Sunday, 8 April 2012

Sunday's Obituary - Margaret Fleming nee Hart

My great grandma Fleming was born Margaret Hart on the 23rd of July 1869 at Eglinton, Clunes, Victoria.  She was the eldest daughter of Peter Hart and Agnes nee Mason.

Margaret Fleming nee Hart (seated) with two of her daughters, Maggie and Nellie.
Margaret married Donald Fleming on the 13th of November 1889 and they had eleven children who all lived  well into middle and old age.  Margaret died on the 24th of August 1960 at King Valley.  She was 91 years of age.

OBITUARY FOR MRS MARGARET FLEMING

from Wangaratta Chronicle-Despatch Wed 31st Aug. 1960.

The funeral of one of the first pioneers of the King Valley district was held on Friday 26th August 1960.
Mrs Margaret Fleming, aged 91 years, who with her late husband, was the first to take up a selection of the Hyem estate more than 63 years ago.
The Rev. C.L. Oliver, warden of St Columbs Hall officiated at home and at the graveside.
Coffin Bearers:-
D and H Fleming (sons) H. Rutledge and D McLaren (sons in law)
Pall Bearers:-
R. Vines (son in law); S. Fleming (nephew); J. Ball (son in law); A Crockett; K. Vines; F Fleming and H Black (grandsons) and J Ball ( brother in law) .
Mrs Fleming is survived by the following members of her family:-
May (Mrs Crockett of Albury); Donald (Edi); Essie (Mrs. Black of Bacchus Marsh); Millie (Mrs Rutledge of Echuca); Margaret (Mrs Ball of Myrrhee); Nellie (Mrs Vines of Myrtleford); Myrtle ( Mrs McLaren of Shepparton); Archie (Shepparton) and
Harold (King Valley).  One son Albert predeceased his mother.
George Handley in charge of funeral arrangements.

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