Lena Blain Frye

Lena Blain Frye

b: 23 Jul 1889
d: 1 Jul 1964
Lena lived in Grosse Point, Michigan and worked for Grosse Point Farms.Dates obtained from Social Security records and confirmed by GenneseCounty, MI records show that she died in Flint, Michigan. Lena had onechild, but was never married. From records discovered in 1999 it appearsthat she was the daughter of Thomas C. Bouldin and Annie Frye. For somereason she used the Frye surname. One of her relatives says she lived inthe North because her status as an unwed mother was not accepted by othermembers of the family. It is not known whether or not that discomfortrelated to the use of the Frye surname also.

When she applied for a Social Security card in 1951, she gave her name asLena Blain Frye, her father as Robert Cook and mother as Annie LeyunaFry. In the 1900 census she is listed as part of the household of MaryElizabeth Fry, under the name Lena B. The "B" might have stood forBouldin or Blain. Family lore indicates that she was living in theHorsepasture area when she became involved with a man, became pregnantand then was abandoned by the man. The census of 1910 shows Lena and herchild, Norine, living with her uncle, Jesse W. Fry, her grandmother, MaryElizabeth Fry, and her aunt, Luzena Fry Neal.

(Some information on Lena from Mozelle Cooke Corsbie, the rest from HenryCounty marriage records, census records, and Social Security records).
Biography
Lena lived in Grosse Point, Michigan and worked for Grosse Point Farms.Dates obtained from Social Security records and confirmed by GenneseCounty, MI records show that she died in Flint, Michigan. Lena had onechild, but was never married. From records discovered in 1999 it appearsthat she was the daughter of Thomas C. Bouldin and Annie Frye. For somereason she used the Frye surname. One of her relatives says she lived inthe North because her status as an unwed mother was not accepted by othermembers of the family. It is not known whether or not that discomfortrelated to the use of the Frye surname also.

When she applied for a Social Security card in 1951, she gave her name asLena Blain Frye, her father as Robert Cook and mother as Annie LeyunaFry. In the 1900 census she is listed as part of the household of MaryElizabeth Fry, under the name Lena B. The "B" might have stood forBouldin or Blain. Family lore indicates that she was living in theHorsepasture area when she became involved with a man, became pregnantand then was abandoned by the man. The census of 1910 shows Lena and herchild, Norine, living with her uncle, Jesse W. Fry, her grandmother, MaryElizabeth Fry, and her aunt, Luzena Fry Neal.

(Some information on Lena from Mozelle Cooke Corsbie, the rest from HenryCounty marriage records, census records, and Social Security records).
Facts
  • 23 Jul 1889 - Birth - ; Henry County, Va
  • 1 Jul 1964 - Death - ; Flint, Mi
Ancestors
   
 
 
Robert Smith Cook
12 Apr 1868 - 17 Aug 1936
  
  
  
 
Lena Blain Frye
23 Jul 1889 - 1 Jul 1964
  
 
  
Isham Washington Fry
ABT. 1812 - 12 May 1900
 
 
Annie Leyuna Frye
22 Apr 1868 - 30 Mar 1940
  
  
  
Mary Elizabeth Patterson
15 Oct 1826 - Jun 1915
 
Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) Robert Smith Cook
Birth12 Apr 1868
Death17 Aug 1936Stokesdale, Nc
Marriage7 Jan 1897to Annie Leyuna Frye at Forsyth County, Nc
FatherBriggs Cook
MotherSusan ?
PARENT (F) Annie Leyuna Frye
Birth22 Apr 1868Henry County, Va
Death30 Mar 1940Stokesdale, Nc
Marriage9 Dec 1888to Thomas Clay Bouldin at Henry County, Va
Marriage7 Jan 1897to Robert Smith Cook at Forsyth County, Nc
FatherIsham Washington Fry
MotherMary Elizabeth Patterson
CHILDREN
MArthur Stevens Cooke
Birth4 Oct 1894Henry County, Va
Death24 Jun 1976Guilford County, Nc
Marriage29 Oct 1914to Naomi Bullock at Belews Creek, Nc
FLena Blain Frye
Birth23 Jul 1889Henry County, Va
Death1 Jul 1964Flint, Mi
Marriageto Lena Blain Frye
FVirginia Ella Cook
Birth11 Mar 1896Henry County, Va
Death13 Jan 1988Ft. Wayne, in
Marriageto Benjamin Ott Pegram
Marriageto Frank Linn
MIsom Washington Cook
Birth26 Dec 1897
DeathNorfolk, Va probably
Marriage21 May 1921to Lillie Mae Sexton at High Point, Nc
MWilliam Roosevelt Cook
Birth18 Dec 1906Forsyth Co, Nc
Death11 May 1985
Marriage22 Feb 1939to Evelyn Osborne at Stuart, Va
MRobert Dewey Cook
Birth16 Jun 1902Belews Creek, Nc
DeathJun 1980Greensboro, Nc
Marriage12 Sep 1920to Mattie Jewell Everett
MJohn Franklin Cook
Birth12 Aug 1904
Death7 Jan 1979
Marriageto Pauline Hudson
MJesse Wooden Cook
Birth20 Feb 1900
Death30 Nov 1956
Marriage1920to Lana Simpson
FMary Elizabeth Cook
Birth23 Dec 1912Belews Creek, Nc
Death15 Oct 2000Belews Creek, Nc
Marriage27 Nov 1935to Harvey Vanhoy at Forsyth County, Nc
MThomas Odell Cook
Birth9 Jun 1909Stokesdale, Nc
Death1 Feb 2000Guilford County, Nc
Marriage1927to Carrie Gentry
Marriage1954to Evelyn Holiday
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (U) ?
Birth
Death
Father?
Mother?
PARENT (F) Lena Blain Frye
Birth23 Jul 1889Henry County, Va
Death1 Jul 1964Flint, Mi
Marriageto Lena Blain Frye
FatherRobert Smith Cook
MotherAnnie Leyuna Frye
Descendancy Chart
Lena Blain Frye b: 23 Jul 1889 d: 1 Jul 1964
Lena Blain Frye b: 23 Jul 1889 d: 1 Jul 1964