Fonda Family Genealogy

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  • ID: ind04201
  • Name: Francis Arthur FONDA
  • Given Name: Francis Arthur
  • Surname: Fonda
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1917 in New York
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  • Death: 14 NOV 1943
  • Age: 26y in At sea off Savo Island on U.S.S. Barton
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  • Burial: Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Philippines
  • Note: b. NY; 1920 & 1930 US Federal Census, Glen, Montgomery Co., NY; 1925 New York State Census, Glen, A.D.01, E.D.04, Montgomery Co., NY; 1940 US Federal Census, Fultonville, Montgomery Co., NY (Francis Fonda, b. 1918, NY, Son, Winfield, Violet); Seaman Second Class, US Navy Reserve, Nov 14 1943, Fort William McKinley, Manila, Philippines, KIA, Purple Heart Medal; bur. Manila American (ABMC) Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, PHL (Plot: No Known Grave; name is listed on the Tablets of the Missing); o. WWII US Navy [National World War II Memorial - Francis Arthur Fonda Fultonville, NY U.S. Navy National Archives]; [National World War II Memorial - Francis A. Fonda NY U.S. Navy ABMC Tablets of the Missing]; [U.S. World War II Navy Muster Rolls, 1938-1949: Francis Arthur Fonda - Ship, Station or Activity: Barton; Ship Number or Designation: DD-599; Muster Date: 31 May 1942]; [Winfield Fonda Given Citation For Dead Son - Fultonville, July 5 - The Purple Heart and certificate awarded to his late son, Seaman 2/C Francis Arthur Fonda, U. S. Navy, has been received by his father, Winfield S. Fonda, South Main Street. The certificate reads, "In grateful memory of Francis Arthur Fonda who died in the service of his country at sea off Savo Island, U. S. S. Barton. 14 November, 1943 (presumed). He stands In an unbroken line of patriots who have dared to die that freedom might live and grow and increase its blessings. Freedom lives, and through it, he lives in a way that humbles the understanding of most men. Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the United States of America." Amsterdam NY Daily Democrat and Recorder, Wednesday, July 5, 1944.] >> <<

    Father: Winfield Scott FONDA Jr b: 26 MAY 1885 in Mohawk, Montgomery Co., NY
    Mother: Violet W. DORENBERG b: 02 JUL 1887 in Argusville, NY
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