B-Line: Biography of Rev. J.S. Flory 1889

Rev. J.S. Flory

From “An Illustrated history of Los Angeles California” originally published by The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago 1889:

“Rev. J.S. Flory, Postmaster at Tuhunga, California, was born in Rockingham County, Virginia, in 1836, and is a son of Abraham and Susanna ( Stoner) Flory, whose parents were natives of Pennsylvania and of German extraction. The father was engaged in mining in California from 1850 to 1856. Then he moved back to Iowa, where he died in 1874. The subject of this sketch is the third of a family of six children. He received a good common school education, and taught school for three sessions in West Virginia. He and an older brother were early licensed to preach in the Dunkard Brethren Church. For a period of twenty years he has been a bishop in the church. He now has a charge of two congregations, one in Ventura County and one in Los Angeles County. In 1857 he was married to Miss Elizabeth Sanger of Mt Solon, Virginia. She is the daughter of Jacob and Annie Miller Sanger, whose parents were natives of Pennsylvania and of German origin. In 1861 Mr Flory moved from West Virginia to Iowa, where he farmed and preached until 1866, when he went back to West Virginia. From there, in 1872, he moved too Colorado, remaining until 1884 when he came to California and bought the beautiful place where he now lives, four miles east of San Fernando. This he has improved and beautified, and his place at the canon is a most delightful spot, with its evergreen hedges and orchards of oranges and other trees, and beautiful flowers. They have reared a family of nine children: William Howard, who is a graduate of Huntington College, Pennsylvania; Emma V now Mrs Madison Bashor; Mary A, now the wife of James Mason, a stock dealer in Colorado; Maggie S, wife of James Boots; Sarah J, wife of Rev. J Talley, of Colorado; Elizabeth H., wife of Frank Calvert; David P. Charles A and Lottie E. Mr Flory is not a political partisan, however he advocates the principles of the Temperance party. He is recognized by all who know him as an honest, upright citizen, and a true Christian man.”

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