Bio: Fry, W. W.

Contact: Janet Schwarze.

----Source: 1881 History of Northern Wisconsin, page 1028.

Biographical Sketch of W. W. Fry

W. W. FRY, shingle-mill and farmer, Medford, was born in Jefferson Co., N. Y., July 26, 1846. He came to Waupaca Co., Wis., with his mother, having lost his father in the Lake Erie; he lived there till 1862, and then went to Fond du Lac, where he learned engineering, which he adopted for his business. July 5, 1874, he came to Medford and opened a saloon. He bought the Black River House, which he managed till 1876, when he built a house of his own. In 1880 he built a shingle-mill, with a capacity of 30,000 a day. He owns 200 acres of land. In 1875 he married Miss Katie Thompson, of Dorchester. They have three childrenóLaura B., Robert Moore and Frank W. He was first Town Treasurer before the precincts were formed; was re-elected in 1879-80, and belongs to the Masonic Lodge.

 

 


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