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The FRY Family


This column is part of a feature series which focuses on a different Centre County family each week. Five new columns will be released each month unless some technical difficulty enters the picture.

This column's focus is on FRY. An effort has been made to identify all persons carrying that name in the 1890 U.S. Census, using the Centre County business directory which was formed from a preliminary review of that census before the larger set of 1890 U.S. Census records was destroyed by fire. (Sadly, the postal directory does not typically provide the ages of females, but it's the best record we've got).

No books in the Pennsylvania Room of the Centre County Library in Bellefonte apparently deal in part with the Fry family.

There are 8 first-name entries for Fry in John Blair Linn's History of Centre and Clinton County (1883). In addition, there are several mentions of the name in Beers' Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania (1898).

And, now, your ancestors' Fry neighbors in 1890:

BENNER Township:

Solomon W., 46, laborer--Bellefonte
	Catharine J.
	Mary E.
	Philip B. 14
	John M. 10
	Flora E.
	Harriet E.

FERGUSON Township:

John W., 23, laborer--Pine Grove Mills
Mary A.--Pine Grove Mills
Robert B., 29, painter--Pine Grove Mills
	Margaret M.
	Walter E. 1
William H., 47, farmer--Pine Grove Mills
	Rebecca C.
	Sallie E.
	Conrad M. 16
	Mabel L.
	William H. 11
	Hugh L. 5
	Albert F. 1

HARRIS Township:

Herman F., 54, farmer--Boalsburg
	Sarah J.
	George F. 14
	Nora L.
	William W. 20
	Herman H. 17
	Sarah A.
	Effie E.
	Alice L.
	Wilford A.
	Dorsey
Margaret--Boalsburg

HUSTON Township:

Mattock, 48, retired--Julian
	Elizabeth
	Catharine
	Edward 16
	George 14
	Mary
	James 7
	Aaron 2

SNOW SHOE Township:

George M. Frye, 19--Moshannon
	Amanda L.
	Lexon R.
	Corella C.