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522. Ivan Bruce FRY122,195,210 was born on 20 April 1893 in Fannin County, Texas.122,193 He died on 28 December 1967 at the age of 74 in Kaufman County, Texas.237

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.

1930 Census. Ladonia, Fannin, TX, Hh 194 - living with son Lucien & his family
Mittie Fry, 78, widowed - she was 30 when first married, b. AL
Ivan B., son, 37, divorced - married at age 23, b. Texas, Manager, Drug Store

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.

World War II Draft Registration. 27 Apr 1942
Age 49, Ivan Bruce Fry was born 20 Apr 1893, Ladonia, Fannin TX. Blanche Fry will always know his address. Self-employed, South side of square in Ladonia
He was 5'8" tall, 185 lbs. Brown eyes and hair.

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 1916.122 They122 were divorced before 1930.237 Margaret ABERNATHY195,205, daughter of Albert Monroe ABERNATHY and Sallie M. HOLLAND, was born in September 1896 in Texas.237,238 She died in 1959 at the age of 63.

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

1900 Census. Ladonia, Fannin, TX, Hh 634
Albert Abernathy, b. Mar 1875, age 25, married 6 years, b. TX
Sallie, wife, b. Jul 1878, 21, has had 1 child, b. TX
Maggie, Daughter, b. Sep 1895, age 4
Samantha Holland - mother-in-law, b. Aug 1838, age 61, widow, b. LA
Eugene Rogan, Boarder, b. Nov 1874, age 25, Photographer

1910 Census. Ladonia, Fannin, TX
Albert Abernathy, 36. Sallie, 32
Maggie 14.
Samantha Holland, 71

1930 Census. Maggie S. Fry and son Albert I., age 4, were living next to her parents. Margaret was marked as age 32, divorced, married at age 19.

1940 Census. Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co, CA, Hh 332
Living at 927 West 52nd Street
Margaret Fry, 34, divorced, b. TX, lived in same place in 1935. Saleslady, Retail store
Albert, son, 14

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:



Albert Ivan FRY was born on 18 November 1925 in Ladonia, Fannin County, Texas.229,237 He died on 13 November 1976 at the age of 50.237
Texas Birth Certificate, #6246. Male, white child born 18 Nov 1825. His father Ivan Bruce Fry was 32 at his last birthday; mother Maggie Abernathy was 29. Both were born in Ladonia, Fannin, TX.

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.

unidentified newspaper clipping:
Fry, Albert I
Cpl. Albert I. Fry, son of Ivan Fry and Mrs. Margaret A. Fry, San Francisco, Calif., attended Ladonia scholl and ETSTC (East Texas State College). Entered Air Corps, Nov 1943, trained t Sheppard Field, Kearnes, Las Vegas, Ardmore, Lincoln and Biggs Field. Now on duty at Biggs Field.

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 divorce, 3 May 1974, in Lamar Co, TX, and he married second Mary Lou Ford.

Texas Death Certificate #95168
Died at L. P. McCuistion Hospital in Paris, Lamar Co, TX. His residence was 3215 Clarksville ST, Paris, Lamar, TX. Albert died 13 Nov 1976 of acute myocaridal infarction - death was instantaneous. He was the owner of Fry Lumber Co. and had served in W. W. II. His father was Ivan Bruce Fry; his mother Margaret Abernathy. Mrs. Mary Fry, wife, was the informant. He was buried Nov 15, 1976, Presbyterian Cemetery (part of City Cemetery), Ladonia.

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

"The Paris News"
Published Paris,Lamar County, Texas
Sun. Nov. 14, 1976, Pg. 11A
Albert I. Fry, of 3215 Clarksville St., owner of Fry Lumber Co., died at 11 a.m. Saturday at McCuistion Regional Medical Center.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. at Leverett and Steele Memorial Chapel. Burial will be in Presbyterian Cemetery at Ladonia. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday.
Mr. Fry was born Nov. 18, 1925 at Ladonia, the son of Ivan Bruce Fry and Margaret Abernathy Fry.
He was married in July 1974 to Mary Lou Ford in Paris (Texas).
He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army Air Force and in the Coast Guard.
He was a member of the Episcopal church and of the Bethel Masonic Lodge No. 134 at Ladonia, Knights Templar and the Elks Lodge.
Mr. Fry attended East Texas State University, North Texas State University and Texas Tech University.
Survivors include his wife; his step-mother, Mrs. Blanche Fry of Ladonia; three sons, Stephen Fry of Atlanta, Ga., and Donald and Lloyd Fry, both of Paris; two daughters, Virginia Fry of Fort Worth and Judith Fry of Paris; one step-son Jimmie Ford of Lubbock; two step-daughters, Mrs. Roddy Watson of Detroit and Mrs. David Vickers of Houston; and two step-grandchildren.

Ivan Bruce FRY and Lillian Blanche MILLS were married in 1934.122,237 Lillian Blanche MILLS229 was born on 15 January 1896.229 She died on 23 October 1986 at the age of 90 in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas.229,237

1900 Census. Justice Prec 4, Fannin, TX, Hh 164
William Mills, b. Dec 1850, 49, married 22 years, b. MS, parents b. NC, farmer
Mollie, wife, b. Dec 1856, 43, 9 children - 7 are living, b. MS, parents b. NC
Pearl, dau, b. Dec 1878, 21, b. MS
Mamie, dau, b. Jan 1882, 18, b. MS
Johnnie, son, b. Apr 1884, 16, b. MS
Willie, son, b. Aug 1886, 13, b. MS
Connie, son, b. Mar 1893, 7, b. MS
Blanche, dau, b. Jan 1896, age 4, b. MS

1910 Census. Justice Prec 6, Hunt, TX, Hh 432
William M., 59, married once for 32 years
Mary A., wife, 53, 10 children - 8 are living
Joe B., son, 29. Mammie Z., dau, 28. Connie O., son 17. Lillian B., dau, 14
Cecil R., son, 9, b. Texas

1930 Census. Ladonia, Fannin Co, TX
Mary A. Mills, 73, widowed, married at 22
Joel B., 49. John F., 46, widowed, married at age 28 (did Connie change his name?). Blanch, 33.

BLANCHE FRY b. 15 Jan 1896 d. Oct 1986