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493. Edwin Bruce FRY195,221,222 was born on 15 October 1876 in Forbestown, Butte County, California.172 He died on 26 September 1947 at the age of 70 in Butte County, California.

1898 Voter Registration - Great Register, Butte Co, CA
Edwin Bruce Fry, a Miner by occupation, age 21, 5'5" tall, light complexion, blue eyes, brown hair. Born in California, lives in Forbestown. He can read & write and is physically able to mark a ballot. Registered on 6 Jun 1898.

12 Apr 1900. Voter Registration, Forbestown, Butte, CA - Edwin Bruce Fry, age 23

In the 1910 Census, Edwin Bruce Fry is listed as an employee of a Livery Stable. They had been married 3 years, with 2 children. Gertrude was also born in CA, place of birth of her parents listed as unknown.

12 Sep 1918 - World War I Draft Registration
Edwin Bruce Fry of Oroville, Butte Co, CA was age 41, born 15 Oct 1876. He was a farmer - his employer listed as R. W. Campbell of Oroville. Nearest relative was Gertrude Fry (wife) of Oroville. Short, medium build, blue eyes, light gray hair.

In 1920, Edwin B. Fry was a foreman on a farm. Edwin and Gertrude still had just the two children.

1930 Census, Oroville City, Butte Co CA, Sheet 6B, Household 168.
Bruce E. Fry, age 53, b. CA, father b. MO, mother b. IN. He was an Insurance Agent. Gertrude A. age 50. He was 30 when they married, she was 27. Edwin A. age 22, Teller at the Bank. Margaret L. age 20, Cashier at Montgomery Ward.
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

Chico and Oroville City Directoy, 1934
Fry, Doris G., tchr, Oroville Union High Sch (unidentified)
Fry, E. Bruce (Gertrude E) ins agt. home at 1999 Meyers
Fry, Edwin A. (Dorothy) teller, Bank of America, home at 11 70 Laurel Av
Fry, James O. (Alberta) electn for Swayne Lbr Co; home at 2165 Spencer Av
Fry, S. J., tmkpt, Swayne Lbr Co; home at 1440 3rd Av


1940 Census. Oroville, Butte, CA, 4-31A, Hh 70
1999 Meyers St., Renting for $25 mo - they were all in the same house in 1935
Edwin B. Fry, 63, finished 8th grade, b. CA, Life insurance agent
Gertrude, wife, 63, b. CA
Luella Brewis, Housekeeper, 62, widow, b. Iowa

His death is recorded in the CA Death Index online, giving his mother's maiden name as Robinson.
Buried Chico Cemetery. Date given is 29 Sep 1947; probably is date of interment.

Edwin Bruce FRY and Gertrude ALLEN were married on 9 February 1907 in Chico, Butte County, California.223 Gertrude ALLEN was born on 6 April 1875 in California.222,223 She died on 22 March 1945 at the age of 69 in Butte County, California.

1880 Census, Oregon, Butte, CA, Hh 13
Benjamin F. Allen, 42, Lumberman
Lettice N., 38, wife
Cary, 25, dau
Edward, 13, son
Willard, 11, son
Gertrude, 6, dau
Lillian, age 1, son

1900 Census. Chico, Butte, CA, Hh 107
Benjamin F. Allen, b. Nov 1836, age 63, married 36 years, b. NH, Hotel Keeper
Lettice M., wife, b. June 1843, 56, 9 children-4 are living, b. Maine
Gertrude, dau, b. Apr 1877, 23, b. CA, school teacher
Kenneth,son, b. Jul 1882, 17, b. CA
(long list of boarders and servants follow the family)

Gertrude's age was given as 18 in the marriage record in 1907, but the CA Death Records gave her birth date as 6 Apr 1875 and age 69 at her death, making her older than Edwin when they married.

Gertrude and Edwin both buried Chico Cemetery. This date of death may be date of interment.


Edwin Bruce FRY and Gertrude ALLEN had the following children:

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Edwin A. FRY was born on 15 December 1907 in Butte County, California.221,222 He died on 23 September 1977 at the age of 69 in Santa Clara, Santa Clara 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

Chico and Oroville City Directoy, 1934
Fry, Doris G., tchr, Oroville Union High Sch (unidentified)
Fry, E. Bruce (Gertrude E) ins agt. home at 1999 Meyers
Fry, Edwin A. (Dorothy) teller, Bank of America, home at 11 70 Laurel Av
Fry, James O. (Alberta) electn for Swayne Lbr Co; home at 2165 Spencer Av
Fry, S. J., tmkpt, Swayne Lbr Co; home at 1440 3rd Av (unidentified)

1940 Census. Loyalton, Sieraa Co, CA, Hh 250
living East of Western Pacific tracks - they lived in Oroville in 1935
Edwin A. Fry, 32, b. CA, Pro-assistant Cashier, Commercial Bank
Dorothy, wife, b. IL, Canner, wholesale cannery
Nancy L., dau, age 3, b. CA
Carolyn P., dau, age 1, b. CA

1955 Marysville, Yuba County, California, City Directory
Edwin A. Fry (Dorothy), Loan consultant, First Western Bank, residence: Oroville

1956 Redding, Shasta Co., CA City Directory
Edwin A. Fry (Dorothy), chief clerk, First Western Bank & Trust. Home: 2045 Montana Av

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Margret Lettice FRY was born in 1910 in Butte County, California.221,222

Age given as 3 months in the 1910 Census.