Fonda Family Genealogy

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  • ID: ind02635
  • Name: George Arthur WATERS
  • Given Name: George Arthur
  • Surname: Waters
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 15 MAY 1844 in Troy, Rensselaer Co., NY
  • Note:
  • Death: 27 DEC 1902
  • Age: 58y 7m 12d in Troy, Rensselaer Co., NY
  • Note: b. Troy, Rensselaer Co., NY; o. Inventor & Manufacturer - Waters Paper Boats; [per Jim Fonda on 4/6/10: George was an inventor, and invented the paper boat (rowing scull), which is mentioned at: George Waters was also said to have invented the shutter for the camera. He sued Eastman Kodak over its use of his invention. Eastman Kodak offered to settle out of court by giving him 25 cents for each camera it made. George did not accept the settlement, and ended up losing the case in court.]; [Death of George A. Waters, For Many Years a Paper Boat Manufacturer - Secretary of the Rensselaer County Agricultural Society - George A. Waters, for many years one of the most prominent citizens of Troy, died Saturday afternoon. He had been ill three weeks with typhoid fever, but had been confined to his bed only about two weeks. Mr. Waters was born in Troy fifty-eight years ago, being the son of Elisha and Eleanorah Waters.(..) He married Emma J., daughter of J. R. Fonda of this city, in 1866. Her demise occurred seven years ago. (..) Times (Troy, NY), Tuesday, December 30, 1902] >> <<

    Marriage 1 Emma Jane FONDA b: 31 DEC 1844 in Troy, Rensselaer Co., NY
    • Married: 15 FEB 1866 Religious Marriage in Troy, Rensselaer Co., NY
    • Note: m. Troy, Rensselaer Co., NY

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