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William H. Fleming (1835-1908)

W. H. (William) Fleming, from Emerald in Saint Croix County, enlisted on August 24, 1864, in Company A of the 44th Wisconsin Infantry.

Death Announcement in the Glenwood Tribune, January 23, 1908:

Deaths of the Week.

W. H. Fleming died at his home southwest of Emerald last Thursday. He was born in Canada in 1835, and is survyived [sic] by a wife and six children. The funeral was held from the Emerald M. E. church Saturday, Rev. R. H. Reed officiating.


Obituary in the Glenwood Tribune, January 30, 1908:


Wm. Fliming [sic], whose death was recorded in last week’s Tribune, was one of the earliest, best known and most respected settlers of eastern St. Croix county.

He was born in Furmanuth, Ireland, April 16, 1835; died Jan. 23, 1908. When an infant he came to Canada with his parents; in his young manhood settled in Waukesha couty [sic], Wis., and in 1858 moved to what is now the town of Emerald. He was married to Miss Elizabeth Phillips, of South Durham, Quebec, in 1869, who with nine children survive him. The children are Henry V., Noble M., John J., Thomas T., and George W., of Emerald; Wm. S., register of deeds of St. Croix county; Alexander of Star Prairie; Mary A. Schoonover, and Laura J. Lovgres, of Red Wing.

He was a loyal and faithful soldier in the War of the Rebellion, serving in Co. A, 44th Wis. Infantry.

Lumberman, merchant, public servant, soldier, father, husband, and friend, in every one of these capacities he was a man among men, and to such as he St. Croix county owes a debt of gratitude for its early development which it can never repay.

His children are among the influential citizens of the county, and in his community he was always looked upon as a leader.

The funeral, held last Saturday from his late home, was an unusually large one. The services were conducted by Rev. R. H. Reed, of Glenwood.

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