|Death: ||Jan. 26, 1899|
Le Roy, Jan. 27 - Death came suddenly to Charles Fonda, aged 38 years, a native and lifelong resident of Le Roy. He was found dead at 1:30 p.m. yesterday in an outbuilding in the rear of F. O. Reddish & Co's medicine factory, where he was employed as shipping clerk. Mr. Fonda was ill with the grip last week and had not entirely recovered, but he returned to work on Monday. He attended to his duties as usual yesterday morning, bnt remarked several times to his fellow employes that he was feeling very ill. To one he mentioned the fact that his father died suddenly a few years ago, and that 12 of his relatives had died within a year. One more, he remarked, would make 13, an unlucky number. He went to the out building about 11:30 o'clock and at noon Mrs. Arthur Adams, a stenographer employed by the firm, noticed that he did not pass through the front office, on his way to dinner, as was his custom. When Mrs. Adams returned from dinner she noticed Fonda's hat lying on the floor in a back room and concluded that something was wrong. A search was instituted by Mrs. Adams's husband and the unfortunate man's body was found. Fonda was found in a sitting posture, with his head resting against a partition. He evidently had died instantly, as there were no signs of suffering upon his face and his limbs were not distorted. Coroner Stone ordered the remains removed to Steuber's undertaking rooms. As it seemed evident that death was caused by heart failure, the Coroner concluded that an inquest would not be necessary. Dr. Macpherson arrived before the Coroner was called, but he saw at once that the man was past medical aid. Mr. Fonda is survived by his mother, Mrs. Catherine Fonda of Le Roy; two brothers, Frank and Daniel Fonda of Le Roy, and three sisters, Mrs. John W. White and Miss Dorothy Fonda of Le Roy and Mrs. Alfred Grady of Buffalo. His brother, Adam Fonda, died a month ago yesterday from Bright's disease. His father dropped dead on the street 13 years ago. Batavia NY Daily News, Friday, January 27, 1899.
Adam Dockstader Fonda (1822 - 1886)
Catherine Vanantwerp Fonda (1829 - 1905)
Adam A. Fonda (1847 - 1898)*
Dorothy VanAntwerp Fonda (1851 - 1900)*
George H. Fonda (1852 - 1889)*
Charles G. Fonda (1861 - 1899)
New York, USA
Created by: Mark Fonda
Record added: Oct 12, 2013
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