Fonda Family Genealogy

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  • ID: ind06405
  • Name: Florence Belle FONDA
  • Given Name: Florence Belle
  • Surname: Fonda
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 22 FEB 1854 in Kentucky
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  • Death: 26 FEB 1939
  • Age: 85y 0m 4d in Los Angeles, CA
  • Note: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=67119909
  • Burial: Dallas, TX
  • Note: b. KY; 1860 & 1870 US Federal Census, Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY; 1900 US Federal Census, Dallas Ward 3, Dallas Co., TX; d. Los Angeles, CA; bur. Dallas, TX; bur. Grove Hill Memorial Park, Dallas, TX; [Dallas Belle of 90's Dies in California - Mrs. J. E. Schneider Founded Cultural Institutions in City - Mrs. Jules Edouard Schneider, 85, Dallas belle of Gay Nineties and mother of Jules E. Schneider and Mrs. Edward H. Cary, died of a chronic heart ailment in Los Angeles Sunday. Dallas friends learned of her death Monday morning. Founder of half a dozen Dallas cultural institutions, including the Dallas Art Association and the Public Library, she lived at Melrose Court. She was visiting Mrs. J. L. Wortham of Los Angeles at the time of her death. Her husband, the late Jules Edouard Schneider, came to Dallas ahead of the railroads and set up a wholesale grocery store. The site of his first business is now included in the Sanger Bros. structure. Husband Helped Found Bank - He helped organize the first volunteer fire department here in the early 70's and served as its first president. He was an early-day president of the State Fair. One of the organizers of the old City national Bank, which became the present-day First National Bank, he served as its vice-president. He was one of the men who brought electric lights to Dallas, and one of the early presidents of the Dallas Gas Company. They were married in 1879, Mrs. Schneider coming from Louisville, Ky., where she was born Florence Belle Fonda on Feb. 22, 1854. Their old home, three acres at Ross and Akard, was one of the society centers of Dallas during the Nineties. It stood directly at the head of Akard; that street runs across a part of their former site yard. Mrs. Schneider at that time was known as one of the most beautiful women in Texas. By the standards of pioneer women, she was also a city builder. She organized an early day nursery and served as its finest president. She was a charter member of the Dallas Woman's Club, and organizer and long-time president of the Old Ladies Musical Club, charter member of the Shakespeare Club, member of the Dallas Pen Women and an early chairman of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra Society. Placed Memorial in Library - A marble fountain which stands in the lobby of the Public Library she gave as a memorial to her husband after his death. She was one of the founders of the library. She had been a member of the St. Matthews Cathedral for half a century, and she was once assistant director of the choir there. Funeral services for Mrs. Schneider will be held in Dallas, probably Saturday. Survivors are four children, Mrs. Cary and Mr. Schneider, Mrs. Leon Blum of New York City, and Mrs. Bruce Morgan of Seattle; ten grand-children and a great-grandchild. 1939-02-28 Dallas Morning News] >> www.fonda.org <<



    Father: Abraham A. FONDA b: 03 FEB 1803 in New York
    Mother: Frances STUMBAUGH b: 31 JAN 1826 in Floyd Co., KY

    Marriage 1 Jules Edouard SCHNEIDER b: MAY 1843 in Germany
    • Married: 08 JAN 1879 in Louisville, KY
    • Note: [Kentucky County Marriages - Florence Belle Fonda; Marriage Date: 8 Jan 1879; Marriage Place: Louisville, Jefferson; Spouse: Jules E. Schneider]
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