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Douw H. Fonda
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Birth: Sep. 10, 1830
Death: Feb. 23, 1908

Canajoharie, Feb. 26 - The remains of Douw H. Fonda of Albany were brought to this village today for interment in the Fonda vault, in Prospect Hill cemetery. Mr. Fonda was one of Albany's best known druggists and at one time was a resident of this village. Mr. Fonda was ill but a few months, and only a few weeks ago was carried in a helpless condition from a burning building. Mr. Fonda was born at Fonda, September 10, 1834. He received a common school education and then engaged in the railroad business. He soon went to New York as a clerk, but again took up railroading and was for a time ticket agent at Palatine Bridge under the late Webster Wagner. In 1853 he became teller at the Spraker Bank, in this village, and two years latter, became its cashier. He held this position until 1865, when he went to Albany and formed the Wholesale drug firm of Fonda & Gagley. Mr. Fonda became sole proprietor in 1877, and in 1879 he established the firm of D. H. Fonda & Co. In 1899 the D. H. Fonda Drug Company was incorporated and Mr. Fonda has been its president ever since. He has not been active in business for a year. Mr. Fonda was a member of the Holland Society of New York. He served two terms as school commissioner. Mr. Fonda was a member of Temple Lodge. No. 14, F. and A. M. He was twice married. His first wife was Miss Mary A. French of this village, and his second wife was Miss Ellen A. Barker of Barre, Vt. Johnstown NY Fulton County Republican, Thursday, March 12, 1908. 
 
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 Parents:
  Garret T. B. Fonda (1808 - 1880)
  Rachel Polhemus Fonda (1809 - 1844)
 
 Spouses:
  Mary A. French Fonda (1833 - 1878)*
  Ellen A. Barker Fonda (1844 - 1918)*
 
 Children:
  George H Fonda (____ - 1925)*
 
 Siblings:
  Garret Douw Fonda (1829 - 1831)*
  Douw H. Fonda (1830 - 1908)
  Lavina Eleanor Fonda Cushney (1833 - 1922)*
  William Briece Fonda (1835 - 1919)*
  Elizabeth Anne Fonda Rice (1842 - 1892)*
  Isaiah H. Fonda (1847 - 1925)**
  Mary Louise Fonda (1856 - 1927)**
  Gertrude Fonda (1863 - 1939)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Prospect Hill Cemetery
Canajoharie
Montgomery County
New York, USA
 
Created by: Mark Fonda
Record added: Oct 10, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 118459963
Douw H. Fonda
Added by: Mark Fonda
 
Douw H. Fonda
Added by: Mark Fonda
 
Douw H. Fonda
Added by: Mark Fonda
 
 
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