Fonda Family Genealogy

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  • ID: ind11578
  • Name: Octavia Mary Alice Ives SEYMOUR
  • Given Name: Octavia Mary Alice Ives
  • Surname: Seymour
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 21 OCT 1837 in New York
  • Note: http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=amfonda&id=ind11578
  • Death: 12 MAY 1897
  • Age: 59y 6m 21d in Louisville, KY
  • Note: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=83460702
  • Burial: Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, KY
  • Note:
    b. NY; res. Nashville, TN; res. Louisville, KY; bur. Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, KY (listed as Mrs. Maria Alexia Veronica Fonda, buried on 5/13/1897 in plot next to Abraham G Fonda); [Inscription: "Octavia Hensel wife of A.G.Fonda daughter of G.R. Ives & Mary Olmsted Phelps Jackson 1837-1897" Her mothers name was Mary Phelps Olmsted, Jackson was the maiden name of Mary Phelps Olmsteds mother.]; o. Musician, Linguist and Author (known by pen name "Octavia Hensel"); [Kentucky Death Records - Maria A V Fonda; Birth Date: abt 1837; Death Date: 12 May 1897; Death Place: Jefferson] >> www.fonda.org <<

    [According to the biographical sketch in Willard's _A Woman of the Century_ "In the summer of 1888 [Seymour] became the wife of Abraham G. Fonda, a descendant of the New York Fonda Family, whose ancestor Major Jelles Fonda had purchased the Mohawk Valley land ... where the town of Fonda now stands." (Seymour's dates are - or appear to be - 1837-1897.) - Additionally, in correspondence in the archives at Notre Dame, Seymour mentions being married on June 2, 1888. Although Mary Alice Seymour was Catholic and had planned to be married by a priest, the marriage date was moved up because Abraham Fonda's sister was ill and the couple wanted to go to Saratoga; consequently, they were married in his church. (She was hoping to convert him to Catholicism, but there's no additional information on that aspect.) per Deidre Johnson]

    [Ontario County (New York) Department of Records, Archives and Information Management Services - Surrogate Court Records, 1789-1926, D through H - Fonda, Alice I.S. - 1911 - Jefferson Co. http://www.raims.com/block2.html (not sure if this is a death record)]; [Lineage book of the charter members of the Daughters of the American Revolution - Membership Role - Mrs. Mary Alice Ives Fonda. 774 - Born in New York. Wife of Abraham G. Fonda. Descendant of Michael Jackson, of Massachusetts. Daughter of George Russell Ives and Mary Phelps Olmsted, his wife. Granddaughter of Ralph Olmsted and Mary Charlotte Jackson, his wife. Great-granddaughter of Amasa Jackson and Mary Phelps, his wife. Great-great-granddaughter of Michael Jackson, who was captain in a company of minute men at battle of ...]; [Mrs. George Fonda, a well-known musical critic and teacher, died in Louisville, Ky. yesterday, aged 60. She was the daughter of a New York clergyman, and had said that once she was a lady in waiting at the Austrian court, where she taught for several years. New York NY Sun, Thursday, May 13, 1897]




    Marriage 1 Abraham George FONDA b: 06 OCT 1845 in Harrisonville, MO
    • Married: 02 JUN 1888 in Louisville, KY
    • Note: [Kentucky County Marriages - Abraham George Fonda; Marriage Date: 2 Jun 1888; Marriage Place: Louisville, Jefferson; Spouse: Maria Alexia Veronica Seymour]
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