From: carol shaffer [[email protected]]
Sent: Wednesday, September 10, 2003 4:21 PM
To: [email protected]
Subject: obit
Hi Ken and Laurie,
    I just rec'd some obits on relatives that I would like to share with you:
Mrs. Clarissa Fry, wife of Michael
From the Democrat-Message dated April 19, 1872
    Mrs. Clarissa Fry died at the residence of her son, Mr. John M. Fry, near this village, on Monday, April 9th.
    Mrs. Fry was born in Maryland, on the 13th day of April , 1800.  She removed to Harrison county, Ky., in her 13th year where she was married.  She removed from Kentucky to Brown coutny in the Spring of 1851, where she has constantly resided until the day of her death.  She leaves 4 children, all of whom are now living in this county.
    Mrs. Fry was a lady beloved by all.  A sincere Christian, a true friend, kind and motherly to all, she has passed from our midst in the fullness of years and in the scar and yellow leaf of a beautiful and lovely old age.  Lightly rest the turf above the remains of Clarissa Fry. 
(Widow of Michael Fry, son of Jacob Fry).
Louisa Jane Fry Bates
Democrat-Message Sat. Sept. 08, 1909
     Louisa Jane, daughter of Michael and Clarissa Fry, was born June 1, 1834; departed this life September 2, 1909, aged 75 years, 2 months, 17 days.  The funeral took place Saturday afternoon from the Christian church, with interment in City cemetery.  Deceased was married to J. W. Bates March 11, 1858, who preceded her to the better world four years ago.  To this union were born ten children, three of whom died in infancy.  Those living are: Mrs. Emma Prather of Peoria; Mrs. Ella Tice of Mt. Sterling; William Bates of Clayton; Michael Bates of Damon; John Bates of Peoria; Nina and Minnie, remaining at home.
Dearest mother, thou hast left us,
Tho they lose we deeply feel
Yet 'tis God that has bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal.
Card of Thanks
     We wish to express our gratitude to many friends and neighbors for help and assistance during the sickness, death and burial of our beloved mother, and especially those who so kindly sent the flowers that lay on the casket.
Michael Bates
William Bates
John Bates
Mrs. Emma Prather
Mrs. Ella Tice
Nina Bates
Minnie Bates
    Hope this will help someone searching in the future.
    Take care and thanks for all your help.
Steve Shaffer