Fonda Family Genealogy

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  • ID: ind02139
  • Name: Edmund Stephen FONDA
  • Given Name: Edmund Stephen
  • Surname: Fonda
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 08 JUN 1839 in Rupert, Bennington Co., VT 1
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  • Death: 25 JAN 1919
  • Age: 79y 7m 17d
  • Note: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=55056192
  • Burial: Rupert Street Cemetery, Rupert, Bennington Co., VT 1
  • Note: b. Rupert, Bennington, VT; 1850 & 1860 US Federal Census, Rupert, Bennington Co., VT; 1870, 1880, 1900 & 1910 US Federal Census, Osage, Mitchell Co., IA; 1885 Iowa State Census (E S Fonda, 46, Married, Dealer in Farm Equip., Osage, Mitchell Co., IA, b. VT); 1895 Iowa State Census (Edmund S Fonda, 55, M, M, Osage, Mitchell Co., IA, b. VT, Religion: Cong); 1905 Iowa State Census (E S Fonda, Osage, Mitchell Co., IA); 1915 Iowa State Census (E S Fonda, 75, Married, Osage, Mitchell Co., IA, b. VT, parents b. NY/VT); bur. Rupert Street Cemetery, Rupert, Bennington Co., VT; o. Dealer in Farm Machinery; educated at Greenwich and Fort Edward, NY; taught in Rupert and Cambridge, VT; moved to Michigan in 1860, and in merchantile business at Constantine. MI; moved to Iowa in 1868, settling at Osage; deals in real estate and farm machinery; member of School Board; Trustee of Cedar Valley Seminary; President of Mitchell Co. Agricultural Society; Mayor of Osage (1889-93); [US Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865 - Name: Edmund S Fonda; Congr. Dist.: 2nd; Res.: St Joseph, MI; Race: White; Class: 1; Est. Birth: 1839; Marital Status: Single]; Civil War Service: E.S. Fonda: Ordinance Department for US Army - Champlain Federal Arsenal, Vergennes, VT; [R113a] Rupert, Vermont: A History; [Edmund S. Fonda. Men of Vermont: An Illustrated Biographical History of Vermonters and Sons of Vermont. Bradtleboro, VT: Transcript Publishing Co., 1894, Ullery, Jacob G., comp. Fonda, Edmund S.,of Osage, Iowa, son of Stephen H. and Julia (Harwood) Fonda, was born June 3, 1839, at Rupert. Mr. Fonda was educated in the common schools and at Fort Edward (N. Y.) Institute. The usual experience of a farmer's son was that of Mr. Fonda until, in 1862, he became a book-keeper and salesman in the general store of F. Wells, Constantine, Mich., which position he resigned after two years, and entered into partnership with G. W. Waterson, of the same place, selling dry goods and groceries. He continued in the same business until April 1868, when he removed to his present home in Osage. In the fall of 1869 he sold out and engaged in real estate, and in 1875 became further engaged in the sale of farm machinery, a business he continues in at the present day. Mr. Fonda served as chairman of the railway committee of the Osage Board of Trade for five years, during the projecting and building of the Winona & Southwestern R. R., and was largely instrumental in getting the company to build to Osage. Educational matters have had a strong interest for him. He was engaged, previous to embarking in the mercantile business, in teaching district winter schools in Vermont, New York and Michigan. He has served many years on the city school board, and [p.65] as a trustee of the Cedar Valley Seminary has served several years, and is now president of the board. He is also president of the Mitchell County Agricultural Society, holding that honor for thirteen years. In politics he is Republican; has served for two years as member of state central committee. Has never sought office. Was elected mayor of the city of Osage, in 1889, receiving, without distinction of party, every vote cast but one. Was re-elected mayor in 1891, and declined a re-election in 1893. He had previously served as city councilman. In 1893 Mr. Fonda obtained a charter for himself and associates to organize the Farmers' National Bank of Osage, of which he is a director. He is now comfortably situated with a farm of nine hundred and ten acres, every acre of which is tillable, and which is situated but two and a half miles from Osage, valued at $45,000. Has a large implement trade and other interests. He married, August 18, 1864, in Constantine, Mich., Loretta E., daughter of Rulef and Charlotte A. Crego. They have three children: Lottie J., Fannie L., and Kate B.] >> www.fonda.org <<



    Father: Stephen H. FONDA b: 09 FEB 1806 in New York
    Mother: Julia Blackmer HARWOOD b: 28 NOV 1811 in Rupert, Bennington Co., VT

    Marriage 1 Loretta Elizabeth CREGO b: 14 OCT 1845 in Constantine, Cass Co., MI
    • Married: 1864 Religious Marriage in Constantine, MI
    • Note: m. Constantine, MI
    Children
    1. Has No Children Netta FONDA b: SEP 1870 in Stacyville, Mitchell Co., IA
    2. Has No Children Lottie Julia FONDA b: 18 DEC 1873 in Osage, Mitchell Co., IA
    3. Has No Children Fanny Loretta FONDA b: 24 FEB 1879 in Stacyville, Mitchell Co., IA
    4. Has No Children Kate Bird FONDA b: 26 MAR 1882 in Osage, Mitchell Co., IA

    Sources:
    1. Title: Rupert, Vermont: A History
      Geographic
      Publication: Rutland, VT
      Publisher: Tuttle
      Publication Date: 1899
      Issue: G42
      Edition: 211 pgs.
      Author: Hibbard, George Sayre
      Note:
      GeoVtCoRupert
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