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Anthony Phillip Fonda

  • Birth Feb 1848
  • Death 17 Nov 1893
  • Burial Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
  • Memorial ID 119599983

A. P. Fonda Dies Suddenly - He Passes Away In Agony From Heart Disease At The Coates - A Well Known Citizen of Kansas City, Prominent for Many Years - Something About His Life - His Famous Switch Enterprise - The Funeral - A. P. Fonda died suddenly of heart disease at the Coates hotel at 11 o'clock last night. He was well known as a real estate dealer and as the promoter of the Fonda Switch, a railway terminal on the levee, for which the franchise ordinance was pending in the city council many months. (..) Mr. Fonda left two children, Guy, aged 15, and Enid, 7 years of age. Besides his realty, Mr. Fonda had a paving coal mine at Calhoun, Henry county. In this state and was a large owner in a silver mine in Colorado (..) Mr. Fonda served in the federal army during the war and was said to have been the youngest captain in the service. After the war he represented the United States government for several years in special war department business in Europe and was much of his time in France. He grew tired of the army and returned to the United States, studied law and was admitted to the bar but abandoned this profession for business pursuits. He was a great lover of fast horses and at one time owned considerable racing stock. Arrangements for the funeral are being made today. It will probably take place Monday afternoon. Mr. Fonda was a member of the Kansas City chapter of Masons. His home, at 211 Garfield avenue, had recently been added to and rebuilt and was one of the most elegant in the city. He was highly esteemed as a friend and hundreds called today to offer condolence. 1893-11-18 Kansas City Star.

Son of Jesse Cornelius Fonda and Sara Tyrrel Frey. Husband of Laura D. Wier.

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  • Created by: Mark Fonda
  • Added: 31 Oct 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 119599983
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Anthony Phillip Fonda (Feb 1848–17 Nov 1893), Find A Grave Memorial no. 119599983, citing Elmwood Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Mark Fonda (contributor 46845756) .