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George Fleek and Elizabeth Berg.
From [Berg family history].

Wilson Fleek,
Wilson Bird Fleek,
mar Eva Strickland [Eva Orilla Strickland],
ran family farm, Little Cooley, Richmond Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania,
had issue:

George Fleek,
George Arthur Fleek,
born 17 Sep 1886 [death cert] or 1887, on family farm, Richmond Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania.
Went to Douglas, Alaska 1908.
He mar 1909, Juneau, to Elizabeth Berg [born 18 Nov 1892, poss. descendant of Edward III].
Between 1911 and 1912 he worked as a laborer for the Treadwell gold mine, near Douglas.
Living St. Ann's Avenue, Treadwell, as at 1911 when his brother came from Pennsylvania to join them.
He became a Mine Electrician.
He was a member of the Odd Fellows Alaska Lodge No.1. Elizabeth was member of the Rebekahs.
In Oct 1913 they moved to Chichagof, Alaska, where he was put in charge of the 10-stamp mill at the Chichagof Gold Mine.
Treadwell gold mine collapsed in 1917.
They moved to Miami, Arizona, July 1917.
He worked for nearby Inspiration Copper Company mine. They moved to Inspiration mine site, near Miami, Arizona. They lived in houses owned by Inspiration Mining Company.
Their house at "Cactus Garden", Inspiration, burnt down 1932.
Inspiration Copper Company closed 1934.

They moved back to Douglas, Alaska, in August 1934.
He worked at the Perseverance Mine, near Douglas.
He worked as a Power House Operator in and around Juneau.
They are listed at Douglas in 1940 census. He is "electrician" in "gold mine".
After work at the power plant, George carried out his own searches for gold. He searched at the old Thane Mill 1945-46, after it was "cleaned up". He also searched on the Thane beach.
They went back to Arizona 1956 [death certs].
They lived 6406 W Van Buren St, Phoenix, Arizona.
George died 7 Nov 1960 in Phoenix General Hospital, age 73 or 74 yrs [death cert], NOT 6 Nov. He is "retired electrician".
Funeral 9 Nov 1960, bur Memory Lawn Cemetery, Phoenix.
Elizabeth died 26 Dec 1961, 6406 W Van Buren St, Phoenix, age 69 yrs [death cert].
Funeral 28 Dec 1961, bur Memory Lawn Cemetery, Phoenix.
George and Elizabeth had issue:

  1. Leona Fleek,
    Leona Elizabeth, born September 5, 1910, Douglas,
    mar January 25, 1930 in Phoenix, Arizona, to George Hill [George Roosevelt Hill, born 1 Dec 1906 in Roosevelt, Arizona],
    at birth of son 1930 her address is given as Inspiration near Miami, Arizona (with her parents) but George's address is given as Los Angeles, his occupation is listed as "clerical",
    he died 18 Nov 1964 in Phoenix, Arizona, age 57 yrs,
    she died 13 Oct 2004, Phoenix, age 94 yrs,
    funeral 23 Oct, bur Phoenix,
    had issue:

    1. Donald Burke Hill,
      born December 14, 1930, Miami hospital, Miami, Arizona, see birth cert,
      died Jan 15, 1931, Los Angeles, age 1 month, or Jan 14.
      His mother lived for 73 years after the death of her only child.

  2. George Fleek,
    George Elroy Fleek, "Sonny",
    born 6 Jan 1913 in Douglas, Alaska.

  3. Marjorie Fleek,
    Marjorie Lucille Fleek, Marjy,
    born 22 Aug 1915, St. Ann's Hospital, Douglas, Alaska (though family listed as living Chichagof),
    mar 17 Nov 1934 in Juneau to Tauno Niemi [born 9 July 1914] and had issue.

  4. Robert Fleek,
    Robert Drew Fleek, Bob, born April 20, 1923, "Incubator Row", Inspiration mine site, nr Miami, Arizona,
    graduated from Douglas High School, Douglas, Alaska, 1941,
    studied radio at Frank Wiggins Trade School in Los Angeles,
    worked for the Civil Aeronautics Administration 1942-43,
    served in WW2 from 6 Feb 1943 to 22 Nov 1945 in US Army Air Corps, apparently did not see combat,
    he was based first at Juneau Airport,
    in 1944-45 he was based at Naknek (or King Salmon) airbase,
    left Naknek Apr 1945, went to Williams Air Corps Base at Chandler, Arizona,
    served from 23 Nov 1945 to 16 Sep 1947 in Enlisted Reserve Corp,
    mar September 14, 1946 in Phoenix, Arizona, to Georgia Wilky [Georgia Lee Wilky, born November 9, 1926 in Glendale, Arizona, dau of Harold Cartwright Wilky and Anna Marie Evans, see her ancestry],
    served from 17 Sep 1947 to 20 Apr 1983 in Arizona Army National Guard,
    retired 20 Apr 1983 with rank of Chief Warrant Officer CWO-4,
    author of [Cashel family tree],
    contributed to [Berg family history] and [Fleek family history],
    in early 2002, this branch, the descendants of Edward F. Cashel, made contact with our branch, the descendants of Blennerhassett Cashel, for the first time in perhaps 132 years,
    in early 2002 Bob emailed me his family tree, he died only months later,

    Bob died 8 Nov 2002, Phoenix, age 79 yrs,
    bur Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery, Phoenix, see grave,
    had issue:

    1. Ann Fleek,
      close DNA match to Helen McGrath and Derval McGrath,
      contributed to [Berg family history] and [Fleek family history].

    2. David Fleek,
      mar 1stly to Elaine Harley and had issue:
      1. Lori Jean Fleek, had issue:
        1. Carissa Lynn Rodman.
      mar 2ndly to Marilyn Aaby,
      mar 3rdly to Beth Vance,
      mar 4thly to Laura Suzanne Stoffel and had issue:
      1. Travis Robert Fleek.

    3. Sharon Fleek,
      close DNA match to Helen McGrath and Derval McGrath,
      mar 1stly to Mark Mercer,
      mar 2ndly to Nathan Rathbun and had issue:
      1. Vanessa Rathbun.
      2. David Rathbun.
      mar 3rdly to Thomas Warren.

    4. Janet Fleek, mar Andrew Stuart Cook and had issue:
      1. Sara Nicole Cook.
      2. Drew Stuart Cashel Cook.
      3. Vince Neil Cook.

  5. Patricia Fleek,
    Patricia Ruth, Pat, born May 14, 1927, "Cactus Garden", Inspiration mine site, nr Miami, Arizona,
    graduated Juneau High School, Juneau, Alaska,
    mar February 10, 1947 in Juneau to Ingvald Varness [Ingvald Olaf Varness, "Ing", born 19 Jan 1926 in St. Ann's Hospital in Juneau, son of Ingvald Olaf Varnes (or Varness) by his wife Aasta Borgan, both of Norway],
    after the Japanese attack on part of Alaska 1942, Ingvald's mother took family to Seattle, WA, for safety,
    Ingvald was in United States Coast Guard in WW2, was at sea in the South Pacific, discharged October 1945,
    after the war he returned to Juneau, Alaska, and married,
    she worked for Alaska Road Commission,
    he was a Journeyman Electrician, travelled in search of construction work,
    she worked for First National Bank of Anchorage,
    he died 26 Jan 1988, age 62 yrs,
    Patricia contributed to [Berg family history] and [Fleek family history],
    she died July 16, 2007, Juneau, age 80 yrs,
    had issue:

    1. John Michael Varness,
      mar 1stly to Pirjo --- and had issue:
      1. Brian Jon Varness.
      2. Christofer Olaf Varness.
      mar 2ndly to ---- and had issue:
      1. Torrae Kendrel Varness.
      2. Patrick Robert Varness.
      3. Tyana Richelle Varness.
      4. Bradley John Varness.

    2. Ingrid Varness,
      close DNA match to Frank McGrath and Helen McGrath and Derval McGrath,
      mar 1stly to Leonard Sims and had issue:
      1. Leonard Bernard Sims.
      2. Joseph McClayton Sims.
      mar 2ndly to Moctar Diouf.

    3. Linda Varness,
      close DNA match to Frank McGrath and Helen McGrath and Derval McGrath,
      mar Tony Price,
      had issue:

      1. David Price,
        close DNA match to Frank McGrath and Helen McGrath,
        mar Stephanie Ann Degolyer and had issue:
        1. Caitlin Skye Price.
        2. Connor Anthony James Price.

      2. Scott Michael Price.
      3. Joshua Price.

    4. Robert Varness,
      close DNA match to Frank McGrath and Helen McGrath and Derval McGrath,
      mar 1stly to Audry --- and had issue:
      1. Michelle Lee Varness, had issue:
        1. Grey Wilson, mar Leslie McCombs.
      2. Mandy Patricia Varness.
      mar 2ndly to Beverly Rogers and had issue:
      1. Bobbi Ann Varness.
      2. Carly Jane Varness.

George Fleek.
Searching for gold at the old Thane Mill site, 1945-46.
From [Berg family history].

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