Israel Putnam Fry

Brief Life History of Israel Putnam

When Israel Putnam Fry was born on 4 July 1863, in Barbour, West Virginia, United States, his father, James W Fry Sr, was 30 and his mother, Julian A Hoffman, was 28. He married Mary Ellen Felton on 28 October 1884, in Barbour, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Philippi, Barbour, West Virginia, United States for about 30 years. He died on 18 July 1917, in West Virginia, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Moatsville, Barbour, West Virginia, United States.

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Israel Putnam Fry
Mary Ellen Felton
Marriage: 28 October 1884
Winifred D "Winnie" Frye
Thomas Gaston Frye
Everet L. Fry
Daniel James Frye
Harriet "Hattie" Louann Frye
Luda Frye
Edwin Forest Frye
William Otto Frye
Charles Albert Frye
Ada Jane Frye

Sources (36)

  • Israel P Fry, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Israel P Fry, "West Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1776-1971"
  • Israel P Frye, "Find A Grave Index"

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Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

1865 · The Assassination of a President

"While attending the play ""Our American Cousin"" in Ford's Theatre, actor John Wilkes Booth climbed up the stairs to the suite that President Abraham Lincoln and his wife resided. Once inside the suite Booth pulled out his pistol and shot The President in the head. In critical condition The President was carried out of the theatre for urgent medical attention. Unfortunately, Lincoln died the following day. Abraham Lincoln was the first American president to be assassinated, and his death caused a period of national mourning both in the North and South."

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

English (mainly southern and southwestern): from Middle English frie ‘free’ (Old English frīo, frīg), with reference either to rank or tenurial status (‘free-born’) or to character (‘generous, open-handed’). It is synonymous with Free .

Americanized form of German Frei or Frey , or of the Dutch cognate Vrij.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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