Fonda Family Genealogy

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  • ID: ind02976
  • Name: Floyd Leonard FONDA
  • Given Name: Floyd Leonard
  • Surname: Fonda
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 16 OCT 1917 in New York
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  • Death: 12 JUL 1986
  • Age: 68y 8m 26d in Riverview, Hillsborough Co., FL
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  • Burial: Collamer Cemetery, DeWitt, Onondaga Co., NY
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    b. NY; 1925 New York State Census, De Witt, A.D.03, E.D.03, Onondaga Co., NY; 1930 US Federal Census, Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY; SSDI d. Riverview, Hillsborough Co., FL; bur. Collamer Cemetery, DeWitt, Onondaga Co., NY; (Inscription: GM 3 US Navy WW2); [New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 - Name: Floyd Leonard Fonda, Arrival Date: 22-Dec-1944, Port of Departure: Glasgow, Scotland, Ship Name: Jedediah S Smith] >> <<

    [Collamer Bandits Hunted - Three bandits were being hunted today after robbing a small Collamer grocery and folding a couple at gunpoint. The trio, their faces covered by silk stocking masks and blackened with burnt cork, last night eluded one of the largest roadblocks set up in Central New York. State Police said the men held Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Fonda at bay with two sawed-off shotguns while they robbed the store cash register of $40. Mrs. Fonda told troopers she was alone at 9:10 p.m. in the store located about one mile east of Collamer on Rt. 298. Her husband was in back cleaning pheasants. She said two men ran into the store and a third raced around back to cover her husband. Fonda, who heard his wife scream at sight of the gunmen, started into the store but was halted by one of the men. Fonda said the bandit pointed a shotgun at his stomach. After he was pushed inside the store, the proprietor and his wife stood side by side as the men worked with precision to execute the theft. Fonda said one of the men snarled: "Get back or I'll drop you". As one held the Fondas at gunpoint, a second gunman stood watch at the front door. The third scooped up the money. Mrs. Fonda told troopers one of the men tried to calm her by saying, "Don't worry, I'm not going to shoot you." After they had the money, Fonda said, two of the men raced toward their car. The third man backed out, holding his gun on the couple. The men were in their 20s, the Fondas told police. One was about five feet, nine inches tall, stocky and was wearing a black leather jacket. Another was stocky and wore a yellow and black plaid shirt. The third was not identified. The couple agreed the trio appeared experienced, confident and showed no signs of nervousness. Within 20 minutes of the holdup, troopers, sheriff's deputies and city police had thrown up nearly 20 roadblocks. The bandits' success in evading the blocks was realized shortly after midnight when the getaway car was found in Wadsworth Park. The car, a 1950 tan and white sports coupe, was found by Patrolman G. E. Massett. The auto was stolen earlier and police believe the trio continued their fight in another stolen car. The recovered auto was brought to police headquarters where experts went over it for fingerprints and other clues. Authorities suspect the car was one of two stolen from Vocational High School, where hundreds of cars were parked during an adult education class session. During the peak of the manhunt, all available deputies, troopers and city police took up stations. City police converged on Thompson Rd. and covered intersections leading through Thompson Rd., from the city line as far as Erie Blvd. Other roadblocks were manned on roads leading to Fayetteville, Kirkville, Bridgeport and the Thruway. In addition, rarely used side roads were watched. The Fondas told police the bandits' stocking masks were knotted at the top, hampering identification. Neither Mr. nor Mrs. Fonda reported any bodily harm. They said though they lost $40 a larger sum was saved. Syracuse Herald Journal 1957-10-17]

    Father: Floyd A. FONDA b: 12 MAY 1894 in Sullivan, NY
    Mother: Anna A. MILLER b: 09 NOV 1894 in New York

    Marriage 1 Virginia L. STOTT b: 1918 in New York
      1. Has Children Living FONDA

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