Frederick Kellam served as secretary for the Royal Insurance Company during the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake. He rose through
their ranks until he retired in 1929 as General Manager of North American operations. The Royal Insurance Company played a
critical role financing the rebuilding of San Francisco after the 1906 Earthquake and Fire.
Frederick Kellam (1865-1953) arrived in California from New Haven Connecticut in 1887. He secured work with the Royal Insurance
Company serving as their secretary during the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake. He would spend the entirety of his distinguished
career with the Royal Insurance Company serving as the assistant manager of the San Francisco office (1918) manager of the
New York Office (1922) and retiring as General Manager in charge of North American operations (1929). During his career he
also investigated loss in Guatemala (1899) and Honolulu (1900).
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