|Death: ||Apr. 17, 1887|
Funeral of Frank M. Fonda - Arrival of the Remains in Nashville, Their Reception and Burial - Nashville, Tenn., April 19 - [Special] - The Nashville commandery and Lavalette commandery of Knights Templar under command of W. C. Smith, grand captain general of the grand commandery of Tennessee, escorted the Henderson, Ky., commandery of Knights Templar, under command of Bernard J. Witt, past general master of the grand lodge of Kentucky and past grand commander of the Henderson commandery, to Chattanooga depot, this morning to receive the remains of Frank M. Fonda, killed by accident near Savannah on Sunday. Mr. Fonda's remains were brought here on the baggage car of the Central Georgia railroad at 11:45 a.m. The car was draped in mourning. William H. Rose, of Palestine commandery No. 7, of Savannah, acted as the escort. Three beautiful floral designs accompanied the remains. A large number of railroad and other friends assembled at the depot and awaited the arrival of the train. The body was taken to the undertaking establishment of W. R. Cornelius, where it was viewed by a large number of friends, and subsequently taken to the residence of Mr. John Harriford, on Line street. The funeral occurred at 3 p.m. at the First Presbyterian church as was very largely attended by the Knights Templar, Masons, railroad men and friends generally. Rev. Dr. C. H. Strickland conducted the ceremonies. The floral offerings were profuse and of the most artistic and beautiful designs. Atlanta Constitution, April 20, 1887.
Sellers' Western Kentucky Obituaries: Mr. John Logsdon attended the funeral of F.M. Fonda at Nashville Tuesday. Mr Fonda was one of the most popular railroad men in the South. Hopkinsville New Era, April 1887.
F. M. Fonda, superintendent of Georgia Central Railroad, was accidentally shot and killed by J.J. Abrahams, a prominent lawyer of Savannah. East Liverpool (OH) Saturday Review, 1887-04-23.
Born in Louisville, KY
Son of Peter Whitbeck Fonda and Eliza J. Montgomery
Woodlawn Memorial Park and Mausoleum
Created by: Mark Fonda
Record added: Dec 03, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 121191643
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