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Ancestors of Charles Henry Fonde

Generation No. 2

      2. Henry Fonde, born Apr 28, 1852 in Mobile, AL; died Nov 28, 1914 in Knoxville, TN. He was the son of 4. Charles Henry Fonde and 5. Elizabeth R. McClester. He married 3. Alice Broun Nov 13, 1888 in Mobile, AL.

      3. Alice Broun, born Nov 6, 1864 in Clark Co., Miss.; died Nov 4, 1950 in Knoxville, TN. She was the daughter of 6. Seaman Deas Broun and 7. Sarah Reynolds.

Notes for Henry Fonde:
Henry Fonde, son of Charles Henry Fonde and Elizabeth McClester, was educated in the public schools in Mobile, AL and became a civil engineer. He was general agent for the the Executive Department of the Southern Railway Co. Through his employment with the Southern Railway, Henry Fonde supervised the installation of a railroad track to a coal-mining community in Kentucky which was later named Fonde after him. There is also a mountain nearby named Fonde mountain. This community is located about half way between Jellico, TN and Middlesboro, KY, almost on the state line. Mining operations were shut down in the 1970's but Fonde still exists, though only about a half dozen families live there.

  Notes for Alice Broun:
Alice Broun had red hair. According to her granddaughter, Frankie Fonde Brogan, Alice Broun Fonde was a remarkable woman who went on an interior trip of Africa when over 65 years of age, during which she painted pictures of many African plants and flowers, describing them with their Latin names. She was a great gardener and botanist and a fount of information on almost any subject. She suffered from Parkinson's disease in her later years but never lost her mental faculties.

Children of Henry Fonde and Alice Broun are:
  i.   Florence Fonde, born Sep 11, 1889 in Mobile, AL; died Apr 1968 in Fayetteville, TN; married Joseph Thompson Aug 30, 1918; born Apr 3, 1890; died Apr 14, 1970.
  1 ii.   Charles Henry Fonde, born Jul 28, 1891 in Mobile, AL; died Nov 18, 1974 in Knoxville, TN; married Rhea King Nov 29, 1921 in Punta Gorda, FL.
  iii.   Henry Fonde, born Nov 19, 1892; died Sep 14, 1898.
  iv.   Alice Fonde, born Mar 4, 1897; died May 1984 in Albany, NY; married William H. M. Higham Jun 25, 1924; born in England.
  v.   Dorothy Fonde, born Mar 15, 1902; died Feb 1982 in Brunswick, GA; married Hal Edward Seagraves Mar 3, 1956; born Feb 9, 1897 in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; died Jan 31, 1993 in Hanover, NH.

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