisconsin; Kenneth A. Frazier Jr., son, age 8, never married, born in Wisconsin”
(NOTE: Kenneth died of leukemia and buried in his Boy Scout uniform – information from Ancestry.com contributor: Karen Myers)