Alex W Fraser U E L
Writer, Small Business Owner, and Recruiter in Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada
ALEX W FRASER, born 1940 in Charlottenburgh Township, Lancaster, Ontario, County of Glengarry, whose United Empire Loyalist ancestors settled in the area in 1784, attended school in Lancaster and Williamstown. After leaving High School he worked with Bell Canada.. In 1967 Alex got ill while attending school in Ottawa, Ontario. During convalescence from this illness, in 1971, he was inspired to use his spare time to interest himself in the ancestry of his mother and his father. He began actively to pursue this quest by searching local records, visiting cemeteries, etc. It was in this pursuit that he realized the necessity to preserve headstone inscriptions, so set about to copy them in full. The response people showed in his endeavour led to the publication of Gravestones of Glengarry Volume 1, Williamstown, in September 1976, Volume 2 in 1978. Volume 3 St Raphaels in 1988, Volume 4 Alexandria in 2008.
Preserving local Glengarry County area history has kept him busy for the last 45 plus years. In this time period we have published over 38,000 pages of material on the Glengarry Stormont County Ontario Area.
Mr. Fraser has been genealogist for the Glengarry Historical Society, the genealogist (Glengarry County) & founding member for the St Lawrence United Empire Loyalists Branch of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry. He was the 1st host for Ontario GenWeb for Glengarry, Stormont, Prescott County Ontario. The 1st host for Quebec GenWeb. for Soulanges & Vaudreuil County. He was a member of the Comox Valley Celtic Club for 10 years.
In 1992 he received the Canada 125th Anniversary medal.
1997 received “The Morley K Thomas Award “ for 30 years of weather observing for Environment Canada
In 1998 Alex joined NATO/Bitron and started using this excellent product to reduce his fuel and maintenance costs. In 2006 under Bitron with Dick Simmonds Bitron President reached the Director, Founder and Presidential level in Bitron. He is averaging with his 1997 GMC 1/2 truck over these 12+ years basically every 3rd tank of gas Free. His truck fuel consumption when from 17 mpg to an average of 24mpg over these years. Bitron Global is now Natureline Solutions. http://glengarrycounty.com/awfbitronresults1112.html
Alex, now lives in Courtenay, BC with his wife, helper, companion and adviser, Rhoda Ross as they continue their efforts in preserving local Glengarry County Ontario area history. glengarrycounty.com/awfrrbks.