Fonda Family Genealogy

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  • ID: ind04934
  • Name: Charles Homer FONDA
  • Given Name: Charles Homer
  • Nickname: Homer
  • Surname: Fonda
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 26 APR 1877 in Michigan
  • Note: http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=amfonda&id=ind04934
  • Death: 13 JUN 1936
  • Age: 59y 1m 18d in Los Angeles, CA
  • Note: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=148518129
  • Burial: Los Angeles National Cemetery, Los Angeles Co., CA
  • Note: b. MI; 1880 US Federal Census, Bellevue, Eaton Co., MI; 1920 US Federal Census, Campbell Union, Dunklin Co., MO (Divorced); [1925 South Dakota State Census - Name: Chas N Fonda, Age: 48, Estimated birth year: 1877, Gender: Male, Race or color (expanded): White, Birthplace: Michigan, Origin (Ancestry): American, Marital status: Married, Marriage year: 1924, Spouse or maiden name: Lula Ryley, Residence: South Dakota, Father's birthplace: Michigan, Mother's birthplace: Michigan]; 1930 US Federal Census, Aberdeen, Brown Co., SD; d, Los Angeles, CA; bur. Los Angeles National Cemetery (SGT Veterans Hospital #6); o. Farmer, Veterinary Surgeon; [U.S., Spanish American War Volunteers, 1898 - Name: Private Charles H Fonda, Military Year: 1898, State: South Dakota, Unit: 1 South Dakota Infantry, Company: G]; [US Army PVT Phillippines 1899]; [Michigan Births 1867-1902 - Name: Charles H. Fonda, Birth date: 04/26/1877, Birthplace: Bellevue, Eaton, Michigan, Gender: Male, Father's name: C. T. Fonda, Father's birthplace: Michigan, Mother's name: Anna F., Mother's birthplace: Michigan]; [California Death Index: Name: Charles H Fonda, Birth Year: abt 1877, Death Date: 13 Jun 1936, Age at Death: 59, Death Place: Los Angeles, California, USA]; [All U.S., Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1963 - Name: Charles H Fonda; Death Date: 6/13/1936; Cemetery: Veterans Administration Facility; Location: Los Angeles, California] >> www.fonda.org <<



    Father: Charles Thorp FONDA b: 1846 in Pennfield, Calhoun Co., MI
    Mother: Anna Gertrude BROWN b: 23 NOV 1857 in Michigan

    Marriage 1 Maude SCHERMERHORN b: 05 OCT 1884 in Yates Co., NY
    • Married: 05 OCT 1902 in Scatterwood Lake, SD
    • Married:
    • Divorced:
    • Note: m. Scatterwood Lake, SD; [Marriages - Schermerhorn-Fonda - Chas. H. Fonda and Miss Maude Schermerhorn of this city were married on Sunday afternoon at 6 o'clock at the home of I. N. Evans at Scatterwood Lake. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Henry Liedtke, and the affair was a quiet one. Indeed, it was a complete surprise to friends and relatives of the contracting parties. Miss Schermerhorn grew to young womanhood here and the groom was a member of the Firts South Dakota, going out with F Company. They will make their home in Aberdeen and will receive many good wishes. Aberdeen Daily News (Aberdeen, SD), Tuesday, October 7, 1902]
    Children
    1. Has No Children Beatrice May FONDA b: 07 SEP 1909 in Big Stone Co., Minnesota

    Marriage 2 Mary Amanda ALLEN b: 29 APR 1892 in Latah, Spokane Co., WA
    • Married: 19 FEB 1913 Religious Marriage in Lewiston, Nez Perce Co., ID
    • Note: m. Lewiston, Nez Perce Co., ID; [BYU Western States Marriage Collection - Details For Marriage ID#145228 - Groom Last Name: FONDA; Groom First Name: Charles H.; Bride Last Name: ALLEN; Bride First Name: Mamie; Place: Lewiston, Nez Perce Co., ID; Date: 19 Feb 1913]

    Marriage 3 Lulu Evans RILEY b: 27 NOV 1879 in Iowa Co., WI
    • Married: 1936 Religious Marriage in Los Angeles, CA
    • Note:
      m. Los Angeles, CA; [Los Angeles Times - 21 May 1936 - Marriage - Los Angeles, California - 1936 - Fonda - Evans - Charles H., 59, 1021 Eighth Court, Hermosa Beach; Lulu, 56, 845 Monterey, Hermosa Beach.]

      According to the 1925 South Dakota Census, they reported that they were married in 1924. However, the Los Angeles Times, on 21 May 1936, published their "Intention to marry". Charles died about 3 weeks later. Different addresses were given for each of them. They were together in the 1930 South Dakota Census, and in the 1934 California Voter Registration. Two possibilities: 1) Perhaps there was some question about the validity of the 1924 marriage, or 2) they had divorced. In either case they presumably wanted to protect Lulu's status prior to Charles' death. (per Shirley York Anderson 2015).
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