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Giles B. Fonda
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Birth: Jul. 7, 1858
Death: Mar. 25, 1935

Giles B. Fonda, 76, prominent resident of Johnstown and lineal descendant of Revolutionary War patriots, died at his home Monday. Six years ago he suffered a cerebral hemorrhage from which he never fully recovered, although he continued to perform his duties as stock clerk at the Fulton County Highway Department garage until last November, when he was compelled to retire. He was born in Fonda July 7, 1858, the son of John H. and Lydia J. Carroll Fonda. He was a direct descendant of Major Jelles Fonda, an officer under Sir William Johnson in the French and Indian War. He was also a leading merchant with stores and factories at the present village of Fonda and at Schenck's Hollow, where the Montgomery County farm now stands. Jelles Fonda was a major of militia later but became captain of a company of associated exempts and home guard organization. He was one of four assistant judges of Tryon County, elected in 1773. Major Fonda, prior to the Revolution, secured title to several hundred acres of land upon which a section of Broadaibin (Fonda's Bush), now stands. The land was densely wooded and the word "bush" meant woods. The village was known as Fonda's Bush for many years. The survivors are two daughters, Miss Maude E. Fonda and Mrs. Thomas P. Eagan, Johnstown, and several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held at the home in Johnstown Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Interment will be In the Johnstown Cemetery. Amsterdam NY Daily Democrat and Recorder, Tuesday, March 26, 1935.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Lydia Jane Carroll Fonda (1827 - 1911)
 
 Spouse:
  Emeline Edgar Fonda (1859 - 1916)*
 
 Children:
  Maud Edgar Fonda Payne (1881 - 1958)*
  Frank W. Fonda (1883 - 1896)*
  Bertha Fonda Eagen (1886 - 1964)*
 
 Sibling:
  Walter John Fonda (1852 - 1875)*
  Giles B. Fonda (1858 - 1935)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
"Father"
 
Burial:
Johnstown Cemetery
Johnstown
Fulton County
New York, USA
Plot: Sec. J Lot 75
 
Created by: Mark Fonda
Record added: Jul 12, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20425833
Giles B. Fonda
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Giles B. Fonda
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Giles B. Fonda
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