Claude L. Fleming
Father: Walter Fleming
Mother: Myrtle Wright
- Sex: M
- Born: 16 MAR 1907 in Mt. Hope, Fairfield, Washington
- Died: 20 MAR 1981 in Vancouver, Washington
- CAUS: Brain hemorrhage
- Buried: in Mt. Hope Cemetary, Fairfield, Washington in 533-03-5853, Washington1
Individual: Fleming, Claude
Social Security #: 533-03-5853
SS# issued in: Washington
Birth date: Mar 16, 1907
Death date: Mar 1981
Residence code: Washington
ZIP Code of last known residence: 98664
Primary location associated with this ZIP Code: Vancouver, Washington
ZIP Code of address where death benefit payment was sent: 85029
Primary location associated with this ZIP Code: Phoenix, Arizona in World War II Veteran, U.S. Army Signal Corps
- Reference: 483
Claude Fleming was born March 16, 1907, near Mount Hope, Washington. He was the oldest son of Walter and Myrtle Fleming who lived in the Mount Hope community for many years. His grandparents, John and Jessie Fleming, pioneers of 1880, lived in the Harp district across the road from the Neal Cornwall home.
Claude graduated from high school in Valleyford, Washington, in 1927. His parents farmed in the Valleyford area. He worked as a milkman for Pinecreek Dairy until 1941 when he was drafted into the Army at the age of 34. He was in the Signal Supply Corps of the Army and spent a year in Africa and a year in India. He was in the Army a total of 4 years.
On September 24, 1948, he married Mrs. Lorraine Anderson. This was his first marriage and he was 41 years of age. Lorraine was a student nurse, a divorcee from Chicago, and the mother of two children. He met her when his mother was in the hospital. Although Lorraine was twelve years younger than Claude, they had a good life together for 33 years.
The Fleming family lived in Spokane where Claude was engaged in business as a builder of homes and apartment houses. He had built seven houses and seven apartment houses by the time he was 57 years of age, so he decided to retire. For several years, they spent the summers in Spokane and the winters in Arizona until he was 71. They then moved to Vancouver, Washington and lived there the last three years of his life. He loved to bowl, gold, and dance. He was also a lover of animals,
mostly horses. He liked new cars and had one every two or three years.
Claude was a good father to Lorraine's two children. His stepson, who was five years old when Claude and Lorraine were married, is new Reverend Gerald Anderson of the Nazerene Church and lives in Phoenix, Arizona. His step-daughter, Virginia Anderson, was injured at birth and has been a resident of Lakeland Village since she was 13.
Claude was a healthy man until the last two weeks of his life when he suffered two hemorrhages in his brain. He was operated on and his equilibrium cleared up but two nights later he had another massive hemorrhage, went into a coma, and died a week later on March 20, 1981.
His only brother died seven weeks later from cancer.
, b. 1881 in Mt. Hope, Fairfield, Washington
Family 1: Lorraine Anderson
, b. Private
- Married: Private
- Marriage Beginning Status: Private
- Gerald Anderson, b. Private
- Virginia Anderson, b. Private
- Title: Soc Sec Death Index
Author: BiXerbund Family Archive
Media: Family Archive CD
Text: [Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 1 A-L, Ed. 5, Social Security Death
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