Margaret Lucinda Thornton Fleming


Born:November 13, 1891, Lincoln County, Tennessee
Died:May 5, 1944, Madison County, Alabama
Buried:Maple Hill Cemetery, Huntsville, Alabama


•  Married to Louis Daniel Fleming (May 13, 1890, Lincoln County, TN - June 3, 1936, Huntsville, AL). His father was Samuel Walton Fleming (1855) - Maple Hill & Pruitt

•  In 1944, "Mrs. Margaret Fleming was murdered at her country home on Whitesburg Drive by an intruder who was not captured until 1960, being Isham Hobbs, an Air Force deserter, of a well known Madison County family." - Record, Vol. II

•  November, 1961: "Isham Hobbs was convicted in the 1944 knife slaying of Mrs. Margaret Thornton Fleming." - Pruitt

Related Links:

•  Lakeland Ledger - Article on Feb. 15, 1961 when Isham Hobbs agreed to take a lie detector test.

•  Maple Hill - Maple Hill Cemetery, Phase One, by Diane Robey, Dorothy Scott Johnson, John Rison Jones, Jr., & Frances C. Roberts (Huntsville-Madison County Historical Society), 1995, page 98.

•  Old Huntsville - Article titled "The Story of Isham Hobbs" in the Old Huntsville (Originally found at

•  Pruitt - Eden of the South: A Chronology of Huntsville, Alabama, 1805-2005, by Raneé G. Pruitt, Editor, 2005, pages 163 & 201.

•  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, page 257

•  RootsWeb - Page by Pat Geary (Originally found at

•  Times Daily - Article on May 16, 1961, during the trial of Isham Hobbs.

The Following Pages Link to this Page:
•  Maple Hill
•  Pruitt
•  Record, Vol. II