"Royal moved to Lucas Co., OH, married Lydia Janette Showers (b. 1834) in 1856 from Swanton, OH. To this union were born 8 children: Alice, Nina, William Henry, Martin, Leah, Hattie, Frank, and John. Royal enlisted in the Civil War from OH (Private in Company A-67th OH Regiment). Later he was discharged and moved with his family to Ottawa Lake, MI. Then he enlisted from MI. (He served time in Andersonville Prison). Later when he came home from the war, the family moved east & south of Britton. To the farm where Steve & Geraldine Ball live (this farm sold) on Rankin Rd. The children attended Rankin School (on M-50). Lydia Janette died 1892, Burried in Ridgeway Cemetery, Ridgeway Mich. Royal married Florence (Flossie). Twins were born and died. After you wife's death Royal married Alice Aiken. Royal died 1921 & is burried in Deerfield, MI by his young wife. (This narrative was written by J. Oscar Frayer)."
"Deerfield Cemetery inscriptions:
Royal E. Frayer 1921 Florence R. Frayer 1902
Civil War records, #29,636; 483,802; 46,1859; and 911,652: Royal was a private in Co. A, 67th Reg. Ohio Volunteers where he enlisted 21 Nov 1861 at Delta for 3 years. He was transferred to Co. M 67 Mich Eng. as private Sept 15, 1863. He was discharged at Nashville, TN Sept. 22, 1865. He had also been discharged July 12, 1862 due to epilepsy. His occupation was carpenter. He was born March 29, 1829 in Gainsville, NY and had resided in Ottawa Lake, OH, 2 years before residing at Deerfield. He died Oct 13, 1921 at Deerfield. At time of his application for pension, his wife was Florence Perry, and his residence was Rea, MI. They had been married Jan 24, 1893 in MOnroe Co., MI.
His first wife was Lydia who died 15 or 18 Jun 1892 in Dundee, Monroe, MI. Their children were William, b Jan 4, 1853; Lelia, b Jun 2, 1859; Martain, May 10, 1863; Frank, b Dec 19, 1872; and John, b May 5, 1874.
Florence died Jan 17, 1902 at Deerfield. His third wife was Ann whose first husband was Addison Aiken who died 11 Apr 1891 at Sioux City, Iowa. She married Roayl March 1, 1902 in Adrian, Lenawee, MI. She was aged 85, b Sept 15, 1863 at Roseville, TN.
It appears from the above census and Royal's Civil War papers that Royal and Florence had no children."
"Frayer Geneologies". Started by J. Oscar Frayer. Brought to date by Thelma Sturtevant Frayer with much help from numerous relatives. Computer printed by D.J. Frayer. April 1986
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