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
Margaret Elizabeth Fleming
Marriage: 16 August 1863
John Phillip Bear Sr
Anna Sophia Bear
George Bear
Orien Bear
Angeline Bear
Charles Allen Bear
Margaret Elizabeth Bear
Mary Jane Bear
Clara Alice Bear
Clarence A Bear
Ada Florence Bear
Logan Bear

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 August 1863Stephenson, Illinois, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 5
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 13
    Historical Boundaries: 1854: Ogle, Illinois, United States
    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.

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    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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