Fonda Family Genealogy

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  • ID: ind06390
  • Name: Alice Baldwin CHAPMAN
  • Given Name: Alice Baldwin
  • Surname: Chapman
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 23 OCT 1900 in Connecticut
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  • Death: 17 JAN 1965
  • Age: 64y 2m 25d in Schenectady, NY
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  • Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Fonda, NY
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    b. CT; 1940 US Federal Census, Schenectady, Schenectady Co., NY (Alice Fonda, b. 1901, CT, Wife, Gorton R); d/o William Wells Chapman, Bridgeport, CT; graduate Smith College; bur. Evergreen Cemetery, Fonda, NY; [UK Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960 - Name: Alice Fonda, Arrival Date: 3/25/1954, Estimated Birth Year: abt 1900 , Gender: , Port of Departure: New York, NY, Ship Name: Southampton, England]; [New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 - Name: Alice B Fonda, Arrival Date: 1-Jun-1954, Port of Departure: Rotterdam, Netherlands, Ship Name: Westerdam] >> <<

    [Schenectady Gazette, January 18, 1965 - Mrs. Fonda Dead at 64 - Family Service Pioneer Mrs. Alice Chapman Fonda, 64, of 1028 Parkwood Boulevard, a pioneer worker in the family service movement in Schenectady, died yesterday at Ellis Hospital after a short illness. She was organizer and first general secretary of the Family and Child Welfare Bureau under the sponsorship of the Junior Workers League. A worker for the Schenectady chapter American Red Cross, for three decades she wps also active in the Girl Scouts, the Community Welfare Council and the Senior Citizens Center. Mrs. Fonda was a well known speaker on all of the subjects of her interest throughout the area during her Schenectady career and was honored numerous times by various groups for her civic and humanitarian contributions. Mrs. Fonda was a graduate of Smith College. Born in Bridgeport, Conn., she had worked as a volunteer visitor and casework supervisor for the Bridgeport Family Agency, and was general secretary for the Welfare Society of the Newtons in Newtonville, Mass., before moving to Schenectady 33 years ago. Mrs. Fonda was a member of the First Reformed Church of this city, a member of the board of trustees of the Schenectady County Library, a member of the board of trustees of the New York State Library Association, a member of the board of trustees of the Senior Citizens Center, a member of the President's Committee for Children and Youth, and a member of the President's Committee for the Aging. She is survived by her husband, Gorton R. Fonda; a daughter, Carolyn Fonda of Rochester; a son, Thomas Fonda of Amherst, Mass.; two sisters, Mrs. Wilmot F. Wheeler and Mrs. Arthur L. M. Worthey, both of Southport, Conn.; a brother, Richard Ward Chapman of Bridgeport, Conn.; and three grandchildren. Rev. Dean Dykstra, pastor of the First Reformed Church, will officiate at a memorial service at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Reformed Church. There will be no calling hours. Contributions may be made to the Senior Citizens' Center. Baxter's Funeral Parlors are in charge of arrangements.]

    [Schenectady Gazette, August 31, 1967 - Senior Center 10 Years Old on Oct. 15 - Several activities have been slated by the Schenectady Senior Citizens Center the week of Oct. 15 in honor of the unit's 10th anniversary. Founded in 1957, the local center has grown and grown - from 300 to more than 2,500 members. The official celebration, headed by Miss Lillian Applegarth, will be kicked off with an open house 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 15. An art exhibit will be located downstairs while the dedication of the Alice Fonda Room with president Earl Bucci, Jeanne Foster and Mrs. Virginia Pigott, who will discuss the late Miss Fonda's philosophy and dreams for the center, taking part is set for 4 p.m. Other events on tap for the anniversary celebration include an anniversary dinner Oct. 16; refreshments for members and guests each afternoon (2 to 4); introduction of founders and 10-year members plus a concert by the Goldenaires and the center orchestra Oct. 19. Final activity culminating the center's first decade will be a luncheon at 12:15 p.m. Oct. 20 for all board members and the center membership.]

    Marriage 1 Gorton Rosa FONDA b: 27 NOV 1884 in Manhattan, NY
    • Married: 03 OCT 1931 in Bridgeport, CT
    • Note: m. Bridgeport, CT; [The marriage of Miss Alice Baldwin Chapman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Wells Chapman of Bridgeport, Conn., to Gorton R. Fonda of this city, son of Mrs. Fonda and the late Thomas Fonda, was solomnized Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock at the home of the bride's parents, 446 Park place, Bridgeport. Rev. Stephen Fish Sherman Jr., of St. John's Episcopal Church performed the ceremony, assisted by Dr. William Horace Day... Upon their return from a wedding trip, Mr. and Mrs. Fonda will be at home at 1028 Parkwood boulevard, after Novembor 1. Mr. Fonda graduated from the New York University with the 1907 class. He took his doctor's degree under Dr. Haber at Carlsruhe, Baden, Germany, and is now associated with the General Electric Company here as research chemist. Mrs. Fonda is a graduate of Smith College with the class of 1922. She is a member of the Bridgeport Junior League and of the American Association of Social Workers. She has been supervisor of the Bridgeport Family Welfare Bureau, general secretary of the Newton Welfare Bureau, and of the Schenectady Family Welfare Bureau. Schenectady NY Gazette, Monday, October 5, 1931]
    1. Has No Children Living FONDA
    2. Has Children Living FONDA
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