JOHN FLYNN was born in Jefferson
County, Ind., in 1837, where he learned the trade of machinist. He came South
in 1857 ; since then has been a continuous resident of the South, principally
In 1879, in connection with
Mr. Hagan, he established the first foundry in Gadsden, in which business they
have been very successful. He is at present writing a member of the Board of
Aldermen of Gadsden.
Mr. Flynn is a married
man with five children, namely : Mildred, James, John, Henry and Mamie.
Mr. Flynn is a member of the
Masonic and Odd Fellows fraternities, and is regarded as one of the sterling
business men of Gadsden.
McCalley, Henry, Northern Alabama :
historical and biographical.
Birmingham, AL: Smith & De
Land, 1888, pp. 835.