When William Pierce Frye was born on 2 September 1830, in Lewiston, Androscoggin, Maine, United States, his father, John March Frye, was 27 and his mother, Alice M Davis, was 26. He married Caroline Frances Spear on 27 February 1853, in Rockland, Knox, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in Lewiston, Lincoln, Maine, United States in 1850 and Maine, United States for about 41 years. His occupation is listed as lawyer, senator in Lewiston, Androscoggin, Maine, United States. He died on 8 August 1911, in Lewiston, Androscoggin, Maine, United States, at the age of 80.
English: variant of Fry .
North German: variant of Frey .
History: Joseph Frye (1711/12–94) was a military officer from Andover, MA, where the family had long been of local prominence. In 1762, he was granted a township in ME, later named Fryeburg after him, and moved his family there. His great-great-grandson William Pierce Frye was born in Lewiston, ME, and served in Congress, first as a member of the House of Representatives and then the Senate from 1871 until his death in 1911.