Fonda Family Genealogy

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  • ID: ind00593
  • Name: Douw Henry FONDA
  • Given Name: Douw Henry
  • Surname: Fonda
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 04 APR 1875 in Chicago, IL 1
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  • Death: 28 APR 1930
  • Age: 55y 0m 24d in Bedford, Westchester Co., NY
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  • Burial: Prospect Hill Cemetery, Canajoharie, NY 1
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    b. Chicago, IL; 1880 US Federal Census, Omaha, Douglas, NE; res. Lincoln Co., NE; 1892 New York State Census, Albany, 14, 05, Albany Co., NY; 1900 US Federal Census, Albany Ward 14, Albany Co., NY (Douw H Fonda, Nephew, b. Apr 1875 in IL); 1905 New York State Census, Manhattan, A.D.29, E.D.11 Co., New York Co., NY; 1910 & 1920 US Federal Census, Manhattan, New York City, NY; 1915 New York NY City Directory (Fonda, Douw H - Juliet Co, medicated gloves); 1916 New York City Directory (Fonda, Douw H - pres Corrizo Extract Co); 1925 New York State Census, Bedford, A.D.02, E.D.04, Westchester Co., NY; 1930 US Federal Census, Bedford, Westchester Co., NY; res. Katonah, NY; [Illinois, Cook County Birth Registers 1871-1915 (04/04/1875, Fonda, Male, parents: T. Hilton Fonda/Hattie M. McNeil)]; bur. Prospect Hill Cemetery, Canajoharie, NY (possibly); o. President of Corrizo Extract Flavoring Company; WWI served in New York National Guard, Third Signal Corps; [R102] Genealogical and Family History of Southern New York and the Hudson River Valley >> <<

    [New York City Crematory Records, 1884-1950, Douw Henry Fonda, 2-May-1930, Fresh Pond Crematory, 61-40 Mount Olivet Crescent, Middle Village, NY]; [World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 - Donn (Douw) Henry Fonda; White; b. 4 Apr 1875; Registration Place: Manhattan, New York Co., NY]; [Ellis Island Passenger Records: Douw H. Fonda, Katonah, NY; 3/16/1922; Araguaya; Bermuda; US citizen]; [New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 - Name: Donn Fonda, Arrival Date: 29-Mar-1927, Estimated Birth Year: 1875, Gender: Male, Port of Departure: New York, NY, Ethnicity/Nationality: , Ship Name: Caledonia]

    [Douw H. Fonda Takes Own Life - Retired Wealthy Chemical Manufacturer Shoots Self at Bedford, N. Y., Home - Bedford, N. Y., April 29 - The body of Douw H. Fonda, 55, retired wealthy, chemical manufacturer, was found by his butler today in his home at Katonah. Fonda had been shot through the head and a pistol lay at the side of his body. Police listed the case as a suicide. Fonda had been in ill health for several months. He formerly was connected with an Albany drug company. Douw H. Fonda referred to above is believed to be a former resident of Fonda and a step-brother of Miss Gertrude Fonda of that place. He was born there and after leaving the county seat was connected with the Albany Drug company for a time. Amsterdam NY Daily Democrat and Recorder, Tuesday, April 29, 1930]; [Fonda - Douw H. Fonda, aged 55 years, retired wealthy chemical manufacturer, who killed himself at his home in Bedford, Westchester county, Tuesday, after being in ill health for several months, was a son of the late Ten Eyck and Harriet McNeil Fonda, who formerly lived at Fonda. They moved to Chicago many years ago, where Douw H. Fonda was born. He was afterward adopted by Douw Fonda (his Uncle), who was connected with the Albany Drug company at one time and who died several years ago. Douw H. Fonda is survived by his mother in Concord. N. H., and a brother in Omaha. Neb. Amsterdam NY Daily Democrat and Recorder, Wednesday, April 30, 1930.]

    [Mrs. Fonda Left $10,000 Estate - Named Sole Beneficiary In Katonah Man's Will - White Plains, May 10 - Mrs. Mary Llynham Nevin Fonda of Katonah, wife of Douw H. Fonda, who shot and killed himself in their home on April 28, in a spell of despondency over feared ill health, is named as sole beneficiary of his estate in his will on file here today. The estate is valued nominally at $10,000. The will was drawn on January 26, 1927 and a codicil attached to it on August 5, last, which substitutes Nicholas Danforth of New York City as executor in the stead of William Goodbody also of New York City. Elsie Zeller of Plainfleld, N. J., Harold J. Faulkner of New York City, and William L. Glenn of New York City, witnessed the will. Fonda was but recently married to Mrs. Nevin and in his will named her as his fiance, as executrix of the will. Mount Vernon Daily Argus, Saturday, May 10, 1930.]

    Father: TenEyck Hilton FONDA b: 15 DEC 1838 in Fonda, NY
    Mother: Harriet MCNEILL b: 25 FEB 1848 in Charleston-Four Corners, NY

    Marriage 1 Caroline Margaret WYMAN b: 28 AUG 1881 in Evanston, IL
    • Married: 09 AUG 1911 Religious Marriage in St. Mary's Church, Manhattan, New York City, NY 1
    • Note: m. St. Mary's Church, Manhattan, New York City, NY; [Fonda-Wyman - On Aug. 9, at St. Mary's Church, New York, by Rev. Paul Birdsall of Grace Church, Albany, Caroline Margaret, daughter of Walter Channing Wyman, to Douw Henry Fonda of New York City. New York Times, August 10, 1911]

    Marriage 2 Mary Maguire LLYNHAM NEVIN b: 16 NOV 1875 in Richmond, VA
    • Married: 23 FEB 1927 Religious Marriage in Manhattan, NY
    • Note: m. Manhattan, NY; [New York City Groom Index 1866-1937, Douw H Fonda & (no record), 23-Feb-1927, Manhattan]

    1. Title: Genealogical and Family History of Southern New York and the Hudson River Valley
      A Record of the Achievements of her People in the Making of a Commonwealth and the Building of a Nation
      Publication: Baltimore, MD
      Publisher: Clearfield Co.
      Publication Date: 1914
      Issue: C23
      Author: Reynolds, Cuyler

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