Person: Fraser, John (b 1859)

Name: John Fraser
Life dates: b 1859
Gender: Male
Occupation: retailer


John Fraser was the second son of Hugh Fraser and Jane Bunting. In 1884, at the age of twenty five, he was assumed as a partner into the family business, Fraser Sons & Co, to work alongside his elder brother, James Arthur, and the trustees of his father, Hugh Fraser. In 1894, the co-partnership was dissolved and the two brothers, together with their younger brother, Hugh, commenced in business as sole partners. He withdrew from active participation in the business in November 1905. In 1909, Fraser Sons & Co was registered as a private company and John, together with James Arthur and Hugh, were appointed directors. John remained a non-executive director. From 1909, he lived in the south of England. He was reluctant to agree to an extension of the Buchanan Street premises and, in April 1929, he sold his share in the building and his investment in the company to his nephew, Hugh.


Moss, Michael and Turton, Alison, A Legend of Retailing: House of Fraser, London 1989

Related people and companies:

Name: Fraser, Hugh,1815-1873, retailer
Dates of connection: 1859-1873
Connection type: John was the second son of Hugh Fraser.
Name: Fraser, James Arthur, 1855-c 1911, retailer
Dates of connection: 1859-c 1911
Connection type: James Arthur was John's older brother.
Name: Fraser, Hugh, 1860-1927, retailer
Dates of connection: 1860-1927
Connection type: Hugh was one of John's younger brothers.
Company name: Fraser Sons & Co
Dates of connection: 1884-1909
Connection type: John was a partner of Fraser Sons & Co.
Company name: Fraser Sons & Co Ltd
Dates of connection: 1909-1929
Connection type: John was a director of Fraser Sons & Co Ltd.
Company name: Fraser Sons & Co Ltd | Board of Directors
Dates of connection: 1909-1929
Connection type: John was on the board of directors from 1909 to 1929.
Name: Fraser, Hugh, 1903-1966, 1st Baron Fraser of Allander
Dates of connection: 1903-1930s
Connection type: Hugh was John's nephew.

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