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.
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.