Thursday, August 6, 2009

Those Places Thursday - Fleming Farm

Joseph John Fleming farm. Yale, Oklahoma. Scanned copy. October 15, 2006. Original held by R. L. Fleming. Copy held by Cheryl [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE] California. 2009

This is a photo of my great grandmother Laura (Hohimer) Fleming with her children, Isabel, James and Madge. This picture was taken sometime in 1911 at their home, the Fleming farm. Laura's husband, Joseph, was in Canada working as a laborer at this time. His family was on the way to visit him in this picture.

Joseph, or Joe as he was commonly known, was living in the town of Watson in the district of Humboldt. This was located in the province of Saskatchewan. The 1911 Canadian Census Record states he immigrated from the United States (where he was born in 1875) in 1907. He was 35 years old at the time of this census, and was working as a laborer. We know then that he was working in Canada at least four years.

Laura would be about 33 or 34 in this photo, depending the time of year it was taken. Laura was born in Greenwood Kansas. Isabel, the youngest daughter, was actually born in Watson, Saskatchewan in 1908. In this picture she would be around three years old. Joseph and Laura's only son James was born in 1904 in Yale, Oklahoma. He was also known as "Hal" during his lifetime and was probably six here. Madge, the oldest daughter, was also born in Yale, Oklahoma in 1902. She could have been 8 or 9 heading out to see her father this time.

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