Name: Orrin L. FONDA
Given Name: Orrin L.
Death: 28 SEP 1893
Note: b. NY; 1850, 1860 & 1870 US Federal Census, Edinburgh, Saratoga Co., NY; 1871 West Day, Saratoga Co NY City Directory (Fonda, Orrin L - farmer); 1880 US Federal Census Non-Population Schedule (Orin S Fonda - Agriculture, Edinburgh, Saratoga Co., NY); 1892 New York State Census, Edinburg, E.D. 01, Saratoga Co., NY (Orin L Fonda, Male, Age: 46, b. abt 1846 in US); bur. Edinburg Cemetery, Saratoga Co., NY; o. Civil War SGT; [Remains removed from Cold Brook Cemetery in 1930 by HRRD. (Cemetery "F"). Listed in the 1871 Saratoga County business report as farmer of 100 acres with a West Day PO address. (Or possibly his father.) - Sec I-10 F-166 (The Hudson River Regulating District (HRRD) also made available a listing of the remains removed from all 24 cemeteries which were to be covered by the Sacandaga when flooded in 1930, and where the remains were moved to.)]; [The town of Broadalbin was thrown in a state of excitement about 4 o'clock yesterday by the report that Orren Fonda had been accidentally shot and killed, or had shot himself while duck hunting on the pond at Van's Mills. Coroner Phillips of Gloversvllle was notified of the case by a telegram, and accompanied by a Leader representative immediately started for the scene of the fatality. Upon arriving there Coroner Phillips took charge of the body, which had been moved to the house of David Fairchild, located near where the accident happened. ... The theory that Fonda might have shot himself was quickly exploded by Corener Phillips, who examined the gun which Fonda had with him at the time of his death, and found that it had not been discharged. ... Fonda is a man about 40 years of age and leaves a wife and three small Children. He resided about a mile west of Vail Mills, having moved to that place about a year ago from Batchellerviile. The story of the affair as fold by one of the men who were hunting with Fonda is as follows: Yesterday afternoon several wild ducks were seen in the pond at Vail Mills and a party of four started out, thinking they might be able to shoot some of them. Three of the men went in a boat white Fonda started to walk around the pond. He had gone quite a distance when he disappeared in the bushes which grew along the edge of the pond. The men in the boat had rowed within shooting distance of the ducks and one of their number shot at them with a rifle. A few seconds later Fonda was seen to stagger from the bushes in the direction the shot had been fired from and a stream of blood was flowing from his mouth. The men hastened to the spot, but before they arrived there Fonda fell, and when they reached him he was dead. Dr. Drury was immediately called and made an examination of the body and states that there is a doubt as to Fonda's death being caused by the bullet, for there is no hole in his face or body where it could have entered, and if he was shot the bullet must have entered his mouth. He was of the opinion that Fonda's death was caused by a hemorrhage of the lungs, as he has been troubled lor some time past with a serious lung difficulty. Gloversville NY Daily Leader, Friday, September 29, 1893] >> www.fonda.org <<
Father: Eldert Cornelius FONDA b: 16 NOV 1800
Mother: Marietta b: 1805
Olive GORDON b: 1842
There are five unnamed Fonda children who apparently died at birth buried in the Edinburg Cemetery, lots Sec I-10: F-159, F-161, F-162, F-163 & F-164 located next to the parents Orren and Fanny.
- Ora Gordon FONDA b: 22 MAY 1887
- Van Willis FONDA Sr b: 14 FEB 1889
- Katie W. FONDA b: 1890