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  • ID: ind03648
  • Name: Lois Marguerite RATHMAN
  • Given Name: Lois Marguerite
  • Surname: Rathman
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 05 DEC 1923 in Middletown, OH
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    Rye resident Lois Fonda hugs an orphan girl, one of 700,000 children in Russian orphanages. About 133,000 children are abandoned in Russia each year.
  • Note: b. Middletown, OH; d/o Ernest Daniel Rathman and Marguerite Gertrude Sebald; 1930 & 1940 US Federal Census, Middletown, Butler Co., OH; res. Rye, NH; res. Eden Prairie, MN; [New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 - Name: Lois R Fonda, Arrival Date: 30-Aug-1948, Estimated Birth Year: abt 1924, Gender: Female, Port of Departure: Southampton, England, Ethnicity/Nationality: , Ship Name: Queen Mary]; [New Hampshire Symphony Orchestra - 06-07 Board of Trustees - Lois Fonda - Rye, NH]; Portsmouth Herald [To Russia with Love, By Jim Hofford - RYE - Most Granite Staters would think twice about traveling 10,000 miles in January to help 2,000 orphans and needy children celebrate the Russian Christmas. Particularly, if the traveler had just turned 80. Lois Fonda, of Rye (formerly of Portsmouth), had to think about it only once. "Don't think age," she said. "Think children!" A peripatetic globe-trotter and veteran of overseas-aid programs for homeless children, Fonda is no stranger to the ranks of Christian missions. She averages three short-term journeys each year. The oldest missionary with the Christian aid group, Eastern European Outreach of Murrieta, Calif., Fonda, a widow, began her work in 1989 when she helped smuggle Bibles into China and then began to bring in EEO relief supplies for children and needy families in Germany, Poland and Ukraine - areas that were still behind the Iron Curtain... Rye resident Lois Fonda hugs an orphan girl, one of 700,000 children in Russian orphanages. About 133,000 children are abandoned in Russia each year. For many, the situation is desperate. Just three months ago, Russian President Vladimir Putin lamented huge numbers of Russian homeless children as "a national catastrophe." Official estimates average two million to three million. Estimating that her team visited "about 2,000 children," Fonda stressed the excitement of encouraging the sponsored families with faith - to "lift them up from despair."... Fonda remembers it all with great joy. "None of us can ever forget the reactions of those precious children," she said. "Especially when they realized that we had flown over 5,000 miles to see them." "'You came over the ocean just to see us?' exclaimed one girl. 'Why?'" Lois Fonda loved to tell why. "We want to give you the joy of Christmas, yes," she said, "But even more, we want you all to know that celebrating Jesus' birthday means sharing his spirit of giving. After all, he gave his life for us, right?'"] >> www.fonda.org <<



    Marriage 1 Douglass Cadwallader FONDA Jr b: 30 NOV 1922 in West Orange, NJ
    • Married: 17 JUN 1944
    • Note: [Lois Rathman is Engaged - West Orange, N.J., Dec. 28 - Mr. and Mrs. Ernest D. Rathman of Middletown, Ohio, have announced here the engagement of their daughter, lois Marguerite, to Douglass Cadwallader Fonda Jr., son of Mrs. Donald Graham Overman of Llewellyn Park, West Orange, and of Mr. Fonda of New York. New York Times, December 29, 1943]
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