Search billions of records on

Seventh Generation

351. Fitz Edward FRY126,131,132,189,190,191 was born on 29 December 1847 in Palmyra, Marion County, Missouri.120,121 He died on 27 September 1921 at the age of 73 in Ladonia, Fannin County, Texas.120

1870 Census
Farmer $1200 - 600
Fitz FRY 23 mw MO
Sarah 69 fw KY
This is Fitz living on the "home place" with his mother. He eventually inherited the Fry homeplace.

Another researcher has the marriage date as 16 Feb 1884, but I do not know the source.

1870 is in fact the first time that Fitz appears on the Fannin Co tax rolls. That year he paid tax on the 100 acres from A. C. Maxwell and 35 acres from McFarland that his mother and then his brother George had been paying taxes on. Probably sometime during 1870, he also bought some of the Lawson property that his brother Henry had. Fitz also paid taxes on this same property in 1871 and 1872.

1890 Texas Directory for Fannin Co lists F. E. Fry, 232 acres under cultivation, in the Planter & Farmer's Section.

1900 Census. Household included the three sons, his wife, and Sarah his mother, age 96.

1910 Census. All three sons still living at home.

1920 Census. Fitz and Minerva have Felix H., nephew, age 17 living with them. Born in Texas. [He's likely a great-nephew. Cannot find a Felix Fry in 1910 - perhaps he was Minerva's nephew.]

Fitz Edward FRY and Minerva Catherine "Mittie" EASTMAN were married on 17 February 1884 in Ladonia, Fannin County, Texas.120 Minerva Catherine "Mittie" EASTMAN was born on 4 October 1852 in Alabama.131,154 She died on 3 November 1934 at the age of 82 in Ladonia, Fannin County, Texas.154

1900 Census says her father born in Ohio, mother born in AL.

Texas Death Certificate #49112
Mrs. Minerva Catherine (Mittie) Fry lived on Jackson Ave., Ladonia. She had lived in Ladonia for 75 years. Mittie died 3 Nov 1934. She was the widow of F. E. Fry. Born 4 Oct 1852, she was age 82 years, 29 days. She died of chronic colitis and age. Her father was James Eastman, born Ohio; mother Mary Hunter, born in Alabama. The informant was her son Ivan B. Fry. She was buried in Ladonia.

Fitz Edward FRY and Minerva Catherine "Mittie" EASTMAN had the following children:



Lucien Fitz FRY.



Liston Eastman FRY.



Ivan Bruce FRY.