FLEMING, Jr. David
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FLEMING, David, Jr., was born at Harrisburg, Pa., May 4, 1857. He is a son of David Fleming, a sketch of whom appears on another page of this volume, and Susan (Mowry) Fleming, daughter of Charles Mowry, also elsewhere noticed in this book.

He spent his youth in Harrisburg, and enjoyed the best educational advantages afforded in the city. He studied at Princeton College in class of 1878. He was one year with the engineer corps of the Pennsylvania Canal Company. In January, 1879, he was with the Harrisburg Car Company as clerk, and was afterwards made cashier of the foundry and machine department of the car company. In the re-organization of the Harrisburg Foundry and Machine Works he was prominent, and was elected secretary and treasurer of the company, the position he has since filled. He was made one of the executors of his father's estate in 1890. He also succeeded his father as director of the First National Bank of Harrisburg. Since his father's death the estate rebuilt and reconstructed the Commonwealth Hotel in 1891, and added the annex in 1892. He is one of the organizers and a director of the East Harrisburg Passenger Railway Company. He is one of the incorporators of the Harrisburg Grocery and Produce Company, and one of the incorporators and a director of the Brelsford Packing Company. He is a stockholder in the Trust and Safe Deposit Company and the People's Bridge Company, and succeeded his father as president of the People's Gas Company. He is interested in several other enterprises, being director of the Pennsylvania Folding Gate and Guard Company, of the Pennsylvania Ventilated Barrel Company, of the Westinger Furnace Company and of the Harrisburg Traction Company. He was one of the organizers of the Harrisburg Club, and was on the governing committee of the club for several years. He is one of the incorporators of the Inglenook Club and one of the building committee of the club. In politics Mr. Fleming is a republican. He was married in October 16, 1884, to Mary Curwen, daughter of John Curwen, superintendent of the Pennsylvania Hospital, Warren, Pa., and Martha Elmer, daughter of Judge Elmer, of the Supreme Court of New Jersey. They have two children: Martha Elmer, born March 6, 1889, and David Fleming, third, born April 21, 1893. He is a member of the Market Square Presbyterian church, in which he holds the office of deacon. He teaches the class taught by his father in the Sunday-school.

 

 

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