biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
DR. JOHN H. FRY, of Union Township, is a son of Joseph and Permelia Fry, the former a native of Maryland, and the latter of Irish descent. He was born in Harrison County, Ohio, Sept. 20, 1823. He came to Iowa in the year 1850, and settled in Union township, Dec. 28, 1845, he was married to Miss Catherine M. Carter, a native of Pennsylvania, born Dec. 9, 1828. They are the parents of fourteen children: Cora J. is the wife of J. M. Klinker, of Nebraska; Mary L. is the wife of Wesley Klinker, of this township; John S. lives in Nebraska; Joseph W., in Union Township; Cassie and Lucy are at home; Robert M, resides in Nebraska.; Addison E., Jessie H., Paul T. and Edna D. are at home; Anna E. is the wife of A. D. Kenyon, and lives in Nebraska. The Doctor first began the study of medicine in the year 1844, with Dr. T. J. Romaus, of Millwood, Harrison Co., Ohio. He has been a practicing physician for forty-two years, and in this county for thirty-five years. During the late war he enlisted as a private soldier in the 47th Iowa Infantry, and was appointed by Gov. Stone Assistant Surgeon of the regiment, and was assigned as Surgeon in charge of the general hospital at Helens, Ark. He still continues the practice of medicine. The Doctor is an ardent Republican, and represented this county in the Legislature in the year 1856. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, and himself and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. His home farm consists of 295 acres of fine land, in a high state of cultivation and well improved. In every respect the Doctor bears a most estimable character, and is a citizen whose character is above reproach, and enjoys the high regard and esteem of a large circle of friends and acquaintances.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy