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Charles Taylor Fleming

b. 27 December 1878, d. 24 May 1937

Person Exhibits

Charles Taylor Fleming, taken on 8 August 1905

Detailed biography

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Family surname

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Charles Taylor Fleming was born on 27 December 1878 at 666 Springfield Road in Glasgow. He was born at 4:45PM. His father was described as an "Iron Moulder (Journeyman)"1,2,3,4,5


FatherCharles Fleming (b. 17 February 1854, d. 17 August 1928)
MotherMargaret Scott Ballantyne (b. 6 January 1855, d. 23 November 1930)

Family life

Charles Taylor Fleming and Ada Grace Flowerdew were married on 16 May 1900 at 471 Pitt Street in Sydney. They were married according to the rites of the Greek Eastern Orthodox Church1,4

Children with Ada Grace Flowerdew (b. 21 October 1881, d. about 1952)

SonCharles Gordon Fleming (b. about 1901, d. about 1901)
SonJohn Flowerdew Fleming (b. about 1902, d. about 1902)
SonEric William Fleming+ (b. about 1905, d. 17 January 1976)
SonReginald Angus Fleming+ (b. 11 September 1908, d. 22 May 1984)
DaughterIrene Margaret Fleming (b. 10 July 1910, d. 31 August 1996)
DaughterAda Fleming (b. about 1911, d. 25 April 1921)

Residence information

Charles Taylor Fleming emigrated with Charles Fleming and Margaret Scott Ballantyne on 20 July 1883 in Glasgow, Scotland. aboard "Eastern Monarch"6 On on 4 November 1883, Margaret and William arrived at aboard. they was at age 29 years old. "Eastern Monarch"6,4 William and Charles visited in Gympie, Qld, Australia, on 24 November 1883. They visited Maggie's Aunt and Uncle for a few days.6

Working life

  • On 16 May 1900 Charles Taylor Fleming was occupied as a produce clerk and living in Balmain.1
  • In 1900 Charles Taylor Fleming was in Orange, NSW, Australia. He was employed as a clerk by Prescott's Ltd. The local newspaper the Orange Leader wrote in his obituary: "With the well-known produce firm his progress was so good that in 1900 when Mr Fleming was 21 years of age and newly married he was transferred to Orange for the opening of the branch here."7
  • On 7 March 1906 Charles Taylor Fleming was occupied as a shire clerk in Orange. He was emploed by Canobolas Shire Council at Orange NSW. The local newspaper The Orange Leader recorded in his obituary: "March 7 1906 saw the inception of local government with the proclamation of 134 shires and Mr Fleming was appointed Shire Clerk with the temporary council, among members of which was the present president, Cr M F Dalton. When an elected Council met in December of that year, the Shire Clerk's appointment was confirmed and he held the office ever since..."7
  • On 31 January 1929 Charles Taylor Fleming was occupied as a shire clerk.8


He witnessed 's burial on 17 March 1887 in Rookwood Cemetery, NSW, Australia. Presbyterian Cemetery9,10 Died of on 24 May 1937 in Orange, NSW, Australia, at age at age 58. "carcinoma of the tongue (pharyngeal portion")4 Charles Taylor Fleming was buried on 25 May 1937 at Presbyterian Cemetery in Orange.4 There was a funeral for Charles Taylor Fleming on 25 May 1937. The Orange Leader newspaper reported: "The esteem in which the late Charles Taylor Fleming was held was eloquently testified by the huge gathering, thoroughly representative of practically all phases of public life, with so many of which he had been intimately associated, at the funeral yesterday afternoon.

"The cortege was several blocks in length, and was preceded by marchers who comprised: Brothers of Court Little John Ancient Order of Foresters, headed by Chief Ranger, Bro J Bashford, and numbering about 50; members of the Orange Bowling and Civic Club, and shire and municipal employees."

"In a short address in the church, Rev. Mills said that a poet had well said that 'man dies, but sorrow never dies'".

"'A man who takes a public part in the life of a community has a great strain upon his nervous system and his strength,' said Mr Mills. 'I have been struck sometimes by the early demise of men in public life. It is the price we pay for the work of God we do in the great economy of the thing.'"

"The service closed with the singing of 'Abide With Me,' which had been requested, and the funeral then took place."

"After the burial service was conducted by the Rev Mills, Bro. E H Allen, P C R, on behalf of the Chief Ranger, Bro. J Bashford, read the funeral oration of the Foresters' Lodge."

A long list of mourners and their association with the deceased is given11


There is a memorial to Charles Taylor Fleming at Orange Cemetery in Orange, New South Wales, Australia. Follow this link for information and images of his memorial.


  1. [S285] Marriage Certificate, Charles Taylor Fleming and Ada Grace Flowerdew, 11 July 1900, Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, NSW. 1900/2742 (1033.)
  2. [S325] Birth Certificate Vol 1879 No 106, Charles Taylor Fleming, (17 January 1879), Scottish Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages.
  3. [S392] Nolan Rafferty, Letter from Nolan Rafferty to Bruce Fleming, Sydney: Fleming Family History Archive, 5 Nov 1983.
  4. [S462] Death Certificate, Charles Taylor Fleming, Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, NSW, Vol 1937 No 9841.
  5. [S523] Charles Fleming, 3 April 1881 Census, Edinburgh, Barony, General Register Office, Scotland FHL Film 0203630, Vol 644-1, Enumeration District 3.
  6. [S391] Charles Fleming, Diary aboard Eastern Monarch, Napier NZ: Manuscript, 1883.
  7. [S291] Charles Taylor Fleming, The Orange Leader, 26 May 1937, Page 6, column 1.
  8. [S289] Marriage Certificate, Reginald Angus Fleming and Stella Jolliffe, 31 January 1929, Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, NSW. 1929/C235966.
  9. [S448] Death Certificate, Angus Fleming, Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, NSW, Vol 1887 No 481.
  10. [S359] Martha Fleming nee Duncan, Family artifact: Memorial card - Fleming, Angus, Balmain: Martha Fleming, 15 March 1887.
  11. [S291] Charles Taylor Fleming, The Orange Leader, 26 May 1937, Another page, 2nd last column.
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ContextBallantyne clan maternal
Ballantyne clan paternal
Ch Fleming forebears
Ch forebears
Fleming clan
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