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  • ID: ind00328
  • Name: Selena Veeder FONDA
  • Given Name: Selena Veeder
  • Nickname: Lena
  • Surname: Fonda
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 25 JAN 1885 in Fonda Farm, Mohawk, Montgomery Co., NY 1
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  • Baptism: 2
  • Death: 31 AUG 1984
  • Age: 99y 7m 6d in Fultonville, NY 3
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  • Event: Funeral 4
  • Burial: 04 SEP 1984 Evergreen Cemetery, Fonda, NY 1 2 3 4
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    b. Fonda Farm, Mohawk, Montgomery Co., NY; 1892 New York State Census, Mohawk, E.D.03, Montgomery Co., NY (Salina Fonda, Female, Age: 5, b. abt 1887 in US); 1900 & 1910 US Federal Census, Mohawk, Montgomery Co., NY; 1905 New York State Census, Mohawk, Montgomery Co., NY; bur. Evergreen Cemetery, Fonda, NY; Selena V. (Fonda) Schuyler, DAR ID 63169, descendent of Lt-Col. Adam D. Fonda; [R028a] The Dockstader Family; [R041] Fonda Family History; [R036a] Century Farms, 1847-1947; [R063] Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs >> <<

    [Senior spotlight - Selena Schuyler takers her 99 years in stride - Fultonville - Selena Schuyler never expected to see 99, but she's making the best of it. "My mother and grandmother both died at 79, and I thought that was very old," she says from the depths of her easy chair at the Cloisterie Adult Home. Mrs. Schuyler marked her 99th birthday Jan. 25. She says she's leaving the celebration of her 100th birthday to someone else. She was born in 1885 on the farm of her grandfather, Dow Henry Fonda, across the Mohawk River on what is now Route 30A. The homestead, still standing, is situated on part of the original Dow Fonda patent purchased during the Revolutionary War. The building was owned by the Fonda family until 15 years ago. Mrs. Schuyler attended District School 5, which stood a little way beyond the farm, and the old Fonda High School, on the site of the present Kasson and Keller building on School Street. She met her husband, Earl Schuyler of nearby Sammonsville, at a church "donation" - a congregational gathering to raise funds to pay the pastor. They were married at the Fonda homestead June 21, 1911, and lived on the Schuyler dairy farm for many years. Mr. Schuyler died in 1956, and for the next 21 years Mrs. Schuyler took care of convalescents. After her sister retired as Fonda town librarian, Mrs. Schuyler lived with her on Mills Terrace for 11 years before moving to the Cloisterie in Fultonville. She is a charter (76-year) member of Caughnawaga Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, and an 86-year member of the Fonda Reformed Church. Her main interests through the years have been housekeeping and needlework, including needlepoint, crewel embroidery, latchhook and crochet. She estimates she has completed 51 pieces of embroidery since 1980, but has only a few left. She does the work for her own enjoyment and the enjoyment of others, including her son and his wife, Thomas and Jeanette Lafon Schuyler of Albany, her grandson and three great-grandchildren. She also writes verses. "It's not refined enough to be classified as poetry," she says. Her most recent piece is about women as heroines. An excerpt follows: The word Woman suggests Home - That haven mankind seeks. - Here the woman becomes a wife - A Mother, in spite of all strife - In a hut, a cabin, a house - In a castle or lesser abode. Upon her great responsibilities lie... The Golden Age Sentinel, Amsterdam, Montgomery Co., NY; April 1984]

    Father: Albert FONDA b: 02 OCT 1844 in Fonda Farm, Mohawk, Montgomery Co., NY
    Mother: Eliza Jane DOCKSTADER b: 08 JAN 1852 in Dockstader Homestead, Mohawk, Montgomery Co., NY

    Marriage 1 Earl SCHUYLER b: 14 APR 1881 in Sammonsville, Fulton Co., NY
    • Married: 21 JUN 1911 Religious Marriage in Montgomery Co., NY
    • Note: [New York County Marriages - Selena V Fonda; Birth Date: abt 1885; Marriage Date: 21-Jun-1911; Spouse: Earl Schuyler; Marriage Place: Montgomery]

    1. Title: Fonda Family History
      Fonda Family
      Publication: Fonda, NY
      Publisher: Montgomery County Dept. of History & Archives
      Publication Date: 1940
      Issue: F9
      Edition: 27 pgs.
      Author: Fonda, Cornelia Dockstader
    2. Title: Century Farms, 1847-1947
      The Fonda Farm, Montgomery County
      Fonda Family
      Publication: Ballston Spa, NY
      Publisher: New York State Agricultural Society
      Publication Date: 1947
      Issue: F4
    3. Title: Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs
      Publication: New York, NY
      Publisher: Lewis Historical Pub. Co
      Publication Date: 1911
      Issue: C13
      Author: Reynolds, Cuyler
    4. Title: The Dockstader Family
      Descendants of Georg Dachstatter, Palatine Emigrant of 1709 who settled in the Mohawk Valley of New York
      Allied Families
      Publication: Dodge City, KS
      Publisher: High Plains Publishers, Inc.
      Publication Date: 1994
      Issue: A27
      Edition: 4 volumes
      Author: Rooney, Doris Dockstader
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