|Death: ||Sep. 9, 1875|
Terrible Accident at Athens Depot - A Man Crushed To Death By The Cars - Again it becomes our painful duty to chronicle another in the already fearful list of fatal accidents that have occurred at Athens depot... About 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon a brakeman named Walter Fonda, while engaged in coupling cars in the Athens yard, caught his foot in a frog and was run over by the cars... Medical assistance proved of no avail, and after hours of suffering the unfortunate man expired at 8 o'clock this morning. As Mr. Fonda lived sixteen hours after receiving his injuries no inquest will be held. Deceased was about 23 years of age and was formerly a resident of Johnstown, this State, where his mother, who is a widow, now resides. Word was telegraphed to his friends and they are expected at Athens depot today to take charge of the remains. Hudson NY Evening Register, Thursday, September 9, 1875
A few days ago a group of more than usual mourners was gathered in the graveyard, at Tribes Hill, the occasion being the interment of the remains of Walter Fonda. The deceased was only twenty-three years of age and was killed while coupling cars on the Athens road. His mother and brothors reside in Johnstown, where the funeral services were performed. Gloversville NY Intelligencer, September 1875.
Lydia Jane Carroll Fonda (1827 - 1911)
Walter John Fonda (1852 - 1875)
Giles B. Fonda (1858 - 1935)*
Pine Grove Cemetery
New York, USA
Created by: Mark Fonda
Record added: Oct 29, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 119480252
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