Biography - George W. Fluckey

GEORGE W. FLUCKEY is a resident on a farm located on section 17, of Tower Hill Township, Shelby County. His father was Adam Fluckey, who was probably a native of Pennsylvania. His mother was Mary Sellers. After marriage they settled in Ferry County, Ohio, and from there moved to what is now Morrow County, Ohio; there they died. They were the parents of seven children, of whom our subject was the second in order of birth. He first saw the light of day in Perry County, Ohio, August 12, 1830. His early life was spent on a farm in Morrow County, Ohio, and there he learned the duties incident to farm life.

Mr. Fluckey was married October 2, 1856, to Miss Arvilla Brown, their nuptials being celebrated in Morrow County, Ohio. By her he became the father of three children, whose names are: Sarah E., Ira A., and Winfield S. The first named is the wife of Charles Summers. Ira married Melinda Fagg. Mrs. Arvilla Fluckey, died in their home in Morrow County, in April 1862. Two years later, he again took upon himself the duties and obligations of marital life and was united to Edith A. Bennett. She also was a native of Morrow County, Ohio. Six children cluster about the home board. Their names are Isaac N., Lewis B., George B., William E., James A. and Bertha A.

The removal from Ohio to Shelby County, this State, was made in April 1868, and at that time they settled in Tower Hill Township, of which place our subject has ever since been a resident, he has aiways been engaged in agricultural pursuits and is the owner of three hundred and seventeen acres of fine land. Mr. Fluckey has erected a very attractive residence on his place. It is tastefully built and conveniently arranged. This place is graciously presided over by his wife, who has been his aid and helpmate in gaining the position which he at present enjoys. He of whom we write is held high in the esteem of the people in the community where he resides. A thoughtful and earnest man he is genial and whole-souled. Several local offices in the gift of the township have been thrust upon him and his service as a School Director has been appreciated by the fact that he desires to keep abreast with the times in educational matters, seeking to make the standard of the schools in his district, irreproachable. In politics he is an adherent of the Republican party, the views as taken by that party of commercial affairs and general government being such as harmonize best with our subject's theories. Religiously both he and his wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, in which they are anient workers and generous supporters.

Extracted 10 Apr 2018 by Norma Hass from 1891 Portrait and Biographical Record of Shelby and Moultrie Counties Illinois, page 518.

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