Herberta Elma Jaynes

26 June 1879–5 October 1934 (Age 55)
Hudson, St. Croix, Wisconsin, United States

The Life Summary of Herberta Elma

When Herberta Elma Jaynes was born on 26 June 1879, in Hudson, St. Croix, Wisconsin, United States, her father, Henry Silas Jaynes, was 30 and her mother, Elma Louise Lamphear, was 29. She married William Brace Fonda on 10 June 1903, in Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in St. Croix, Wisconsin, United States in 1879 and Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States in 1880. She died on 5 October 1934, in Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States.

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William Brace Fonda
Herberta Elma Jaynes
Marriage: 10 June 1903
Henry Jaynes Fonda
Harriett McNeill Fonda
Herberta Jayne Fonda

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 June 1903Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 2
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
    1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire
    Age 4
    A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.
    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 17
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    Name Meaning

    English (Gloucestershire and Worcestershire): variant of Jayne , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (14)

    • Elma Herberta Jaynes, "Wisconsin Births and Christenings, 1826-1926"
    • Herberta J Fonda in household of William B Fonda, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Herberta Joynes in entry for Henry J. Fonda and Frances S. Brokaw, "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940"

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