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Vinton Eagle; January 10, 1919
Alice Fry / Alice Floyd

Allie Troxel, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Christian Troxel, was born in Janesville, Wis., on the first day of May, 1867.

Her parents both died when she was a very small child and she was raised in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Burk in Polk township. In 1884 she was united in marriage to John Fry and to them three children were born, they are Clarence Fry, of Chicago, Mrs. Fred Cousins, of Waterloo, and Charles Fry, who lives near Urbana. Mr. Fry died in California in August, 1889, and on Sept. 30, 1891, she was married to E. R. Floyd by the late Dr. Avery on their farm northeast of Vinton.

Mr. and Mrs. Floyd resided on their farm until about six years ago when they moved to Vinton.

To Mr. and Mrs. Floyd seven children were born, they are Mrs. V. A. Stoner, of Denver, Colo., Will, Dexter, and Dallas, of Vinton, Edwin, who is in the army and stationed at Camp Stanley, Texas, Josephine, who resides at home and Beulah, who died in infancy.

Death came to Mrs. Floyd on the morning of December 23d, after an illness with pneumonia.

Mrs. Floyd was a fine christian woman and was a devoted wife and mother and realized her greatest happiness in her many attentions to her devoted husband and for her children.

The funeral was at the home and the burial was in Kesling (sic) cemetery northeast of Vinton.

Mrs. Floyd was a faithful member of the Christ Scientist church and the services were in charge of the Misses Gaston.

Submitted on Jun 21, 2007 by

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Clarence Fry Dies of Heart Ailment at Hospital; He Was 65
Clarence Fry

Clarence H. Fry, 65, lifelong resident of Benton county, died this morning at the Vinton hospital after suffering with a heart ailment for two years. He had been a hospital patient since August 9.

Mr. Fry lived all his life in the Keystone-Van Horne communities. He retired from farm work some years ago and at the time of his death was a resident of Van Horne.

Deceased was born in Big Grove township to the late Mr. and Mrs. William A. Fry. On March 12, 1903, he married Lucy Clewitt of Van Horne who survives. There were four children, including a adopted son - Ray of Keystone, Mrs. Ruth Purdy of Shellsburg, Dick of Van Horne and Esther, who died in infancy.

Other survivors are the following brothers and sisters - Addie Fry of Vinton, David Fry of Lathrop, Cal,; Mrs. C. H. Goodell of Vinton; Mrs. Frank Bender of Ames; Mrs. I. L. Tyler of Vinton; Mrs. Ancel Kennedy of New Virginia, Ia., Leslie Fry of New Virginia, and Mrs. Edith Krueger of Boyceville, Wis. Two half sisters are also living. They are Mrs. Kenneth Kirkpatrick of Winterset and Mrs. Floyd Childes of Des Moines. One brother and one half brother are deceased.

Mr. Fry was a member of the Evangelical church and the K. P. Lodge at Van Horne.

Funeral services will be held at the Evangelical church at a date to be fixed later. The Rev. P. W. Pfaltzgraf will be in charge. Burial will be in Big Grove cemetery.
Submitted on Mar 29, 2002 by
John Shuck,

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Mrs. Lucy Fry was Native of Blairstown
Lucy Fry

Mrs. Lucy Fry, 74, died at the Shuey nursing home in Belle Plaine Thursday evening after a lingering illness. She had been in ill health for nearly eight years. Mrs. Fry was born Lucy Clewitt, Nov. 10, 1877, at Blairstown, a daughter of [William] James and Margaret Clewitt. She was married to Clarence Fry March 12, 1903. He died Jan. 10, 1947.

Surviving are two sons, Ray and Richard of Dysart, one daughter, Mrs. Ruth Purdy of Vinton, six grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. Mae Thomsen and Mrs. Naomi Matsen of Kerrick and Mrs. Bess Shuck of Blairstown and three brothers, George Clewitt of Salem, Ore., Jack Clewitt of North Hollywood, Calif., and Roy Clewitt of Minneapolis, Minn. A daugther Esther preceeded her in death. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock at the Ayres Funeral Home in Keystone. Burial was in Big Grove cemetery.

{Submitter comment: Lucy Fry is my great aunt.}
Submitted on Mar 29, 2002 by
John Shuck,

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