Thaddeus Constantine Frazier, M. D., an able medical practitioner and one of the most highly esteemed citizens of Coffeyville, Kan., is a native of Tennessee, where he was born in Henry county, Dec. 14, 1841. His parents were William M. and Judith (Arnn) Frazier, the former of whom was born in North Carolina and the latter in Holland. His parental grandfather, Julian Frazier, was born either in North Carolina or in Virginia, and served as a soldier in the Revolutionary war. The progenitors of the Frazier family in America were two brothers, of Scotch lineage, who came to America from the north of Ireland and settled in Virginia. George Arnn the maternal grandfather of Dr. Frazier, came to America from Holland and settled in Henry county, Tennessee, where the parents of Dr. Frazier were married. The mother died when the Doctor was a small boy and the father subsequently removed to Greene county, Missouri. Dr. Frazier became a student in the university at Columbia, Mo., when nineteen years of age, but at the opening of the Civil war he laid aside his books and in the very first year of that conflict became one of the Missouri State Guards, and as such participated in the battle of Wilson's Creek, where he was wounded in the right arm, resulting in its amputation just below the elbow. After recovering from the wound he went to Texas, in 1863, and entered the quartermaster or post service of the Confederate army, and as such served to the close of the war. He then engaged in cotton raising in Texas, but after one crop had been produced he returned north. In 1868 he entered the medical department of the University of Louisville, Ky., where he was graduated in the spring of 1869 with the degree of Doctor of Medicine. He came to southeastern Kansas in the fall of 1869, and located at the then flourishing town of Parker, where he practiced his profession until 1874, when he removed to Coffeyville, which city has since been his home. He has always taken an active interest in public affairs. He served one year as mayor of Parker and four years as mayor of Coffeyville, to which latter office he was elected in 1899 and which he filled with distinction. He has served as president of the Park and Cemetery board; as secretary of the Good Samaritan Hospital; and was a founder of the Montgomery County Medical Society, and also served as one of the first city commissioners of Coffeyville, under a commission form of government. He is a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Knights of Pythias, in which fraternal orders he has taken a prominent part, having served in almost all of the chairs of the local lodges and has also held many of the chairs of the grand lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, now being a past grand patriarch of that order in Kansas. Dr. Frazier has never married.Pages 855-856 from volume III, part 2 of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed December 2002 by Carolyn Ward. This volume is identified at the Kansas State Historical Society as microfilm LM195. It is a two-part volume 3.
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