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357. Samuel M. FRY135,192,193 was born in January 1846 in Missouri.134 He died in February 1908 at the age of 62 in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas.

In 1870, Samuel was still living at home with his parents.

1880 Census. Dist 88, Ft. Worth, Tarrant Co, TX, Hh 32
S. M. Fry, age 35, boot & shoe mcht [merchant], b. MO, father b. KY, mother b. Ireland
Anna S., age 25, wife, b. Illinois as were her parents
Note: Anna appears to have been Anna or Annie Sarah or Sarah Annie, surname Brooks as per her death certificate and the death certificate of daughters. Father said to be Nathan Brooks - I have not found this Brooks family in earlier censuses.

1900 Census. Dist 108, Ft. Worth Ward 9, Tarrant Co, TX, Hh 175
Sam M. Fry, b. Jan 1846, age 54, married 22 years [married circa 1878], b. MO, father b. KY, mother b. Ireland, real estate agent
Annie S., wife, b. Dec 1853, age 46, has had 4 children, 2 are living. Born IL, father & mother b. Delaware
LaBerta, dau, b. Sep 1885, age 14, b. TX, at school
Gertrude A., dau, b. Oct 1882, age 17, b. TX, at school

Dallas Morning News, 23 feb 1908
Funeral of Samuel M. Fry
Fort Worth, Tex. Feb 22 - The funeral of Samuel M. Fry was held at 3 o'clock this afternoon from the family residence at 1108 east Belknap street. Services were charge of the Masonic Lodge. Music was by mesdames Harry Clark, A. J. Lawrence and Charles Geta and Messrs W. J. estes, W. A. Jones and E. S. Dorty. The pallbearers were L. B. Comer, J. F. Dollard, William Tidball, Sydney Samuels, J. Cart and J. B. Mitchell. Interment was in the old portion of the new cemetery.

1910 Census. Dist 134, Ft Worth Ward 8, Tarrant Co, TX, Hh 378
name can't be read for head of household... he was age 23, married 1 year, b. TN, salesman piano co.
[the next census will reveal that he was Lee H. White]
surname can't be read, LaBerta, wife, age 22, b. TX, father b. Delaware, mother b. IL
Fry, Annie, mother in law, 46 [she was 56], widowed, 2 children, 2 living, b. IL, parents b. Delaware

And here is daughter Gertrude:
1910 Census. Dist 131, Ft Worth Ward 8, Tarrant Co, TX Hh 101 [they were boarders]
William H. Hardy, age 34, married 1 time for 4 years, b. TX, father b. KY, mother's birth place unk, bookkeeper, factory
Gertrude, age 27, 1 child, b. TX, father b. MO, mother b. IL
May P., age 3, b. TX [apparently named for her father's sister - the sister's name is seen as both May and Mary P.]

Texas Death Certifcate #35265
Mrs. S. M. Fry, residence, 3025 S. Jennings Ave, Ft. Worth. Born 12 Dec 1853, died 21 Sep 1918, a widow. She had been ill for about a year before her death; she had organic heart disease - died of apoplexy. She was age 64y 9m 9d at death. Born in Illinois; her father was Nathan Brooks, mother unknown. L. White [presumably daughter LaBerta White] of the same address was the informant. Buried Oakwood Cemetery, Ft. Worth, 22 Sept 1918.
Note: this is a huge cemetery, over 10,000 graves. No data available online.


Daughters:

1920 Census. Dist 93, Ft Worth Ward 1, Tarrant Co, TX. Hh 6 [living in a hotel]
White, Leberta, wife, age 29, b. TX, father b. MO, mother b. IL
Sam, son, age 4, b. TX
Lee H., head, age 32, b. AR, parents b. TN, automobile salesman

1920 Census. Dist 135, Ft. Worth Ward 8, Tarrant Co, TX. Hh 814
William H. Hardy, 43, b. TX, parents b. VA, Mgr, Tex. Mfg. Co.
Gertrude A., wife, 35, b. TX, father b. MO, mother b. IL
May Pearl, dau, 13
Gertrude, dau, 9
Laberta, dau, 8
Jefferson D. Trammell, head of household, age 60, b. AL, parents b. TX, engineer, civil [Hardy's brother-in-law]
May P., wife, age 49, b. TX, parents b. TX [Hardy's sister]
Lizzie Moore, servant, 60, mulatto, b. TX, parents b. TX

1930 Census. District 36, Ft. Worth, Tarrant Co, TX, Hh 92
W. H. Hardy, age 51, married first time at age 21 [I believe Gertrude is his second wife, see below], b. TX, father b. VA, Salesman, Well machine
Gertrude, wife, age 45, married first time at age 22, b. TX, father b. MO, mother b. IL
Gertrude, dau, 19, b. TX
Laberta, dau, 18, b. TX

[couldn't find LaBerta or any of her family in the census in 1930]
Texas Death Certificate #46073.
LaBerta Fry White died at Methodist Hospital, Houston, Harris Co, TX. Her residence was 2016 Main, Houston. She was a widow. Died 15 Jun 1973, age 83. Born 27 Sep 1889 in Texas. Her father's name was Sam Fry; her mother Sarah Brooks. Informant was Sam H. White [possibly son Sam from the 1920 census?]. She died of coronary artery disease and pulmonary edema, which she had had for three years. She was buried Forest Park Westheimer, Houston, on 16 Jun 1973.
I could not find a death certificate for Lee White - too many of the same name]

Texas Death Certificate #51950
Gertrude Fry Hardy died at Cook Memorial Hospital, Ft. Worth. She had lived in the city for 54 years. Her residence was 1925 Hurley St., Ft. Worth, TX She was married at the time of death to W. H. Hardy. She died 28 Oct 1936, age 54 years and 1 day. The cause of death is difficult to read but appears to be related to the liver - the words acute and hepatic can be read. Born 27 Oct 1882. Her father listed as "F. M. Fry", birth place unknown; mother Anna Brooks, b. Missouri. The informant was H. H. Hardy of Ft. Worth. [Her brother-in-law, see later] Buried Greenwood Cemetery, Ft. Worth.

Gertrude's husband:
Texas Death Certificate #19966
William Hammett Hardy, died at the Medical & Surgical Clinic in Parker Co, TX. His residence was 1925 Hurley St in Ft. Worth. He was widowed. He died 22 April 1938, of an Accident on the 20th of April, followed by pneumonia and cardiac failure. He was age 62, his date of birth not available, but born in Texas. He was a salesman. His father was Hammett Hardy, born in Texas; his mother Melissa Fielder, b. Texas. The informant was H. H. Hardy of Ft. Worth [His brother]. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery, Ft. Worth, 23 april 1938.


HARDY Family

Hammett H. Hardy, age 51, lived in Tarrant Co in 1930, b. TX, father b. VA, mother b. Alabama, general contractor. Wife was Grace, two daughters. Probably the informant for the above death certificates - I believe he was a brother to William H. Hardy. Grace was age 51, b. TX, her parents b. NY. Barbara R., daughter, was age 22, a substitute teacher in the public schools. Dale, daughter, was age 17. Two other families were listed at the same address which was 1504 College Ave. I believe they were unrelated.
Richard C. McCall, age 32, and his wife Maurine age 27 and Mary L. Jones, age 31, "Neg" listed as married but no husband is in the household. I checked back in 1920 - the only daughters for Hammett were Barbara and Dale and the same address was a multi-family house, the other residents had different surnames - again they seem to be unrelated to the Hardys.

1880 Census. Dist 22, Brazos Co, TX, Hh 543
Hammett Hardy, age 41, county clerk, b. VA as were his parents
Mary M., wife, age 29, b. TX, parents b. AL
Children b. in Texas: Mary P. 10. Dailey F., 8. Willie H. 4 [William H.]. Rufus L. 2. Toodles, male, 10 months [Hammett?]
Lucinda Lewis, Black, servant. age 40, b. VA
Lula Hardy, Black, servant, age 13, nurse job, b. TX, parents b. AL

I believe this the two Hardy brothers - William H. & Hammett H. in 1900. [I did not find their parents, although I believe at least the father was still living]
San Marcos, Hays Co, TX, Hh 138 [boarding house]
Will H. Hardy, b. Aug 1875, age 24, married 1 year. Born TX, father b. VA, mother b. AL, Merchant, groceries
Wills, female, b. Sep 1878, age 21, 1 child, b. TX, father b. VA, mother b. TX
Will H. Jr., b. Apr 1899, age 1, b. TX
Dist 104, Ft. Worth Ward 6, Tarrant Co, TX Roomer with the Robberts family, Hh 333
Harry H. Hardy, b. Sep 1878, age 21, b. VA, parents b. VA, trucker, grocery
Here is their sister Mary Pearl:
Palestine, Anderson Co, TX, Hh 127
Jeff Trammell, b. Dec 1858, age 41, married for 5 years, b. AL, parents b. GA, Engineer, civil
Pearl H., wife, b. Mar 1872, age 28, no children, b. TX, father b. VA, mother b. TX

1910 Census. Dist. 91, Justice Precinct 1, Tarrant Co, TX, Hh 627
J. D. Trammell [marked as female - and Mary P. was omitted - the information fits her, however - would seem the enumerator got off-track when recopying the data], age 39, married for 14 years, b. TX, father b. VA, mother b. TX, no occupation
H. Hardy, father, age 71, widowed, married for 41 years, b. VA as were his parents
W. Hardy, nephew, age 11, b. TX [Will Jr.? see above 1900 census... his father has remarried]
Moore, R., servant, male, Black, age 56, married 15 yr, b. TX
Moore, L., servant, female, Black, age 50, b. TX, cook [Lizzie who will still be with the family in 1920]

Note: Mary [or May] P. Hardy, age 10 in 1880, sister to William H. Hardy, married Jefferson D. Trammell and they were living with William & Gertrude in 1920.


I also found death certificates for the following:

Hammett Hardy, Texas Death Certificate #27548
Died at Fort Worth, 13 Dec 1911, age 73 . Married. Died of heart failure. No other information given.

Mrs. J. D. Trammell, Texas Death Certificate #57537. Died at home at 1504 College Ave, Ft. Worth, on 27 Oct 1957. She was widowed, born 15 Mar 1870, in Bryan, Texas. Her father was Hammett Hardy, b. "Lullingburg" [Lunenburg, Virginia, maybe?], mother was Melissa Fielder, b. TX. She died of senility and arteriosclerosis both which she'd had for several years; she had fractured her right forearm four weeks earlier. Death was attributed to an accident at home, a fall, on the 7th of October. Informant was H. H. Hardy [her brother]. She was buried San Marcos Cemetery, San Marcos, TX.

Jefferson Davis Trammell, Texas Death Certificate #25521. Died at Cook Memorial Hospital, Ft. Worth. His residence was 1504 College Ave, Ft. Worth, where he had lived for 37 years. He died 10 May 1940 of cancer of the tongue which he had had for 2 1/2 years. He was married, a consulting engineer. Jefferson was born 17 Dec 1861 in Alabama. Father was James Young Trammell, born Milltown AL; his mother was Mary Fielder, born in Alabama. H. H. Hardy of the same address was the informant [brother-in-law]. Body was removed to San Marcos for burial on May 12th.

Hammett H. Hardy, Texas Death Certificate #66653. Died at home, 1504 College Ave, Ft. Worth, where he had lived for 60 years.. Hammett died 13 Oct 1965, age 85. He was widowed, a retired cement contractor in construction. He was born 23 Aug 1879, Bryan, Texas. His father was Hammett Hardy; his mother Melissa Fielder. Harold H. Hargrove was the informant. He had a cerebrovascular accident complicated by chronic pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema. Burial was 16 October, Greenwood Cemetery, Ft. Worth.
[I did not find a death certificate for his wife Grace.]


Samuel M. FRY and Anna Sarah BROOKS were married circa 1878. Anna Sarah BROOKS was born on 12 December 1853 in Illinois. She died on 21 September 1918 at the age of 64 in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas.

Death Certificate states her father was Nathan Brooks.

Samuel M. FRY and Anna Sarah BROOKS had the following children:

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i.

Gertrude A. FRY.

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ii.

LaBerta FRY.