Erasmo was the 3rd child (and first son) of Martina and Valeriano Fraga.  He was born in Mexico and was carried when they crossed the Rio Grande in 1919 along with his older sister Esperanza (Frances).

As stated in his bio, John Fraga was the first in the family to become an electrician.  Soon with his help, his brothers Joe, Paul and Martin followed.  Then later a succession of nephews.  Also, due to connections with the IBEW, a number of other relatives became members of various building trades.  The accompanying chart helps to illustrate the incredible legacy of the building trades Uncle John helped originate.