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  • ID: ind00157
  • Name: Douw Henry FONDA
  • Given Name: Douw Henry
  • Surname: Fonda
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 06 DEC 1877 in Gloversville, Fulton Co., NY
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  • Death: 15 JUL 1941
  • Age: 63y 7m 9d in Plandome, Nassau Co., NY 1
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  • Event: Funeral 2
  • Burial: Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gloversville, NY 1 2
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    b. Gloversville, Fulton Co., NY; 1880 & 1900 US Federal Census, Gloversville, Fulton Co., NY; 1905 New York State Census, Manhattan, A.D.23, E.D.29 Co., New York Co., NY; 1910 US Federal Census, Manhattan, New York City, NY; 1915 New York State Census, North Hempstead, A.D.01, E.D.01, Nassau Co., NY; 1916 New York City Directory (Fonda, Douw H - pres Allen-Nugent Co Plandome LI); 1920 Manhattan/Bronx (NY) City Directory (Fonda, Douw H - V-p-treas Fonda-Haupt Co); 1920 & 1930 US Federal Census, Plandome, Nassau Co., NY; 1925 New York State Census, North Hempstead, A.D.02, E.D.01, Nassau Co., NY; 1925 New York City Directory (Fonda, Douw H - v-pres-sec Fonda-Haupt Co Inc Plandome LI); 1940 US Federal Census, Plandome, Nassau Co., NY (Douw H Fonda, b. 1878, NY, Head, Dorothy B); bur. Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gloversville, NY; [Columbia University graduate, founded the Fonda-Haupt Company, served on Plandome Board of Trustees for 12 years and then Mayor for 4 years]; o. Advertising Company Executive, Plandome Mayor; NY Times Obituary 16-Jul-1941; [R034c] Genealogy of the Fairbanks Family in America; [R087] NewsBank: America's Obituaries and Death Notices; [World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 - Donw Henry Fonda; White; b. 6 Dec 1877; Registration Place: Nassau Co., NY]; [U. S. Social Security Appl. and Claims Index - Douw Henry Fonda; b. 6 Dec 1877 in Gloversville, New York; d. 7/15/1941]; [Ellis Island Passenger Records: Douw Fonda, Plandome, LI, NY, 2/23/1922, Fort Victoria, Hamilton, Bermuda, US Citizen]; [New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 - Name: Douw Fonda, Arrival Date: 20-Aug-1925, Estimated Birth Year: 1867, Gender: Male, Port of Departure: St. John, New Brunswick, Ship Name: Rosalind] >> <<

    [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]

    Father: Henry Douw FONDA b: 01 JAN 1835 in Fonda Farm, Mohawk, Montgomery Co., NY
    Mother: Jane A. FAIRBANKS b: 05 MAY 1846 in Gloversville, Fulton Co., NY

    Marriage 1 Dorothy BROWN b: 23 OCT 1887 in Port Washington, NY
    • Married: 01 OCT 1908 Religious Marriage in Manhattan, NY
    • Note: m. Manhattan, NY; [New York City Groom Index 1866-1937, Domo H Fonda & Dorothy Brown, 1-Oct-1908, Manhattan]; [Fonda-Brown - On Thursday, Oct. 1, at the bride's residence, 525 West 148th St., by the Rev. Edgar Tilton, Jr., D.D., Dorothy, daughter of Charles F. and Margaret D. (White) Brown to Douw H. Fonda. New York Times, October 4, 1908]; [New York City Marriage Indexes - Douw Fonda; Record Type: Marriage; Borough: Manhattan; Event Date: 1-Oct-08; Spouse: Dorothy Brown]
    1. Has No Children Douw Henry FONDA Jr b: 08 MAY 1910 in New York
    2. Has No Children Jane Fairbanks FONDA b: 24 JUN 1915 in Manhattan, NY

    1. Title: NewsBank: America's Obituaries and Death Notices
      Public Library Collection
      Vital Records
      Publication: Chester, VT
      Publisher: NewsBank, Inc.
      Issue: V11
      Author: NewsBank Media Services
    2. Title: Genealogy of the Fairbanks Family in America, 1633-1897
      Allied Families
      Publication: Boston, MA
      Publisher: American Printing and Engraving Co.
      Publication Date: 1897
      Issue: A33
      Edition: 1021 pgs.
      Author: Fairbanks, Lorenzo Sayles
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