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  • ID: ind03180
  • Name: Howard Breese FONDA
  • Given Name: Howard Breese
  • Surname: Fonda
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 03 FEB 1896 in New Rochelle, Westchester Co., NY 1
  • Note:
  • Death: 01 MAR 1964
  • Age: 68y 0m 27d in Manhattan, NY 1 2
  • Note:
    b. New Rochelle, Westchester Co., NY; Lawrence and Howard were twins; 1900, 1910 & 1930 US Federal Census, New Rochelle, Westchester Co., NY; 1915 New York State Census, Moreau, Saratoga Co., NY (Howard B Fonda, b. 1891, Physician's Assistant); 1925 New York State Census, New Rochelle Ward 01, A.D.01, E.D.06, Westchester Co., NY; 1940 US Federal Census, Yonkers, Westchester Co., NY (Howard Fonda, b. 1896, NY, Head, Galadys); 1905 New York State Census, New Rochelle, Westchester Co., NY; 1928 New Rochelle, NY City Directory (Fonda, Howard B (Gladys B) - slsmn); SSDI Barnstable Co., MA; [R037] Family Bible of Douw Adam Fonda (1824-1902); [R087] NewsBank: America's Obituaries and Death Notices >> <<

    [World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 - Howard Breese Fonda; White; b. 3 Feb 1896; New York; Registration Place: New Rochelle, Westchester Co., NY]; [UK Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960 - Name: Howard B Fonda, Arrival Date: 6/8/1945, Estimated Birth Year: abt 1905, Port of Departure: New York, New York, Ship Name: Liverpool, England ]; [New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 - Name: Howard B Fonda, Arrival Date: 22-Dec-1951, Estimated Birth Year: abt 1896, Port of Departure: Southampton, England; Ship Name: Queen Mary]; [New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 - Name: Howard Fonda, Arrival Date: 3-Aug-1953, Port of Departure: Southampton, England, Ship Name: Queen Elizabeth]; [Massachusetts, Mason Membership Cards, 1733-1990 - Name: Howard Breese Fonda, Birth Date: 3 Feb 1896, Birth Place: New Rochelle, Death Date: 2 Mar 1964, Last Residence: South Yarmouth, Lodge: Howard, Occupation: Retired]; [New York, New York, Death Index - Name: Howard Fonda; Age: 68; Birth Date: abt 1896; Death Date: 2 Mar 1964; Death Place: Manhattan, New York]

    [Re: Coca Plant - Eradication attempts first began in 1949 after a study by a North American banker, Howard Fonda, claimed that the chewing of the plant was "responsible for mental deficiency and poverty in Andean countries".]

    [retired in 1958 as Sr. V.P. of Burroughs Wellcome & Co., Inc.; former president of the American Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association and the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education; held directorships in the Health Information Foundation, the World Medical Association and the American Foundation for Tropical Medicine; served in US Army during WWI in France; wife Gladys Mary Baker also served in France, with the Erie Co. Medical Unit; WWI US Army; NY Times Obituary 5-Mar-1964]

    [Deaths - Fonda, Howard B., beloved husband of Gladys B., father of Mrs. F. M. McGibbeny, and Laurence B. and brother of Mrs. Alan Barker and Gertrude L. Fonda. Reposing at Doame, Beal and Ames Funeral Home, Hyannis, Mass. Services at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Barnstable, Mass., 2 P.M., Friday. Contributions to Cancer Fund appreciated in lieu of flowers.]

    [Howard B. Fonda, Retired Executive, Dies At Age 68 - Howard B. Fonda, 68, died March 2, at Harkness Pavilion, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. Mr. Fonda had retired six years ago as senior vice president of Burroughs Wellcome & Co., Tuckahoe, New York. He had also been a director of the company for a number of years. Starting as a medical representative in 1921, he rose to become administrator of the Burroughs Wellcome Research Laboratories in 1932, then works superintendent and vice president in charge of production. Mr. Fonda's childhood was spent in New Rochelle where he attended school. He served in the Army Medical Corps in World War I, having enlisted while a student at Long Island College Hospital. He remained a member of the Army Reserve until 1988, retiring as captain. He was a life member of the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States and was presented with the Founder's Medal of the Association in 1954. In 1949 Mr. Fonda, on special leave of absence from Burroughs Wellcome, acted as the U.S. representative and chairman of a United Nations Commission that visited Peru and Bolivia to study the habituating effects on the native population of their chewing the cocoa leaf. Mr. Fonda was active and widely known in the pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association and of the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education. He was a director of both these associations, also of Health Information Foundation, World Medical Association, and the American Foundation for Tropical Medicine. Active in civic and business affairs of Westchester County, where he resided for so many years, Mr. Fonda was formerly a director and past president of the Westchester County Association, a director of the Yonkers Chamber of Commerce, and was a director of the National Bank of Westchester for many years. In his retirement Mr. Fonda lived in Cape Cod. Surviving are his widow, the former Gladys Baker, a son, Laurence Baker Fonda, a daughter, Mrs. Sylvia McGibbiney, and four grandchildren. Services were held at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Barnstable, Mass. Bronxville Review Press-Reporter, Thursday, March 12, 1964.]

    Father: Nathan Cole FONDA b: 17 MAR 1857 in New York
    Mother: Laura Amelia FERGUSON b: 11 SEP 1859 in Fultonville, Montgomery Co., NY

    Marriage 1 Millie W. ROTHERMEL b: 1886 in New York
    • Married: 20 SEP 1916 Religious Marriage in Rhode Island
    • Note: m. RI
    1. Has No Children Sylvia Rothermel FONDA b: 13 JAN 1917 in New York

    Marriage 2 Gladys Mary BAKER b: 22 JAN 1893 in New York
    • Married: 15 AUG 1921 Religious Marriage in Grace Church, New York, NY
    • Note: m. Grace Church, New York, NY; [Miss Baker Wed to H. B. Fonda - The marriage is announced of Miss Gladys Mary Baker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Saxon Baker, and Howard Breese Fonda, son of Mr. and Mrs. Nathan C. Fonda of New Rochelle, which took place last Monday in the chantry of Grace Church, the Rev. Dr. Henry Lubeck officiating. Only the immediate relatives and a few close friends attended. Mrs. Fonda served in France with the Erie County Medical Unit during the war, and Mr. Fonda was a member of the American Army in France. New York Times, August 20, 1921]
    1. Has Children Laurence Baker FONDA b: 21 DEC 1923 in New Rochelle, NY

    1. Title: Family Bible of Douw Adam Fonda (1824-1902)
      Genealogical Records Committee Report
      Fonda Family
      Publication: unknown
      Publisher: Massachusetts DAR
      Publication Date: 1996
      Issue: F5
      Edition: Series 2, Vol. 8 (p.47-53)
    2. 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
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