Name: George H. FONDA
Given Name: George H.
Birth: FEB 1861 in New York
Death: 23 SEP 1925
Age: 64y 7m
Burial: Mount Pleasant Cemetery, New Salem, Albany Co., NY
Note: George H. Fonda (1861-1925) had been previously shown as the son of Douw Henry Fonda (1830-1908) since they both lived in Canajoharie. However, they never appeared together on the same census record and the biographies for Douw make no mention of any children, but do mention his two wives. No 1870 or 1875 census records had been attributed to George, and in fact the census with Douw shows no children in those years. Isaac Fonda and Lucinda Smith had a son named George Fonda, born in 1861, who was listed in Sharon, Schoharie County in 1865, 1875 and 1880. He married Adella Platts in 1883, but no records after that. Adella died in 1885 and George could have then married Rachel Countryman and had their first child, George H. Fonda, Jr. in 1888. This fills in the missing years on both ends. His obituary later found confirmed this by mentioning his sister, Mrs. Harvey Neach of Schenectady.
b. NY; 1865 & 1875 New York State Census, Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY; 1880 US Federal Census, Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY; 1880 US Federal Census, Canajoharie, Montgomery Co., NY (George Fonda, Laborer, age 21, household of David & Ester Shuler); 1889-1891 Albany, NY City Directories (George H Fonda - laborer); 1892 New York State Census, Albany, 10, 03, Albany Co., NY; 1900 US Federal Census, Albany Ward 19, Albany Co., NY (George H Fonda, Head, b. Feb 1861 in NY, Rachel); 1905 New York State Census, Albany, Ward 16, E.D.03, Albany Co., NY; 1910 US Federal Census, Canajoharie, Montgomery Co., NY; 1915 New York State Census, Albany Ward 17, A.D.02, E.D.05, Albany Co., NY; 1920 US Federal Census, Albany, Albany Co., NY; 1925 New York State Census, Albany Ward 12, A.D.01, E.D.02, Albany Co., NY; bur. Mount Pleasant Cemetery, New Salem, Albany Co., NY; o. Laborer, Packing Plant Curer, NYCRR Machinist; [All U.S., Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1963 - Name: George H Fonda; Death Date: 5/6/1940; Cemetery: Mt Pleasant Cemetery; Location: New Scotland, New York - Enlisted: 7-21-1918, Discharged: 2-14-1919; CPL 9th Co., 3rd Training Bn, 154th Depot Brigade; Applied for by Mrs. Rachel Fonda on May 7, 1940.]; [George H. Fonda, Sr. - The Rev. Frank L. Squires, pastor of the Gospel Tabernacle, conducted funeral services for George H. Fonda, Sr., on Saturday afternoon at the family residence, 214 Jay street. Mr. Fonda was in his sixty-fourth year. He was an employee of the Schenectady Railway Co. and had been a resident of Albany for the past thirty-five years. His wife, Rachel Countryman Fonda, his two sons, George Jr., and David, of Albany, and a sister, Mrs. Harvey Neach, of Schenectady, survive him. Burial took place in Mt. Pleasant cemetery, New Salem. Messrs. H. Neach, F. Sager, G. Barrett and H. J. Wittingham acted as pall-bearers. Arrangements were in charge of Zwack & Sons. The Times-Union, Albany, NY, Friday, October 2, 1925] >> www.fonda.org <<
Father: Isaac Allen FONDA b: 16 OCT 1836 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY
Mother: Lucinda Seward SMITH b: MAR 1836 in New York
Adella C. PLATTS b: 18 AUG 1860 in New York
18 MAR 1883
Rachel COUNTRYMAN b: DEC 1863 in Berne, NY
- George Henry FONDA Jr b: 21 DEC 1888 in New York
- David Burton FONDA b: 04 APR 1891 in Albany, NY