Date of Death: Apr 1892
Subject: Elijah Franklin Flemming
Source: unknown Andrew co. newspaper, Apr 1892
Died at his residence in Andrew county, Tuesday, April 5, 1892, Elijah Franklin Flemming aged 80 years, 9 months and 23 days.
Father Flemming was a native of Kentucky, emigrated to Indiana at the age of 16, where he resided until he reached the age of 44, when he removed to Andrew county, Mo., where he has since lived. June 8, 1843, he was united in marriage with Miss Sarah J. Francis, who has since shared his joys and his sorrows, and who now mourns his departure, yet sorrows "not as those who have no hope," for he embraced Christianity when about 22 years of age, first uniting with the M. E. Church, and some ten years later, with the Christian Church. Ever true to his convictions of right, he died, as he had lived, a Christian.
They were blessed with nine children -- six sons and two daughters now mourn the loss of a fond father, while one son preceded him to the land beyond, dying at the age of ten years, Those living are William C., George F., Lewis M., John and H. H. all of this county, and Thomas of Nodaway county, all of whom are well and favorably known as successful and enterprising farmers and stock dealers. The daughters are Mrs. Susan I. Vance, of Maitland, Holt County, and Mrs. Mary E. Stepp of Trenton, Grundy County.
After a brief service at the homestead, conducted by Elder W. A. Chapman, the body was lain to rest in the Bennett Lane Cemetery to await the resurrection of the Just.