Thomas Fleming

M, ID# 1186, (1823-1896)
     Thomas Fleming was born on 28 August 1823 in England.1,2 He married second Hannah Matilda Jones, daughter of James Jones and Hannah Goodale, in 1856.3 He and Hannah Matilda Jones adopted Orpha Electa (--?--) before 1871.4,5 He died on 5 June 1896 in Beverly Twp, Wentworth County, Ontario, at age 72.6,7 He was buried in Troy Cemetery, Beverly Twp, Wentworth County, Ontario.6

Thomas's obituary in the Hamilton Spectator, Hamilton, Ontario, on 15 June 1896 read:
"FLEMING (Rockton) - Thomas Fleming, an old resident of Beverly, died on Friday, June 5, after an illness of one week. Deceased was born in Yorkshire England on Aug. 27, 1824, and emigrated to Canada when he was twenty years of age. After spending a short time in Toronto he came to Beverly, where he spent the rest of his life. He first married Mary Wedge, and on her decease married Mrs. Matilda Wedge, who still survives him. For 42 years he had led a consistent Christian life, and his remains were followed to the cemetery at Troy by a large concourse of people."7

Census Records

YearPlaceHead of Household
1871Beverly Twp, Wentworth County, OntarioThomas Fleming4
Last Edited=10 Oct 2018

Children of Thomas Fleming and Hannah Matilda Jones


  1. [S68] Troy Cemetery Transcriptions, online (…).
  2. [S1927] Orpha Electa Arnold, Death Registration 032622 (16 Jan 1910), Archives of Ontario, Toronto, York County, Ontario, viewed at, May 2018.
  3. [S366] Descendants of James Jones & Hannah Goodale, manuscript, compiled by Walter Scott Jones; revised by Harley A Misener, privately held by Faye West, Edmonton, Alberta. Online:
  4. [S1842] 1871 Census (Beverly, North Wentworth, Ontario), Library & Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario C-9924, Thomas Fleming family, page 4, lines 17-19.
  5. [S1928] Orpha Electa Fleming and Alexander Arnold, Marriage registration 013275 (30 Oct 1883), Archives of Ontario, Toronto, York County, Ontario.
  6. [S371] Thomas Fleming & family Tombstone, Troy Cemetery, Troy, Beverly Twp, Wentworth County, Ontario; recorded/photographed by Faye West, 14 Apr 2002.
  7. [S1880] Deaths from the Hamilton Spectator, Glanbrook Heritage Society Archives; archived ( accessed 31 Jan 2018).