Clark / Fleming Family Bible
Submitted December 1996 by:
Margery Clark Kapas,
#407, 220 - 7th Street,
New Westminster BC
V3M 3K4 Canada
Surnames found in this record:
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]
1996 in my possession, New Westminster
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.]
I have 2 other old books, not Bibles:
1. 'Little Women' by LM Allcott, no year of publication
"To Marion from Granny" - [Granny would have been Janet Hutchison
Clark ie ms Clark, m Alexander Clark, no relation, res Montrose
Scotland & died 1907 also - Marion is the Marion of above & so the
book is over 100 yrs old
2. 'Fables by John Gay' dated MDCCXCIII - you translate!
Inside page: "With Wm J Paterson's compliments to the Clark family Jany
18th 1866 [this is translated in my mother's handwriting as is in faded
Next page: "Jno[??] Js[??] Paterson, William C. [should be C but
looks like J.] Clark 1897"
[These new fables invented for...amusement - of William, Duke of
Cumberland - about early 1700s]