Wixons in the United States and Canada

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  • ID: I262
  • Name: Robert B. FLEMING
  • Given Name: Robert B.
  • Surname: Fleming
  • Sex: M
  • _UID: A51582BAD2A5D5118736AB9CD9405A400ACB
  • Change Date: 20 Nov 2003
  • Birth: 11 DEC 1860 in Indiana
  • Note: Date from a family Bible in the possession of Enola Dunbar 1997. This was sent to me via Ronald Fleming 4290N County Road 1025E, Indianapolis, IN 46234-9022.
  • Death: 3 SEP 1954 in Lincoln, Lancaster Co., Nebraska
  • Note:

    Robert B. Fleming Obiturary Sketch

    Robert B. Fleming, son of Ephram and Eliza Feming, was born December 11, 1860 and passed away in Lincoln, NE September 3, 1954, at the age of 93 years 8 months and 23 days.
    He was born on a farm near Rensselaer, Indiana. His mother died when he was a baby and he made his home with his uncle Sam and aunt Cora Blizzard.
    He and his brother Frank came to Nebraska in 1881, homesteading four miles south of Wilsonville.
    On September 16, 1886 he was united in marriage to Ora M. Wixson at Beaver City, NE. To this union two children were born, Clifford O. and Maude E.
    In 1920 they removed to Taylor and purchased a home in the southeast part of town, near the Congregational church, where he continued to farm and do team work. He liked horses and was always happy when working with them.
    At the age of 85 years he was still able to husk corn but at the age of 86 he had to retire from active work on account of ill health.
    Although practically blind and deaf, Mr. Fleming was cheerful and enjoyed visiting with friends and relatives.
    His wife passed away in 1941. He went to Lincoln to live with his son in 1948, where he resided until death.
    Mr. and Mrs. Fleming observed their Golden Wedding September 16, 1936. Mr. Fleming was a faithful attendant and worker in the Congregational Church in Taylor for a number of years.
    He leaves to mourn his passing two children, Clifford O. of Lincoln and Mrs. Maude E. Parkin of Taylor, six grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.
    Interment was in the Taylor Cemetery.

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  • Burial: Taylor Cemetery
  • Census: 1900 Sherman Twp., Furnas Co., NE
  • Note:

    1900
    8 Fleming, Robert B. Dec 1861 38y m13 IN OH OH
    Ora M. Mar 1871 29y m13 1/1 IL IL IL
    Clifford O. Oct 1894 5 s NE IN IL
  • Census: 1910 Sherman Twp., Furnas Co., NE
  • Note:

    1910
    47/47 Fleming, Robert B. 48y m(1)23 IN OH OH
    Ora M. 39y m(1)23 1/1 IL IL IL
    Clifford O. 15y s NE IN IL
  • Occupation: farmer
  • Residence: DEC 1919 Loup Co., NE
  • Event: was the subject of a biographical sketch Misc 1983 Loup Co., NE
  • Note:

    Robert R. Fleming, son of Ephram Fleming was born December 11, 1860, in Rensselaer, IN. Ora May (Wixon) Fleming, daughter of Harrison and Amu (Whitcomb) Wixon, was born at Mercer County, IL, March 8, 1871. Robert and Ora were married September 16, 1896, in Beaver City, NE. They moved to Loup County from Wilsonville, NE, in December, 1919 and resided in Taylor until their deaths.
    Robert did farm work and was janitor at the Congregational Church. Ora died January 1941, and Robert died September 1954, and both are buried in the Taylor cemetery.
    Their children included Clifford Orrin, born October 16, 1894, married Velma May Coleman on October 27, 1915 and died in 1968; he was buried in the Kent cemetery. Maude Etha was born July 15, 1912, married John Walker Parkin on September 16, 1941 and now redied at Parkview Plaza in Burwell.
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    Marriage 1 Ora May WIXON b: 9 MAR 1871 in New Windsor, Mercer Co., IL
    • Married: 16 SEP 1886 in Beaver City, Furnas Co., NE
    Children
    1. Has No Children Clifford Oren FLEMING b: 16 OCT 1894 in Nebraska
    2. Has Children Maude Etha FLEMING

    Sources:
    1. Abbrev: obit unknown paper
      Title: obit unknown paper
      Quality: 2
    2. Abbrev: Loup Centennial Book
      Title: Loup County Centennial Book 1883-1983
      Quality: 2
      Page: pg 84
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