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Jessica "Jessie" Helen Fry

Female 1934 - 2003  (69 years)


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  • Name Jessica "Jessie" Helen Fry  [1
    Nickname Jessie 
    Born 1 Mar 1934  Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 13 Dec 2003  Troy, Oakland County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • Volume 14 of the STRIFFLER-BENKELMAN BROADCAST, dated September 3, 1951, reported that Jessie graduated from Cass City High School. She was planning to attend the University of Michigan in the fall after receiving a Regents Alumni Scholarship. The STRIFFLER-BENKELMAN BROADCAST, Volume 15, September 1, 1952, noted that she spent some time in New York with her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Gramespacher of San Luis Obispo, California prior to their trip to Germany to see Mrs. Gramespacher's mother. As of the September, 1956 publication of Volume 19, it was reported that Jessie was a June graduate of Wayne State University, and would teach the sixth grade in Lynchburg, Virginia in the Fall. The September 7, 1963 issue of the STRIFFLER-BENKELMAN BROADCAST (Vol. 23), reported that she had received her Masters Degree in Education at Wayne State and would assume the position of Counselor in the Ferndale Junior High in the fall.

      In her mother's 1970 obituary, she was listed as Jessica Berriman of Ferndale. She was listed as Jessie Berriman on the SSDI, with her last benefit address shown as Troy, Oakland County, Michigan.
    Person ID I29260  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father Robert Ellsworth Fry,   b. 23 Nov 1904, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1942, San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years) 
    Mother Wilma Dorothy Striffler,   b. 3 Aug 1905, Argyle, Sanilac County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1970, Port Huron, St. Clair County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 8 Nov 1930  San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Cass City Chronicle
      Volume 25, Number 30.
      Friday, November 7, 1930

      Striffler-Fry

      A pretty wedding will be solemnized Saturday, Nov. 8, when Miss Wilma Striffler of San Luis Obispo, California, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.D. Striffler of this place, will become the bride of Robert E. Fry, also of San Luis Obispo.

      The wedding will take place in their new home which has been furnished in the early American type of furniture. Ten young people, friends of the couple, will be present at the ceremony which will be read by Rev. Hart, pastor of the Presbyterian church of San Luis Obispo.

      The bride will be attired in eggshell satin and lace with slippers to match.

      A turkey dinner will be served after which Mr. and Mrs. Fry will leave to spend several days at Santa Barbara and will then be at home at 529 Sandercock St., San Luis Obispo.

      Mrs. Fry was a graduate of Cass City High School with the Class of 1923 and has been in California since that time except for about two years when she returned to visit here.

      (Transcribed by Melinda McLemore Strong, May 2008)
    Family ID F9431  Group Sheet,  Family chart

    Family 1 Living 
    Children 
     1. Living
    Last Modified 29 Jun 2012 
    Family ID F10129  Group Sheet,  Family chart

    Family 2 Paul Martin Berriman,   b. 3 Jul 1933,   d. 16 Nov 1980, Troy, Oakland County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Married 16 Jul 1967  Ferndale, Oakland County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Last Modified 29 Jun 2012 
    Family ID F12213  Group Sheet,  Family chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Mar 1934 - Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 16 Jul 1967 - Ferndale, Oakland County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Dec 2003 - Troy, Oakland County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Benkelman, Bonnie Jean ca 1942, and friends
    Benkelman, Bonnie Jean ca 1942, and friends
    L to R: Lois Little, Jessie Fry and Bonnie Benkelman, Cass City, ca 1942. Jessie, whose mother was a Striffler, and Bonnie were distantly related.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1311] Staton, Donald and Burdsall, Fran Orr "Striffler Census" Prepared for the August 2012 Striffler/Zinnecker Reunion.

    2. [S653] Cass City Chronicle, P.O. Box 115, Cass City, Michigan 48726, Published continously since 1899, archived from 1899 through 2005 at http://newspapers.rawson.lib.mi.us/chronicle/, Friday, November 7, 1930 (Reliability: 3).