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Charles Spellman Fonda

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Death 11 Oct 1938 (aged 70–71)
Burial Fulton, Oswego County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 122839766 · View Source
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Doc Fonda, 56 Years A Showman, Dies in General Hospital Charles "Doc" Fonda, 71, of 503 Madison street, widely known showman, died Tuesday night in the General Hospital of Syracuse after a long illness. "Doc' Fonda began his career as a showman at the age of 15 years when he left home in 1882 to join a circus at Oswego. Fonda was in turn a performer, barker, manager and ventriloquist, and lastly back to barker. He married Annetta Keller in Syracuse Sept. 17, 1890. Six years later they reenacted the ceremony for the benefit of showgoers in Pittsfield, Mass. when the manager conceived the idea of a public marriage. They toured in and out of Syracuse, which they claimed as their city home, Mrs. Fonda left the road first and several years later "Doc" gave up the show business. Mrs. Fonda died in 1937. Funeral services will take place at 8:30 o'clock Saturday morning at the Burns & Gaynor funeral home, and a half-hour later in Saint Joseph's (French) Church. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. Syracuse Herald, 1938-10-13.

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  • Created by: Mark Fonda
  • Added: 5 Jan 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 122839766
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Spellman Fonda (1867–11 Oct 1938), Find A Grave Memorial no. 122839766, citing Saint Marys Cemetery, Fulton, Oswego County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Mark Fonda (contributor 46845756) .