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1886 James Augustus Fry Funeral Card, Rushville, Rush County, Indiana


A beautiful old original James Fry family funeral notice or Victorian mourning card. Oddly, this card was found in Rushville, Yates County, New York, although it originally was printed in Rushville, Indiana!

Text on funeral notice reads: "Funeral Notice: The funeral services of the late James A. Fry condicted by Rev. W.H. Sands, assisted by Elder J.W. Connor and Rev. D.M. Stewart, will be held at the residence of the deceased, Thursday at 10 o'clock, October 28, 1886. Interment at East Hill Cemetery. Friends Invited."

Found in Public Genealogy Records:
James A. Fry 1813-1886 born in Kentucky to Benjamin Fry 1755–1832 who was born in Pennsylvania and Jemima Fry 1774-1848 who was born in West Virginia.
His siblings:
Nancy Fry 1790–1830
William Fry born 1792
Rachel Fry 1796–1856
Derastus Fry born 1798
Henry Jackson Fry born 1800
John Scott Fry born 1803
Eliza Fry born 1805
Benjamin Fry born 1809
Matilda Fry born 1811
Sophronia Fry born 1818
Margaret C. Fry 1820 known as Peggy Fry
Amanda Fry 1822–1860

He died at age 73 years in 1886.
Burial: East Hill Cemetery with his wife Isabel Fry below in Rushville, Rush County, Indiana

His Spouse: Isabel D. Gilson Fry 1825-1916 listed as born in West Virginia (also listed as born in Indiana in other records) with possible spellings in census records as Isabelle Fry, Isabella Fry, Isabel Fry, and Isabell Fry. They married in 1841.

Isabella Gilson Fry was born to Andrew Gilson 1792–1832 who was born in Pennsylvania, and Mary Moffett Gilson 1796–1845 who was born in West Virginia.
Her Siblings:
John Moffett Gilson 1820–1901
Mariah Gilson 1823–1835
Mary D Gilson 1826–1835
George Washington Gilson 1829–1892
Hannah Moffett Gilson 1831–1900
Her Half Sibling: Anna Elizabeth Gilson born 1819
Spouse: James Augustus Fry 1813-1886, married in 1841.
She died at age 91 years.
She is also buried at East Hill Cemetery with her husband James Fry.
Her home in the 1880 Census: Jackson, Rush County, Indiana

This is a beautiful old rare one of a kind memorial mourning piece, condition as seen in scan with corners missing, does not affect the text. Victorian mourning customs often used a black banner around edge of documents related to one's passing, as in this case. It depicts beautiful American fonts and typeface.

Size: 4.5 x 7 inches
Debra Clifford Ancestorville Genealogy     Note: This is an original antique item, not a reprint. A new high quality rigid sleeve is included for extra protection, especially during shipping. You may buy this item alone, or large 300 dpi high resolution scans of the front and back sent immediately via email, or both. Thank You, enjoy!  ~debra

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