Biography of Mary G. Flury
Erie County, PA Biographies

Miss Mary G. Flury, who ranks among the successful and widely known teachers of Erie, is a member of a prominent pioneer family of this county. She was born at Harbor Creek, Pa., April 15, 1869, and is the daughter of Jacob and Mary Naomi (Ward) Flury.

Jacob Flury was born at Meadville, Pa., Aug. 18, 1828, the son of Jacob and Margaret Flury, early settlers of Meadville. His wife was a native of York County, Pa., born March 15, 1832, and the daughter of John and Sarah Ward, also pioneer settlers of Pennsylvania. To Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Flury, who were married at Harbor Creek, Pa., March 16, 1852, the following children were born: John J., born Oct. 27, 1853; Leon G., born Nov. 11, 1855, died Nov. 25, 1923, and is buried in Erie Cemetery; Sarah W., born June 24, 1858, died July 6, 1908, and is buried in Erie Cemetery; William H., born July 4, 1860, lives in Chicago, Ill., where he is manager of the art department of the Lester Store; Edward, born Feb. 22, 1863, a jeweler and watch maker, lives at New Buffalo, Mich.; and Mary G., the subject of this sketch.

Jacob Flury followed general farming during the greater part of his life and in 1871 removed to Erie, where he was associated with the firm of Johnston & Brevillier, wholesale grocers. He served as president of the Harbor Creek School Board for many years and was a Republican and a Mason. He died Feb. 14, 1889, and his wife died Oct. 19, 1914. They are buried in Erie Cemetery.

Miss Mary G. Flury was educated in the public schools of Erie and was graduated from Erie High School in 1887 and from Erie Normal School in 1888. Her teaching career began in School No. 4, which has since been named Burns School. Miss Flury has been a teacher in this school for 36 years and has established an excellent reputation as a teacher. She lives at 413 Peach Street.

Miss Flury is a Republican, a member of the Park Presbyterian Church, and she belongs to the Erie Teachers' Association and the League of Women Voters.

History of Erie County, Pennsylvania
By: John Elmer Reed
Historical Publishing Company

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