Biography of J. B. Fonda of Batavia, NY





J. B. Fonda, an energetic business man of Batavia, was born here in 1855, the son of B. P. Fonda. He was educated in the public schools, and began business as clerk for the grocery house of Griswold & Pendill, being in their employ three years. He was then in the employ of W%orthington & Son, hardware merchants, for 13 years, obtaining a knowledge of the business, and such an extensive acquaintance with the community as warranted him in 1885 in establishing his present business at 70 East Main street, where he is engaged in handling all kinds of hardware, stoves, furnaces, and house furnishing goods, having built up a good trade. In 1877 Mr. Fonda married Miss Nellie A. Sheldon, daughter of F. G. Sheldon, of Monroe County, and they have three children, Maud, Roy, and Ethel. The family are Presbyterians.



Source:
Our Countty and it's people
a descriptive work on Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890

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