Charles William Fry

FRY, Charles William.  b. Alderbury, near Salisbury, Wiltshire, 30 May 1838; d. Polmont, near Falkirk, Scotland, 24 August 1882. He was the son of a bricklayer. He was registered at birth as ‘William Charles’, but married as ‘Charles William’. At the age of 17 he was converted at a Sunday evening prayer meeting at the Wesleyan chapel in Alderbury. He became a Wesleyan local preacher, but he was also a considerable musician, playing various instruments, including the cornet, which he played in a military band. He followed in his father’s footsteps and became a bricklayer, but later established a good business in Salisbury as a builder, assisted by his three sons. They also helped him to...

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