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  • ID: ind01562
  • Name: Frances Ford SEYMOUR
  • Given Name: Frances Ford
  • Surname: Seymour
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 14 APR 1908 in Greenwich, Fairfield Co., CT
  • Note: http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=amfonda&id=ind01562
  • Death: 14 APR 1950
  • Age: 42y 0m 0d in Beacon, Dutchess Co., NY
  • Note: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=9795853
  • Burial: Ogdensburgh Cemetery, Ogdensburg, NY
  • Note: b. Greenwich, Fairfield Co., CT; 1940 US Federal Census, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA (Frances S. Fonda, b. 1908, CAN, Wife, Henry); res. Greenwich, CT; d/o Eugene Ford Seymour and Sophie Mildred Bower; 1950 Greenwich CT City Directory (Fonda, Frances Mrs); d. Craig House (Sanatorium), Beacon, Dutchess Co., NY; bur. Ferncliff Cemetery and Mausoleum, Hartsdale, Westchester Co., NY and Ogdensburgh Cemetery (Seymour Monument), Ogdensburg, NY; committed suicide. (see "Don't Tell Dad" autobiography by Peter Fonda; 1998, Hyperion). 1st marriage 1931 to George Tuttle Brokaw who died in 1936. She had one child with her 1st husband (Frances) and two with Henry Fonda (Jane and Peter).; o. Actress; [No Bequest Left To Fonda in His Wife's Will - Greenwich, Conn., May 10 (AP) - Motion Picture and Stage Actor Henry Fonda received no bequest in the will of his estranged wife which was admitted to probate here today. Mrs. Fonda, the former Frances Seymour Brokaw, 42, killed herself by slashing her throat in a Beacon sanitarium last April 14. The petition for probate said the esate consisted of more than $400,000 in real and personal property and $3,500 in Greenwich real estate. Major beneficiary was Mrs. Sophie M. Seymour, of Los Angeles, Calif., Mrs. Fonda's mother. Mrs. Seymour was given custody of her daughter's two minor children, Jayne S. Fonda, 17, and Peter H. Fonda, 10. She also was bequeathed the Los Angeles house in which she lives; $1,000 in cash; all personal effects and 60 per cent of the residual estate. Each child, in addition to receiving 20 per cent of the residual estate, will share equally in the remainder at the death of Mrs. Seymour. A third child, Mrs. Frances Brokaw Abry, of New York city, daughter of Mrs. Fonda's union with the late George T. Brokaw, former husband of Clare Boothe Luce, was bequeathed a house at Newark, NJ. Mrs. Fonda was cremated the day she died. Fonda,, after hurrying from New York to attend a brief service, returned to his role that night in the hit show "Mr. Roberts." Schenectady NY Gazette, May 11, 1950] >> www.fonda.org <<



    Marriage 1 Henry Jaynes FONDA b: 16 MAY 1905 in Grand Island, Hall Co., NE
    • Married: 16 SEP 1936 in Christ Church, New York City, NY
    • Married:
    • Event: Widowed
    • Note: m. Christ Church, New York City, NY; [New York City Groom Index 1866-1937, Henry J Fonda & Frances F Brokaw, 17-Sep-1936, Manhattan]
    Children
    1. Has Children Living FONDA
    2. Has Children Living FONDA
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