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459. Ivan Bruce FRY119,192,206 was born on 20 April 1893 in Fannin County, Texas.119,190 He died on 28 December 1967 at the age of 74.233

Ivan Bruce Fry registered for the World War I Draft on 5 Jun 1917. He was then age 24, born 20 Apr 1893. His occupation was farming at the F. E. Fry Farm. His wife was his dependent [not named]. He was of medium height, medium build, with brown eyes and hair.

Ivan Bruce had one son Albert Ivan Fry, deceased at time record was made. Margaret Abernathy was his mother.
Ivan graduated from Ladonia High in the Class of 1911; May 30 1947 Ladonia News.

1920 Census. Ladonia. Hh 82
Ivan P. Fry, age 26, Maggie A., age 24.

1940 Census. Justice Prec 4, Ladonia, Fannin, TX, ED 74-21, Sheet 2A, Hh 45
Ivan B. Fry living on Jackson Ave. He owned his home valued at $1000. He gave the information to the enumerator. He was 46, born in Texas and lived in the same home in 1935. He had gone to high school four years. Ivan was owner & manager of a retail drug store - I know that it was on the square downtown.
Blanche, wife, age 42 had gone through 7 years of elementary school - she was born in Mississippi.

Ladonia News, Friday, Mar 12, 1954: Steven Paul Fry is improving in a Plainview hospital following a serious attack of pneumonia, his grandfather, Ivan Fry, reports after a visit there from Sunday until Tuesday of this week. Mrs. Ivan Fray remained in Plainview for a long visit with Mr. & Mrs. Albert Ivan Fray and Steven Paul.

Texas Death Certificate #81478
Ivan B. Fry died from pneumonia and respiratory failure at the Terell State Hospital in Terrell, Kaufman Co, TX. His home was Ladonia, Fannin Co. He died 28 Dec 1967, at age 74. Born 20 Arp 1893. He was a pharmacist. Father's name listed as F. E. Fry. Information was taken from the Hospital records. The cemetery is marked as unknown, but says the body removed to Cooper, Texas.
Note: Terrell State Hospital has been a psychiatric facility since 1885 - originally known as an insane asylum. None of the original buildings remain.

Ivan Bruce FRY and Margaret ABERNATHY were married on 19 April 1916.119 They119 were divorced before 1930.233 Margaret ABERNATHY192,202, daughter of Albert Monroe ABERNATHY and Sallie M. HOLLAND, was born in September 1896 in Texas.233,234

Mother and father both listed in census as born in Texas.

1930 Census. Maggie S. Fry and son Albert I. were living with her parents. Margaret was marked as age 32, divorced, married at age 19.

Ladonia News; Friday, 16 Jul 1943. Mrs. Margaret Fry, who has been here to be with her father, M. A. Abernathy, during an illness, has returned to her home in Los Angeles, CA.

Buried Ladonia City Cemetery is Margaret Abernathy Wallace, born 1896, died 1959. She remarried.

Ivan Bruce FRY and Margaret ABERNATHY had the following children:

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Albert Ivan FRY was born on 18 November 1925 in Ladonia, Fannin County, Texas.225,233 He died on 13 November 1976 at the age of 50.233

Margaret Abernathy Fry took Albert to Los Angeles when he was quite small - at age 16 he returned to Ladonia and graduated from Ladonia High School. He attended East Texas State, North Texas State & Texas Tech and was a civil electrical engineer.

Albert married Eva Louise Battin on 6 Apr 1950. There were five children: Stephan Paul, Virginia Ann, Donald Bruce, Judith Elaine, and Lloyd Edward.

Albert and Eva divorced in 1976 and he married second Mary Lou Ford.

Albert is buried in Presbyterian Cemetery part of Ladonia Cemetery. He served as a Corporal in WW II and his grave is marked with a simple military stone. Lot 89 PN Sect 1.
Albert I. Fry
Cpl. US Army
World War II
Nov 18 1925 Nov 13 1976


Ivan Bruce FRY and Blanche MILLS were married in 1934.119,233 Blanche MILLS225 was born on 15 January 1896.225 She died in October 1986 at the age of 90 in Ladonia, Fannin County, Texas.225,233

BLANCHE FRY b. 15 Jan 1896 d. Oct 1986