My wife is the granddaughter of Doc Frye, who many of you know made pool cues in the Philadelphia area (Feasterville) in the 60's & 70's. My wife still remembers the smell of the wood shavings she swept from the cellar floor where he made his cues. We are lucky to own one of the cues he made in 1977; Doc died in 1978. I'm trying to compile information about Doc in order to create a booklet commemorating his history to give to the family. If any of you have any information you'd like to share about Doc, especially any first hand encounters, I'd REALLY appreciate it. In return, I'll be glad to share some historical photos we have of Doc for your enjoyment.
Part of the trouble I'm running across while doing my research is in the spelling of his name. It seems as if 90% of the entries list him as "Fry", not "Frye." It's an easy mistake to make. His real name was Franklin Lamar Frye, a name shared by his father and which continues on with my wife's nephew, Franklin Lamar Frye V. Mr. Frye was a pharmacist, hence the moniker "Doc."
Please let me know if you have any information you might have to contribute. I live in Colorado but we travel to the PA area on occasion. I would love the opportunity to meet and possibly interview anyone that has something to share. Thanks in advance! - Tom Lewis