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  • ID: ind01280
  • Name: George Farrell FONDA
  • Given Name: George Farrell
  • Surname: Fonda
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 06 NOV 1859 in Augusta, Hancock Co., IL 1
  • Note: http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=amfonda&id=ind01280
  • Death: 19 JUN 1943
  • Age: 83y 7m 13d in Boulder, CO
  • Note: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=20681229
  • Burial: Columbia Pioneer Cemetery, Boulder, CO 1
  • Note: b. Augusta, Hancock Co., IL; 1860 & 1870 US Federal Census, Augusta, Hancock Co., IL; 1880 US Federal Census, Chicago, Cook Co., IL; 1885 Colorado State Census (George Fonda, b. abt 1859 in IL, res. Boulder Co.); 1890 Colorado State Census, Boulder, CO; 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920 & 1930 US Federal Census, Boulder, Boulder Co., CO; 1887 Denver City Directory (George. H. Fonda, wks. Grant Smelter); 1890 Denver, CO Directory; 1890 Leadville, CO Directory; 1896 Boulder CO City Directory (Fonda, Geo F Fonda - clk Harry S Coulson, Director First National Bank, Manager Brass Band, President Boulder Gun Club); 1911 Boulder CO City Directory (Fonda, Geo F (Mary E) Wholesale & Retail Drugs); 1940 US Federal Census, Boulder, Boulder Co., CO (George Fonda, b. IL, Head, Mary E); bur. Columbia Pioneer Cemetery, Boulder, CO; [Boulder Fire Chief for many years, under volunteer and paid departments. Was always a Democrat, became acquainted with Gov. Elect James H. Peabody on a quail hunting trip to TX, and shortly after the inauguration was appointed a Colonel on the Governor's staff. Served as a member of the Court Marital in the famous General Chase Court-Martial proceedings. Served as alderman of the City of Boulder, and was a candidate for Co. Treasurer on the Democratic ticket. Served as Director and vice-president of the First National Bank for a number of years.]; Director Boulder Milling and Elevator Company; o. Mechanic, Fire Chief, Apothecary, Bank Vice President; [Not all facades were built with the sweat and skills of masons and artisans. The storefront of Boulder's historic Fonda Drugstore, located at 1218 Pearl St. (today's Fresh Produce) and built in 1889, was a pre-assembled and mail-ordered cast-iron facade from St. Louis. The metal storefront, which is fireproof, may have appealed to George Fonda, a pharmacist who also served as Boulder's fire chief, Anuta says. http://web.dailycamera.com/pearl/19xarc.html]; [Geo F Pharmacy 1200 block, Boulder, Colo - 1880 - Men posing in the doorway and on the boardwalk of this storefront in the 1200 block of Pearl Street in Boulder, Colorado, are identified as Col. George Fonda, and Fred and Herbert Lockwood. Posters, soap, and wicker creels are in the window; wallpaper is displayed in the entry, with chamois hanging from the bottom. Signs on the kickplates, pilasters, and under the second-story wood cornice and sash windows read: "Fonda's Drugstore. The Pharmacy. Medicines Drugs Perfumery Fancy Goods Paints Varnishes." http://photoswest.org/cgi-bin/imager?10011697+X-11697] >> www.fonda.org <<



    Father: Henry Dockstader FONDA b: 27 MAR 1814 in Sand Flats, Montgomery Co., NY
    Mother: Catharine Brindendoll FARRELL b: 07 JUN 1825 in Mt. Pleasant, Westmoreland Co., PA

    Marriage 1 Mary Estella JONES b: 18 MAR 1860 in Corunna, MI
    • Married: 26 NOV 1879 Religious Marriage in Boulder Co., CO
    • Note: m. Boulder Co., CO
    Children
    1. Has No Children Elizabeth F. FONDA b: 13 JAN 1881 in Colorado
    2. Has No Children Catherine Farrell FONDA b: 25 OCT 1889 in Colorado

    Sources:
    1. Title: Pioneers of Boulder County, Colorado
      Geographic
      Publication: Denver, CO
      Publisher: Arapahoe Chapter D.A.R.
      Publication Date: 1947
      Issue: G12
      Edition: Vol. I
      Author: Stewart, Jennie E.
      Note:
      GeoCOBoulder
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