Memorable Manitobans: William Wesley Fleming (1875-1957)
Born at Moonica, Minnesota in July 1875, son of Mary Jane Fleming (1842-?), he came to Canada in 1877 and lived at Kenora (Ontario) for some time before moving to Winnipeg around 1893 and working as a building contractor until retirement in 1939. On 12 December 1919, he married schoolteacher Lena Patrick (1877-1955) at Winnipeg and they had a daughter, ? Fleming (wife of L. C. Williams). He was a member of the First Church of Christ Scientist. He died in Winnipeg on 2 March 1957 and was buried in the Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.
Some of his construction works in Manitoba included:
1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
Marriage registration [William Wesley Fleming, Lena Patrick], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
1921 Canada census, Ancestry.
“Former school teacher, Mrs. W. Fleming, dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 8 March 1955, page 5.
“Building contractor, W. W. Fleming dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 4 March 1957, page 32.
Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
We thank Jordan Makichuk for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 19 May 2023