Husband: John Derrick Christopher FRY
Born: December 1, 1844 in: Darke County, Ohio Died: April 7, 1918 in: St. Joseph, Buchannon Co., MO. Buried: Mt. Auburn Cemetery Father: David FRY Mother: Christina DEAL/DALE
Wife: Margaret CRESAP
Born: June 7, 1859 in: Iowa Died: June 11, 1945 in: St. Joseph, Buchannon County, Missouri Buried: Father: Mother:
Married: July 9, 1874 in: Champaign, Champaign County, Illinois
Children:
Elton FRY Born: May 23, 1875 in: Champaign, Champaign County, Illinois Died: 1875 in: St. Joseph, Buchannon County, Missouri Buried:
Elvira Nettie FRY
Charles FRY
Sarah E. FRY Born: 1880 in: Died: March 31, 1886 in: Buried:
Emmanuel FRY Born: 1882 in: Died: April 2, 1886 in: Buried:
Mary May FRY
Edmond Sterling FRY Born: 1890 in: Sibley, Osceola County, Iowa Died: March 30, 1967 in: St. Joseph, Buchannon County, Missouri Buried: Spouses: Ruby Bullmaster, Louise Drowns
John Clarence FRY Born: December 20, 1894 in: Sibley, Osceola County, Iowa Died: February 18, 1966 in: Wadsworth, Kansas Buried: Spouses: Bessy Corn, Lulu Edna Bullmaster

CENSUS IMAGES:

1880 Census Image Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Somer, Champaign, Illinois; Roll: T9_180; Family History Film: 1254180; Page: 330.1000; Enumeration District: 24; Image: 0220.
FAMILY NOTES: (Provided by Barbara Majid)
John Fry was born in Ohio in 1844. In 1874 he was living in Champaign County, Illnois.

His wife, Margaret Cresap, was 15, and John was 35 at the time of their marriage. Their first 3 
children were born in Champaign, Illnois. Their first son Elton died as an infant.

I have been unable to find the birth or death place of the next two children Sarah and Emmanuel. They 
both died a month apart in 1886. John and Margaret lived in Sibley, Iowa and surounding areas. The 
rest of their children Mary May, Edmond, and John Clarence were born in Iowa.

By 1901 John and Margaret were in the 1901 city directory in St. Joseph, Missouri. They lived at 3211 
Locust Street. This is where they spent the rest of their lives. They both were members of the Dunkard 
Church in St. Joseph.

John was still working at the age of 71 in Mokaska Mills as a stationary engineer. That means he fired 
the boilers at the mill.  In 1916 John fell on some ice on a sidewalk and hurt his hip he was unable to 
work after this, and was bedridden until the time of his death in 1918. He tried to sue the city of 
St. Joseph, see the writeup on the trial.

His wife Margaret Cresap has a history written on her that extends back to the 1600's in England. They 
are all descendants of a Thomas Cresap.

This information has been collected from numerous sources including many other researchers.  Not everything here has been verified and there may be errors.



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