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Re: David Fraser -Musician from the 1860's
Posted by: Joan E. Rambo (ID *****8863) Date: January 10, 2004 at 09:36:33
In Reply to: David Fraser -Musician from the 1860's by Rick Sanford of 65481

You say Grapotte/Grapott is buried in Mineral Wells, is that her first name or surname? If it is a surname is it her maiden name or married name? Once they're married women will show up on records with their married surname. Was she born in this country? If not, do you know about when she did come to this country.

This type of information will help narrow down the person you want, and where to look for records she might have generated.

The only Grapott I find on the 1880 census is in Cape Vincent, Jefferson Co, NY:

Category: Name; Relationship to head of household; Marital Status; Gender; Race; Age; Birthplace; Occupation; Father's Birthplace; Mother's Birthplace.

Charles A. GRAPOTT Self M Male W 27 NY Clerk In Store FRANCE NY
Nellie E. GRAPOTT Wife M Female W 24 NY Keeping House NY NY

Grapotte in Theresa, Jefferson Co, NY, page 171 C:

John E. GRAPOTTE Self M Male W 34 NY Farmer FRA FRA
Maggie GRAPOTTE Wife M Female W 35 NY Keeps House NY NY
Libbie GRAPOTTE Dau S Female W 8 NY At School NY NY
Julia GRAPOTTE Dau S Female W 6 NY At School NY NY
Bertha GRAPOTTE Dau S Female W 3 NY At Home NY NY
William GRAPOTTE Son S Male W 2 NY At Home NY NY
May GRAPOTTE Dau S Female W 3M NY At Home NY NY
John H. ZELLER Other S Male W 36 NY Farm Laborer NY NY
Mary HOTTIS Other S Female W 21 NY Servant GER GER

And, on page 172 B:

Elizabeth GRAPOTTE Self W Female W 53 FRA Keeps House FRA FRA
Lewis GRAPOTTE Son S Male W 19 NY Farmer FRA FRA
Charles H. GRAPOTTE Son S Male W 17 NY At Home FRA FRA
Eugenia GRAPOTTE Dau S Female W 15 NY At Home FRA FRA

Well, now, look what I found on the 1910 census San Antonio, Bexar Co, TX. If Eliza's first husband was David Fraser, then she'd be on this census with her second husband's name, I think maybe Marie's father was a Fraser.

Grapotte, Marie M., hd, 31, wid, b NY, ?, Ire
" Mabel A., dau, 10, b NY, NY, NY
Fraser, Eliza B., mother, 76 wid, b Ire, Ire, Ire

Can't read birth location for Marie's father, but he was foreign born, as it says mother tongue is English.

1920 census San Antonio, Bexar Co, TX, handwriting much clearer:

Grapotte, Marie, hd, 42, wid, by NY, Ontario Can, Ire
" Mable, d, 20, sgl, b NY, NY NY
Thompson, Fred, boarder, 50, sgl, b Can, Can, Can

Arrival date in U.S. for Fred is listed unk, but it does say he was naturalized. Occupation for Mable not clear, but she works for Glass Co. Occupation for Marie and Fred is "none." Death Certificate for Marie Grapotte should show the names of her parents.

Now, on the 1880 census I found this Eliza Frazer, right age and birth location for herself and parents, but no little girl, Marie, could she have been missed by the enumerator? Since this Eliza is sister to head of household named Maria, Eliza's daughter might have been named for her. It is the closet match I could find.

1880 census 19th ward, NY, NY (Manhatten):

Maria L. BURKE Self W Female W 44 IRE Boarding House IRE IRE
Thomas MC CANN Other S Male W 30 IRE Laborer IRE IRE
John WHALEN Other S Male W 26 NY Laborer IRE IRE
Henry RAFFERTY Other S Male W 27 NY Machinest IRE IRE
George BURK Son S Male W 21 NY IRE IRE
William BURK Son S Male W 18 NY Clerk Office IRE IRE
Michael BURK Son S Male W 13 NY IRE IRE
John BURK Son S Male W 9 NY IRE IRE
Eliza FRAZER Sister W Female W 46 IRE IRE IRE

Happy Hunting (^_^)

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