John Lupia submitted the following information from the online draft of his book of numismatic biographies for this week's
installment of his series. Thanks! As always, this is an excerpt with the full article and bibliography available online. This week's subject is
collector Dr. C. E. Fraser of New York. -Editor
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 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
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.
He was on the board of town supervisors in his hometown, Lee-Centre, New York.
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.
Fraser's article on Conder tokens was published in The Numismatist January 1896. -Editor
To read the complete article, see:
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FRASER, Dr. CHARLES EDWARD, Jr.
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