Emma Elizabeth Fonder

30 October 1886–7 March 1974 (Age 87)
Milbank, Grant, South Dakota, United States

The Life of Emma Elizabeth

When Emma Elizabeth Fonder was born on 30 October 1886, in Milbank, Grant, South Dakota, United States, her father, Charles Joseph Fonder, was 41 and her mother, Angeline Ursula Huempfner, was 35. She had at least 1 daughter with Henry Jacob Lenssen. She lived in Melrose Township, Grant, South Dakota, United States in 1900 and Goodwill, Roberts, South Dakota, United States in 1920. She died on 7 March 1974, in Sisseton, Roberts, South Dakota, United States, at the age of 87.

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Henry Jacob Lenssen
Emma Elizabeth Fonder
Mary L Lenssen

Spouse and Children



    Mary L Lenssen


Parents and Siblings

    Charles Joseph Fonder


    Angeline Ursula Huempfner




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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 4

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 23

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

French and Belgian (Ardennes): occupational name for a metal caster, from French fondeur.

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

Sources (3)

  • Emma E Lensen in household of Henry Lensen, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Emma L Fonder in household of Charles J Fonder, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Emma Fonder, "South Dakota, Department of Health, Index to Births 1843-1914 and Marriages 1950-2016"

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