Biographical Sketch of William H. Fleming
Believed to have been written by Elsie Ellen Fleming
H. Fleming born at Alma, Wis. Aug 13, 1863. William attended
the Hicks Valley school until finishing then attended the Pepin
Schools after which he began teaching and taught the Hicks Valley
School where a number of his brothers and sisters went to school to
Afterwards he attended the River Falls Normal then taught for
several years at different places. While teaching at Downsville,
Wis. He met Miss Grace Fisher, also a teacher in one of the
departments there and on June 15, 1890 they were married.
On July 5 1891 she passed away leaving a little son, George Lee, who
was born June 7th 1891, being almost a month old at the time of his
mother’s death. His grandma Fisher then took him to give him a
mother’s love where he made his home until he grew to manhood with
the exceptions of one time he made his home with his grandparents at
Pepin for a time.
Then on Sept 1, 1892 while teaching at Eau Galle W.H. married Miss
Marguerite Conway of Knapp, Wis. To this union was born one daughter
Sybil Conway (sic) (Isabell) on Oct. 18 1893. When Sybil was 16
years of age her mother died in Eau Claire on Sept 16, 1909 at the
age of 41 years. Then Sybil and her father lived in Winnipeg Canada
for a time where he was Custom inspector between U.S. and Canada.
On Aug 30, 1911 he was married to Miss Mattie Broatch of Pepin. To
them was born a little daughter Florence A. on July 3 1912. They
were here on a visit from Dakota where he was teaching.
He then taught at Palouse, Wash in 1913 and in the summer of 1914
came to Pepin and made his home on the old home farm with his
father. Later he bought a farm a few miles from Billings, Montana,
where they moved and in May 22, 1920 he again had the misfortune for
the 3rd time to loose his wife by death. Later he married Mrs.
Woodie Johnson of Billings Mont.