Fonda Family Genealogy

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  • ID: ind02484
  • Name: Ruth Ann TAYLOR
  • Given Name: Ruth Ann
  • Surname: Taylor
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 19 JAN 1928 in New York
  • Note:
  • Death: 22 DEC 2011
  • Age: 83y 11m 3d
  • Note:
    b. NY; res. Fort Smith, AR; res. Schenectady, NY; res. Scotia, NY >> <<

    [Schenectady Gazette, May 10, 1967 - Mrs. Fonda is Endorsed - Mrs. Ruth Fonda has been endorsed by the Glenville Democratic Committee as a candidate for town clerk. Expected to be opposing Republican incumbent Robert Hood in the November elections, Mrs. Fonda received the Democratic support along with a complete slate during a recent committee meeting.]; [Schenectady Gazette, June 16, 1972 - Mrs. Fonda Is Elected by Magicians - Scotia magician Mrs. Ruth Fonda has been elected president of Capital District Chapter, Ring 186, of the International Brotherhood of Magicians.]

    [Ruth Ann Pitts of Fort Smith, Arkansas, passed away on December 22, 2011, following a brief illness. Ruth Ann Taylor was born January 19, 1928. She lived in the Saratoga, NY area for many years and was a graduate of Ballston Spa High School. Ruth moved to Scotia, NY in 1959 when she married Clark Fonda, who predeceased her in 1998. Ruth and Clark were professional magicians, known as "The Fabulous Fondas," who performed locally and traveled extensively throughout the world on many cruise ships. She was also a popular and talented solo magician, and enjoyed the unofficial title of "Goddess of Gaslight Village" in Lake George. Ruth was an active member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM) and the Society of American Magicians (SAM), and was an avid bowler and talented artist. Ruth married Bill Pitts in 2000, and relocated to Fort Smith, Arkansas, where she enjoyed many years performing magic shows with Bill throughout the country, and being very active in their church and American Legion Auxiliary organizations. Ruth is survived by her husband, Bill Pitts of Fort Smith, AR; her four loving daughters, Janice Baird of Ballston Spa, NY, Patricia Fonda of Briarwood, NY, Susan Dunbar of Galway, NY, and Jo Newell of Amherst, NH. She is also survived by her step brother, Willis White; seven grandchildren, Jeremy Baird, Jeffery Baird, Jason Baird, Jessica Creter, Adam Dunbar, Anjelica Newell, and Sam Newell; and five great-grandchildren, Andrew Baird, Collin Baird, Hayden Cahill, Mattingly Creter, and Sebastian Creter, as well as numerous step children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Ruth was an eternal optimist who kept her focus on the bright side of life, and frequently quoted, "The show must go on!" Memorial service to celebrate Ruth's life will be held on Monday, December 26; calling hours 10 a.m and the Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., both at Christ Episcopal Church, 15 West High St., Ballston Spa, NY 12020. Published in The Daily Gazette Co. on December 24, 2011]

    Marriage 1 Clark Joseph FONDA b: 19 JAN 1914 in Stone Arabia, NY
    • Married: 26 JUL 1959 in North Canaan, Litchfield Co., CT
    • Note: m. North Canaan, Litchfield Co., CT
    1. Has No Children Living FONDA
    2. Has No Children Living FONDA
    3. Has No Children Living FONDA
    4. Has No Children Living FONDA
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