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521. Liston Eastman FRY194,205,210 was born on 18 December 1886 in Ladonia, Fannin County, Texas.122 He died on 15 December 1972 at the age of 85 in Como, Hopkins County, Texas.229

Liston may have been named for Liston McFall, brother of his grandmother Sallie McFall Fry.

No children.
Liston graduated from Ladonia High School, Class of 1904; listed in May 30 1947 Edition of Ladonia News. Liston and Lucien graduated in the same class.
Living at home with parents in 1910. Bookkeeper; Bank.

World War I Draft registration dated 5 Jun 1917. Liston Eastman Fry was then age 30. He lived on East Main Street in Ladonia. He was employed in Banking at the First National Bank of Ladonia. His wife, not named, was his dependent. He was described as of medium height, medium build, blue eye, brown hair, partly bald.

1920 Census. Hopkins Co, TX, Hh 65
Liston E. Fry, age 33, b. TX. Operator, Coal Mine
Stella, wife, age 34, b. AR, father b. MS, mother b. AR

1930 Census. Como, Hopkins Co, TX Hh 71
Liston E. Fry, age 43, married for 26 years, b. TX, father b. MO, mother b. AL, automobile dealer
Stella, wife, age 43, b. AR, father b. MS, mother b. AR

1940 Census. Como, Hopkins, TX, Hh 91
Lived on Lynch St
Liston E. Fry, 53, b. TX, lived in same house in 1935, farmer
Stella M., wife, 53, b. AR
Julia D. Wilkins, mother-in-law, 84, widow, b. AR, lived in same house in 1935 [Stella's mother was Isabelle - or Belle in most of the census records - not sure how she came to be listed as Julia.[

World War II Draft Registration. 27 Apr 1942
Liston Eastman Fry of Como, Hopkins Co TX was age 55, born 18 Dec 1886, Ladonia. Mrs. Stella Fry of Como will always know his address. Self employed.
He was 5'91/2" tall, 165 lbs. Blue eyes, gray hair, wears glasses

Ladonia News, Friday, 18 Mar 1949. Mr. & Mrs. Liston Fry of Como visited relatives here Tuesday.

Texas Death Certificate #98837
Liston died at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital in Sulphur Springs; his home in Como. He died 15 Dec 1972 of chronic nephritis; a note says he had one kidney removed many years ago. He was a Stockman. Born 18 Dec 1886 in Fannin Co, TX, he was 85 when he died.

Liston and Stella are buried Ladonia Cemetery, Fannin Co TX.

Liston Eastman FRY and Stella M. WILKINS were married on 25 September 1913.122 Stella M. WILKINS was born on 1 April 1885 in Arkansas. She died on 27 December 1952 at the age of 67 in Como, Hopkins County, Texas.

1900 Census. Mayou Metoe, Pulaski Co, AR, Hh 1
John W. Wilkins, b. May 1854, age 46, married 18 years, b. MS, parents b. VA, Farmer
Belle, wife, b. Aug 1855, 45, 5 children, b. AR, father b. NC, mother b. Ireland
children all born in AR:
Alma, dau, b. Jan 1883, 17
Stella, dau, b. Apr 1885, 15
John B., son, b. Oct 1890, age 9
James H., son, b. Apr 1893, 7
Herbert R., son, b. Jan 1895, age 5

Texas Death Certificate #61180
Stella Fry died at home in Como, Hopkins Co, TX on 27 Dec 1952. She was married. L. E. Fry, her husband was the informant. She had coronary artery disease. Her father was J. W. Wilkins, born Mississippi, her mother Isabella Sumner, birthplace unknown. She was buried at the cemetery in Ladonia, TX.