William Harold Fleming

20 March 1832–28 October 1914 (Age 82)
Jefferson, Indiana, United States

The Life of William Harold

When William Harold Fleming was born on 20 March 1832, in Jefferson, Indiana, United States, his father, John Jesseman Fleming, was 55 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth McCrory, was 37. He married Anna Eliza Eastman on 31 December 1854, in Otter Creek Township, Linn, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Otter Creek Township, Linn, Iowa, United States for about 50 years. He died on 28 October 1914, in Linn, Iowa, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Lafayette Cemetery, Otter Creek Township, Linn, Iowa, United States.

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William Harold Fleming
Anna Eliza Eastman
Marriage: 31 December 1854
Corwin Delbert Fleming
Attula Omene Emerette Fleming
Orthello Morello Fleming
Willie Fleming
Alice Mary Fleming
Inez Elizabeth Fleming
Annie Fleming
Myrtle Laura Fleming

Spouse and Children

31 December 1854
Otter Creek Township, Linn, Iowa, United States


    Corwin Delbert Fleming


    Attula Omene Emerette Fleming



    Willie Fleming


    Alice Mary Fleming


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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 4

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 4

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.
1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

Age 24

The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

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.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Fleming, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Wm Fleming, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William Fleming, "United States Census, 1860"

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