Douw Henry Fonda

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Douw Henry Fonda

  • Birth 6 Dec 1877 Gloversville, Fulton County, New York, USA
  • Death 15 Jul 1941 Plandome, Nassau County, New York, USA
  • Burial Gloversville, Fulton County, New York, USA
  • Memorial ID 20416584

Douw Henry Fonda, 63, a native of Gloversville, died last night at his home in Plandome, N. Y., following a heart attack. He had resided there for the past twenty-five years. Mr. Fonda was a son of the late Henry Douw Fonda and Jane Fairbanks Fonda who were prominent in the Mohawk Valley. His maternal grandfather was Niles Fairbanks, inventor of the glove die who was an outstanding citizen of Gloversville. The Fonda lineage has been mentioned prominently in Revolutionary chronicles of Mohawk Valley history. Mr. Fonda had served as a member of the board of trustees of Plandome for 12 years and four years as mayor. He was head of the Fonda-Haupt Company, which he organized 25 years ago. He was educated at Columbia College. Many years ago Mr. Fonda was connected with the advertising force of the old Daily Leader. Survivors are his wife, the former Miss Dorothy Brown of New York City; a son, Douw; a daughter, Jane Fairbanks Fonda, and two sisters, Misses Anna and Minerva Fonda, both of Gloversville. A service will be conducted Thursday night at Plandome and the body brought here Friday. The funeral service will be held at 7:30 Friday night at the home of his sister at 176 South Main street. The Rev. F. L. Decker of the First Methodist church will officiate. Burial will be made Saturday morning at 10 in Prospect Hill cemetery. Gloversville NY Leader Republican, Wednesday, July 16, 1941.


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  • Created by: Mark Fonda
  • Added: 12 Jul 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20416584
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Douw Henry Fonda (6 Dec 1877–15 Jul 1941), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20416584, citing Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gloversville, Fulton County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Mark Fonda (contributor 46845756) .