Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",  published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.

     WILLIAM S. FRY is one of the younger men of Lincoln county and is known as a progressive and patriotic citizen.  He was born on June 16, 1873, being the son of William and Louis L. (Brown) Fry.  The mother was a native of Massachusetts and was married in Binghampton, California, in 1871.  The father was a native of Seneca county, Ohio, and there received a good college education.  He taught school two years in Ohio then went to California in 1860, going around Cape Horn.  He continued the work of the teacher there and finally took land in Salina county.  He was on the board of education for years in his section and also devoted considerable time to teaching.  He is the possessor of a life diploma from the state of California.  They are members of the Methodist church and Mr. Fry has been active in Sunday school work as superintendent for over twenty-five years.  They were the parents of four children, Rollin H., Ralph E., William S., the subject of this sketch and Clara L.  The parents are still living on a fine fruit and stock ranch in Almira, California, being highly respected and prominent people.  Our subject received a good education in California, completing the same with a college course.  After leaving school, he worked for his father for two years then went to Mendocino county and worked in the mill.  In 1896, on October 6, Mr. Fry married Miss Carrie Carter, a native of California.  After that they came to Lincoln county and bought a quarter section which has been their home since.  The same is well improved, with buildings, orchard, fences and so forth, and has been made a valuable place through the labors of Mr. Fry.  Two children have been born to his household, Winifred and Ruth.  Mr. and Mrs. Fry are very active in the advancement and interest of education and school facilities.  Mr. Fry takes an active interest in political matters and is a progressive and wide-awake man.  He is a member of the I. O. O. F., and an enthusiastic admirer of the resourceful country of the Big Bend.