Walter M. Fleming

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Dr. Walter Millard Fleming

Walter Millard Fleming (1838 – 1913) was a prominent physician and surgeon. He obtained a degree in medicine in Albany, New York, in 1862. During the Civil War, he was a surgeon with the 13th New York Infantry Brigade, a militia unit of what would later be called the National Guard. He then practiced medicine in Rochester, New York, until 1868, when he moved to New York City and quickly became a leading practitioner.

He was also co-founder of the Shriners, a Masonic body, along with William J. Florence. Fleming is listed as member #1 in the 1904 Report of Mecca Temple, New York City.

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  • Mecca Temple, New York, N.Y. [Annual] Reports, December, 1904 (Kellogg Co. printers, Pearl St. NY)