Idaho County Free Press
Thursday, June 2, 1927


Planning a reunion for her ten children, who live in different states, on her birthday which would occur June 3, Mrs. Annie E. Fray, wife of W.O. Fray of this city died at her home here Tuesday, May 31. The funeral will be held Sunday June 5 at 2 p.m. at the I.O.O.F. hall, Rev. W.N. Knox officiating.
Annie Elizabeth Rice was born in Missouri June 3, 1852 and died at her home in Grangeville May 31, 1927 at the age of 74 years, 11 months and 28 days. She was married to William Oscar Fray in Missouri, January 21, 1870. To this union were born ten children, all of whom are living. They are: Mrs. Alice B. Gerbart, Louisiana, Missouri; Mrs. Lucille Ebert, Sioux City, Iowa; Walter Fray, Chicago, Ill.; Albert Fray, Kamiah, Ida. William of Canada; Claud of Ellensburg, Wash.; James and Lonnie of Seatte, Wash.; Mrs. Goldie Brownell of Elmonte, Cal.; Mrs. Frankie Bonstrom of Oakesdale, Wash..
In 1898 Mr. and Mrs. Fray came west and in 1900 they located near Grangeville where they made their home until later they moved to this city.
Mrs. Fray had always lived a very active life until the last few years and was a devoted wife and mother. She joined the Methodist church in early life. All her sons and daughters plan to be here for the funeral.


Idaho County Free Press
Thursday, June 9, 1927


With her six sons acting as pallbearers, the mortal remains of Annie Elizabeth Fray were lowered to her last resting place last Sunday afternoon. The I.O.O.F. hall, which was chosen on account of the greater capacity was filled to overflowing by the relatives, friends and neighbors of the deceased. An impressive funeral address was given by Rev. W.N. Knox, assisted by Rev. Barber. The music was furnished by Mrs. Hattabaugh, Mr. and Mrs. Bell and Mr. Taylor, with Mrs. Green at the piano.
Many of the children who came to attend the birthday celebration of their mother, but helped to perform a sadder rite, have returned to their homes which are scattered throughout the many states. The memory lives.

We wish to express our sincere thanks to the many kind friends and neighbors who have helped us with words of sympathy and deeds of kindness during the last hours of our dear wife and mother. We also wish to thank those who sent flowers and assisted at the funeral.
"What would we give her hand to clasp,
Her patient face to see
To hear her voice, to see her smile
As in the days that used to be ---
But some sweet day, we'll meet again
Beyond the toil and strife
And clasp each other's hands once more
In Heaven that happy life."
W.O. Fray and family

Submitted by Chris Cornett



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