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H Edmond Fry


Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 4/26/2010 at 12:17:31

H Edmond Fry, a practitioner at the Boone county bar since 1902, connected in his professional work with Judge John L Stevens until 1914, but since that time alone, has his offices in the Boone National Bank building and is accorded a large and distinctly representative clientage. He was born September 13, 1870, in the county which is still his place of residence and is a son of Henry Fry, who is mentioned elsewhere in this volume. His entire life thus far has been passed in Boone county and for the Boone high school he was graduated with the class of 1889. He afterward attended Cornell College for about one year and subsequently entered the State University, pursuing a partial course in the law school of that institution. He then continued the study of law I the office and under the direction of J J Snell, a prominent attorney, until qualified for admission to practice. He passed the required examination in 1901 and entered upon the active work of the profession in 1902. However, this was by now means his initial step in business life, nor was his educational course a continuous one. Reared upon the home farm, he had early become familiar with the duties and labors incident to the development of the fields and as active in their cultivation until twenty years of age, when he became a teacher in the schools of Boone county. He afterward became a stenographer and typist and later was made accountant for the Buildings & Savings association and subsequently occupied the position of bookkeeper and teller in the first National Bank of Boone for about two years. He next entered the State University at Iowa City and as mentioned above, returned to Boone for the further study of law, in which he continued until his admission to the bar. He began practice in 1902 with Judge John L Stevens, and this association was maintained until 1914, since which time Mr Fry has been alone in the general practice of law. He has won for himself a creditable position in a calling where advancement depends entirely upon broad knowledge and individual merit.
In January 1913, Mr Fry was united I marriage to Miss Elsa C Odel, of Red Oak, Iowa a daughter of H F Odel, a pioneer of the state and a prominent retired farmer and real estate man. Mr and Mrs Fry hold membership in the Methodist church, and in fraternal circles his connection is with the Masons and the Knight s of Pythias. He has been well informed concerning the principles of jurisprudence, and an analytical mind enables him to readily recognize the relation between the fact, the evidence and the law applicable thereto.

1914 Boone County History Book


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