From the 75 Years of Progress -Pelican Rapids, MN
Theodore Frazee was born at Hamden Junction, Vinton County, Ohio on May 9th, 1848 and came to Minnesota in 1866 with his two older brothers who settled on
claims near St. Cloud, MN. Mrs. Theodore Frazee was born in Pennsylvania on Oct. 21, 1853 and came to Stearns Co. with her parents when she was 12 years old. In July, 1869, she and Theo. Frazee were married and shortly afterwards moved to Frazee City where he and his brother engaged in the Saw Mill, lumber yard and general mercantile business. In August, 1877, Theodore and his family moved to Pelican Rapids and engaged in the mercantile business until 1893 when they moved to Minneapolis. In 1897, Forest River, ND became their home , where Mr. Frazee died in 1902. Mrs. Frazee died in Medford, Oregon in 1925.
R. L. Frazee was born at Hampden, Ohio, July 3, 1841. He came to St. Cloud, MN in 1866, where he and two of his brothers bought farms. He moved to Otter Tail County in 1869. He established a sawmill and later a flour mill at Otter Tail City but soon moved on and built mills at the present site of New York Mills in 1872, and repeated the process at village of Frazee in 1873, and again at Pelican Rapids in 1878. Thereafter, he made his home at the later village where he conducted the milling business, was instrumental in establishing two banks, and looked after his varied real estate interests. He died here June 4, 1906. Mrs. Frazee passed away at the age of 79 years on January 2, 1923 in St. Paul, MN.