Miss Honor Fleming

Honor Fleming

Miss Honor Fleming 1 was born in Carrowskeheen, 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), Mayo natives who were married around 1877. One of eleven children born to her parents, her siblings were: Michael (b. 1880), Anthony (b. 1882), Johanna (b. 1883), Thomas (b. 1884), Catherine (b. 1885), Patrick (b. 1891), Mary (b. 1893), Bridget (b. 1896), Ellen (b. 1898) and Joseph (b. 1900).

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 (later Mrs Wynne) had emigrated to the USA, 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 died in the sinking and her body, if recovered, was never identified.

Honor's sister in America, Catherine, remained in New York for the rest of her life and she died there in 1976 aged 90.

 

Pictures

Addergoole Titanic Memorial
Nora Fleming photograph
 

Articles and Stories

Titanica! (2011) 
Western People (1912) 
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Connaught Telegraph (1912) 
(2011) 
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Connaught Telegraph (1912) 
 

Credits

Gavin Bell, UK
Noel Ray, Ireland

Notes

  1. Correct spelling of name uncertain. Her baptismal record gives the name as Honoria. Considering many Roman Catholic baptismal records were transcribed into Latin, names likewise, it is more likely that she was named as Honor and she appears as such on the 1901 census. On the 1911 census, however, she was listed as Annie.
  2. Birthdate frequently given as 14 April 1888 or 1890. 14 April was her baptism date and she was born in 1888 as per her baptismal records.

Link and cite this biography

(2017) Honor Fleming Encyclopedia Titanica (ref: #806, updated 20th August 2017 21:28:02 PM)
URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/titanic-victim/honora-fleming.html

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