Bertha Iona Fry

21 September 1877–9 March 1963 (Age 85)
Whitley, Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of Bertha Iona

When Bertha Iona Fry was born on 21 September 1877, in Whitley, Indiana, United States, her father, John Taylor Fry, was 31 and her mother, Catherine Evaline McClain, was 30. She married Charles Weeks on 11 November 1897, in Whitley, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Noble Township, Noble, Indiana, United States for about 20 years and Thorn Cemetery, Wolflake, Noble Township, Noble, Indiana, United States in 1940. She died on 9 March 1963, in Whitley, Indiana, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Wolflake, Noble Township, Noble, Indiana, United States.

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Charles Weeks
Bertha Iona Fry
Marriage: 11 November 1897
Laurel Weeks
Ethel Weeks
Lavanga P Weeks

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  • Marriage
    11 November 1897Whitley, Indiana, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 4
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
    1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act
    Age 5
    A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
    1900 · Gold for Cash!
    Age 23
    This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 14632;2007: 28724; 2010: 38029)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)

    • Bertha Frye in household of John Frye, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Bertha Fry in entry for Frederick Lowell Wolfe, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019"
    • Bertha Weeks in household of Chas Weeks, "United States Census, 1910"

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