Mary Adarena Fry

26 January 1860–20 January 1956 (Age 96)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Mary Adarena

Mary Adarena Fry was born on 26 January 1860, in Pennsylvania, United States as the daughter of John Fry and Eliza Crosby. She married William Thomas Thurber on 20 July 1884, in Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Marion Township, Daviess, Missouri, United States for about 20 years. She died on 20 January 1956, in Daviess, Missouri, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Civil Bend Christian Cemetery, Marion Township, Daviess, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Thomas Thurber
Mary Adarena Fry
Marriage: 20 July 1884
Ann M Thurber
William Thurber
Wilbert William Thurber
Albert Thurber
Lula Thurber
Chloe Gladys Thurber
Frank Thurber
Sherman L Thurber

Spouse and Children

20 July 1884
Missouri, United States


    Ann M Thurber


    William Thurber



    Albert Thurber


    Lula Thurber


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    John Fry


    Eliza Crosby




World Events (8)

1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 3

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.
1865 · Slavery Abolished

Age 5

On January 11, 1865, slavery was abolished in Missouri.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 44

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.

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)

  • Mary A Thurber in household of William T Thurber, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mary A Thurber in household of Wm F Thurber, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mary A Thurber in household of William T Thurber, "United States Census, 1900"

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