James Edward Fleming

31 August 1891–1953 (Age 61)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of James Edward

When James Edward Fleming was born on 31 August 1891, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Archibald Fleming, was 27 and his mother, Anna Tray, was 26. He married Genevieve Cecilia Mortland on 24 June 1913, in Delaware City, New Castle, Delaware, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Colwyn, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States in 1920 and Makefield, Lower Makefield Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States in 1930. He died in 1953, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Yardley, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Edward Fleming
Genevieve Cecilia Mortland
Marriage: 24 June 1913
Robert Frances Fleming
Eleanor Gertude Fleming
James Edward "Bud" Fleming Jr
George Evans Fleming
Marian Cecilia Fleming
Elizabeth Genevieve Fleming
Edward Joseph Fleming
John Thomas Fleming
Thomas Manning Fleming

Spouse and Children


    Genevieve Cecilia Mortland


24 June 1913
Delaware City, New Castle, Delaware, United States


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Archibald Fleming


    Anna Tray




    Margaret Fleming




    Nellie Fleming


    John Fleming


World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 14

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 17

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • James Fleming in household of Archibald Fleming, "United States Census, 1900"
  • James Flemings, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James J Fleming, "United States Census, 1920"

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