LOUIS F. FRYAR, Clerk of Clay County, was born in Darke County, Ohio, in 1849, and raised on a farm there until sixteen years of age, when he removed to Rock Island, Ill., and was there employed in farming until August 1, 1861, when he enlisted in the Thirty-seventh Illinois Volunteer Infantry, serving four years and nine months. Subsequently returning to Rock Island, he again devoted his time to farming. He came to Nebraska in 1869, and homesteaded 160 acres in Thayer County, residing on it for two years; then farmed in Fairfield Precinct, Clay County, for about two years, and also merchandising for about that length of time; after which, he moved to the town of Fairfield and engaged in the implement business in company with R. Bayly, remaining with him some years; and, in January, 1880, joined S. Randall in the same business and is still a member of the firm of Randall & Fryar. Mr. F. was elected Clerk of the county in November, 1881, entering upon the duties of his office January 5, 1882, and is now residing in Clay Center. He was married in Sutton, Neb., in 1873, to Laura Bancroft; they have three children--Louis C. and infant twins.
William G. Cutler's History of the State of Nebraska, published in 1882 by A. T. Andreas, Chicago, IL.