FRAZEE, JOHN N. (3 Sept. 1829-21 Jan. 1917), a volunteer CIVIL WAR officer and law-enforcement official, was born in Wyantskill, N.Y., came to Cleveland in 1850, and took a job as a west side patrolman with the Cleveland police. Following a reorganization of the department, he was appointed acting superintendent of police on June 2, 1866 with the rank of captain. He replaced Captain Samuel Furnal who had been appointed captain of police and acting superintendent on April 24, 1866.. Frazee served as a corporal in the CLEVELAND GRAYS before the outbreak of the Civil War, and left the police department to enlist in Co. E, 1st Ohio Volunteer Infantry, on 16 Apr. 1861. He was promoted to sergeant on 21 Apr. 1861, 1st sergeant on 1 June 1861, and 2d lieutenant on 2 July 1861. He was mustered out with Co. E (mostly Cleveland Grays) on 1 Aug. 1861. Frazee then served 4 months as a captain in the 84th OVI. In Aug. 1863, he was appointed lieutenant colonel of the 29th Ohio Volunteer Militia. In May 1864, he was appointed to the 150th OVI and saw service around the defenses of Washington, D.C., being mustered out with that regiment in Cleveland on 23 Aug. 1864. After the war, Frazee was captain of the Cleveland Grays. In 1888 he established a successful laundry business, from which he retired in 1915.

Frazee was married to Louise Littlejohn in 1853. They had a son, Henry. Frazee's funeral was held at GRAYS ARMORY on 23 Jan. 1917. He is buried in WOODLAND CEMETERY.

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