Sophia Fryer

Brief Life History of Sophia

When Sophia Fryer was born on 12 August 1829, in Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Moses Fryer, was 43 and her mother, Eliza Miller, was 32. She married John Thomas Geary on 27 August 1852, in Southwark, London, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. She lived in Saint George Hanover Square, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 27 May 1872, in Toquerville, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 42, and was buried in Toquerville Cemetery, Toquerville, Washington, Utah, United States.

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John Thomas Geary
Sophia Fryer
Marriage: 27 August 1852
Sophia Ann Geary
Thomas Fryer Geary
Echo Workman Geary
Eliza Jane Geary
Sarah Ann Geary
Leah Fryer Geary

Sources (25)

  • Sophia Fryer in household of John Mitchell, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Sophia Fryer, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1936

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The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.


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Name Meaning

English: variant of Freer 1.

Americanized form of German Freier or Freyer .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Letters Written By The Fryer and Jorden Families

Letters Written By The Fryer and Jorden Families LETTER FROM FRANCIS JORDEN TO JANE FRYER JORDEN: Jackson, Amadore County, Calif. April 29, 1855 Dearest Jane, Not receiving a …

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