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Alexander "Sandy" Fleming

Alexander "Sandy" Fleming[1]

Male 1826 - 1926  (100 years)

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  • Name Alexander "Sandy" Fleming 
    Born 1 Jan 1826  West Calder, , Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-52737 
    Died 25 Aug 1926  Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Brown Cemetery, Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I52737  Generations
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2024 

    Father John Fleming,   b. 1798,   d. 1832, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years) 
    Mother Lillias Steil Gregor,   b. 1804,   d. Abt 1834, Morriston, Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years) 
    Married 5 Sep 1825  St. Cuthbert's Church, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F33136  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jeannie Cockburn,   b. Abt 1824, Of, Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Janet "Jessie" "Cissie" Fleming,   b. 13 Dec 1854, Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1945, Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     2. Jane Elizabeth Flemming,   b. 24 May 1858, Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Apr 1937, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2024 
    Family ID F13598  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Alexander Fleming
    Alexander Fleming
    from: A Walk Through Yesterday (subtitle Memoirs of Jessie L. Beattie)
    Alexander Fleming
    Alexander Fleming
    from "A Walk Through Yesterday" Memoirs of Jessie L. Beattie

  • Notes 
    • "In 1834, Alexander Fleming, a young boy of eight years, known familiarly as Sandy, emigrated with his widowed mother, Lillias (nee Gregor), his two younger brothers, John and James, and his Gregor grandparents, Peter and Margaret, with their family of seven. In one record, Sandy also mentions his half sister who also came. (Perhaps his father was a widower with one child, when Lillias married him.) They sailed on the ?Alfred of Alloway?, which carried eight Scottish families on board. The voyage took nine weeks and three days. They were short of water, and the food was mostly fat pork and black bread, with one bowl of oatmeal porridge in the morning."


      A Walk Through Yesterday: Memoirs of Jessie L. Beattie by Jessie L. Beattie, 1976

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      FLEMING, ALEXANDER

      At the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frank Beattie of Blair, on Wednesday, August 25, 1926, in his 101st year. Former resident of Puslinch. He was in his usual good health and in process of all his faculties, until a few days previous to his death. Mr. Fleming was born in Edinburgh and came to this country with his mother, when he was 8 years of age. They settled in Morriston but it was not long after their arrival that his mother died and Sandy, cast on his own resources, went to work for a farmer in the neighbourhood. Here he learned in the school of hard work, that splendid characteristic which helped him all through life, namely, self reliance. In the course of time, he bought a bush farm situated on the tenth concession, about three miles from Aberfoyle. After many years of hard work, the farm was finally cleared. The old log house in which he first lived is still standing, reminiscent of the days of his early struggles and the scene of his first home joys. A beautiful home now stands on the old farm, a monument to his industry and progressiveness. Survived by three daughters, Mrs. Frank Beattie of Blair; Mrs. Hugh Reid of Galt; Mrs. George Dixon of Hamilton; and one son, Alexander on the old homestead. Funeral was held at the home of his daughter in Blair on Sat. , Aug. 28 at 1 and interment took place in Crown Cemetery. Rev. Buchanan Carey of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Guelph conducted the service. Five grandsons and one great-grandson acted as pallbearers.

      A Celebration of Lives Obituaries of Puslinch Township, Wellington Co., Ontario Vol 2 by Anna Jackson & Marjorie Clark

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Francis Beattie Born: Puslinch Age: 25 Father: William Beattie Mother: Isabella Walker Born: abt 1850 Spouse: Janet Fleming Age: 20 born: Puslinch Father: Aleer Fleming Mother: Jeannie Cockburn married 3 Mar 1875 married: Wellington

    2. [S27] International Genealogical Index - Extracted Church Records, Alexander Fleming Christening: 04 FEB 1826 West Calder, Midlothian, Scotland s/o John Fleming and Lilias Gregor.
      Parish registers for West Calder, 1645-1871 Church of Scotland. Parish Church of West Calder (Midlothian) film 1067792

    3. [S1788] Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910.
      Old Parish Records, The Church of Scotland, (General Records Office, Scotland), Film 1066763, 103068, Batch M119895 (Reliability: 3), 1820/1825.
      Fleming and Gregor
      John Fleming, Smith, Residing in No. 12 William Street, and Lillias Gregor, Residing in No. 5 Temple Street, Port Hopetown, Daughter of James Gregor, Forrester at Harburn Parish of West Calder, have been three times proclaimed in order to marriage, in the Parish Church of St. Cuthbert's and no objections have been offered. Married this Day, by the Rev'd Dr. David Dickson, on of the Ministers of this Parish.
      see frame 622, printout fiche 6900813

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Jan 1826 - West Calder, , Midlothian, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Aug 1926 - Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Brown Cemetery, Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
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