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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May 30

A moment in history… Hotel Roy Burned Fonda Landmark Destroyed – Night Porter Injured While Escaping Syracuse Herald, Syracuse, NY, 26 Jan 1909 Fonda, NY – Jan 26 — The most disastrous fire that has visited this village since 1899 was discovered about 2 p.m. yesterday in Hotel Roy. The fire was first discovered by […]

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Apr 20

A Most Unfortunate Ending Here’s an interesting series of articles I ran across… that might make a good story line for The Twilight Zone. The incident actually happened on July 20, 1866 which was a Friday… so it also qualifies as a Freaky Friday!!  [There are some inconsistencies, so the story may have been embellished […]

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Nov 10

I had my DNA tested a few months ago, using the Paternal Lineage Y-46 method through Ancestry.com. I compared my results to some info I found on the Frisian peoples and to a couple of other individuals who joined my Fonda DNA Group on Ancestry.com. There is not yet enough DNA data to find any […]

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