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Perhaps in no section of the State of Illinois are farmers so intelligent and so alive to the importance of the industries they carry on as in Carroll county, and a traveler whose business or pleasure took him near the pleasant little city of Lanark, could not fail to notice and pass favorable comment on the well improved property belonging to William J. Flickinger.

William J. Flickinger was born in Carroll county, Ill. He is of German ancestry and the name is well known in Pennsylvania and Ohio as well as in Illinois. He was reared on his fatherís farm and obtained his education in the district schools. He has devoted his attention entirely to agricultural pursuits and for fourteen years before coming to his present place operated the Edward Puterbaugh farm. Mr. Flickinger is one of the most extensive stock raisers in Carroll county, his grade of cattle and hogs being always kept up to a high standard. The latest agricultural methods are followed here and the best improved farm machinery is used, Mr. Flickinger keeping thoroughly abreast with the times in agricultural progress.

On November 28, 1895, Mr. Flickinger was married to Miss Fannie Livingard, who was a daughter of E. P. and Rachel (Elling) Livengard, who were natives of Ohio, and they have three children: Ralph, Edwin and Helen. Mr. Flickinger and family belong to the Presbyterian church. In politics Mr. Flickinger has always been an ardent Republican and for four years has served his township in the office of school director.

Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Carroll County, Vol. II, Munsell Publishing Company, 1913

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