Miss Honor Fleming 1 was born in Cloghbrack, Addergoole, Co Mayo, Ireland on 9 April 1888,2 later being baptised on 14 April the same year.
She was the daughter of Thomas Fleming (b. 1851), a farmer, and Mary Callaghan (b. 1853), Carrowskeheen, Co Mayo natives who had married in Lahardane Parish on 21 January 1877.
One of eleven children born to her parents, her siblings were: Michael (b. 17 January 1878), Anthony (b. 6 September 1879), Thomas (b. 10 September 1881), John (b. 28 September 1883), Catherine (b. 31 December 1885), Patrick (b. circa 1890)(3), Mary (b. 5 August 1892), Bridget (b. 4 February 1895(4)), Ellen (b. 26 December 1896) and Joseph (b. 1 September 1899).
Honor appears with her family on both the 1901 and 1911 censuses living in Carrowskeheen, existing as a farmer's daughter. Honor's sister Catherine had emigrated to the USA in May 1910, settling in Manhattan, and it was Honor's intention to join her there.
Honor boarded the Titanic at Queenstown on 11 April 1912 (ticket number 364859 which cost £7, 15s). She was travelling in a large group from her locale, now known as the Addergoole Fourteen, a crowd headed by Catherine McGowan. Among the group were her near neighbours, the Bourkes, John, Mary and Catherine.
Honor Fleming died in the sinking and her body, if recovered, was never identified.
Following her death her family remained in Carrowskeheen; her younger sister Mary died from tuberculosis the following year on 1 May 1913. Her mother died on 31 January 1932 whilst her father died 7 January 1953 aged 81.
Honor's sister in America, Catherine, remained in New York for the rest of her life. She was married in 1916 to John Leonard Wynne (b. 1888), an Irish-American, and settled in Bronx, New York where she raised a family. She died in Nassau, New York in January 1976.