Solomon Fry

16 December 1828–21 September 1909 (Age 80)
Tuscarawas Township, Stark, Ohio, United States

The Life of Solomon

When Solomon Fry was born on 16 December 1828, in Tuscarawas Township, Stark, Ohio, United States, his father, Rev Jacob Johannes Fry, was 41 and his mother, Elizabeth Oberlin, was 37. He married Sarah Mariah House on 12 June 1849, in Warsaw, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Saint Mary, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1870 and Marion Township, Jasper, Missouri, United States in 1900. He died on 21 September 1909, in Carthage, Jasper, Missouri, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Park Cemetery, Marion Township, Jasper, Missouri, United States.

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Solomon Fry
Nancy Elizabeth Polite
Marriage: 1865
Orpha Nancy Fry
Charlotte Louisa "Lottie" Fry
Olive Lucia Fry
Martin Albert Fry
Charles Melvin FRY
Carl Walter Fry

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    Nancy Elizabeth Polite


Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 2

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Age 13

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 28

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

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)

  • Solomon Fry, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Solomon Fry, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Solomon Fry, "United States Census of Union Veterans and Widows of the Civil War, 1890"

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