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 James Fry

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James Fry

  • Birth May 1816 Gloucestershire, England
  • Death 25 Oct 1890 Bridgeport, Saginaw County, Michigan, USA
  • Burial Bridgeport, Saginaw County, Michigan, USA
  • Plot NE Quarter, inside curved drive
  • Memorial ID 5199579

Emigrated from Tytherington, Gloucestershire, England to Port Rowan, Ontario, Canada in 1852 with his 2nd wife, Sarah (Croome), and five of the seven children by his 1st wife Celia (Longman), then deceased. James was a shoemaker by trade, but by 1877 had opened the first post office substation in Walsingham, ON, Canada, which included a telegraphy office and his shoemaker's shop.

Ten children were born to James and Sarah in Ontario. By ~1880 James and Sarah, and all but four of the surviving children of both marriages had moved to Michigan, USA, where most worked in the logging industry or took up farming.

James died of heart failure while at work in his shoemaker's shop in central Bridgeport, MI. The descendants and relatives of James' two families now number in the multi-thousands, with many of those remaining in Michigan.

More detailed information about James and Sarah Fry and their descendants is available at:

http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=richard111&id=I0138


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  • Created by: Richard Fry
  • Added: 10 Feb 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5199579
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Fry (May 1816–25 Oct 1890), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5199579, citing Oak Grove Cemetery, Bridgeport, Saginaw County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Richard Fry (contributor 38920784) .