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  • ID: ind01260
  • Name: Anna Thomas CHAMPION
  • Given Name: Anna Thomas
  • Surname: Champion
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 21 JUL 1871 in Osage, Mitchell Co., IA
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  • Death: 09 JUL 1944
  • Age: 72y 11m 18d in Sheldon, O'Brien Co., IA
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  • Burial: Osage City Cemetery, Mitchell Co., IA
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    b. Osage, Mitchell Co., IA; 1900 US Federal Census, Osage, Mitchell Co., IA; 1905 Iowa State Census (Ann T Fonda, Burr Oak, Mitchell Co., IA); 1915 Iowa State Census (Anna T Fonda, 43, Widowed, Osage, Mitchell Co., IA, b. IA, parents b. England/WI); 1920 US Federal Census, Ames, Story Co., IA; 1930 US Federal Census, Washington, Story Co., IA; 1940 US Federal Census, Ames, Story Co., IA (Anna T Fonda, b. 1872, IA, Mother); d. Sheldon, O'Brien Co., IA; bur. Osage City Cemetery, Mitchell Co., IA >> <<

    [Fonda, Anna (Champion) 1871-1944 Posted By: County Coordinator Date: 12/28/2009 #1: Long Time Resident of Osage Dies at Sheldon, Osage, Iowa - Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1:30 p. m. for Anna Champion Fonda, who died Saturday evening at Sheldon. Services will be at the Champion's Funeral Home under direction of the Rev. Stiles Lessly, Congregational pastor, with burial in the family lot in Osage cemetery. Mrs. Ray Fonda was born in Osage, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Champion. After her marriage, she resided on a farm east of Osage, and from there moved to Sheldon. Her husband died about 30 years ago. Surviving are her daughter, Lola Fonda Lyle, Sheldon; one son, William Fonda, Bremerton, Wash.; one sister, Mrs. R. W. Dalziel, Glenburn, N. Dak., and three brothers, date Champion, Osage, and Harold and Charles Champion of Milwaukee. [Mason City Globe-Gazette, Monday, July 10, 1944]

    [Funeral Rites for Mrs. Anna Fonda Former Resident Mrs. Anna Fonda, 73, a former well-known Osage woman, died last Saturday evening, July 8, 1944, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lola L. Lyle at Sheldon, Iowa. She had been ill for a long time, becoming worse recently, and her brother, C. R. Champion went Wednesday to be with her and remained until the end. The body was brought to the Champion & Sons Funeral Home, following a service at the Temple Mortuary, Sheldon, Monday. There the Rev. Lutman conducted brief rites. The Osage service at the Champion funeral home was conducted by the Rev. Stiles Lessly, pastor of the Congregational church with burial in the family lot in the Osage cemetery. Anna Thomas Champion was born in Osage on July 21, 1871. She was the oldest of nine children born to Thomas T. and Louisa Thomas Champion. She entered the Osage schools at the age of 7 and was graduated from the Osage High School June 21, 1889. She taught in the rural schools near Osage for two years. Herbert Kildee, now dean of agriculture at the Iowa State College, was one of her pupils. In September, 1891, she entered Iowa State normal school at Cedar Falls and was graduated with a B.D. degree on June 12, 1893. She taught in the Osage schools for three years. April 24, 1892, she united with the Congregational church of Osage, later transferring her membership to Ames. December 31, 1896, she was united in marriage with Ray S. Fonda. The following March they moved to a farm east of Osage where they lived for many years. Three children were born to this union: Lester Thomas, Lola Louise and William Henry. Her husband, Ray Fonda, died on September 12, 1912, and her son, Lester Thomas on May 9, 1935. In September 1919 she moved with her family to Ames, where all three of her children entered the state college. In August, 1941, she moved to Sheldon, where she resided until her death. Surviving are her three brothers, Clayton R., Osage; Charles and Harold (Bert) of Milwaukee and a sister, Catherine of Minot, N. Dakota; her daughter, Lola L. Lyle, Sheldon; and son William of Seattle, also her granddaughter, Marjorie Anne Fonda, daughter of her son Lester T. (Mitchell County Press - JUL 13, 1944) Mitchell Obituaries]

    Marriage 1 Ray Sheldon FONDA b: 16 APR 1871 in Stacyville, Mitchell Co., IA
    • Married: 31 DEC 1896 Religious Marriage in Osage, Mitchell Co., IA
    • Note: m. Osage, Mitchell Co., IA; [Iowa Marriage Records, 1880-1937 - Name: Ray S. Fonda; Birth Year: abt 1870; Spouse: Anna J. Champion: Marriage Date: 31 Dec 1896; Marriage Place: Mitchell; Parents: Wm. H. Fonda, Anna J. Sheldon]
    1. Has Children Lester Thomas FONDA b: 13 OCT 1897 in Osage, Mitchell Co., IA
    2. Has No Children Lola Louise FONDA b: 14 MAY 1900 in Osage, Mitchell Co., IA
    3. Has Children William Henry FONDA b: 07 JAN 1902 in Osage, Mitchell Co., IA
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