Alec Fry, Old Citizen, Passes to His Reward in the Great BeyondAlec Fry died Friday of last week [6 Sep 1929] at his farm and ranch on Cat Fish, his remains being interred Saturday in Red Top [also Red Mud or Tap] cemetery.
Alec Fry was eighty years of age. and had been in feeble health several years, suffering a stroke of paralysis on Monday before his death Friday. He had lived with his family in the county the past fifteen years. He was born April 14,1849, in North Carolina, coming to Texas at the age of ten years with his parents, spending seventy years of his life on the Frontier of Texas.
In the earlier days he served on the Texas Ranger force, fought Indians, and out-laws and helped pave the way for present day civilization in West Texas.
Surviving members of the family are his wife and two sons, A. A. Fry, and Gene Fry. Of a family of nine brothers and two sisters, Alec Fry has only one surviving brother, Bill Fry of Denton, Texas.
Alec Fry was a good, loyal, useful citizen. He was our friend and a friend to many others, and we join with them in mourning with the family in his passing on to another world.
Unnamed newspaper, Friday, September 13,1929.Submitted by Gaylon Fry, great-grandson.
NOTES: Alex and his brother L. W. (Bud) went to Oklahoma Territory to gather cattle, and Bud came back with 1000 head of maverick cattle he had branded. Jennie went in a wagon to find them.
Alex was a Texas Ranger around Antelope, Texas during the Civil War, where he served as constable. He had, on occasion, had to put his brothers and relatives in jail for rowdy behavior. One of his brothers planned to shoot him, and Alex put his hand on the gun, it went off, and he carried the bullet in his hand until he died.
Source: Edd Fry, grandson. Submitted by Gaylon Fry, great-grandson.
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