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John Fleming, MPP
Male 1819 - 1877


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  • Suffix  MPP 
    Birth  29 Jun 1819  Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender  Male 
    Occupation  1851  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Merchant 
    Occupation  1851  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    merchant 
    Religion  1851  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Presbyterian 
    Religion  1861  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Free Church 
    Religion  1861  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Store Keeper 
    Elected Office  1869  , Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Warden for the County of Waterloo 
    Occupation  1871  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Merchant 
    Religion  1871  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    C. Presbyterian 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-103918P 
    Died  21 Jan 1877  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried  Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID  I103918  Generations
    Last Modified  7 Dec 2017 

    Father  Fleming,   b. Abt 1780, of, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F39776  Group Sheet

    Family  Mary Matilda Moir,   b. 1823, Aberdeen, , Aberdeen, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1917 
    Married  26 Jun 1851  Dundas, Wentworth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. John Fleming,   b. 3 Apr 1852, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1919
     2. Mary Leslie Fleming,   b. 1854, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1931
     3. James Moir Fleming,   b. 1856, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1934
     4. Janet Fleming,   b. 1859, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1939
     5. Margaret A. Fleming,   b. 1861, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. William Jamieson Fleming,   b. 25 Sep 1864, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1933
     7. Jacqueline Maude Fleming,   b. 1867, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1941
    Family ID  F26628  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • John Fleming was one of Galt's most prominent businessmen in the 19th century. He was the son of John and Jane Fleming and came to Canada about 1835 working first in Dundas as a clerk and book keeper, coming to Galt in 1846. He partnered with Andrew Elliott in a grocery business. His partner retired in 1852 and he partnered with William Robinson. They assumed control of a distillery on the Grand River as well as a soap and potash business. After selling the businesses in 1864 he returned to the grocery and dry goods business and also partnered with Alex Elmslie in a book and stationery store. He also was one of the directors of the Gore Mutual Fire Insurance Co. moving it from Brantford to Galt. He also was on Galt council, was reeve as well reeve for the County of Waterloo. In 1875 was elected member of parliament for Waterloo South.1a

      1aCambridge Mosaic , Jim Quantrell, 1998, City of Cambridge [abbreviated snippet from original text in book]

  • Sources 
    1. [S122] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Mount View CC#4495 Internet Link .
      John Fleming/ born at Dunfermline Scotland/ 29th June 1819/ died at Galt Ontario/ 21st Jan . 1877/ Blessed are the pure in heart/ for they shall see God/ Erected/ to the dear memory of a beloved/ husband and father/ by his sorrowing wife and children

    2. [S570] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 30.

    3. [S313] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1851, Pg.23.

    4. [S1838] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1861.

    5. [S1204] Church Records - ON, Wentworth, Ancaster - St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church.
      John Fleming of Galt, merchant to Mary M. Moir, of Dundas 26 Jun 1851 Dundas, by license Wit. John Gartshore and Ja's Coleman

    6. [S1838] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1861, Galt 1861 Div. 5 Page 52.

  • Event Map
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    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Merchant - 1851 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - merchant - 1851 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1851 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 Jun 1851 - Dundas, Wentworth Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Free Church - 1861 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Store Keeper - 1861 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Warden for the County of Waterloo - 1869 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Merchant - 1871 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - C. Presbyterian - 1871 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Jan 1877 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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