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  • ID: ind03738
  • Name: William Harrison FONDA
  • Given Name: William Harrison
  • Surname: Fonda
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 25 JUL 1840 in Batavia Twp., Branch Co., MI
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  • Death: 31 JUL 1908
  • Age: 68y 0m 6d in Coldwater Twp., Branch Co., MI
  • Note: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=103775350
  • Burial: Oak Grove Cemetery, Coldwater, MI
  • Note:
    b. Batavia Twp., Branch Co., MI; 1860, 1870 & 1880 US Federal Census, Batavia, Branch Co., MI; 1900 US Federal Census, Coldwater, Branch Co., MI; 1907 Coldwater MI City Directory (Fonda, Wm H - janitor); 1917 Coldwater MI City Directory (Fonda, Wm. H. Fonda died July 31, 1908, age 68); d. Coldwater Twp., Branch Co., MI; bur. Oak Grove Cemetery, Coldwater, MI >> www.fonda.org <<

    [enlisted August 2, 1862 in Company C, 19th MI Volunteer Infantry, with which company he served until March 5, 1863, when he received a severe gun shot wound in the head in an engagement at Springhill, Tenn., as a result of which he was always a great sufferer. He was honorably discharged from the service of his country at Detroit July 5, 1865. (above from Branch Co., Mich. obituary)]; [Civil War Service: William H Fonda; Batavia, Michigan; enlisted as a Private on 12-Aug-1862 at the age of 22; enlisted in Co.C, 19th Infantry Regiment Michigan on 05-Sep-1862; transferred Co.C, 19th Infantry Regiment Michigan on 10-Apr-1864; transferred in Co.E, 2nd Regiment RC on 10-Apr-1864; discharged Co.E, 2nd Regiment RC on 05-Jul-1865 in Detroit, Wayne Co., MI]; [Michigan Death Records - Name: Wm H Fonda; Age: 68; Birth Year: 1840; Death Date: 31 Jul 1908; Death Place: Coldwater, Branch, Michigan; Father: David Fonda; Mother: Lorinda Fonda]

    [Veterans Pass Away - Coldwater, Mich., Aug. 1 - Two of Branch county's veterans, William H. Fonda and Ranselar Brown, died yesterday within a short time of each other. Mr. Fonda was 68 years of age and Mr. Brown was 75. Both enlisted at the breaking out of the Civil War and served until Lee's surrender, after which they returned to their farms in Branch county. Both had accumulated comfortable fortunes and have spent their declining years in this city. Both Mr. Fonda and Mr. Brown were natives of Branch county and were among the first white children born within its limits. Mr. Fonda was stricken with paralysis on July 21, and lived for nine days thereafter without eating or drinking. 1908-08-02 Kalamazoo Gazette]; [William H. Fonda passed away at his residence at the corner of Taylor and Hanchett streets, city of Coldwater, at six o'clock in the morning, Friday, July 31, 1908. His last sickness was of nearly ten days duration, he having suffered a severe paralytic stroke on the afternoon of July 21st, from which he never regained consciousness. David and Lorinda Fonda, parents of the deceased, came with their five older children from the state of New York in the year 1837 and settled on a farm in Batavia township, this county, where their youngest child, William H., was born July 25, 1840, making him 68 years and 6 days athe time of his death. His boyhood days were passed upon this farm until he became 22 years of age, when he enlisted August 2, 1862 in company C 19th Michigan Vol. Inft. with which company he served until March 5, 1863, when he received a severe gun shot would in the head in an engagement at Springhill, Tenn., as a result of which he has always been a great sufferer. He was honorably discharged from the service of his country at Detroit July 5, 1865. He was married Nov. 23, 1865 to Adeline, daughter of Warren and Catherine Holcomb, of Batavia township, Branch county, and began keeping house on the farm where he was born. To Mr. and Mrs. Fonda were born five children, Arthur W. now of Elkhart, Ind., Charlie who died in infancy, Dora A. who married Charlie W. Hall, died June 13, 1894, Clara E. now Mrs. Jay Hiesrodt of this city and Earl H. also of this city. Seven years ago Mr. Fonda moved to this city where he has since resided surrounded by his married children and other relatives, many comrades of the rebellion and a wide circle of friends. During his last sickness he was cared for by his wife and children and his only living brother, Charles I. Fonda, of this city. (Obituary by family, provided by descendant Steve Williams in 2003)]




    Father: David Jacob FONDA b: 17 NOV 1799 in Montgomery Co., NY
    Mother: Lorinda Ann KNAPP b: 05 JAN 1798 in Mayfield, Fulton Co., NY

    Marriage 1 Adaline L. HOLCOMB b: 14 APR 1845 in New York
    • Married: 23 NOV 1865 Religious Marriage in Coldwater, MI
    • Note: [Michigan County Marriages - Wm. H. Fonda; Birth Year: abt 1840; Marriage Date: 23 Nov 1865; Spouse: Adaline L. Holcomb; Marriage Place: Coldwater, Branch]
    Children
    1. Has Children Arthur William FONDA b: SEP 1866 in Batavia, Branch Co., MI
    2. Has No Children Dora Adaline FONDA b: 20 MAR 1869 in Batavia, Branch Co., MI
    3. Has No Children Infant FONDA b: 20 MAR 1869 in Michigan
    4. Has No Children Clara E. FONDA b: 18 JUL 1877 in Batavia, Branch Co., MI
    5. Has No Children Charles William FONDA b: 1878 in Coldwater Twp., Branch Co., MI
    6. Has Children Earl Harrison FONDA b: 05 FEB 1883 in Batavia, Branch Co., MI
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