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Martha Louise (Barnes) Fleming (1845 - 1893)

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Martha Louise (Martha) Fleming formerly Barnes
Born in Gloucester, Carleton, Canada Westmap
Wife of — married about 1878 in Ottawa, Carleton, Canada Westmap
Died in Ottawa, Canada Westmap
Profile last modified 4 Nov 2019 | Created 5 Jun 2016 | Last significant change: 4 Nov 2019
05:27: Jo-Anne (Reid) Zeron-Benes edited the First Name for Martha Louise (Barnes) Fleming (1845-1893). [Thank Jo-Anne for this]
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Martha was born in 1845 in Gloucester, Ottawa, Canada West.

Daughter of Phillip Barnes and Mary Elizabeth Nichols

•1851 Census, Martha (Barns) is age 6.-[1]living with parents in Gloucester, Ottawa, Canada West.

•1861 Census, Martha (Barns) age 15.-[2]living with parents in Gloucester, Carleton, Canada West. & Martha age 17.-[3]with her sister Sarah in Victoria Ward, Ottawa, Canada West.

•1871 Census, Martha (Bains) is age 24/"25".-[4]living in Gloucester, Russell, Canada West.

Martha was married to Simpson Fleming sometime in the 1870's. (She was not his first wife and he is about 20 years older than her.)

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They had the following 3 Children

  1. Mary Louise (Dec 5, 1878) (birth-[5])
  2. Charles Henry (Apr 10, 1880)
  3. John (Jun 16, 1883).

•1881 Census, age 38/"36".-[6]

-Simpson Fleming 48, (1825) Ireland, Oc-Millwright.
•Martha Fleming 38, Ont.
-Mary Louise Fleming 2, Ont.
-Charles Henry Fleming 1 (April), Ont.
-Sanford George Fleming 12, Ont.
-Alla Fleming 16, Ont.
-Mary Fleming 38, Sis, Ireland, Plymouth Bretheren.
Census Place: Victoria Ward, Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario; Film:1375866 ; NA Film Number C-13230; District 105; Sub-dist B; Div 2; Page No 48; Household No 231.

•1891 Census, age 46.-

I think this is Martha's death, registered under her maiden surname, Barnes, but indexed at Ancestry as shown on this reg of Ontario, Canada Deaths, 1869-1932 County of Carleton, Div of Ottawa.[7]

-Name: Martha Louise[?] Barnes
-Death Date: 9 Aug 1893
-Death Location: Ottawa, Carleton 
-Age: 46 years
-Religion: Church of England 
-Gender: Female 
-Estimated Birth Year: abt 1847 
-Birth Location: Gloucester
-Cause: Consumption, 2 years
-Physician: Dr. H. P. Wright
-Informant: (Blank)
-Reg. #003356



  1. Archives Canada 1851 Census
  2. Archives Canada 1861 Census
  3. Archives Canada 1861 Census
  4. Archives Canada 1871 Census
  5. "Ontario Births, 1869-1912," database with images, FamilySearch ( :Martha Barnes in entry for Mary Louise Fleming, 05 Dec 1878; citing Birth, Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada, citing Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,845,220.
  6. Archives Canada 1881 Census
  7. "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947," database with images, FamilySearch ( :Martha Louise[?] Barnes, 09 Aug 1893; citing Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, yr 1893 cn 3356, Registrar General. Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,853,578.

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