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494. James Oscar FRY195,221,224 was born on 5 November 1880 in Butte County, California.168 He died on 12 February 1953 at the age of 72 in Butte County, California.

23 Sep 1906. Oroville, Butte, CA. James Oscar Fry, Voter Registration, age 25.

In 1910, James O. Fry was listed as proprietor of a Transfer wagon. Alberta was also born in CA; her father b. in Maine, her mother b. in CA. The two little girls were the only children born to the couple by 1910.

12 Sep 1918. World War I Draft Registration.
James Oscar Fry of 1031 Montgomery St, Oroville, was 37, b. 5 Nov 1880. He did Construction work for the Indiana Machine Shop. Mrs. Alberta C. Fry would always know his address. Medium height and build, brown eyes and hair.

In 1920, Oscar Fry was living with his mother-in-law. Someone gave his father as born in Texas, his mother born in Indiana. He was a wheel wright at a steel company.

1930, Oroville, Butte Co CA. Oscar J. Fry, age 47, married at age 24. Father b. MO, mother b. IN. Electrician. Alberta C. age 45, married at 22. Bethel J. age 20, Jeryl age 17, and Richard B. age 7.

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 Directory, 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 173
2155 Spencer Ave - owns his home, value $1995. Lived in the same house in 1935.
Oscar J. Fry, 59, had 1 year of high school, b. CA, Electrician, Sugar Co.
Alberta C., wife, 47, b. CA
Berle A, daughter, 33, b. CA, Teaching, grammar school
Dick B., son, 17, b. CA

27 Apr 1942. World War II Draft Registration
Living at 2165 Spencer Ave, Oroville, Butte, CA. He was 61, born in Butte Co, 5 Nov 1880. J. R. Fry (son) of Mt Eden, CA would know his address. Employer was the Holly Sugar Corp of Alvarado, Alameda Co, CA. He was 5'8" tall, 165 lbs, had hazel eyes, gray hair.

His death is recorded online in the CA Death Index.

1940 Census. Prec 4, Fannin, TX, Hh 103
Lived in the same house in 1935
W. H. Fry, 68, b. TX, Farmer
Julia A., wife, 63, b. GA
George B., son, 40, b. TX, Farmer

James Oscar FRY and Alberta Clyde HAM were married on 17 December 1905 in Forbestown, Butte County, California.223 Alberta Clyde HAM224 was born on 2 April 1883 in California.223 She died on 1 April 1975 at the age of 91 in Butte County, California.

1900 Census. Oro, Butte, CA, Hh 133
Moses Ham, b. Oct 1850, age 49, married 19 years, b. Maine, Traveling Tailor
Mary J., wife, b. Feb 1860, 40, 2 children, b. CA
Alberta C., da, b. Apr 1883, 17, b. CA
Lester C., son, b. Aug 1895, 4, CA

In 1920, the Frys were living with Alberta's mother, Mary Ham, age 57 and a widow. Mary was born in California but lists both parents as born in England. Lester, Mary's son and Alberta's brother was age 24, born in California, his father born in Maine. Lester was working as an office hand in a hardware store.

Dates of birth and death found in CA Death Records online.

James Oscar FRY and Alberta Clyde HAM had the following children:

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Beryl Alberta FRY was born on 11 December 1906 in Butte County, California.221 She died on 25 July 1990 at the age of 83 in 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

Beryl apparently never married and her ashes were interred in the Old Oroville Cemetery on 15 Aug 1990. Information from Cemetery records sent from Paradise Genealogical Society.

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Bethel FRY was born in 1909 in Butte County, California.221

Age given as 11/12 in the 1910 Census.

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

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Jeryl FRY was born in 1913 in Butte County, California.224

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

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Richard B. FRY was born in 1923 in Butte County, California.195