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331. Alphonzo "Fonnie" FRY146 was born on 4 October 1891 in Ladonia, Fannin County, Texas.147 He died on 14 October 1948 at the age of 57 in Hamlin, Jones County, Texas.148,149,150

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, but that seems to be an error.

Application for Military Marker made by Bertha W. Fry, 22 Oct 1848. She was living at 812 So Miller Street, Breckenridge, TX. She requested a bronze marker.
Alphonzo's Military Serial No. was 224 9308. He enlisted 23 Feb 1918 and was discharged 16 Jun 1919. He was a Private First Class in Company BO1 B 343 F.A., 90th Division.
Born 4 Oct 1891; died 14 Oct 1948.
H. H. Satterwhite, Funeral Director, signed that the headstone requested would be permitted.

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.149 Bertha May WALKER was born on 29 April 1898 in Mississippi.133,151 She died on 12 October 1972 at the age of 74 in Breckenridge, Stephens County, Texas.150

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.

"Abilene Reporter" Friday, October 13, 1972
Mrs. Bertha Fry
BRECKENRIDGE (RNS) -Mrs. Bertha M. Fry, 74, long time Breckenridge resident, died at 2:20 a.m. Thursday in Stephens Memorial Hospital after a long illness. Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Melton’s Chapel of Memories. The Rev. Bruce Corley, pastor of Bethany Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Breckenridge Cemetery. Born Bertha May Walker April 7, 1898, in Fulton, Miss., she married Fonnie Fry July 8, 1917, in Ladonia. They lived in Ladonia until 1926 when they moved to Breckenridge. Mr. Fry. who died in 1948, was employed by the Texas Highway Department. Mrs. Fry was a member of Bethany Baptist Church. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. John Raglin of Odessa; two sons, James F. Fry of 726 S. San Jose in Abilene and Joe Fry of Breckenridge; two brothers, Clyde and Austin Walker, both of Dallas; eight grandchildren; and one greatgrandchild. Pallbearers will be Glenn Shulley, H.L. Gunlock, Charlie Smith, Nevis Patterson, Virgil Brooks, Fred Webb, N.A. Finch and Herman Perry.

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



James Fonnie FRY.



Doris Nell "Dot" FRY.



Billy Joe FRY.