James Fry

Brief Life History of James

When James Fry was born in 1836, in Indiana, United States, his father, Ephraim Fry, was 22 and his mother, Martha Wilks, was 21. He lived in Wright Township, Greene, Indiana, United States in 1850. He died after 1850, in Grant Township, Greene, Indiana, United States.

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Ephraim Fry
Martha Wilks
James Fry
Barbary Ellen Fry
Benjamin W. Fry
Sarah Catharine Fry
Samuel Marion Fry
Martha Jane Fry
Ephraim Fry
Mahala Fry
Rebecca Margaret Fry
John Jefferson Fry
Mary Elizabeth Fry
Daniel Fry
Deborah Fry

Sources (1)

  • James Fry in household of Ephraim Fry, "United States Census, 1850"

World Events (5)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.


Historical Information 1838: Greene, Indiana, United States

1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.

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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