Dr. Charles W. Fry, physician and surgeon, at Bracken, is a native of Crawford County, Ohio, where he was born March 1, 1853, being the eldest of a family of four children born to Jacob and Ellen (Cross) Fry, who were natives of Tuscarawas and Wayne Counties, Ohio, respectively. They migrated to Indiana, and Huntington County, in the year 1861, settling in Clear Creek Township, since which time they have remained residents of the county. Our immediate subject grew to manhood in this county receiving a common school education, supplemented by attendance at the Mt. Union College, Stark County, Ohio. In 1873, he engaged in teaching, which he continued until 1875, when he commenced the study of medicine in the office of Dr. Shaffer, under whose tutorage he continued until 1878, during which time, in the winter of ’76 and ’77, he took a course of lectures at the Cincinnati College of Medicine and Surgery. He also at intervals taught school. In the winter of 1885 and ’86 he took a second course at the same school, graduating from that institution in the spring of the latter year, since which time he has devoted his entire attention to the practice of his profession. May 3, 1885, his marriage with Ettie Griffin was solemnized. While young in the profession he has been quite successful, and enjoys a good remunerative practice. In politics he is a staunch Republican, and he always manifests a good live interest in the political affairs of the county and community in which he lives. Dr. Fry is a member of the Huntington County Medical Society.
History of Huntington County, Indiana. (Brant & Fuller: Chicago) 1887. Biographical Sketches of Jackson Township, page 867