Hazel Ivy Fry

7 August 1899–29 November 1982 (Age 83)
Thomas, Custer, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Hazel Ivy

When Hazel Ivy Fry was born on 7 August 1899, in Thomas, Custer, Oklahoma, United States, her father, Elza Elton Fry, was 27 and her mother, Stella Amy McBurney, was 20. She married Roy Alford Ely on 5 February 1919, in Custer, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Deer Creek Township, Custer, Oklahoma, United States for about 10 years. She died on 29 November 1982, in Thomas, Custer, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Thomas, Custer, Oklahoma, United States.

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Roy Alford Ely
Hazel Ivy Fry
Marriage: 5 February 1919
Chad Leroy Ely
Flora Amy Ely
Verna L Ely

Spouse and Children

5 February 1919
Custer, Oklahoma, United States


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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Age 8

Oklahoma is the 46th state.
1921 · Tulsa Race Massacre

Age 22

 By 1921, Tulsa was a booming city with a population of over one hundred thousand, with ten thousand African Americans in the Greenwood District. Crime rates in Tulsa soared and vigilantism was present. An incident occurred with Dick Rowland, an African American shoe shiner, and Sara Page, a white elevator operator. Reports claim Rowland stepped on Page’s foot and she let out a scream. The newspaper reported Rowland attempted to rape Page. Rowland was arrested and white vigilantes demanded the sheriff to hand over Rowland for lynching. An armed group of African American men went to the courthouse to aid in protecting Rowland from the mob. The group was turned away and a shot was fired between the white and African American groups, which ignited a riot. While buildings in Tulsa were burned, a major effort by whites focused mainly on the Greenwood District which was burned to the ground and many were shot. Over 30 people were killed and many were injured in the riots. 

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)

  • Hazel Ely in household of Roy Ely, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Hazel I Ely in household of Roy A Ely, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Hazel Fry in household of Elza E Fry, "United States Census, 1910"

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