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Name of Deceased: W. M. Farquer
Newspaper: The Clipper, Hutchinson, Reno, KS (pg 5, Col. 2)
Date: Feb. 27, 1901

Obit: W. M. Farquer, of East B avenue, died Friday morning. Mr. Farquer was driver for the United States and Pacific express companies here and some time ago had his leg broken in a runaway team and to add to his sufferings blood poison set and he had an attach of pneumonia. His death was a very sad one. A wife and three children are left who have the heart felt sympathy of their friends in their hour of sorrow. The remains were shipped to Rockville, Mo., former home of the deceased, for burial.

‘Mule Man’ Dies At 86
E. D. (Ed) Frazier Gained Fame as Breeder
Drexel, Mo., Man’s Animals Won Prizes at Countless Fairs
Drexel, Mo., Oct. 26 – E. D. (Ed) Frazier, one of the nation’s widely known mule breeders, died here yesterday at his home.  He was 83 years old.
From 1925 to 1952, when he stopped raising jacks and jennets, Frazier’s long-eared animals were constant winners at state fairs throughout the Mid-West.  His mules won many prizes at the American Royal in Kansas City over the years and he was a judge of the show’s mule class until it was eliminated in 1956.
A Smart Beast
“A mule is smart,” Frazier said in 1935.  “He’s more valuable than any other animal on the farm.  Treat a mule right and he’ll treat you right.”
Known around Drexel as “the mule man,” Frazier lived here most of his life.  He was born near Liberty, Mo.
With George Argenbright of Adrian, Mo., Frazier formed Frazier & Argenbright, mule breeders.  In World War II many of their animals were used by troops overseas.
Sampson Gains Fame
Probably the most famous mule Frazier raised was Sampson.  The animal was sold to Bob Burns, actor, and appeared with him in the movie, “I’m from Missouri.”
In the last few years Frazier had raised black Angus cattle on his farm with his sons, William Frazier and John Frazier.
Also surviving:
His wife, Mrs. Cecila Frazier of the home; three daughters, Mrs. Mildred Randall, Harrisonville, Mo., Mrs. Helen Steele, Butler, Mo., and Mrs. Laura Jones, Boulder, Colo.; two brothers, William Frazier and A. M. Frazier,  both of Adrian, Mo.; a sister, Mrs. Bertha Nall, 5125 Swope parkway, Kansas City; 11 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren.  Services will be at 2 o’clock Saturday at the Runyan chapel, Drexel; burial in Sharon cemetery, Drexel.
The Kansas City Times (Kansas City, MO) – Friday, October 27, 1961
Submitted by Jim Dezotel


FRAZIER – Mrs. Celia, passed away January 29.  Services 2 p.m. Saturday from the Runyan chapel.  Interment Sharon cemetery, Drexel, Mo.
The Kansas City Times (Kansas City, MO) – , January 30, 1964

FRAZIER – Mrs. Celia, age 86, passed away January 29.  Services 2 p.m. Saturday from the Runyan chapel.  Interment Sharon cemetery, Drexel, Mo.  Family will receive friends Friday evening 7-9 at the chapel.
The Kansas City Times (Kansas City, MO) – Friday, January 31, 1964
Submitted by Jim Dezotell

 

 


 

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