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John James FRASER

John James FRASER

Male 1829 - 1898  (69 years)

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  • Name John James FRASER 
    Born 1 Aug 1829  Beaubair's Island, Miramichi, Northumberland, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Birth 1 Aug 1829  [2
    Residence 14 May 1884  Fredericton, York, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 24 Nov 1898  [1
    • Daniel F Johnson : Volume 90 Number 1661

      Date : December 20, 1893
      County : Saint John
      Place : Saint John
      Newspaper : The Daily Sun

      Hon. J.J. FRASER was born at Beaubair's Island, Miramichi (North. Co.) August 1st, 1829. His father, John FRASER, a native of Inverness, Scotland, came out to his relative, the Hon. James FRASER of Halifax, N.S., remained in Nova Scotia for some years with him, and then entered his establishment in Miramichi, becoming subsequently a partner in the firm. The Hon. James Fraser, although a resident of Halifax, represented the county of Northumberland in the N.B. Legislature. Judge Fraser's mother was born in Quebec, her father being Hugh FRASER, a Scotch laird of the Fraser Lovat family and her mothe the daughter of an Irish artillery officer, who served under General Wolfe at the taking of Quebec. Judge Fraser was educated at the Newcastle Grammar School and in 1845 began the study of law in the office of Messrs. Street & Davidson of Newcastle. He was admitted an attorney in 1850 and called to the bar in 1852. He removed to Fredericton in 1851 when Mr. Street became attorney general and remained with him until 1854, when he commenced to practice at the capital. E.B. WINSLOW was admitted into partnership with Mr. Fraser in 1866 and E.L. WETMORE, now Judge Wetmore, joined the firm of Fraser & Winslow in 1877. In December 1882, he was appointed to the supreme court bench. He was made a Q.C. in 1873. Mr. Fraser has been for several times president of the St. Andrews Society, Fredericton. Mr. Justice Fraser was twice married: first in September 1867 to Martha CUMMING d/o late Alex. CUMMING, Fredericton and second to Jane M.P. FISHER d/o late Hon. Charles FISHER, D.C.L. (see original for political career)
    • Daniel F Johnson : Volume 89 Number 454

      Date : December 21, 1893
      County : Saint John
      Place : Saint John
      Newspaper : The Daily Telegraph

      The Hon. John James FRASER was born in Nelson (North. Co) 1st Aug. 1829. His father, Judge FRASER, was a native of Inverness, Scotland who emigrated to New Brunswick in 1803. He first settled in Halifax, N.S. and remained there until 1812 when he moved to Miramichi, N.B., where he went into business as a lumber merchant and ship builder on Beaubear's Island and carried on these branches of trade for a number of years. He was also extensively engaged in the exportation of salmon which at that time was a profitable enterprise. John James Fraser received his early education at the Newcastle grammar school and adopted law as his profession. In Oct. 1845 he entered the office of the late Hon. John Ambrose STREET and in 1850 passed his examination as an attorney. In Jan. 1851, on the appointment of Mr. Street to the office of Attorney General, Mr. Fraser removed to Fredericton and remained with that gentleman until 1854. He was admitted to the bar in 1852 and made a Queen's Consul in 1873. Mr. Fraser devoted his attention closely to his profession until 1865 when he entered the political arena and was returned to the provincial parliament as representatve for York Co. In Dec. 1882, he was appointed judge of the supreme court. He was married in Sept. 1867 to Martha CUMMING eldest d/o late Alexander CUMMING, a merchant of Fredericton and had by her two children, both of whom are dead. Mrs. Fraser died in March 1871. In 1884 he was married to Jane N.P. FISHER d/o late Justice FISHER, Fredericton. (see original for political career)
    Buried Forest Hill, Fredericton, York, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I20898  4 February 2018
    Last Modified 20 Dec 2006 

    Father John FRASER,   b. Inverness, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F5990  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jane Maria Paulette FISHER,   b. [1841], NB Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1907, York, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1884  [1
    • From the obit of J J
    Married 14 May 1884  Fredericton, York, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Daniel F Johnson : Volume 61 Number 1055

      Date : May 15, 1884
      County : Saint John
      Place : Saint John
      Newspaper : The Daily Telegraph

      m. At the Cathedral, Fredericton, 14th inst., by His Lordship the Metropolitan, assisted by Rev. G.G. Roberts, rector of St. Ann's, Hon. John James FRASER, Judge of the Supreme Court / Janie Maria FISHER eldest d/o late Hon. Charle FISHER, Judge of the Supreme Court
    Married 14 May 1884  York, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • By John Fredericton, Anglican bishop
    Family ID F5989  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Cemetery Index: Hon John James

  • Sources 
    1. [S123] Vital Statistics in New Brunswick Newspapers, Daniel F Johnson, (http://archives.gnb.ca/APPS/NewspaperVitalStats/Default.aspx?L=EN).

    2. [S23] New Brunswick Cemeteries Online, Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, (http://archives.gnb.ca/APPS/NBCemeteries/?L=EN).

    3. [S3] York County Marriage Register, Book E, Compiled By: Elizabeth Sewell, (2001).