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 Caroline Agnes “Carrie” <I>Lawyer</I> Fonda

Caroline Agnes “Carrie” Lawyer Fonda

Middleburgh, Schoharie County, New York, USA
Death 11 Apr 1969 (aged 73)
Yuma, Yuma County, Arizona, USA
Burial Yuma, Yuma County, Arizona, USA
Plot Sec B-Lot 10-Sp 1
Memorial ID 88669430 · View Source
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Caroline Agnes Lawyer, born 12 May 1895 in Middleburg, Schoharie, New York, one of 9 children born to Ira and Josephine Pickett Lawyer. Caroline married John Henry Fonda
7 Sep 1912 in Sharon Springs, Schoharie, New York. Caroline bore 13 children, Josie May, Beulah Evelyn,and Winifred not surviving past their birth day,and Arthur Clifford living only about 3 years and 6 months. The following 9 children survived to adulthood; Otis John, Geraldine Blanch, Margaret Carole, William Hazelette, Lawyer Edwin, Eldin Lincoln, Walter Kenneth, Beverly Joan and Dorothy Lee. Caroline and John lived in New York state for many years but as happens in many marriages a time for separation came upon them. Sometime between 1947 and 1951, Caroline Fonda married a Mr. Grissom according to this newspaper article where she is mentioned as a Mrs. Caroline Fonda Grissom. In 1947 she moved to Arizona without her husband John Fonda. When they came back to Johnstown NY for a visit in 1951, she was listed as a Grissom.
Mrs. Fonda was an early resident of the small desert town of Yuma, Arizona. In November of 1947 she and some of her children moved to Yuma, Arizona to spend the winter there. "The Morning Herald, Fri Nov 7, 1947 - Mrs John Fonda and family, former residents who now live on a farm on the Johnstown-Meco road will leave today for Yuma, Arizona where they plan to remain for the winter:" "Thursday November 8 1951 Johnstown Society Notes: Personals:
Dennis Ayers, son of Mr. Mrs. Howard Ayers Johnstown RD 2 has left with his grandmother, Mrs. Caroline Fonda Grissom, for Yuma, AZ. Kenneth, Eldon, and Miss Dorothy Fonda also have left for their home in Arizona after spending the summer with friends and relatives in Johnstown, Gloversville, Schnectady, and Saratoga."

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Caroline A. Fonda
1895 - 1969

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 88669430
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Caroline Agnes “Carrie” Lawyer Fonda (12 May 1895–11 Apr 1969), Find A Grave Memorial no. 88669430, citing Desert Lawn Memorial Park, Yuma, Yuma County, Arizona, USA ; Maintained by SLKing (contributor 47782531) .