Margaret Elizabeth Fleming

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

The Life of Margaret Elizabeth

When Margaret Elizabeth Fleming was born on 14 November 1841, in Shepherdstown, Berkeley, 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 1863
Stephenson, Illinois, United States
children

(12)

    John Phillip Bear Sr

    Male1864–1938Male

    Anna Sophia Bear

    Female1866–1937Female

    George Bear

    Male1867–1885Male

    Orien Bear

    Male1869–1961Male

    Female1870–1950Female

+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(3)

World Events (8)

1846

Age 5

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 7

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 20

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

Name Meaning

1 English: ethnic name for someone from Flanders. 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. The word reflects a Norman French form of Old French flamenc, from the stem flam- + the Germanic suffix -ing. The surname is also common in south and east Scotland and in Ireland, where it is sometimes found in the Gaelicized form Pléimeann.2 German: variant of Flemming , cognate with 1.

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Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Bear in household of George Bear, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Margaret E Bear, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mary E Bear in household of Geo N D Bear, "Nebraska State Census, 1885"

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