Obituary Details

Henry Fleming

(12/16/1878 - 10/22/1967)
Courtesy of The Harrison Sun, 11/02/1967

Henry Fleming Dies October 22

Henry Fleming, long - time rancher of the Ardmore area who died on October 22 at Hot Springs, was born in New York City on December 16, 1878. His family moved to Atkinson, Nebr. in 1885 when he was six years of age. He joined the Nebraska Volunteers of the U.S. Army for service in the Spanish American War on May 27, 1898, at Omaha, and was discharged at Augusta, Ga., on May 11, 1889, after having served on active duty in Cuba.

Between 1900 and 1902 he prospected for gold in Alaska, a period of much experience and hardship without other significant gain.

He married Margaret Elizabeth Hannan in Atkinson on February 26, 1906. They in turn homesteaded in South Dakota east of Ardmore in 1909. He later increased his holding into Nebraska where his primary residence has been since 1912. He was a farmer and rancher for the entire period of his residence in this part of the country.

He was an active member of the Veteran of Foreign Wars. He was a charter member of the Spanish American War Veterans and remained a member until his death.

Two sons were born and survived-Chisna, presently of Akron, Ohio and Charis, residing at the family ranch near Ardmore in northeast Sioux County.

In addition to his wife and two sons he is survived by one brother, William of St. Louis, Mo., one sister, Elizabeth Baker of Atkinson, and four grandchildren of Akron, Ohio.

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