Biography of Matt Flynn
Tulare County, CA Biographies





MATT FLYNN was born in Ireland in 1848, and at the age of sixteen years left his native land and sought a home in the United States. He first visited the farming country of New England, and in Berkshire County, Massach usetts, found employment as a light farm hand, receiving $10 per month. He subsequently went to Hartford, Connecticut, and later, to Chapinville, that State, where he worked in the furnace of Horace Landon, manufacturing pig iron—the leading industry of that locality.

In 1874 Mr. Flynn came to California and direct to Tulare County. Here, in the employ of Mr. Hedges, he engaged in the sheep industry. He followed this occupation in several capacities until 1883, when he launched out in business for himself, purchasing 1,360 ewes, and locating on White river. His honest industry has been rewarded with success, and he is now the owner of 3,000, acres of land, on which he has a herd of sheep averaging about 3,800 head.

Mr. Flynn was married at Visalia in 1890 to Miss Winifred Norton, a native of Ireland. He is a member of the Yortersville Lodges, A. O. U. W., and I. O. O. F.

From:
Memorial and Biographical History
of the counties of
Fresno, Tulare and Kern,
California
The Lewis Publishing Company
Chicago 1891


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