Aaron Fleming

 Civic Leader and Businessman

Born:January 21, 1887, Tennessee
Died:March, 19, 1966, Huntsville, Alabama
Buried:Maple Hill Cemetery, Huntsville, Alabama
Father of:Billy Fleming
Father of:Joe Fleming
Father of:Walton Strong Fleming


•  Owned the electrified Lily Flagg Gin (with Jo and Bill Fleming). - Record, Vol. II

•  In 1935, the first Welfare Department for Madison County was established and Aaron was on the first board. "Along with this, the County, for the first time in its history, abolished the Poor House, or Alms House, as many called it. The building at the end of Hermitage was abandoned and later torn down, as the Welfare Department began to take care of the poor, who were usually placed with relatives and appropriations given the family. In 1935 there were 63 poorhouses in the state, but by 1953 they would be down to two." - Record, Vol. II

•  Served on the Board of County Commissioners. When C. H. Watson, District 3, died (March 12, 1935) Aaron finished his term until the end of 1936. - Record, Vol. I

•  Madison County Pensions and Security (Welfare) Board, 1935-1937 - Record, Vol. I

•  The Madison County Community Chest, Incorporated, was formed officially on August 20, 1943. Aaron Fleming served on the first budget committee. - Taylor

•  The article talks about the use of straw in the construction of Dr. Burritt's house. Malinda Herzog used the notes of H. Merrill in the Burritt collection for the following information: "The wheat straw was baled in the fall and was harvested from Aaron Fleming's farm (now the Lily Flag area). Two thousand two hundred bales of wheat straw were delivered to the construction site. The bales were 18x20 inches with four wires used to bind the straw together. Dr. Burritt said when looking them over, 'the bales of hay looked like giant bricks all in a row.'" - Herzog

•  Mrs. Aaron was on the Huntsville Hospital Governing Board. - Goldsmith & Fulton

•  Married Winnie Cole Strong on Nov. 15, 1914 in Lincoln County, TN. People called her "Cole" or "Winnie". She was born about 1891 and died July 12, 1962 in Huntsville, AL. She was the daughter of Lewis C. Strong and Mary Clay Smith - Marriage & Death

•  Mother's name was Sallie Warden and Father's name was Walton or Walter Fleming. - Ancestry.com

Related Links:

•  Ancestry.com - Paged owned by l_mccartney and can be viewed only with an Ancestry.com paid subscription. (Originally found at http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=FSAlabamaDeath&h=1736239&indiv=try&o_vc=Record:OtherRecord&tid=34074085&tpid=20244922749&rhSource=3693.)

•  Curry - The People Who Lived on the Land That is Now Redstone Arsenal, by Beverly S. Curry, 2006, page 294 - 298.

•  Goldsmith & Fulton - Medicine Bags and Bumpy Roads: A Heritage of Healing in Madison County, Town and Country, by Jewell S. Goldsmith and Helen D. Fulton, 1985, page 72

•  Herzog - Article titled "The Burritt: A Preservation Legacy" by Malinda Herzog in The Historic Huntsville Quarterly of Local Architecture & Preservation, Spring, 1994, Volume XX, No. 1.

•  Marriage - In Ancestry.com and can be viewed only with a paid subscription. (Originally found at http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=TNstatemarriages&h=6345015&indiv=try&o_vc=Record:OtherRecord&rhSource=6224.)

•  Record, Vol. I - A Dream Come True: The Story of Madison County and Incidentally of Alabama and the United States, Volume I, by James Record, 1970, pages 161 & 285.

•  Record, Vol. II - A Dream Come True: The Story of Madison County and Incidentally of Alabama and the United States, Volume II, by James Record, 1978, pages 143 & 223

•  Taylor - Commemorative Album, Celebrating Our City's Sesquicentennial of Progress, Huntsville, Alabama, by James E. Taylor, General Chairman, 1955, page, 87.

•  Death - Information in Ancestry.com and can be viewed only with a paid subscription. (Originally found at http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=FSAlabamaDeath&h=1532485&indiv=try&o_vc=Record:OtherRecord&rhSource=6224.)

The Following Pages Link to this Page:
•  Billy Fleming
•  Curry
•  Herzog
•  Joe Fleming
•  Record, Vol. I
•  Record, Vol. II
•  Taylor
•  Walton Strong Fleming