Austin Frazier and Elizabeth Lee Chester Frazier
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Austin Frazier was born 13 July 1875 in Missouri to Richard and Nancy Briscoe Frazier. Lizzie was born 26 Aug 1877 in Texas to West and Georgia Miller Chester; they married around 1899. The following children were born to this union:
  1. Ivy Mae Frazier 1900 1963
  2. Elmer Frazier 1902 1969
  3. Clee Cecil Frazier 1903 1989
  4. Allen Wesley Frazier 1906 1982
  5. Annie Bell Frazier 1915 1972
In 1923 Lizzie contacted pneumonia and died 9 September. In 1928 Austin remarried to Ella Eaton Hopkins. Austin Frazier farmed in the Red Mud Community and died at his home there 31 August 1940.

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Funeral services for Austin Frazier, 65, who died Saturday at the home of a son, Elmer Frazier, in the Red Mud community, were held Sunday at the Campbell Funeral Chapel with Sanson Young officiating.

Mr. Frazier operated his farm in the Highway community until February. He became ill about June 1 and was moved to the home of his son where he lived until his death.

Immediate survivors include three sons, Elmer, Spur; Cleo, California, A.W., Arizona; two daughters, Mrs. Ivy Watson, Spur; Annie Bell Frazier, Wichita Falls; five brothers, Will, Collie, Millard, Ed, and Albert; three sisters, Mrs. Jim Billingsley, Mrs. Dock Harris, and Mrs. Bill Shanklin. Fourteen grandchildren also survive.

Pallbearers were Kelsey Putman, Clayton Parks, Ike Simmons, Melton Young, Floyd Watson, and Clyde Horn. Flower bearers were Mrs. Gordon Parks, Mrs. Luther Denson, Mrs. Millie Bilberry and Annie Hall of Jayton. Burial was in the Spur Cemetery.

Born in Missouri, Mr. Frazier came with his parents to Oklahoma while a small child. He married Miss Lizzie Chester in 1889. Five children, three sons and two daughters were born to Mr. and Mrs. Frazier.

After a brief residence in Childress, Texas, Mr. and Mrs. Frazier moved to Pauls Valley, OK. In March 1917, they came to Dickens county and settled in the Red Hill community. Mrs. Frazier died in 1923. Mr. Frazier was married to Mrs. Hopkins in 1928. He had operated his farm at Highway since that time. He was affiliated with the Church of Christ.

©The Texas Spur, September 5, 1940
From the records of Lillian Grace Nay; transcribed by Kay Laster


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