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426. Viola "Ola" FRY was born on 11 March 1894 in Ladonia, Fannin County, Texas.153 She died on 23 January 1986 at the age of 91 in Mesquite, Dallas County, Texas.153,208,211

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 "Gainey" DILLARD were married on 7 November 1909 in Fannin County, Texas.157 William Lee "Gainey" DILLARD192,201,212, son of Newton William DILLARD and Francis Dortha APPLE, was born on 9 October 1889 in Smith County, Tennessee.213 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.

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.

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

From Death Certificate. 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 "Gainey" DILLARD had the following children:

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Ruby Lee DILLARD.