Notes for Royal Edward Frazier: He was named after a friend or relative (not a Frazier) who had a farm. The person may have spelled it differently. A Royall Orcutt appeared in NY State Social Security Death benefit records. He was a butcher when he was younger. Was in the army for three years, and stationed overseas.
He was "Duke" to everyone. His wife, Helen, said he was called that because he was always getting into fights. Marguerite Searles, who lived in his father's home from time to time says the name was much older, and because of his mother. His mom was infatuated with England's royalty, particularly Duke Edward who abdicated the throne of England so he could marry a common woman. This is why he was named Royal Edward. His mother called him "Duke" . His 1956 yearbook has his nickname as "Duke".
Military Record: Seargent E5 (T) - Mar 21 1963 Department/Branch: Army RA ARTY Birthday: May 18th 1937 Brown hair, Blue eyes, 5'9", 158lbs
Entry into Enlisted (prior Service) for 3 years starting 20 Dec 1960 Entry Rank: Pvt E1 at Fort Jackson, South Carolina Transfer/Discharge Type: Trasto US Army Reserve on 6 Dec 1963 until 17 Oct 1966 Station: Fort Hamilton, NY Reason and Authority: Par; 7 AR 635-205 SPN 411 PETS Early Release Overseas Returnee Last Duty Assignment: Btry C 3d Bn 11 Arty USARSEVEN, Honorable Good Conduct Medal; Sharpshooter (Rifle M14) Blood Group: "A"
NOTE: The social security death benefit index (R. Frazier) lists his date of death as May 15, 1992, not May 24th.
More About Royal Edward Frazier: Armed Service: Served in the Army for 3 years. Burial: May 27, 1992, Beechwood Cemetery, New Rochelle, NY. Confirmation: "Luis". Occupation: Bus Dispatcher. Residence: 361 Main St 2C, New Rochelle, NY 10801. Social Security Number: 064-28-2445.
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