Mother of actor Henry Fonda. <<-- Return to the biography of Henry Fonda Elma Herberta Jaynes was born 26 Jun 1879 in St. Croix County, Wisconsin, the daughter of Henry S Jaynes and his wife Elma Lamphere. Sometime between 1882 and 1889, the family moved to Nebraska, and by 1898 they had moved to Omaha. Elma married William Brace Fonda on 10 Jun 1903 probably in or near Omaha. The family lived briefly in Grand Island, but by 1910 they were back living in Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska. Henry's mother Elma fell, broke her leg and developed a blood clot which killed her in October 1934. "I felt so bad that she didn't live to see me move ahead", he said in his biography. "...his father died two years later", states Sweeney. Her obituary states that Herberta (Jaynes) Fonda died in 5 Oct 1934, at her home in Omaha.
"Social and Personal", Dec 25, 1898, The Nebraska State Journal (Lincoln, Nebraska) :"Miss Alice Fuller will spend this week in Omaha as the guest of Miss Herberta Jaynes." - transcription courtesy of Will Johnson, firstname.lastname@example.org, Professional Genealogist, from the original image on Ancestry
9 Jun 1903
Services at Omaha for Herberta Jaynes Fonda — Funeral services for Mrs. Herberta Jaynes Fonda were held in Omaha Monday afternoon. Mrs. Fonda was a schoolmate of Mrs. E.C. Hardy at the University of Nebraska. She was a member of Delta Gamma sorority. Mrs. Fonda died Oct. 5 at her home in Omaha. She was 55 years old. Surviving besides her husband, William B., are two daughters, Mrs. John B. Peacock of Omaha and Mrs. John Schoentgen of Council Bluffs, and a son, Harry Fonda of New York City. Mrs Schoentgen attended the university in 1927. - transcription courtesy of Will Johnson, email@example.com, Professional Genealogist, from the original image on Ancestry
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