|Birth: ||Aug. 7, 1845|
Upper Blue Licks
|Death: ||May 31, 1919|
(Carlisle Mercury, Thurs. June 5, 1919)
FLORA - Mr. George Washington Flora, died at his home at Parks' Ferry Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock from a complication of diseases from which he has suffered for several years. Funeral services were held at his late residence on Monday morning at 9:30 and were conducted by the Rev. S.L. Moore, of Moorefield. Burial took place in the Carlisle cemetery.
Mr. Flora was born near the Upper Licks August 7, 1845, and was a son of George Flora. He was twice married. His first marriage was to Miss Nancy Myers, daughter of Thomas Myers. To the union were born five sons, namely: T.J., E.G., E.T., Henry L. and John Flora, the latter having died several years ago. Mrs. Flora died in 1909. His second marriage was to Mrs. Maggie Creig, of Wilmore, about five years ago, who survives.
The deceased was a farmer and had resided in Nicholas county all his life except for a few years he lived near North Middletown. About twenty-one years ago he purchased the old Thompson Parks place at Parks' Ferry where he lived until his death.
(from History of Nicholas County, p 108)
"By the year 1910, the ferry was no longer needed, as a bridge had been built over the Licking River. In 1907 George Washington Flora had tried to get the county to build a much-needed bridge, without success. Obtaining a franchise from the state he financed the bridge himself, which took two years to complete. A tollgate house was built by the bridge on the right side of the road. The fares were 25¢ for auto, 15¢ a horse and buggy and 5¢ to walk. The tollgate house was operated by the Flora and Allison families. It is still in use, being moved two times. Its present location is the second house on the right on the Ishmael Road. The bridge, built by Flora, referred to as "The Old Iron Bridge" was condemned and torn down after the present bridge was completed in 1932.
Nancy A. Myers Flora (1844 - 1909)*
Early Tolliver Flora (1873 - 1959)*
Edward G. Flora (1873 - 1945)*
John M. Flora (1875 - 1901)*
Henry L. Flora (1878 - 1958)*
Thomas Jefferson Flora (1890 - 1977)*
Plot: Sect. K3 Row 2 92-GR7
Created by: Kyle Dameron
Record added: Aug 17, 2011
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