Henry C. Fry

Obituary of H. C. Fry


Publication: Indiana Evening Gazette

Indiana, PA, United States
vol. 25, no. 110, p. 2, col. 5

Henry C. Fry.

ROCHESTER, Pa., Jan. 3. (INS) Henry C. Fry, Sr., 88, president of the H. C. Fry Glass Company, dean of glass manufacturers of this part of the country and known locally as Rochester's "grand old man", died at his home here early today.

Beginning as an assistant shipping clerk in the glass works of William Phillips & Company, at Pittsburgh, he rose to be one of the leaders of the glass making industry of Western Pennsylvania.

His business career was interrupted by the Civil War when he enlisted as a private in the 15th Regiment, Pennsylvania Cavalry and served two years, participating in all the battles of the Army of the Cumberland. After being mustered out, he embarked in the manufacture of glass under the firm name, Lippincott, Fry & Company, of Pittsburgh. He retired from the firm in 1869. In 1872 he came to Rochester and had since resided here. He was instrumental in developing the town, served as president of the . . . [illegible text] . . . from its organization in 1883 until a few years ago, was . . . [illegible text] . . . a member of the school board and of council.

He leaves his widow, Mrs. Dell Fry; two sons, Major H. C. Fry, Pittsburgh, J. Howard Fry, Chicago; and three daughters, Mrs. A. M. Jenkinson, Point Chantauqua, N. Y., Mrs. H. J. Sage, New York and Mrs. Nathan E. Kendall, Des Moines, Ia. Mrs. Kendall is the wife of a former Governor of Iowa.

Keywords:H. C. Fry Glass Company
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Researcher:Elton Gish
Date completed:January 23, 2007 by: Elton Gish;