Bob Fleming was born in Picton, Ontario, Canada to Robert J. Fleming and Janet Ruthven Fleming. He had a least one sister, "Doll" and a nephew, Roderick Fleming. The family moved to a Cattle Ranch in Iliad, Montana (near Big Sandy) when he was a young man. He was never in the military because he had been shot in the foot early in life and had a slight limp. He was an expert horseman. Was present in San Francisco in 1905 earthquake. He began acting in Westerns as early as 1914 because of his expertise with horses. Read more... around 1915. One child: Marian Patricia Fleming, born 9/14/1919.