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    ELI FLORY, a representative citizen of Newton Township, who resides on his valuable farm of 110 acres, situated in section 31, range 5, was born September 4, 1860, in Newton Township, Miami County Ohio, and is a son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Brumbaugh) Flory. The parents of Mr. Flory came to Miami County from Montgomery County, Ohio, and lived in Newton Township until they retired to West Milton, where the father died July 7, 1904. His burial was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. The family consists of seven children: Emanuel, Eli, Davis and Emma (twins), Frank, Wesley and Charles. The mother survives and resides at Pleasant Hill.

    Eli Flory obtained his education in the Pike and Ashland schools in Newton Township. From youth he has taken an interest in agricultural pursuits and before purchasing his present farm, he rented farms for some years, in Newton Township, and is very familiar with the condition and natural fertility of different properties; this knowledge he utilized when the time came for him to buy a farm of his own. He found about ten acres yet remaining to be cleared and this he soon had in a proper state for cultivation. The old buildings were torn down and new ones, of a substantial character, took their places and he has now a finely improved property, the result of hard work and good management.

    On March 9, 188O, Mr. Flory was married to Miss Margaret Stichter, a daughter of Jacob and Louisa Stichter, and they have four children, namely: Frank, who married Lulu Harshbarger, and has one child, Elizabeth; and Joseph, Truda, and Louisa, all residing at home. Mr. Flory and family attend the Dunkard Church. In politics he is a Republican and has served most acceptably in several township offices, particularly as road supervisor and as turnpike superintendent.

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