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398. Robert Bruce FRY166,167,168,169 was born on 1 February 1832 in Palmyra, Marion County, Missouri.123,124 He died on 11 December 1917 at the age of 85 in Oroville, Butte County, California.170

Went to California with brother William about 1851. He stayed, married and reared a family in Oresville, CA

Ms. Casey misunderstood the name of the home of Bruce Fry - he actually lived in Oroville, county seat of Butte County, CA. The marriage record of Robert and Kate spells the name as Orrville.

Voter Registration
Robert Bruce Fry, age 35, Oro Township, Butte, CA, 7 May 1767

Butte Co Deeds, Book J, p.564. Joseph Flint of Oroville Twp sold property in Forbestown to Robert Bruce Fry, also of Oroville Twp. 2 Mar 1870.

In 1870 he was still single, age 39:: Oro Twp, Butte Co CA, p.138, household 31. He lived with Abbott Augustus age 55, who was born in Maine. By 1880, R. B. Fry had a family. He still lived in Oro Township, p.227b. He was listed as a Miner, age 48, born MO, with parents both born in KY. His wife was "C. M. Fry, age 31, born in Indiana; daughter Katie age 7 and son Brucie age 4.

Marriage license issued 13 Feb 1871. Minister's return states that he married R. B. Fry and Katie Robinson on the 22 of February, 1871. Signed, P. G. Buchanan, Pastor of Orrville Congregational Church.
Filed for record on 24 Feb 1871.

1880 Census. Oro Twp, Butte Co, CA, Hh 75
R. B. Fry, age 48, Miner, b. MO, parents b. KY
C. M., wife, age 31, b. IN
Katie, dau, age 7, b. CA
Brucie, son, age 4, b. CA

1880 Voter Registration.
Robert Bruce Fry, age 48, b. MO, Forbestown, Butte, CA, 13 Jul 1880

1884 Voter Registration.
Robert Bruce Fry, age 52, b. MO, Miner, living in Forbestown, 13 May 1884

1892 Voter Registration,
Robert Bruce Fry, age 60, b. MO, Forbestown, Butte, CA, 1 Sep 1892

1898 Voter Registration - Great Register, Butte Co, CA
Robert Bruce Fry, Carpenter, age 64, He was 5'11 1/2" tall, light complexion, brown eyes, gray hair, b. MO, lived in Forbestown, Butte, CA, he could read & write and was physically able to make a ballot, 30 Jul 1896 (date of registration)

1900 Voter Registration
Robert Bruce Fray, age 68, b. MO, Forbestown, Butte, CA, 11 Aug 1900

1900 Census. Oro Twp, Butte Co CA; p.259A
Robert B. Fry b. Feb 1832, age 68, married 29 years. Carpenter. Kate M. Fry, wife, b. Jul 1848, age 51, 5 children born, 5 children living. B. Indiana, father b. Iowa, mother b. KY. Kate E. 28, Minta P. 26, Edwin B. 22, James O. 18 and Mark E, 15. Daughter Kate was teaching; the two older boys working as mill hands in the mine.

1910 Census. Oro Twp, ED #14, p.7A. Robert B. Fry was now 78 years old, married 39 years. No occupation listed. Katherine M., wife, was 61. This time her father is given as b. KY and her mother b. in Iowa. Their address was the Forbestown Road.
Daughter Minta was living. next door.

The earliest Voter Registration in Butte Co when Robert Bruce Fry was listed was 7 May 1867. He was 35, a miner, b. MO and living in Oroville Twp. He was also listed on 13 Jul 1880, age 48, a miner, now from Forbestown.

Online lookup:
Robert B. Fry age 52, in 1884 when he registered to vote. Born Missouri. A miner living in Forbestown.

Forbestown Cemetery:
Robert B. Fry 1832-1917
Kate M. 1848-1933
and Mark Elmer Fry b. 4 Jan 1885; d. 3 Jun 1941, gives Kate's name as Katherine Mallory Robinson.

Copy of the Death Certificate of Robert Bruce Fry gives his address as 205 4th Ave, Oroville. Wife, Mrs. Katherine Fry. He was b. 1 Feb 1832 in Missouri and died 11 Dec 1917 at age 85 years, 10 months, 10 days, of uremia. Had been retired 8 years. Father, Abraham Fry, b. KY; mother Sarah McFall, b. KY. Robert Bruce had lived in California for 67 years. Informant was E. B. Fry.

A check of the California Death Records online which begin after 1940, revealed the son Brucie was likely Edwin Bruce Fry, born 15 Oct 1876. His mother's maiden name was Robinson and he died in Butte Co CA on 26 Sep 1947, age 70 years. This man is no doubt a brother: James Oscar Fry, born 5 Nov 1880, his mother also a Robinson, and he died in Butte Co on 12 Feb 1953 at age 72.

Robert Bruce FRY and Catherine Mallory "Kate" ROBINSON were married on 22 February 1871 in Hansonville, Yuba County, California.168,171 Catherine Mallory "Kate" ROBINSON was born on 14 July 1848 in Indiana.168,172 She died on 25 March 1933 at the age of 84 in Oroville, Butte County, California.

Chico City Directory 1931
Oscar J. Fry (Alberta C) electrician, Swane Lumber Co. Home: 2181 Spencer Ave
Beryl A. Fry, tchr, 2181 Spencer Av
Bethel J. Fry, tchr, 2181 Spencer Av
Doris G. Fry, tchr, Oroville, Union High Sch
Edwin A. Fry (Sylvia) teller, Bank of America, home: 2165 Hewitt Av
Edwin B. Fry (Gertrude) agent, home: 1789 Meyers
Jeryl R. Fry, clerk, 2181 Spencer Av
Kate Fry (wid R.B.) residence: 1862 Meyers
Lorraine Fry, stenographer, residence: 2320 Mitchell AV

Note on
Catherine Mallory "Kate" Robinson Fry
Birth: Jul. 14, 1848
Death: Mar. 25, 1933
Butte County
California, USA
Daughter of William Conklin and Eliza Mallory (Curry) Robinson; Wife of Robert Bruce Fry; Mother of Kate, Araminta, Edwin, James, Mark.
Forbestown Cemetery
Butte County
California, USA

Robert Bruce FRY and Catherine Mallory "Kate" ROBINSON had the following children:



Kittie\Kate FRY.



Araminta Pearl FRY.



Edwin Bruce FRY.



James Oscar FRY.



Mark Elmer FRY.