John W. Fry
John W. Fry

The following biography is from Landmarks of Rensselaer County, NY by George Baker Anderson; D. Mason and Co. Publishers, Syracuse, NY, 1897; one volume; from part 3, "Family Sketches," page 117. It was submitted by Betty Kinzie.

JOHN W. FRY was born at Clifton Park, February 26, 1857, and is a son of William and Matty M. (Doty) Fry, both in Saratoga county. He [William Fry] is a son of Michael Fry, a native of Waterford, N.Y., and spent most of his days at Clifton Park. She is a daughter of Michael Doty, of Schaghticoke, and [who] went to Clifton Park where he lived and died; he was in the War of 1812. The father of Mr. Fry was a farmer and came to Schodack in 1885, and died July 5, 1891, and his widow lived in Schodack. Mr. Fry was reared on a farm and educated in the public schools and at Lansingburgh Academy and is a farmer by occupation. In 1883 he came to Schodack and bought a farm of 100 acres, making a specialty of fruit, and is a dealer in carriages, wagons, and harnesses. He was married in 1879 to Elva Baucus of Schaghticoke, daughter of James W. Baucus. To Mr. and Mrs. Fry were born two children: Hattie M. and Edith E.

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