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Alexander C. Fraser

Alexander C. Fraser

Male 1840 - 1919  (79 years)

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  • Name Alexander C. Fraser 
    Born 10 May 1840  , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1860  Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Immigration 1860  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Occupation 1881  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Bookkeeper 
    Business 1890  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Wholesale Hardware Merchant 
    1890 advert
    1890 advert
    Galt-A.C.Fraser-00001-HarwareandCoalMerchant-postcard1890.jpg
    Galt-A.C.Fraser-00001-HarwareandCoalMerchant-postcard1890.jpg
    Name A. C. Fraser 
    Occupation 1891  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Hardware Merchant 
    Fraser Hardware
    Fraser Hardware
    City of Cambridge Archives
    Occupation 1901  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Hardware 
    Occupation 1911  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Retail, Dry Goods 
    Religion 1911  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Presbyterian 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-101791 
    Died 5 Jun 1919  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Cause: Old Age 
    Buried Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I101791  Generations
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2019 

    Family Elizabeth "Lizzie" Common,   b. 12 Dec 1849, South Dumfries Twp., Brant Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1939, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 17 May 1877  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 7
    Children 
     1. Mary Crombie Fraser,   b. 24 Jul 1878, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1941  (Age 62 years)
     2. John Alexander Fraser,   b. 19 Dec 1881, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1959  (Age 77 years)
     3. Richard Munro Fraser,   b. 29 Apr 1883, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1953  (Age 69 years)
     4. Edna Elizabeth Fraser,   b. 30 Aug 1886, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1948  (Age 61 years)
     5. Edith Agnes Fraser,   b. 12 Sep 1888, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1974  (Age 85 years)
     6. Margaret Helen Fraser,   b. 6 Feb 1891, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1980  (Age 88 years)
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F26148  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Alexander C. Fraser
    Alexander C. Fraser
    Alexander C. Fraser
    Alexander C. Fraser
    From 1897 Jubilee Souvenir of Galt
    Fraser,AlexanderC-1897JubileeSouvenirofGalt001.jpg
    Fraser,AlexanderC-1897JubileeSouvenirofGalt001.jpg

  • Notes 
    • Colvin & Fraser, Wholesale and Retail Hardware, Etc.

      Their store is on Dickson street; warehouses No. 2 Hawthorn street ; 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 Walnut street. This house is one of the oldest and most reliable in the trade west of Toronto. Fifty years ago Mr. James Warnock began or organized this business, continuing until 1881, when Mr. A. C. Fraser entered the firm. This partnership continued until 1887, when Mr. Warnock retired. Mr. Fraser continued the business when Mr. Colvin entered the firm, the business being removed to the present large premises. The firm make a specialty of heavy hardware, bar iron, steel and black-smiths' supplies, and carry a heavy stock in these lines. They are also heavy dealers in coal, wood, fire-brick and oils. Their coal houses have a capacity of some 15,000 tons. Mr. Fraser is a native of the Granite City, in Scotland, coming to Canada in 1863. Mr. Colvin is a native Canadian, born near Galt. Both gentlemen by virtue of their proud nationality are the material of which sterling men are made, rising from the ranks as they have to the proud position they hold, not only as business men, but in social circles as well. Mr. Fraser is chairman of the Board of Management of Knox church and Mr. Colvin is Secretary of the Board of Management of Central Presbyterian church.

      \b1897 Jubilee Souvenir of Galt

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      Messrs. James Warnock & Co., Hardware and Coal Merchants, Main Street

      A careful review of the extensive commercial interests of Galt reveals the fact that there exists a class of houses in every respect prepared to compete in the several lines they represent with rival establishments in any other city in the Dominion. Among such a foremost position must be ascribed to Messrs. James Warnock & Co., hardware merchants, Main Street. The business of this house was founded forty years ago, and has grown from small to very extensive proportions. The premises occupied in prosecution of the business consist of a three story and basement stone structure 22x125 feet in dimensions. Of the variety and character of the stock carried it would be impossible to speak too highly. It includes every description of domestic, British and foreign hardware, iron, steel, nails, lead, tin, cutlery, paints, cordage, etc., and carriage builders' supplies; and a full line of everything of this nature, of the best quality and most careful selection is here to be obtained. In addition to this business the firm are large wholesale and retail dealers in coal, having two extensive sheds covering half an acre of ground on Hawthorn Street. They give employment to fourteen hands, and use five teams in the prosecution of their business, which extends through town and country, over the western division of the Grand Trunk Railway and its branches, on Credit Valley from Toronto to Woodstock, and the Northern & North-Western and Midland Railways. The business is steadily increasing annually, and at the present writing is reported to be excellent. Both members of the firm, Mr. James Warnock and Mr. A.C. Fraser, are natives of Scotland and are active, energetic and enterprising business men, and are held in the highest esteem by the community. Mr. Warnock was a member of the Town Council for a great many years, and rendered valuable assistance in its deliberations.

      Industries of Canada, historical and commercial sketches, Hamilton and environs: its prominent places and people: representative merchants and manufacturers: its improvements, progress and enterprise (1886)

  • Sources 
    1. [S259] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1901, Galt (Town/Ville) C-7 Page 17.

    2. [S336] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1881, Galt Division 1 Page 84.

    3. [S572] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1911, Div. 17 Page 21.

    4. [S1800] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1891, Sec. 1 Page 28.

    5. [S2697] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge, Mount View Cemetery Internet Link.
      Alexander C Fraser/ 1840-1919/ his wife/ Elizabeth C Fraser/ 1849-1939/ Mary C 1878-1941/ Edna E 1886-1948/ FRASER /

    6. [S2491] aaa Vit - ON - Death Registration, death certificate 032750 (1919).
      Name:Alexander Cronsbie Fraser Gender:Male Age:80 Birth Date:abt 1839 Birth Place:Scotland Death Date:5 Jun 1919 Death Place:Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

    7. [S2488] aaa Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, marriage certificate 010871 (1877).
      Name:Alexander C Fraser Age:37 Birth Year:abt 1840 Birth Place:Scotland Marriage Date:17 May 1877 Marriage Place:Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Father:John Fraser Mother:Mary Crombie Spouse:Lizzie Common

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 May 1840 - , Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1860 - Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1860 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 17 May 1877 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Bookkeeper - 1881 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - Wholesale Hardware Merchant - 1890 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Hardware Merchant - 1891 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Hardware - 1901 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Retail, Dry Goods - 1911 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1911 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Old Age - 5 Jun 1919 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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