|Birth: ||Dec. 22, 1817|
|Death: ||May 19, 1882|
Death of Townsend Fondey - Citizens were startled last evening by tbe announcement of the sudden death of Townsend Fondey, at his residence No. 151 Washington avenue. (..) Townsend Fondey was born in Albany Dec 22, 1817. He was educated at the Albany academy, graduating with high honor from that institution. He then went to Cazenovia, Madison county, where be entered a mercantile establishment of Jacob Ten Eyck, remaining there some years. (..) Shortly after entering the employ of the firm Mr Fondey became the confidential clerk of Mr. Erastus Corning, and so much were his labors appreciated, that in 1866 when the firm was reorganized he went in as a partner with the present Erastus Corning, W. H. Nichols. J. S. Walker, and C. H Corning. (..) Mr. Fondey was a republican. The only elective position he ever held was that of alderman of the Thirteenth ward in 1872-3. He was vice-president and secretary for several years of the People's Gaslight company, and for many years a director of the Union National bank, and at the time of his death a trustee of the Albany Savings bank as well as vice-president of the New York State Relief association. He was connected with tbe Masonic order, being a member of Masters lodge No. 5. and a member of Temple chapter No. 5, R. A. M. He became a member of the Scottish Rite bodies in 1866, (..) Although brought up in the Dutch Reformed church, Mr. Fondey has for years been an Episcopalian, being at the time of his death a communicant of All Saints cathedral. At tbe age of twenty-five, in April, 1842. be married Ruth Hollister, of Troy, a niece of John L. Thompson, late of Troy. and tbe late United States Judge Smith Thompson. His wife and son and a daughter survive him. A large circle ot friends will mourn his death, while Albany has lost a citizen of rare business qualities, and of unsullied integrity. Albany NY Evening Times, May 20, 1882.
Albany Rural Cemetery Burial Cards, Menands, NY - Townsend Fondey, b. abt 1818; d. 19 May 1882.
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Isaac Fondey (1786 - 1853)
Martha Townsend Fondey (1793 - 1866)
Ruth Thompson Hollister Fondey (1822 - 1905)*
Sarah Aletta Fondey (1852 - 1937)*
William Thompson Fondey (1854 - 1903)*
Note: h/o Ruth Thompson Hollister
Albany Rural Cemetery
New York, USA
Created by: Mark Fonda
Record added: Jul 12, 2007
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