Biography of Dewitt C. Fry
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD
OF SARATOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK
PREPARED AND PUBLISHED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE SARATOGIAN
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1899

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Fry, Dewitt C., was born in Lafayette, Onondaga county, N. Y., November 13. 1841, and obtained his education in the common schools and Cortland Academy, in early life following the occupation of a farmer. He came to Saratoga county in 1866 and in 1874 went to Cohoes, Albany county, where he conducted a grocery for a number of years, and then came to Crescent in 1896, when he embarked in the hotel business successfully. November 11, 1866, he married Rebecca E. Freeman, of Halfmoon, and they have two children: Byron, who assists his father in his business, and Blanch M., who married Cooley P. Greene, now of Cohoes, N. Y., and they have one son, Elwin. Mr. Fry's father, Jeremiah, was born in Saratoga county, N. Y. (in Waterford township), in the year 1808, a farmer, and was educated in the schools of his day. He married Catherine Shear, of that locality, and they had seven children: George, Mary, Harriet (deceased), Dewitt C. (as above) Edward, Jerome and Alfred. the three last named being dead. Mr. Fry died in 1888 and his widow in 1897. Mrs. Fry's father. - Patterson Freeman, was born in Greenwich, Saratoga county, in the year 1807. and was educated in the schools of his day. He married Hannah Burtis, of the town of Halfmoon, and they had five children: Burtis, Heman, Platt V., Phoebe and Rebecca E. , as above. Mr. Freeman died in 1884 and his wife in 1882. Mr. Fry in his political choice is a thorough Republican. The ancestry of the family is Dutch and English.


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