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Cathrine Fonda Harris
Original name: Catherine Fonda Harris
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Pioneer Woman of Utah is Dead - Remains to be Interred in Salt Lake - Provo, Dec. 6 - Catherine Fonda Harris, wife of Thomas E. Harris, died here yesterday at 80 East Second North street, of old age and general debility. Mrs. Harris was born in Augusta, Ill., on September 25, 1844. She was a niece of the late Brigadier General John Fonda, one of the pioneer families of America. The Fonda family settled in New York state long before the Revolutionary war and came from Holland to America. When the Revolutionary war broke out sixty-one members of the Fonda family enlisted and nineteen of them were commissioned officers. They established the town of Fonda, New York, and this city still bears that name. Catherine Fonda and Thomas E. Harris were married in Augusta, Ill., July 4, 1865. Shortly after their marriage they moved West and settled in Boulder, Colorado. They lived there for about twenty years and then moved to Salt Lake City in 1889 and engaged in the undertaking business. Mr. Harris was a partner of E. G. O'Donnell and C. J. Ross. He was also elected coroner by the Liberal party for several terms in Salt Lake City. They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary five years ago with a host of their friends on Salt Lake City. Mr. and Mrs. Harris had lived together for fifty-five years. About four years ago they moved to Provo and settled in a little home at the corner of Eighth North and Seventh East streets. Here they raised chickens and a fine garden until early this year, when they moved to the present home on East Second North street. Mrs. Harris is survived by her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Corrinne Harris Masters, and four brothers and two sisters. Another daughter, Genevieve Smith, died several years ago in Edmonton, Canada. Mrs. Harris was a member of the Episcopal church and a lover of animals and pets. The funeral will be held Wednesday in the Episcopal church church at 10:30 a.m. and the remains may be viewed at the residence from 9 until 10:15 the day of the funeral. The body will be sent to Salt Lake City, where interment will be made in the family plot in Mt. Olivet cemetery. Salt Lake Telegram (Salt Lake City, UT), Monday, December 6, 1920.
- Mark Fonda
 Added: Dec. 16, 2013
 
Catherine Ann Fonda was born in Augusta, Hancock County, Illinois on June 07, 1825 to parents: Henry Dockstader Fonda and Catherine Brindendoll Farrell. They moved to Boulder, Boulder County, Colorado in the 1870's and are found on the 1870 Boulder, Boulder County, Colorado Census records. Catherine married Thomas Ewing Harris on March 04, 1862 in Illinois prior to moving to Boulder, Boulder County, Colorado. They are found on the 1885 State Census in Boulder, Boulder County, Colorado. Thomas and Catherine with children are found in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah on the June 07, 1900 Federal Census. Catherine died December 05, 1920 in Provo, Utah County, Utah. Thomas Ewing Harris moved to Pocatello, Bannock County, Idaho with daughter Corrine (Laura) Harris and her second husband Ira Harwood Masters and are found on the April 02, 1930 Federal Census. Thomas died August 13, 1930 in Pocatello, Bannock County, Idaho, at the age of 93.
- Anita Jones
 Added: Oct. 12, 2008
 
 
 
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