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Claudia Koons Fonda
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Birth: Sep. 23, 1886
Death: Feb. 4, 1959

'Talking' Horse The Bunk? Reporter Thought So Too, Until He Interviewed Her. Editor's note: The nation's curiosity has been aroused by Lady Wonder, Richmond's 'talking' horse. Police credit the animal with giving them a clue to the whereabouts of a Massachusetts child for whom they had searched for nearly two years. Now a great number of persons are seeking advice from Lady. Hard to believe? Associated Press reporter Paul Duke thought so too, so he paid a visit to Lady's stall for an "interview". Here's what he found. By Paul Duke - Richmond, Va. So you're skeptical about Lady Wonder, Richmond's incredible "talking" horse? So was this reporter when he went out to "interview" her. A, horse that can predict the future and reel off facts like a child prodigy? Just a lot of bunk I thought. But after a half hour's "chat" with Lady I came away from her tiny stall scratching my head and wondering. Lots of other folks are wondering too now that Lady has been credited with providing the "tip" that led to discovery of the body of Danny Matson, a 4-year-old child missing from his Quincy Mass., home for nearly two years. Since Sunday, Lady's mistress a gray-haired little woman named Claudia Fonda, has been deluged with long-distance calls from persons who want the 27 year-old horse quizzed on everything from stolen bicycles to wildcat oil wells. Mrs. Fonda won't take the requests by telephone, declaring that Lady is not at her best unless the questioner is on hand to get the answer straight from the horse's mouth. (..) The Sheboygan (Wis.) Press, Tuesday. December 9, 1952

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 Spouse:
  Clarence Dudley Fonda (1886 - 1962)
 
 Children:
  Evelyn Claudia Fonda (1910 - 1910)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Lawn Croft Cemetery
Linwood
Delaware County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Sec C Lot 553 Grave 3
GPS (lat/lon): 39.8201, -75.4388
 
Created by: Mark Fonda
Record added: Dec 31, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 63554262
Claudia <i>Koons</i> Fonda
Added by: Bill Bloom
 
Claudia <i>Koons</i> Fonda
Added by: Bill Bloom
 
Claudia <i>Koons</i> Fonda
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I'm glad I found you. Always heard you were buried in Richmond, Virginia, and have looked for you there. I was told people thought Lady Wonder was actually buried in a human cemetery, which upset some. Wouldn't bother me!
- Linda Seay
 Added: Aug. 17, 2016
RIP Mrs. Fonda... thank you for sharing your wonderful horse with the world. We REMEMBER, we BELIEVE and she's still touching our family in the most phenomenal way! Thx!
- monica1216
 Added: Aug. 24, 2012
 
 
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