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320. Alphonzo "Fonnie" FRY144 was born on 4 October 1891 in Ladonia, Fannin County, Texas.145 He died on 14 October 1948 at the age of 57 in Hamlin, Jones County, Texas.146,147,148

World War I Draft Card dated 6 Jun 1917. Alphonzo [his spelling] Fry was then age 25, born 4 Oct 1891. He lived in Ladonia, Texas and worked as a Laborer for Lee Walker. His mother was his dependent and he was single. He is described as tall with gray eyes, brown hair.

1930 Census. Justice Precinct 1, Stephens Co TX, Hh 205
Alonzo Fry, age 37, married at age 24, b. TX
Bertha M., wife, age 31, married at age 19, b. MS, her father b. MS, her mother b. AL
James F., son, age 9
Dorris N., daughter, age 7
Billie J., son, age 4

1940 Census. Breckenridge, Stephens TX, Hh 312, 803 Miller Ave.
Alfonzo Fry, age 48, b. TX, Carpenter, working on WPA county project
Bertha, wife, age 49, b. MS
James, son, 20. Cold Drink Salesman, Drug Store [he was a soda jerk!]
Dorris Nell, dau, 17. Billy Joe, son, age 15.

The obituary report of Alfonzo Fry stated he was 57 years, 10 days old when he died of a coronary occlusion. He had worked for the Highway Department until a year before when he had a stroke. Was a member of the Baptist Church for 30 years and a member of the American Legion and VFW. Apparently served in World War I in Germany. He had lived at Breckenridge, Texas for 22 years having moved there from Ladonia. He was with Henry Whitecotton near Hamlin, Jones Co TX when he died but services were at 1st Baptist Church in Breckenridge, Stephens County, and he was buried at Breckenridge Cemetery. The Death Certificate was recorded in Fisher County.

Buried 16 October, 1948. Breckenridge Cemetery, Breckenridge, TX. The Death Certificate has date of death & burial both as 14th. Family info has his date of death as Oct 12.

Certificate #42936
Fisher Co A. Fry
Residence: Breckenridge, Stephens Co TX
Male, white, married d. 14 Oct 1948
b. 4 Oct 1891 age 57 yr 10 d
Born: Texas
Father: W. W. Fry, b. KY
Mother: Viola Higginbotham, b. AR
Informant: C. O. Higgins
Dr. “never saw him alive”
Cause: Coronary Heart Disease; duration unk.
Was called; pt dead on arrival
Signed: Edward Haog, MD, Hamlin, TX
Buried: Breckenridge, TX 14 Oct 1948
Undertaker: Ry Banan, Hamlin TX

Alphonzo "Fonnie" FRY and Bertha May WALKER were married on 8 July 1917 in Ladonia, Fannin County, Texas.147 Bertha May WALKER was born on 29 April 1898 in Mississippi.131,149 She died on 12 October 1972 at the age of 74.148

Bertha's Death Certificate stated she died Stephens Memorial Hospital, Breckenridge, Stephens Co TX. Her address was 1901 W. Elliott St. She obviously did not remarry after the death of Alfonzo. Her father was Hyram Walker; her mother Henryetta Graham. Son Billy gave the data for the death certificate. She was buried Breckenridge Cemetery.

Alphonzo "Fonnie" FRY and Bertha May WALKER had the following children:



James Fonnie FRY.



Doris Nell "Dot" FRY.



Billy Joe FRY.