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Abraham Sammons Fonda

  • Birth 5 Sep 1842
  • Death 22 Dec 1909
  • Burial Fonda, Montgomery County, New York, USA
  • Memorial ID 118571526

Gloversville, NY Keystone Hotel Fire, Dec 1909 - Fire Guards Die in Fire - Watched Hotel Ruins All Night and Were Burned in New Blaze - Gloversville, N. Y., Dec. 22. - Following the burning of the Keystone Hotel late yesterday afternoon three lives were lost in a fire which destroyed the Keystone stables late this afternoon. The dead are: Abram Fonda, janitor of the hotel, aged 70; John O'Brien, a mason, aged 43, and William Stephens, a mason, 47 years old. These men had remained up all night guarding the ruins of the hotel, and about noon today went to the stables, where there were sleeping rooms, and went to bed. The building was discovered to be in flames at 3:30 o'clock, and after the fire had been extinguished the bodies were found. The New York Times, New York, NY 23 Dec 1909.

Dec. 24 - The remains of Adam (correction: Abraham) Fonda, who met death by suffocation in the fire that destroyed the barn attached to the Keystone hotel, Gloversville, will be laid to rest in the old Fonda burying ground. Amsterdam NY Evening Recorder and Daily Democrat, Friday, December 24, 1909.


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  • Created by: Mark Fonda
  • Added: 12 Oct 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 118571526
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Abraham Sammons Fonda (5 Sep 1842–22 Dec 1909), Find A Grave Memorial no. 118571526, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Fonda, Montgomery County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Mark Fonda (contributor 46845756) .