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Submitted by Vera Karen White Cotter, a direct descendent
Tishomingo, Johnston County, OK Cotton Gin
This cotton gin was run by John Domron Fryer in 1917 under J. D. Fryer &
Sons, Independent Ginners, We buy
seed and seed cotton in Tishomingo, OK. He was born under the name Albert Frank Fryer in Mississippi on 3 July 1853, son of R. H. M. Fryar and Nancy C. Unknown, he died in Oklahoma in 1936 of pnuemonia and is buried in the old section of Tishomingo City Cemetery, Johnston County, OK. For unknown reasons, he migrated to Arkansas where he married Martha Mattie Frances West on 26 or 27 July 1873 in Drew County, AR, under the name Frank Albert Fryer. They had eight children in Arkansas, actual location unknown:
Nammi Lella Fryer, born 1874 in Arkansas, died 1877;
John Robert Fryer, born 1875, died 1952 in Texas;
Joseph D. Fryer, born 1878, died 1878 in Arkansas;
Cornelia Mary H. Fryer, born 1880 in Arkansas, died 1912 in Oklahoma;
Lucy L. Fryer, born 1881, died 1885 in Arkansas;
Alma D. Fryer, born 1884 in Arkansas, died 1914 in childbirth in Oklahoma;
Richard Samuel Lewis Fryer, born 1886 in Arkansas, died 1972 in Oklahoma;
Maggie Fryer, born 1888 in Arkansas, died 1971 in Oklahoma.
The family migrated to Texas prior to 1892 where he was in partnership with a Mr. Henderson in the construction business. He spent a lot of time away from home and finally went to Tishomingo, OK where he constructed the Opera House and other buildings. He established the pictured Cotton Gin was in operation for a long time and sent for his family where they settled until they died. Most of the children and family are buried in Tishomingo City Cemetery, Tishomingo, OK even though some of them migrated to California, they were returned to Tishomingo for their burial. There are living descendents in Oklahoma and Texas.