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
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

16 August 1863
Stephenson, Illinois, United States


    John Phillip Bear Sr


    Anna Sophia Bear


    George Bear


    Orien Bear



+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


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.

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

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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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