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  • ID: ind02450
  • Name: James Roberts FONDA
  • Given Name: James Roberts
  • Surname: Fonda
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 20 DEC 1915 in Troy, NY
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  • Death: 15 DEC 2003
  • Age: 87y 11m 25d in Sunnyvale, Santa Clara Co., CA
  • Note: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=20931011
  • Burial: 22 DEC 2003 Tahoma National Cemetery, Kent, WA
  • Note:
    b. Troy, NY; 1920 & 1930 US Federal Census, Troy, Rensselaer Co., NY; 1925 New York State Census, Troy Ward 17, A.D.01, E.D.02, Rensselaer Co., NY; 1940 US Federal Census, Houston, Harris Co., TX (James Fonda, b. 1916, NY, Cousin); 1932 Troy, NY City Directory (Fonda, Jas R - studt); 1972 San Jose CA City Directory (Fonda, James R); res. Houston, TX; res. Fort Sill, OK; res. Birmingham, MI; res. Akron, OH; res. Bloomfield HIlls, MI; res. Sunnyvale, CA; d. Sunnyvale, Santa Clara Co., CA; SSDI issued: TX; bur. Tahoma National Cemetery, Kent, WA; [U. S. Social Security Appl. and Claims Index - James Roberts Fonda; b. 12/20/1915 in Troy Renssel, New York; d. 12/15/2003; Father: Job P Fonda, Mother: Florence Benedict] >> www.fonda.org <<

    [WWII US Army CPT, Fonda James R, Texas, Houston Texas, 6-20-42 - 01/20/1946, New York, Railway Signal Operator, Single, w/o dependents, US Army, WWII Prisoner of War, First Lieutenant Army Field Artillery, 105 MM Howitzer Truck Drawn, 21-Dec-1944, European Theatre: Germany, Oflag 13B Hammelburg, Bavaria, 01-Jun-1945]; [Capt. James R. Fonda Receives Discharge - Capt. James R. Fonda, formerly of this city has been separated from the service at Fort Devens, and recently visited at the home of his mother, Mrs. Job P. Fonda. 818 Third Avenue. Captain Fonda first entered the service at Albany in October, 1941. He served in the European Theater as a battery commander of a 105 mm howitzer battalion of field artillery with the 106th Infantry Division and later was a prisoner of war of the Germans. He wears the Purple Heart, the ETO Ribbon with 3 campaign stars, and the American Defense Ribbon. He and Mrs. Fonda will visit his wife's parents in Houston, Tex., and then return to Detroit, Mich., where they plan to make their home. Troy Record, 1945-12-13]; [indianamilitary.org - 590th Field Artillery Co. - Lt. Col. Vaden Lackey - B / Btry - Capt. James R. Fonda]

    [World War II Prisoners of War - Name: James R Fonda; Residence Place: USA; Report Date: 21 Dec 1944; Latest Report Date: 1 Jun 1945; Grade: First Lieutenant or Chief nurse or Head dietitian or Head physical therapy aides; Grade Notes: First Lieutenant or Lt. Jr. Grade; Service Branch: Army; Arm or Service: Field Artillery; Arm or Service Code: Field Artillery; Organization Type: 105 MM Howitzer Truck Drawn; Parent Unit Type: Battalion/Training Battalion Combat/Special Troops; Area Served: European Theatre: Germany; Detaining Country: Germany; Camp: Oflag 13B Hammelburg Bavaria 50-10; Status: Returned to Military Control, Liberated or Repatriated; Report Source: Individual has been reported through sources considered official.]

    [New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 - Name: Jares R Fonda, Arrival Date: 5-Jun-1945, Ship Name: William Blount]; [New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 - Name: James R Fonda, Arrival Date: 12-Jul-1956, Port of Departure: Keflavia Iceland]; [New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 - Name: James R Fonda, Arrival Date: 19-Apr-1957, Port of Departure: Lisbon, Portugal]

    [Longtime Birmingham-Bloomfield resident James R. Fonda died December 15, 2003 after an extended illness, in Sunnyvale, California where he had recently relocated. Born December 20, 1915 in Troy, New York, he was a graduate of Rider College in Trenton, New Jersey. In 1939, he moved to Houston, Texas, where he soon began work as a salesman of accounting machines for Burroughs Corporation. He married Mary Jane Quinby in 1943 while in the army and in the fall of 1944 took his position with the 106th Division near St. Vith, Belgium as a First Lieutenant of the Field Artillery. Shortly thereafter, the German offensive began and he was captured during the Battle of the Bulge in December, 1944. He remained a POW in Germany until the end of the war despite attempts by Patton?s troops to liberate his camp in February. Resuming his work for Burroughs, he moved to Detroit in 1946 and to Birmingham in 1948. He was Branch Manager in Akron, Ohio from 1958-66, a salesman in Cleveland from 1966-69 and then returned to this area. He devoted his entire working career to Burroughs, retiring in 1985. He was a longtime member of Christ Church Cranbrook and was active in the Senior Men?s Club in Birmingham. His survivors include his wife of 60 years, Mary Jane, his sons Jim (of Santa Clara, California) and Rod (of Bellevue, Washington), daughters-in-law Mary-Ann Fonda and Laura Haddad, grandson, Kyle Haddad-Fonda, and sisters Louise Ditsch, formerly of Syracuse, New York but now residing in Fallbrook, California, and Toni Curley of Troy, New York. Obit from family.]




    Father: Job Pierson FONDA b: 15 FEB 1859 in Troy, Rensselaer Co., NY
    Mother: Florence Frances BENEDICT b: 23 MAR 1874 in New York

    Marriage 1 Mary Jane QUINBY b: 15 NOV 1917 in Tulsa, OK
    • Married: 10 JAN 1943 in Houston, TX
    • Note: m. Houston, TX; [Texas County Marriage Records - Name: James Robert Fonda, License Date: , Marriage Date: 11-Jan-43, Recording Date: , County: Harris, Spouse: Mary Jane Quinby]; [Times Record (Troy, New York) 1943 January 2 - Former Trojan Engaged To Texas Girl - Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Redmon Quinby of Houston, Tex, announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Mary Jane Quniby, to Corp. James Roberts Fonda, son of Mrs. Job Pearson Fonda and the late Mr. Fonda of this city. Corporal Fonda is now attending officer's candidate school at Fort Sill, Okla. No date has been set for the wedding.]; [Times Record (Troy, New York) 1943 January 29 - Lieutenant Fonda Takes Bride in Texas - Miss Mary Jane Quniby, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Redmon Quinby of Houston, Tex., and Lieut. James Roberts Fonda, son of Mrs. Job Pearson Fonda and the late Mr. Fonda of 818 Third Avenue were united in marriage Jan. 10 at the home of the bride's parents. Rev. J. D. Connoly performed the ceremony and Miss Mildred Milligan provided a background of music. Miss Lucy Quniby, sister of the bride, was maid of honor and Isaac Arnold served as best man. A reception followed the ceremony. Mrs. Fonda is a graduate of Rice Institute, where she was a member of Pallas Athene Literary Society. Lieutenant Fonda is a graduate of Rider College in Trenton, N.J. and received his commission recently at Fort Sill, Okla. where the couple will make their home.]
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