|Death: ||Dec. 9, 1871|
Emma was a daughter of William Fleck Sr. and his wife Esther. Her date of birth is not known, and the censues are inconsistent - in 1860 she is 3, and in 1870 she is 10. Either way, she passed young, and her death notice with this memorial settles the matter- she was only 13.
The cemetery records seem not to make sense. They show her interred on December 9, 1871, but the burial lot purchased by her father William on January 1, 1872. My guess is that December 9 is when the cemetery accepted her remains. Perhaps it was a cold winter, making the ground too hard to dig a grave, and she was held in a vault until ground could be broken.
Two other people are listed as buried with her. Richard Jenkins was interred April 26, 1872 and I do not know who he is, though I suspect he is related to William Sr.'s wife whose maiden name was Jenkin.
The other person there is William "Willie" Fleck, died and buried April 6, 1878, the son of William Fleck Jr, and his wife Eliza.
I hope to visit the cemetery personally to check these graves out. The cemetery office does not have "normal" records for her father but he is in their "big book". Everyone after him is buried at Morris. The fact he choose this place for his own young daughter certainly suggests he intended to be buried there himself one day. I believe if Emma is found that William Sr. may be as well, that he would have placed her near where he and his wife planned to be.
The reason I hold out hope for finding this grave and William Fleck Sr.'s is that in his will, Wm. Sr. directed that markers be placed for Emma, his wife Esther, and himself.
William Fleck (____ - 1900)
Esther Ann Jenkin Fleck (____ - 1888)
Elizabeth K Fleck Peterson (1844 - ____)*
Katura Fleck (1846 - 1931)*
William J Fleck (1848 - 1918)*
George Fleck (1851 - 1894)*
Josiah Fleck (1855 - 1927)*
Eugene W Fleck (1855 - 1899)*
Samana Harriet Fleck Hendricks (1857 - 1933)*
Emma Fleck (1858 - 1871)
Annie M Fleck Dyer (1865 - ____)*
Plot: No. 78, section G.
Created by: sr/ks
Record added: Oct 15, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 78484588
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