Fonda Family Genealogy

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  • ID: ind02812
  • Name: William Edward FONDA
  • Given Name: William Edward
  • Nickname: Willie
  • Surname: Fonda
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 17 JAN 1864 in Troy, Rensselaer Co., NY
  • Note: http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=amfonda&id=ind02812
  • Death: Y
  • Note: b. Troy, Rensselaer Co., NY; 1870 US Federal Census, West Troy, Albany Co., NY; 1880 US Federal Census, Sandwich, DeKalb Co., IL; 1890 Troy, NY City Directory (Willie M Fonda); 1910 US Federal Census, Cook Co., IL; 1920 US Federal Census, Chicago Ward 23, Cook (Chicago) Co., IL (William Funda, Self (Head), b. abt 1862 in NY, Elizabeth); m1. Lena Meek; [NYG&B] Record 6:137; [Charged With Murder - Chicago (UP) - William Fonda, a 65-year-old filling station attendant, is - or was - an ardent reader of "wild west" fiction. Although peaceful and mild mannered by nature, his friends say, his favorite pastime was to gallop vicariously through the blood and thunder adventures of the western frontier. Wednesday, celebrating prohibition repeal, Fonda found himself surrounded in a tavern by hordes of hostile Indians. He opened fire but was subdued before anyone was injured. An hour later, police said he told them, an apparent Indian by the name of Joseph Kohout, 27, refused to take a friendly drink, Fonda shot him. Kohout died Friday and Fonda has been charged with murder. Oshkosh Daily Northwestern, 1933-11-11] >> www.fonda.org <<



    Father: William Henry FONDA b: 26 FEB 1827 in Schodack, Rensselaer Co., NY
    Mother: Josephine Hannah DEWEY b: 08 APR 1838 in Lenox, Berkshire, MA

    Marriage 1 Lena MEEK b: 1872 in Pennsylvania
    • Married: 20 MAY 1896 in Chicago, Cook Co., IL
    • Note: m. Chicago, Cook Co., IL; [Illinois, Cook County Marriages 1871-1920 (William E. Fonda/Lena Meek, 05/20/1896, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, ages: 22/18)]
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