Scottie McKenzie Frasier
1884 - 1964
Scottie McKenzie Frasier was an influential writer, newspaper editor, socialite, and suffragist. The Talladega native, born September 7, 1884, became active as a writer and suffrage advocate while a resident of New York City. She regularly contributed to the Montgomery Advertiser even in her absence from the state and continued writing for the paper when she returned to Alabama in 1915. She and her husband settled in Dothan, where he opened the Frasier-Ellis Hospital. Here, she developed her writing and accumulated bylines, which ultimately numbered three books and a tenure as editor for the Alabama Digest and briefly for the Dothan Eagle. Frasier was the president and a founding member of the Dothan Equal Suffrage Association. She also served as the District 3 Chairperson on the statewide organization’s Executive Committee. Until her death in November 1964, Scottie McKenzie Frasier remained involved with the local community through her writing and lecturing, work with the hospital, and commanding social presence.