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Biographical Sketch of Nathan Frank Frazier, Jr.
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Nathan Frank Frazier, Jr., the younger son of Nathan F. and Elmma (Crook) Frazier, and vice president of the Citizens State Bank of El Dorado, was born at El Dorado March 13, 1882. He was reared in his native town, where he received his preparatory education in the public schools, following which he entered Lake Forest Academy at Lake Forest, Illinois, from which institution he was graduated in 1903. After graduation he was employed at Kansas City, Missouri, for a short time, and then returned to El Dorado, where he became associated with his father and assisted the elder man in bandling his extensive business interests. In 1905, together with his father and his brother, Ray E., he acquired large oil properties in Southeastern Kansas and Oklahoma and organized several oil companies, with headquarters at Bartlesville, Oklahoma. Mr. Frazier becarne an officer and director in these companies, and still retains his holdings, which have increased in value and have become very profitable. He is active vice presldent 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 the institntion, had also large holdings in farm and grazing lands in Kansas and Oklahoma, and owned and operates a farm eomprising 1,000 acres a few miles south of Towanda. 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 most model farms of the state.
On September 28, 1905, Mr. Frazier was united in marriage with Miss Zona Brown, daughter of Harry T. Brown, of El Dorado, and to their union have come three children: Sarah Margaret, born January 19, 1909; Nathan Frank, born December 23, 1912; and William Thatcher, born March 13, 1915. Mrs. Frazier comes from one of the best families of the state and is a prominent and popular participant in the social life of the city. Her pleasant home is the scene of gracious hospitality.
Mr. Frazier is a prominent member of the different social organizations and stands high in Masonry, being a member of Patmos Lodge No. 79, Ancient Free and Accopted Masons; El Dorado Chapter No. 35, Royal Arch Masons; Wichita Consistory No. 2, thirty-second degree of the Scottish Rite, and Midian Temple, Ancient Arabie Order of Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, of Wichita. He belongs to Wichita Lodge No. 427, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. As had his brother, he had inherited much of his father’s business acumen and financial ability, which combined with the excellent training received during his association with the older man in the handling of large and varied interests, had well fitted him to carry forward the prestige which the Frazier family had held in the fields of finance and business.
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