Margaret Elizabeth Fleming

14 November 1841–22 December 1916 (Age 75)
Shepherdstown, Jefferson, West Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Margaret Elizabeth

When Margaret Elizabeth Fleming was born on 14 November 1841, in Shepherdstown, Jefferson, West Virginia, United States, her father, Phillip Fleming, was 53 and her mother, Ann Sophie Frye, was 53. She married George Nicholas Deighl Bear on 16 August 1863, in Stephenson, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Washington Township, Harlan, Nebraska, United States in 1880 and Alma, Harlan, Nebraska, United States for about 25 years. She died on 22 December 1916, in Orleans, Harlan, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Orleans, Harlan, Nebraska, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Nicholas Deighl Bear
1841–1897
Margaret Elizabeth Fleming
1841–1916
Marriage: 16 August 1863
John Phillip Bear Sr
1864–1938
Anna Sophia Bear
1866–1937
George Bear
1867–1885
Orien Bear
1869–1961
Angeline Bear
1870–1950
Charles Allen Bear
1872–1955
Margaret Elizabeth Bear
1875–1897
Mary Jane Bear
1876–1877
Clara Alice Bear
1878–1938
Clarence A Bear
1880–1943
Ada Florence Bear
1881–1962
Logan Bear
1884–1953

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 August 1863Stephenson, Illinois, United States
  • Children

    (12)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1846
    Age 5
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1854
    Age 13
    Historical Boundaries: 1854: Ogle, Illinois, United States
    1863
    Age 22
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English: ethnic name for someone from Flanders, from Middle English fleming. The word reflects a Norman French form of Old French flamanc ‘Fleming’, from the stem flam- + the ancient Germanic suffix -ing. In the Middle Ages there was considerable commercial intercourse between England and the Netherlands, particularly in the wool trade, and many Flemish weavers and dyers settled in England. This surname is also common in south and east Scotland and in Ireland, where it is sometimes found in the Gaelicized form Pléamonn.German: variant of Flemming , cognate with 1 above.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Flemings
    Flanders
    Fleeman
    Flemming
    Flamenco

    Sources (15)

    • Elizabeth Flemming in entry for Clara Alice Smith, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Elizabeth Bear in household of George Bear, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Margaret E Bear, "United States Census, 1910"

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