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    Eli Flory. The life of Eli Flory has been identified with the agricultural interests of Miami county for many years. Brought to this county when still an infant, he grew up amid agricultural surroundings, imbibed the spirit of the true son of the soil, and in a long and honorable career has found contentment and success in the pursuits of the landsman. Mr. Flory, who is one of the substantial and progressive farmers of Newton township, was born in Montgomery county, Ohio, September 4, 1860, a son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Broomhall) Flory. His parents, originally farming people of Montgomery county, came to Miami county in 1862, and here rounded out their lives as farmers, impressing their neighbors with their good qualities, living within the laws of their community and rearing their six children to lives of industry and honesty. Eli Flory acquired his education by attendance at the district school in the vicinity of his father's farm in Newton township and as a young man began farming on his own account. As the years have passed his circumstances have bettered and he is now the owner of 110 acres of finely-improved land, located in Newton township, where his pleasant country home is situated near Ludlow Falls. He has good improvements and operates his land according to the most generally approved methods, his intelligence, good management and industry having combined to bring him success and place him in a recognized position as one of the skilled agriculturists of his locality. During the World war period Mr. Flory was a generous contributor to all worthy causes, this being in line with his citizenship during times of peace. He has served his community efficiently as road supervisor for three years, and he and the members of his family belong to the Dunkard church. Mr. Flory married Maggie, daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth (Stichter) Stichter, of Newton township, well-known and esteemed farming people. She died May 26, 1908. Her brother, W. K. Stichter, was a soldier of the Union during the Civil war, having been in the hundred-day service. To Mr. and Mrs. Flory there were born the following children: Frank E., who died February 25, 1918, leaving a widow and children who now live with Eli Flory on the home farm; Joseph Earl, who is engaged in agricultural operations on a property situated east of Pleasant Hill; Trude, who married I. W. Wackard a farmer of Miami county, and Louise, who married Chester Zimmerman, a farmer of Newton township.

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