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Alberta, Past and Present, Historical and Biographical
Vol 2
Albert W. Fraser

Albert W. Fraser, mayor of Vegreville, is also a wide-awake, energetic and progressive business man, dealing in real estate and insurance, and in winning individual prosperity he has also contributed substantially to the improvement and upbuilding of his community. He was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, August 7, 1876, and his parents, Robert and Jeannette (Munro) Fraser, were also natives of that province. Mr. Fraser was a sea captain. He and his wife were parents of twelve children.

The only member of the family who came to Alberta was Albert W. Fraser. He was graduated from the Halifax high school and remained in his native province until he reached his majority. In 1897 he went to Winnipeg, Manitoba, and entered the employ of the Hudson's Bay Company, with which he was connected for six years. In 1903 he came to this province, entering business circles of Fort Saskatchewan, in the Victoria district, where he remained for three years. In 1906 he removed to Vegreville and six years later embarked in the real estate and insurance business, with which he has since been identified. In the conduct of his interests he displays enterprise, foresight and sound judgment and as the years have passed his business has enjoyed a continuous and healthful growth, having now assumed profitable proportions.

Mr. Fraser was married at Winnipeg, Manitoba, in 1901, to Miss Georgia Johnson, a native of the province of Ontario, and they have become the parents of three children: Margaret, Carroll and Robert Nicholas. Mrs. Fraser is affiliated with the Church of England and Mr. Fraser is a Presbyterian in religious faith. He is a strong Conservative in his political views and an active worker in the ranks of the party. He has also taken a prominent part in municipal affairs and is now mayor of the town. His standing in local business circles is indicated in the fact that he has been chosen president of the Vegrevifle Board of Trade, which office he is now filling. He is a member of the Community Club and the Curling Club and is president of the latter organization. Fraternally he is identified with the Masonic order and has been made grand master of his lodge. His interests and activities are evenly distributed and his is a well-rounded development. He has always been found thoroughly reliable in business matters and his even-paced energy has carried him steadily forward to the goal of success. He is deeply interested in the welfare and advancement of his community and is prominent among those whose enterprise and initiative typify the spirit of progress in Vegreville.


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