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Clark / Fleming Family Bible



Submitted by:
Margery Clark Kapas
e-mail: mkapas@vcn.bc.ca

Surnames found in this record:
CLARK
FLEMING
HAMILTON
HUTCHISON


Little Marion Fleming born 1847 Strathaven, Avondale parish, Lanark're, dau of Robert Fleming & Marion Thomson Hamilton - she died tragically just a few years later, apparently scalded by hot water on the stove for washing her hair. This particular record which I can't find was the only one for her, her death is recorded in the vs but not her birth.

... my grandmother's Bible:
Owned by Mary Hamilton Fleming [m William Chalmers Clark 1882], [Mary died in 1947, age 93 or so, Vancouver, BC, bur Forest Lawn] in my possession

Front page - "To dear Mamma with much love from Papa, Alick, Marion, Chalmers, Janet, Tom & Mary (& Arnot) Christmas 1898." Other side - taped newspaper clipping: "Diamond Wedding Anniversary Today" [likely the Vancouver Sun]

Back page, Grandma's writing: "Alick Birth day July 21st; Marion Jan 17; Chalmers March 27; Janet November 17; Tom Dec 3rd; Mary March 30; Arnot March 2nd"
[I can supply the years for all these if you wish - Arnot's was 1901]

[Finally, on inside black cover -partially torn]:
"Loving memory of my darling daughter Marion. God called her home on Sabbath night the 3rd March 1907 at the age of 22. On earth I now can hear the voice I loved so well ---- of my life is ever clouded --- Lord has sent this cross I bear it all for the --- and care could death prevent -- days would not so soon be spent -- desired but God did see ___- life was best for the[?].
By her loving mother Mary Clark"

[Marion is buried in Sleepyhillock Cem, Montrose, Scotland - she died of TB just weeks short of the family emigrating to Winnipeg. My grandparents never again were back in Scotland to visit the cemetery.]


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