Page 665-666, transcribed by Carolyn Ward from History of Butler County, Kansas by Vol. P. Mooney. Standard Publishing Company, Lawrence, Kan.: 1916. ill.; 894 pgs.


Nathan Frank Frazier, Jr., capitalist and banker, resides in El Dorado, the city of his birth, where he was born March 13, 1882. He is a son of the late Nathan Frank Frazier and wife, who, prior to her marriage, was Miss Emma Crook. He was reared in his native town, and there received his preparatory education in the public schools, then entered Lake Forest Academy, Lake Forest, Ill., from which institution he was graduated in 1903. After graduation he was employed at Kansas City, Mo., for a short time, and then returned to El Dorado, where he became associated with his father, and assisted him in handling the latter's extensive business interests. In 1905 he, with his father and brother, Ray E. Frazier acquired large oil properties in southeastern Kansas and Oklahoma, and organized several oil companies, with headquarters at Bartelsville, Okla. Our subject became an officer and director in these companies and still retains those interests, which have increased in value and have been very profitable.

Mr. Frazier is active vice president and one of the largest stockholders in the Citizens State Bank of El Dorado, and is active in the conduct of the daily affairs of that institution. He also has large holdings in farm and grazing lands in Kansas and Oklahoma, and owns and operates a farm comprising 1,000 acres, a few miles south of El Dorado. This farm includes in its acreage some of the richest bottom land in the State, equipped with the most modern improvements, and, in fact, is one of the model farms of the State.

On September 28, 1905, Mr. Frazier was united in marriage to Zona, daughter of Harry T. Brown, of El Dorado, and to their union have been born three children: Sarah Margaret, born January 19, 1909;[Note: it appears that a portion was omitted here, the other two children aren't listed] Mrs. Frazier comes from one of the best families of the State, and is a prominent and popular participant of the social life of El Dorado. Her pleasant home is often the scene of gracious hospitality. Mr. Frazier is a prominent member of the different Masonic organizations, being a member of Patmos Lodge No. 79, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons; El Dorado Chapter, Royal Arch Masons; a Scottish Rite Mason of Wichita Consistory, No. 2, and a Noble of the Mystic Shrine, Midian


temple, of Wichita, He is also a member of Wichita Lodge No. 427, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. Mr. Frazier has inherited much of his father's business acumen and ability, which, added to the excellent training received from the latter in the direction of his large and varied interests, has well fitted him to carry forward the prestige, which the Frazier family has attained as financiers in the commercial world.

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