George Washington Fry
(b. Jan. 22, 1834, d. Oct. 3, 1892)
George Fry Dead
Monday's night's Amedee stage brought word to Susanville that George W. Fry, one of the pioneers of this valley had died at his home at Tule Confederacy that afternoon. The news was entirely unexpected but was, nevertheless true and yesterday at Janesville all that was mortal of the good and true man who had borne the name was laid to rest in the village cemetery. Mr. Fry had been in poor health for some time, and had but recently returned from a visit to the city for change of scene and treatment. He was making preparations to return below with his family to pass the winter months, when he was taken suddenly ill last Sunday with cholera morbus and died as stated about 4 o'clock Monday afternoon.
Mr. Fry was born in Stark County, Ohio, January 22, 1834 and live in that State until his removal to California in 1852. For six years or more he followed mining in the counties of El Dorado, Yuba, Sierra and Plumas and then came to this valley, where he since continuously resided. Since 1864 he has resided on the ranch where he died at Tule Confederacy. In 1870 he was united in marriage with Mrs. Louisa DeWitt, who with a son and a daughter a result of their union, still survive. Funeral services were held at the Janesville schoolhouse yesterday by Rev. J.M. Wilson and were very largely attended, the internment taking place in the Janesville cemetery. Mr. Fry was a man of gentle and generous instincts and a good, true citizen. The sympathy of this entire valley is with the bereaved ones.
Source: Lassen Advocate, Susanville, CA, Oct. 5, 1892