Alexander FLEMING and Elizabeth
(surname unknown, from County Wicklow, Ireland)
June 19, 2016:
In my search through the Ontario death registrations with "Wic" as the keyword, I found
the attached 1870 death cert. for Eliza Fleming, married woman, b. County Wicklow, living in
New Edinburgh in Ottawa.
Below is (I believe) her husband, Alexander Fleming, with a new marriage in 1875.
#1686-75 Alexander FLEMING, 28, widower, cab driver, Canada, Ottawa, s/o Alexander &
Elizabeth FLEMING, married Jerusha BURTCH, (Birtch?), 34, widow, Canada, Ottawa, d/o
William HANNAH & Eleanor?, witn: Thomas ASKWITH & Elizabeth ARMSTRONG, both of Ottawa,
22 July 18785 at Ottawa.
The attached 1851 census entry for Alexander Fleming Jr. of Brockville would seem to fit
the cab driver who was living in Ottawa in 1875. But I can't come up with the maiden name
of Mrs. Eliza Fleming, b. Wicklow.
Source: Ontario Death records at ancestry.ca
Elizabeth Fleming died three days after child birth. The above record is one of about
a dozen recorded on the same page -- many of the names are from Goulbourn Township. Thomas
Tubman (Munster Hamlet, Tubman Funeral Homes later?) from Goulbourn was the registrar.
... Anne Burgess
also posted on February 1, 2009:
Thanks to Sue for the following research:
I did find a few things re this family; They are indeed in the 1851 Brockville census
with 3 children Mary Ann, Alexander and Andrew.
Mary Ann married James Weatherhead. Mary Ann is in the 1881 New Edinburgh, Russell census
and with the family is her mother Elizabeth Fleming, aged 62, a widow, Wesleyan Methodist.
Mary Ann is married but husband must be away. They are in the 1891 Lindsay, Bruce North
census and in the 1901 Bruce North, James is missing again and in this census Mary says
she was born 2 Sep 1844. She died (as Ann Mary Weasterhead - bad transcription) in Grey
county on 28 Aug 1902 at age 58 and it is stated that she was born in Brockville.
Mary Ann's mother died 29 April 1904 in Algoma, the informant being Mrs. G. Cronkite
(her grandaughter) She was a widow in the 1881 census and I cannot find Alexander in the
1871 census. As the civil death registrations don't start (online) until 1869, I wonder if he
died before that year.
Mary Ann's brother, Alexander Fleming (Jr.) and his first wife Eliza had a daughter
(Elizabeth Ann) about 1868, born in Portage du Fort in Quebec abt 1868. On 23 Dec 1885 in
New Edinburgh, she married Gideon Hughes Cronkite. In the 1901 Algoma census, enumerated
with Gideon and Elizabeth (Fleming) Cronkite is Elizabeth Fleming (listed as "grandmere" -
French for grandmother), born 5 June 1820 in Ireland. One of Gideon and Elizabeth's
children is called 'Bessie'. The religion for this Cronkite family is hard to read - it
looks like Christaldphian. It is definitely Christ...phian.
Online at Ancestry is a family tree of Gladys Cronkite, a daughter of Gideon Cronkite and
Elizabeth Ann Fleming. This tree lists the parents of Elizabeth Ann Fleming as Robert
Fleming and Bessie NOLAN. Obviously the Robert is wrong, but perhaps Alexander was Robert
Alexander, but 'Bessie' rings true and perhaps the 'Nolan' is the right surname. Perhaps
the first marriage of Alexander Fleming and Elizabeth (Nolan?) are in Portage du Fort,
where daughter Elizabeth Ann was born abt 1868.
Hope this helps,
E-mail Anne Burgess, Sue and Al Lewis
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