Fonda Family Genealogy

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Descendants of Jellis Douw Fonda (1614-1659)

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  • ID: ind01543
  • Name: Gretchen Fiske LONGLEY
  • Given Name: Gretchen Fiske
  • Surname: Longley
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 01 SEP 1890 in Hudson, NY
  • Note: http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=amfonda&id=ind01543
  • Death: 11 AUG 1965
  • Age: 74y 11m 10d in SS Constitution in the Mediterranean Sea
  • Note: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=8135054
  • Burial: West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, PA
  • Note: b. Hudson, NY; 1900 & 1910 US Federal Census, Hudson, Columbia Co., NY; 1920, 1930 & 1940 US Federal Census, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA; d. SS Constitution in the Mediterranean Sea; bur. West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, PA; [Gretchen was rescued from the sinking Titanic on 14-Apr-1912. Miss Gretchen Fiske Longley, 21, was born on 1 September 1890. A resident of Hudson, NY, Miss. Longley traveled with her aunts Kornelia Theodosia Andrews and Mrs. John C. Hogeboom. The three ladies boarded the Titanic in Southampton under first class ticket number 13502 (77). Miss Longley occupied cabin D-9. Gretchen Longley opened a farewell letter when she arrived in her cabin. It was a good wish for every day of the voyage. Good weather Refreshments Every desire Tommies to burn Chocolate ice cream Heavenly evenings Entire meals No regrets The curious note spells out "Gretchen". The ladies were rescued in lifeboat 10. Gretchen Fiske Longley later m. Dr. Raymond Leopold. She died as Mrs. Gretchen Leopold on 11 August 1965 and was buried at West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, PA]; [Gretchen Leopold, Ttitanic Survivor, Dies Aboard Ship - Mrs. Gretchen Longley Leopold, a survivor of the sinking of the Titanic in the North Atlantic in 1912, died yesterday aboard the SS. Constitution in the Mediterranean. She was the widow of Dr. Raymond S. Leopold, former executive vice president of Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital. Mrs. Leopold, who formerly operated an antique shop at 8127 Germantown av., lived at the Emlen Arms, 6733 Emlen st. The Titanic, which was on its maiden voyage, struck an iceberg with 2,207 passengers aboard. There was room for Mrs. Leopold in the third lifeboat, but she refused to leave without two aunts. They were taken off on the fourth and last lifeboat able to put out from the stricken ship. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Robert Hamilton and Mrs. William Walton, and 11 grandchildren. Philadelphia Evening Bulletin, Thursday 12th August 1965] >> www.fonda.org <<



    Father: Levi Fiske LONGLEY Esq. b: 05 MAY 1846 in Hudson, NY
    Mother: Mary Deare ANDREWS b: 1850 in Hudson, NY

    Marriage 1 Raymond Sylvester LEOPOLD b: 21 MAR 1884 in Philadelphia, PA
    • Married: 22 OCT 1913 in Hudson, NY
    • Note: m. Hudson, NY

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