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Major Frederick Frye FRYE, MAJOR FREDERICK, a native of Montgomery, N. Y.; was descended from a long line of soldiers. He was son of Daniel M. Frye of New York city; grandson of Capt. Frederick Frye of the Regular army; and great-grandson of Col. James Frye of Andover, Mass., who was an aide on Pepperell's staff at the taking of Louis-burg (1745), and who was in command of a regiment of colonial troops at the battle of Bunker Hill (1775). Major Frye, the subject of this sketch, was educated in New York city, whither he had removed, when a boy, with his family. He was graduated from Columbia College, and began the practice of law in New York. In 1848, he was an alderman of that city, and the same year he married Matilda, daughter of Benjamin Brooks of Bridgeport, Ct.

In 1849 Major Frye with his brother-in-law, B. S. Brooks, and others, fitted out the ship Balance and sailed for California.He subsequently returned to New York, and afterwards formed a law partnership with William H. Noble, of Bridgeport, Ct., where they practiced their profession. On the breaking out of the Civil War, both partners enlisted. Major Frye went out first as a captain in the Third Connecticut regiment and rendered splendid service. Later, he enlisted in the Ninth regiment, and was mustered as major of the command, Nov. 1, 1861.

He was honorably discharged, Oct. 26, 1864. At the close of the war, he settled in New Orleans, La., where he continued the practice of his profession. He was at one time Judge of the Sixth District, that city. Subsequently, he engaged in railroad promotion in Texas, but the climate disagreed with his already failing health and compelled him to give up the business. He accepted a position in the New Orleans custom house, which position he held at the time of his death, June 22, 1881. Major Frye was a member of the Society of the Cincinnati and of other patriotic organizations.

His only son, Frederick Frye, Jr., died of yellow fever at New Orleans, Nov. 3, 1867, aged eleven years. The Major was survived by his wife and two daughters, the latter being Mrs. George Curtis-Waldo, of Bridgeport, Ct., and Mrs. John Wesley Hillman, of Hope Villa, East Baton Rouge Parish, La. Mrs. Frye, widow of the Major, died at Bridgeport, Ct., in Nov., 1895. Major Frye was buried at the Chalmette National Cemetery, New Orleans (Grave 12169).

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