Dec. 12, 1833 Ann Arbor Washtenaw County Michigan, USA
Nov. 8, 1861 Silver City Lyon County Nevada, USA
John O. Fonda Only son of Lewis B. & Sophia Fonda was born in Ann Arbor Mich. in 1833. He came to Nevada in the mid 1850s to work in the Silver mines in the Virginia City Area. He was Killed on Nov. 8th 1864 at age 28 of a Cave in at the Opra Mine. The shaft that took his life was never reopened therefore his mangled body was never recovered he now sleeps forever in that now long abandoned silver mine. This Sand Stone marker is in Memory of the Only Son of the Fonda family. The attached photo of John was taken in Carson City C-1862 The Photo of his grave and the cemetery were taken in Sept. 2001 The Sand Stone marker was knocked over & broken by the local wild horses that used to run through the cemetery It has been reset laying down, You can clearly see the initials of the stone mason who cut the stone.