Person:William Fleming (57)

William Michael Fleming
Facts and Events
Name William Michael Fleming
Gender Male
Birth[1] 25 OCT 1889 Prairieburg, Linn, Iowa, United States
Marriage 8 Sep 1920 Ryan, Delaware, Iowa, United Statesto Rose V Kehoe
Death[2] 7 Aug 1932 Monticello, Jones, Iowa, United Statesdrowned
Burial[3] Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Jones, Iowa, United States
  1. Source (404). (SIN 5. Bushes and Branches for Family Trees: Mangold/Keenan - McEnany/Drummy, Mary Duggan Mangold, November, 1979, FHL Salt Lake City, Film #1321268, Item #1, Self-published. A 492-page collection of Family Group Sheets, letters, photos and clippings of the Mangold and Drummy families. Based on papers collected by Blanche McEnerny Mangold. Pages are not numbered in original; for convenience, the pages have been hand-numbered so that the dedication page, "To My Dear Peachy", is page 2.).

    p 462

  2. Cascade Pioneer
    1, 11 Aug 1932.

    Drowned in Maquoketa

    William H. Fleming, forty-five year old farmer, residing near Monticello and very well known here, was drowned in the Maquoketa river at the summer resort of Hartwick, some eight miles southeast of Manchester, about 4 o’clock Sunday afternoon.

    Fleming, in the company of his brother and their families, had been swimming and after deciding to leave the water, the families, who had been picnicking for the day, went ashore. They did not miss Fleming for a little time, but as soon as they noticed that he had not come to shore, they sent a cry for help. No one hear an outcry and it is presumed that he must have sunk beneath the surface and possibly strangled without uttering a distress signal. Telephone calls to Manchester were responded to by Life Guard Joseph Hermann and others, and Mr. Hermann recovered the body with grappling hooks in 12 feet of water some two hours later. The body was stiff and efforts at resuscitation proved unavailing and was taken to his home.

    Fleming is survived by his widow and three children, who were with him at the time of the tragedy.

  3. Grave Recorded, in Find A Grave
    [Includes headstone photo], last accessed Jan 2017.