Solomon F. Frye Obituary

Former Native Dies in Michigan

Word was received here yesterday by Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Wood, of Waynesburg, of the death of D. S. F. Frye, of Farewell, Mich., one of the few remaining Civil War veterans, who collapsed Saturday, July 9, at Jackson, Mich., just a few miles from his home while enroute from the Gettysburg ceremonies.

Dr. Frye was one of the former school teachers of Center Township. He left Greene County in the early 60's and located in Michigan where he practiced medicine for a number of years. He was a son of David K. and Elizabeth Fordyce Frye and was past 94 years of age.

He was a former member of Company H, formerly known as Colonel Baker's First California Regiment, and spent two years in active service. Among the battles he engaged in was Balls Bluff, when he was captured and taken to Libby Prison where he was confined for a five-month period. He also fought at Malvern Hill and at Yorktown.

Dr. Frye was twice married, his first wife being Lucy Leonard, a native of Greene County. Two children of this union survive, Frank Frye, of Little Fork, Minn., and Mrs. Edith Brault, of Bloomington, Ill. His second wife, Mrs. Minnie Frye, survives along with one daughter, of Jackson. One sister, Mrs. Martha Gruger, aged 91 years, of Shepherd, Mich., also survives. He was a member of the Christian Church.

Dr. Frye last visited in Greene County in 1935, having a number of relatives here. He was intending to make another visit to Pennsylvania this summer.

Mrs. Silas Wood, of Holbrook, and C. F. Wood, of Waynesburg, were relatives.

Democrat Messenger, July 14, 1938 (Waynesburg, PA)

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