The Mount Ayr Record-News, 1925
OBITUARY - CHARLES ALBERT FRY.
Charles Albert FRY, son of William S. and Marinda FRY, was born in Utica, Clark county, Indiana, December 31, 1849, and
passed away at Mount Ayr, Iowa, June 11th, 1925. He was the oldest of six children, the others being John Otto, of Mount
Ayr; Sallie K. Fry and Mrs. Emily STRUTHERS, of Pasadena, Calif.; William E. of Seattle, Wash., and Mrs. Ella HICKMAN, of
Charles Fry joined the Methodist church at an early age, and attended the State University of Bloomington,
Indiana, during the years of 1867-68-69. In 1871 he came to Ringgold county and engaged in farming. February 17, 1873, he
was married to Matilda L. PERRING, of Bloomington, Ind. To this union were born six children, Mrs. John C. HOLDEN, Mrs.
John C. JOHNSON, Howard P. FRY, Olie Fern, Otto C. and Rollo L., all of Ringgold county. Mrs. Martha TIMBY became a member
of the FRY family when a small girl and lived with them until she was a young woman. There were also ten grandchldren and
two great grandchildren.
Charles FRY was a man of sterling character, a kind husband and a good father. Coming west when
Iowa was a young state Mr. and Mrs. FRY learned all about the hardships of pioneer life. They reared their family on the
farm they bought and improved. In the fall of 1918 Mr. and Mrs. FRY bought a home in Mount Ayr and moved to town with
their daughter, Olie. Mrs. FRY died September 22, 1921. For many years Olie has been a devoted daughter, giving her entire
time in loving service for her parents in their old age.CARD OF THANKS.
To the neighbors who have been so thoughtful during the illness and on the occasion of the death of our father and brother,
we are grateful and we take this means of expressing our sincere and heartfelt thanks to all for their acts of kindness,
words of sympathy and for the beautiful floral tributes.
THE FRY CHILDREN, J. O. FRY
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