|Birth: ||Sep. 30, 1884|
|Death: ||May 3, 1950|
Johnstown Man Takes Own Life - The body of Lester C. Fonda, 65, farmer on the extension of Johnson Avenue, Johnstown, was found yesterday morning about 5:30 o'clock near a haystack in back of his barn. Death was due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He had been in ill health for some time. Dr. Frank G. Calder, coroner, was notified and after viewing the body and learning the circumstances of the case rendered a verdict of suicide. Mr. Fonda was born in Fonda, September 30, 1884, the son of Benjamin and Ella (Copp) Fonda but had lived on the Johnstown Avenue farm for a period of 35 years. He was also employed for a time in the Rulison tannery. The survivors are his wife, Alma Chatterton Fonda; one son, Roland; two sisters, Mrs. Myron Filkins, Amsterdam, and Mrs. James Marlette, Johnstown, also several nieces and nephews. The body was removed to the Cole funeral home, Johnstown, where the funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. The Rev. Harlow W. Parsons of the First Baptist Church, Johnstown, will officiate. Interment will be in FernDale Cemetery, that city. Evening Recorder, Amsterdam, NY, Thursday, May 4, 1950.
Benjamin Franklin Fonda (1855 - 1922)
Ella Maria Copp Nellis (1858 - 1907)
Alma Chatterton Fonda (1886 - 1956)
Cora A. Fonda Filkins (1881 - 1971)*
Lester C. Fonda (1884 - 1950)
Ella Fonda Dore (1889 - 1979)*
New York, USA
Created by: Mark Fonda
Record added: Jan 14, 2010
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