Thank you for posting this.
Please note that Fred's birth father was said to be a Sly. We are still trying to uncover exactly who. It appears he has some relation to Walter and William Sly, but possibly half brothers. Fred spent time at the Sparta Orphanage. Although this obit mentions his parents died while he was young, one of his descendants recalled Fred's son Gary visiting his grandmother. Apparently she smoked a corn cob pipe and lived alone.