Dec 15

Daughters of the American Revolution Women in History winner Names and Notables: Dec. 15-21, The Mankato Free Press, December 15, 2013 Daughters of the American Revolution Women in History winner Lenore Johnson Fonda, Anthony Wayne Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution Women in History 2013 Winner, was honored at the November monthly meeting in Mankato. […]

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Nov 12

Ami McKay’s The Virgin Cure Ami McKay’s debut novel The Birth House was inspired by the former midwife’s home she and her husband bought in Nova ‘Scotia near the Bay of Fundy. Her 2011 novel The Virgin Cure also has a real-life inspiration — McKay’s great-great grandmother was a woman doctor who ministered to the […]

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Jun 17

Photo album from family of Hamilton Giles Fonda of DuQuoin, IL: Photo (scan) credit Jon Yinger (album owner). The photographer is Mangolds, Mangold and Cochran and City Gallery of DuQuoin and R.F. Adams of St. Louis, MO.  The current album owner is interested in finding any family descendants. Tags: History, Midwest, Migrations, Portrait

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Jun 17

The Fonda Family of Chattanooga, Tennessee Obituary from Chattanooga Times, 10 Jun 1922 – Jeremiah D. Fonda, 89, died yesterday morning at 8:10 o’clock at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Sue Fonda Scholze, at 1017 St. Elmo Ave, St. Elmo. Mr. Fonda leaves two daughters, Mrs. Sue Fonda Scholze, and Mrs. Lottie I. Boyce, […]

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May 30

A moment in history… Fonda, NY Train Wreck “The wreck occurred on July 18, 1947 at Fonda, NY.  My grandfather was the engineer operating engine number 2775, an L2a Mohawk I believe. He was the only one injured.  It tied up all four tracks of the mainline for quite some time. He said the tower […]

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