Fonda Family Genealogy

Entries: 9899    Updated: 2017-10-14 23:15:02 UTC (Sat)    Owner: Albert Mark Fonda    Home Page: Fonda Family Genealogy  Note: You will leave RootsWeb

Index | Descendancy | Register | Pedigree | Ahnentafel | Download GEDCOM

  • ID: ind01755
  • Name: James Henry FONDA
  • Given Name: James Henry
  • Surname: Fonda
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 17 SEP 1858 in Fulton, Oswego Co., NY
  • Note:
  • Death: 11 JAN 1934
  • Age: 75y 3m 25d in North Platte, Lincoln Co., NE
  • Note:
  • Burial: North Platte Cemetery, North Platte, Lincoln Co., NE
  • Note:
    b. Fulton, Oswego Co., NY; 1860 US Federal Census, Volney, Oswego Co., NY; 1870 US Federal Census, Wyoming, Lee Co., IL; 1880 US Federal Census, North Platte, Lincoln Co., NE; 1907-1908 North Platte, Lincoln Co., NE Directory (James H Jr. Fonda); 1900, 1910, 1920 & 1930 US Federal Census, North Platte, Lincoln Co., NE; bur. North Platte Cemetery, North Platte, Lincoln Co., NE; o. Engineer - UPRR >> <<

    [North Platte Man Senior Engineer on Nebraska Division - The current number of the Union Pacific Magazine contains a fine half-tone of J. H. Fonda of this city and the following article which the Tribune is glad to present to its readers. James Henry Fonda is the senior engineer on the Nebraska Division. He was born in Oswego County, New York, September 17, 1858. He entered the service of the Union Pacific R. R. as freight handler at Council Bluffs in November, 1875, under Capt. Spooror, general agent. At that time Major Boyer was general foreman. In March 1877, he transferred to the mechanical department at North Platte as a wiper In August, 1878 he went to firing, and on July 1, 1882 was promoted to engineer. On February 9, 1898, he was assigned to a regular passenger run. He has been in that service for the last 25 years, and has made some of the fastest runs on record. He is still in service between North Platte and Grand Island. Mr. Fonda owns his home at North Platte, a modern one story bungalow. A son, F. M. Fonda, is an electrical engineer for the S. P. & S. at Vancouver, Wash. Another son Arthur H. is an operator for the O. S. L. at Salt Lake. Dr. J. E. Fonda, another son, is a dentist at Winnetka, Ill. A daughter, Mrs. D. H. Tarkington, lives at Wallace, Neb. She will be remembered as Miss Blanche Fonda, for several years in various departments of North Platte. Mr. Fonda has pulled some of the noted men of the country, E. H. Harrison, Jay Gould, John D. Rockefeller Jr., and many others. The North Platte semi-weekly tribune, October 24, 1922]

    [Say Gas Company Liable - North Platte Couple Died of Asphyxiation; Heirs Sue - Executors of the estate of Nellie L Fonda, formerly of North Platte, asked the supreme court Friday, in a brief of 120 pages to overturn the action of the district court in dismissing their suit for $20,000 damages against the Northwestern Public Service company because of her death by asphyxiation Aug 17, 1934. Mrs. Fonda and her husband James H Fonda two years before had had a gas conversion burner installed in their old coal furnace. While the Fondas were off on a vacation their maid, the only occupant of the house was partly asphyxiated by gases from the furnace. Later, after the Fondas returned they, too, were overcome. This was Dec 20, 1933 and it is claimed that Mrs. Fonda's death the following August was the result. The suit seeks to hold the company liable on the ground of negligent construction and inspection. The defense was that the Fondas were negligent in handling the furnace. Elmer H Smith, its superintendent, is a party defendant. Fonda was long in the service of the Union Pacific and the engineer who piloted all trains carrying the presidents of the United States. He had retired on a pension, living in a cottage. Fonda died three weeks after the asphyxiation. It was claimed that the company workmen failed to securely fasten the old cleanout plug; that this blew out under pressure of slight explosions that occur in such furnaces and allowed the gases to enter living rooms. The theory is that the company owed a duty to maintain the furnace in a safe condition. Lincoln Evening State Journal, 1937-07-02]

    Father: James Robert FONDA b: 29 OCT 1816 in West Troy, Rensselaer Co., NY
    Mother: Jane E. HENDRICKS b: 26 FEB 1823 in New York

    Marriage 1 Nellie Lenora MORAN b: 15 AUG 1859 in Watertown, WI
    • Married: 30 DEC 1880 Religious Marriage in North Platte, Lincoln Co., NE
    • Note: m. North Platte, Lincoln Co., NE
    1. Has Children Frank Morser FONDA b: 19 JAN 1882 in North Platte, Lincoln Co., NE
    2. Has Children Arthur Henry FONDA b: 15 JAN 1886 in Nebraska
    3. Has Children James Everett FONDA b: 16 DEC 1889 in North Platte, Lincoln Co., NE
    4. Has No Children Anna Blanche FONDA b: 30 NOV 1892 in North Platte, Lincoln Co., NE
  • We want to hear from you! Take our WorldConnect survey

    Index | Descendancy | Register | Pedigree | Ahnentafel | Download GEDCOM

    Printer Friendly Version Printer Friendly Version Search Ancestry Search Ancestry Search WorldConnect Search WorldConnect Join Today! Join Today!

    WorldConnect Home | WorldConnect Global Search | WorldConnect Help
    We want to hear from you! Take our WorldConnect survey is NOT responsible for the content of the GEDCOMs uploaded through the WorldConnect Program. The creator of each GEDCOM is solely responsible for its content.