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489. Viola "Ola" FRY was born on 11 March 1894 in Ladonia, Fannin County, Texas.156 She died on 23 January 1986 at the age of 91 in Mesquite, Dallas County, Texas.156,212,215

Although her niece Lois Pippin Haden recorded Ola's birth as 1894, her grave marker has Mar 11, 1895.

Mr. Ganie Dillard and Miss Ora Fry were married by T. J. Pyle, Justice of the Peace, Precinct 4, Fannin Co TX. W. A. Thomas was the Court Clerk - is this the same W. A. Thomas, first cousin of Elizabeth (Holderness) Haden?; he later worked for the IRS in Dallas.

Buried Ladonia Cemetery. Anderson Clayton Bros Funeral Home.

Viola "Ola" FRY and William Lee "Ganie" DILLARD were married on 7 November 1909 in Fannin County, Texas.160 William Lee "Ganie" DILLARD195,204,216, son of Newton William DILLARD and Francis Dortha APPLE, was born on 9 October 1889 in Smith County, Tennessee.217 He died on 15 February 1970 at the age of 80 in Mesquite, Dallas County, Texas.

1910 Census. Ganie and Ola living with his mother Fannie Dillard. Years married is marked as "0"; Ola is only 16.

World War I Draft Registration
5 Jun 1917
William Lee Dillard of Ladonia was 27, born Oct 9th, 1889, Chestnut Mound, Tenn. He was a farmer, married. Dependants were his wife and two children. (this is the only mention of any child other than Ruby - they must have lost a young child between 1917 and 1920)
Medium height, medium build, dark blue eyes, dark brown hair

1920 census. Ladonia, Fannin, TX, Hh 267
William L. Dillard, age 30
Ola, wife, 27
Ruby Lee, daughter, age 8.

1930 Census. Ladonia Town, Kean Street, household #25. William L. Dillard, age 40, age 20 when married, b. TN as were his parents. Farmer. Vilo, wife, age 36, b. TX; her mother b. TN, her father b. TX [neither parent's place of birth is correct] Ruby age 18.

1940 Census. Prec 4, Ladonia, Fannin, TX, ED 74-21, Sheet 14B, Hh 368
W. L. Dillard, owns his home worth $400 on Commerce St. He was 50, b. in TN. They lived in Ladonia in 1935, but not the same house. He was a ginner at the Cotton Gin, making $600 a year.
Ola, wife, age 46, b. Texas.
Hh 369 is Ruby and her husband.

27 Apr 1942 World War II Draft Registration.
William Lee Ganie Dillard of Ladonia, Fannin Co, TX was age 52, born in Smith Co, TN on the 9th of Oct, 1889. He had no phone. Mrs. Ola Dillard of Ladonia would always know his address. His employer was J. A. Bishop & Co. Ganie was 5'5", 112 lb. with blue eyes, brown hair.

Charlene Parks got a reply from Ruby Huffines in a nursing home which said Gainey had died in 1970.

From Death Certificate #09889. William Lee Dillard was born 9 Oct 1889 in Tennessee and died 15 Feb 1970. Mrs. W. L. Dillard, widow, was the Informant. He died of peritonitis from a ruptured diverticulum at Mesquite Memorial Hospital in Mesquite, where he had been for two weeks prior to his death. His usual residence was in Ladonia, TX. He was a retired cotton ginner. His father was Newton Dillard; his mother Frances A. Apple. He was buried at the Presbyterian Cemetery in Ladonia.

Viola "Ola" FRY and William Lee "Ganie" DILLARD had the following children:






[Infant] DILLARD died between 1917 and 1920 in Fannin County, Texas.

William Lee Dillard's World War I Draft Registration states that June, 1917, he had a wife and two children. Only daughter Ruby was in the 1920 census with her parents.
There is apparently no record of burial at Ladonia Cemetery.
In the Texas Births Index on Ancestry, 1914, Dillard, Inf. of M. S., Fannin Co., Sep 7th, Certificate #46846. This is a typed transcript and W. L. could well have been interpreted as M. S. I don't find this birth on FamilySearch - not in the Index, nor in the birth certificates.