Hi there! Yes, William "Jason" Fruits was living alone in 1900 Census but said he was still married. William Jason Fruits married Ruth Ann Rutan (former wife of Charles Reeder )on Oct 19 1898. Ira B. Fruits was born from this marriage in 1899. Which is my husband (Charles') father.
By 1900 they were living in separate households. Ruth Ann Rutan Fruits was living with her brother William Rutan, Mary Rutan- siater, Nathan-brother. plus her two living children Ira and Margaret in 1900
On the 1870 Census Did it say who this Fannie Stearns was as for as relation? Also I noticed both Thomas and Jane ages are off from the 1860 & 1880 Census. Although their children names and ages match perfectly. Thanks Jan