Israel Putnam Fry

4 July 1863–18 July 1917 (Age 54)
Barbour, West Virginia, United States

The Life 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 Frye
Thomas Gaston Frye
Everet L. Fry
Daniel James Fry
Harriet L Frye
Luda Frye
Edwin Forest Frye
William Otto Frye
Charles Albert Frye
Ada Jane Frye

Spouse and Children

28 October 1884
Barbour, West Virginia, United States


    Winifred D Frye


    Thomas Gaston Frye


    Everet L. Fry


    Daniel James Fry


    Harriet L Frye


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1865 · The Assassination of a President

Age 2

"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

Age 18

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

1 English (chiefly south and southwestern England): variant of Free , from the Old English byform frīg.2 English: nickname for a small person, from Middle English fry ‘small person’, ‘child’, ‘offspring’ (Old Norse frjó ‘seed’).3 Americanized spelling of German Frei , Frey .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Israel P Fry, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Israel P Frye, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Israel P Fry in household of James W Fry, "United States Census, 1870"

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