Herbert Lee Fry

18 March 1891–9 December 1964 (Age 73)
Ravenden Springs, Randolph, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Herbert Lee

When Herbert Lee Fry was born on 18 March 1891, in Ravenden Springs, Randolph, Arkansas, United States, his father, John Leonidas Fry, was 27 and his mother, Mary Adeline Ladyman, was 22. He married Mayme Zetti Martin on 16 April 1916, in Randolph, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in Ranger, Eastland, Texas, United States in 1935 and Justice Precinct 1, Howard, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 9 December 1964, in Pecos, Reeves, Texas, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Pecos, Reeves, Texas, United States.

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Herbert Lee Fry
Mayme Zetti Martin
Marriage: 16 April 1916
Mary Oconita "Billie" Fry
Bobbie Eloise Fry
Betty Jo Fry

Spouse and Children

16 April 1916
Randolph, Arkansas, United States


    Mary Oconita "Billie" Fry


    Bobbie Eloise Fry


    Betty Jo Fry


Parents and Siblings

    John Leonidas Fry


    Mary Adeline Ladyman




World Events (8)

1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 3

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 21

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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)

  • Herbert G Fry, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Herbert Fry in household of Jno L Fry, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Herbert L Fry in household of John L Fry, "United States Census, 1900"

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