Benjamin Norris Fryer

13 February 1879–25 May 1964 (Age 85)
Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia

The Life of Benjamin Norris

When Benjamin Norris Fryer was born on 13 February 1879, in Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia, his father, John Norris Fryer, was 23 and his mother, Hester Ann Bower, was 24. He immigrated to San Francisco, California, United States in 1930. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 25 May 1964, in Napa, California, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in San Bruno, San Mateo, California, United States.

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John Norris Fryer
Hester Ann Bower
Benjamin Norris Fryer
William Jethro Fryer
Elsie Rhoda Olive Fryer
Henry Gilmore Fryer
Herbert Spencer Fryer
Victor Hugo Fryer
Frederick Lorenzo Fryer
Ada Ellen May Fryer
Walt Whitman Fryer
Joseph Robbins Fryer

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    Hester Ann Bower




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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · Electricity Comes to Los Angeles

Age 3

Electricity was first introduced to Los Angeles. The first electric street light had “three carbon-arc lamps of three thousand candle-power” and stood 150 feet tall. 
1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 23

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Freer .2 German: variant spelling of Freier .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Benjamin N Fryer, "United States, California, List of United States Citizens Arriving at San Francisco, 1930-1949"
  • Benjamin Norris Fryer, "California County Naturalizations, 1831-1985"
  • Benjamin Norris Fryer, "United States, Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940"

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