Fonda Family Genealogy

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  • ID: ind02576
  • Name: David Bartholomew FONDA
  • Given Name: David Bartholomew
  • Surname: Fonda
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 06 NOV 1834 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY 1
  • Note:
  • Baptism: 2
  • Death: 20 JUN 1903
  • Age: 68y 7m 14d in Chicago, IL 3
  • Note:
  • Burial: Rosehill Cemetery and Mausoleum, Chicago, IL 1 2 3
  • Note:
    b. Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY; 1855 New York State Census, Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY; 1859 Louisville, KY City Directory (Fonda, David B., late banker); 1860 US Federal Census, Lakeview, Cook Co., IL; 1865 Illinois State Census (D B Fonda, Jefferson, Cook Co., IL, female 0-10: 1, male 20-30: 1, female 20-30: 1); 1870 & 1880 US Federal Census, Jefferson, Cook Co., IL; 1872-1882 Joliet IL City Directory (Fonda, D - piler); 1890 Chicago, IL Voter Registration; 1900 US Federal Census, Chicago, Cook Co., IL; d. Chicago, Cook Co., IL; bur. Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago, IL; o. Bookkeeper, Physician, Alderman; [Civil War Service: David B Fonda; Chicago, Illinois; promoted to Full Sergeant; enlisted as a Private on 07-Aug-1862; enlisted in Co.C, 89th Infantry Regiment Illinois on 27-Aug-1862; received a disability discharge Co.C, 89th Infantry Regiment Illinois on 08-Jun-1863]; [R017b] History of Early Chicago; [R017c] History of Chicago; [R017d] Chicago Antiquities >> <<

    [D.B. Fonda, M.D., physician and surgeon, was proprietor of Dr. Fonda's medicines, and a gifted speaker and writer; he took a full classical course at the Lisha's Kill Academy in Albany, and after graduating removed to central NY, where he engaged in teaching some four years, at the same time pursuing advanced studies in mental and moral philosophy under Professor F.D. Pierce. He subsequently took the agency in Chicago of the West Elgin Flour Company, a position he retained until the stoppage of the mills in the spring of 1858. He then engaged in teaching at Rose Hill (Academy, Versailles, KY) until 1862, when he enlisted in Civil War Co.C, 89th Regiment IL Volunteer Infantry. After the battle of Perryville, KY he was placed in charge of an ambulance train and shortly afterward appointed to one of the hospitals at Bardstown, KY. In July, 1863, he was honorably discharged and, returning to Rose Hill, shortly afterward entered Rush Medical College in Chicago, attending lectures from 1863-1866. The breaking out of the cholera epidemic and consequent death of Dr. Brainard (founder of RMC) and other members of the faculty caused him to quit the college. In 1867 he engaged in medical practice, at the same time being appointed Cook County physician, a position he retained until 1871. During this time he attended lectures at the Bennett Medical College in Chicago, from which he graduated. He was elected a member of the Board of Trustees for Jefferson Township in 1874, a position he retained until 1877, being president of the board during the entire period. He then graduated from the Bennett College of Eclectic Medicine and Surgery in 1878. He was elected health officer when the tire ordinance passed in 1880, and elected a member of the school board in the spring of 1883, still filling both of these latter offices. In 1885 he removed to Cook County, IL, where he engaged in railroading for a time, his health necessitating outdoor employment. Sources: Journal of the American Medical Association, citation 41:47; "Early Chicago, and The Northwest" by Albert D. Hager, page 756]

    [David B. Fonda will probated on Sep. 14, 1903 in Chicago, IL. Heirs wife Isabella S. Fonda, daughter Carrie Jackson, Martha Gross and niece Adeline Pollock.]

    [Fonda - Dr. David B. Fonda, in his 68th year, resident of Jefferson Park. Funeral notice later. Chicago Daily Tribune, June 21, 1903]

    [Fonda - David B. Dr., aged 68 years. Funeral from his late residence, 4147 Milwaukee Av., Jefferson Park, Tuesday, June 23, at 2 p.m., to Rosehill cemetery. Chicago Daily Tribune, June 23, 1903]

    Father: Hendrik John FONDA b: 05 FEB 1783 in Albany, NY
    Mother: Rebecca Peck HALL b: 1794 in Mayfield, Fulton Co., NY

    Marriage 1 Clarinda LOWELL b: 03 MAY 1835 in Lowell's Corners, NY
    • Married: 05 MAR 1855 Religious Marriage
    1. Has No Children Nellie D. FONDA b: 1855 in Illinois
    2. Has No Children Carrie Azubah FONDA b: 21 JAN 1861 in Jefferson, IL

    Marriage 2 Isabella SAVILLE b: 1845 in Pennsylvania
    • Married: 21 SEP 1899 in Chicago, Cook Co., IL
    • Note: m. Chicago, Cook Co., IL; [Dr. D. M. Fonda Is Married - Wedded to Isabel S. Campbell, Going to St. Paul "for the Novelty of the Thing" - St. Paul, Minn., Sept. 21 - Dr. D. M. Fonda, aged 63 {65}, and Isabel S. Campbell, aged 41 {54}, both of Chicago, were married in this city today by Rector Dray of St. Clement's Episcopal Church. (..) The couple will tomorrow go to Fox Lake, Wis., where they will remain several days and then return home. Chicago Daily Tribune, September 22, 1899]

    1. Title: History of Early Chicago
      Modern Chicago, and Its Settlement, Early Chicago and The Northwest
      Publication: Issue: G8
      Author: Hager, Albert D.
    2. Title: History of Chicago
      from the Earliest Period to the Present Time
      Publication: Chicago, IL
      Publisher: A.T. Andreas
      Publication Date: 1884
      Issue: G7
      Edition: Vol. I
      Author: Andreas, A.T.
    3. Title: Chicago Antiquities
      Comprising Original Items and Relations, Letters, Extracts, and Notes Pertaining to Early Chicago, Embellished with Views, Portraits, Autographs, etc.
      Publication: Chicago, IL
      Publisher: Printed for the Author
      Publication Date: 1881
      Issue: G4
      Edition: 688 pgs.
      Author: Hurlbut, Henry H.
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