Foster Frye

Brief Life History of Foster

When Foster Frye was born in 1915, in Indiana, United States, his father, Nolton Douglas Fry, was 34 and his mother, Mabel Nora Foster, was 24. He lived in Shelburn, Curry Township, Sullivan, Indiana, United States in 1930 and Grant Township, Greene, Indiana, United States in 1940.

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Nolton Douglas Fry
Mabel Nora Foster
Samuel Fry Jr.
James Ephraim Fry
Foster Frye
Ruth Louise Fry

Sources (3)

  • Foster Fry in household of Nolhe D Fry, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Foster Frye in household of Nolte Frye, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Foster Frye in household of Nolten D Frye, "United States Census, 1930"

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Name Meaning

English: variant of Fry .

North German: variant of Frey .

History: Joseph Frye (1711/12–94) was a military officer from Andover, MA, where the family had long been of local prominence. In 1762, he was granted a township in ME, later named Fryeburg after him, and moved his family there. His great-great-grandson William Pierce Frye was born in Lewiston, ME, and served in Congress, first as a member of the House of Representatives and then the Senate from 1871 until his death in 1911.

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

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