James Fry

10 August 1851–16 April 1929 (Age 77)
Sacombe, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of James

When James Fry was born on 10 August 1851, in Sacombe, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Fry, was 36 and his mother, Sarah Hulls, was 35. He married Amanda Mcgavren on 22 October 1885, in Logan, Harrison, Iowa, United States. He lived in Jefferson Township, Harrison, Iowa, United States in 1885 and Harrison, Iowa, United States in 1895. He died on 16 April 1929, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

James Fry
Amanda Mcgavren
Marriage: 22 October 1885

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 October 1885Logan, Harrison, Iowa, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 3
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 6
    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
    Age 33
    Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

    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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    Sources (9)

    • James Fry, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
    • James Fry, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
    • James Fry, "Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992"

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