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John Bonewitz Fryberger

Huntington County, Indiana, USA
Death 14 Jul 1937 (aged 88)
Lyon County, Kansas, USA
Burial Emporia, Lyon County, Kansas, USA
Plot Section 13 - Lot 2 - Space 7
Memorial ID 100044763 · View Source
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Emporia Gazette, Wednesday, July 14, 1937; page 2, column 6


John Bonewitz Fryberger, a retired farmer, who lived on Route 1, died this morning at 6:24 o’clock at his home. He had been sick about three weeks.

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the Sutton Funeral Home. Rev. J. C. Brogan, pastor of the Grace Methodist Church, will conduct the services. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery.

Mr. Fryberger was born April 26, 1849, in Huntington county, Indiana. He was the son of the late John and Margaret Fryberger. He moved to Doniphan county in 1877 and came to Emporia in 1881. Mr. Fryberger married Laura A. Miller on August 9, 1874, in North Manchester, Ind. Mrs. Fryberger died April 10, 1936, at the home on Route 1. Mr. Fryberger was a member of the First Methodist Church in Emporia.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Charles B. Hallock, of Emporia; Mrs. George W. Rowley, Lamar, Colo., and Mrs. Dale W. Shamp, of Somesbar, Calif.; two sons, Roy Fryberger and Thomas Fryberger, both who live in Oregon; two sisters, Mrs. Edna Edwards, of Denver, Colo., and Mrs. Jessie Thompson, who live in California, and four brothers, George Fryberger, of Peshastin, Wash.; W. E. Fryberger, of El Reno, Okla., A. L. Fryberger, of Elorlo, Mont., and O. E. Fryberger, of Soldier.

Emporia Gazette, Friday, July 16, 1937; page 2, column 6

In the account of the death of John Fryberger in Wednesday’s Gazette, the name of a brother, Emmett Fryberger, of Lamar, Colo., was omitted from the list of surviving relatives.

Emporia Gazette, Saturday, July 17, 1937; page 2, column 8


Funeral services for John B. Fryberger, a retired farmer who lived on Route 1 and who died Wednesday, were held Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the Sutton Funeral Home. Rev. J. C. Brogan, pastor of the Grace Methodist Church, conducted the services. Mrs. Page Nicklin and Albert Brown sang, accompanied by Miss Esther Rice. Pallbearer were Page Nicklin Frank Kurzon, Charles Ogle, Chester Bishop, Kenneth Whicker and George Buffon. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery.

Out of town relatives who attended the funeral were Mrs. Mary C. Hetherington, of Kansas City, and Mrs. H. A. Monical, of Arkansas City.

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Tombstone Inscriptions in Lyon County, Kansas, Volume 5, Emporia Charter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, 1944-1947

Metal Marker
John B. Fryberger
1849 - 1937
(Sutton Funeral Home)

Grave is currently unmarked.




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  • Added: 2 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100044763
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Bonewitz Fryberger (26 Apr 1849–14 Jul 1937), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100044763, citing Maplewood Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Emporia, Lyon County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Becky Doan (contributor 46821009) .