FLIGG, GEORGE, who is successfully engaged in agriculture on the farm where his birth took place in Morgan County, Ill., was born October 12, 1847. He is a son of John and Jane (Groves) Fligg, of whom the former was born in England. When a young man John Fligg came from his native country to the United States and began working on a farm. He moved to the place now operated by his son, George, at an early period and was there engaged in farming throughout his active life, dying at Lynnville, Ill., in 1855, aged thirty-nine years. His widow died on the homestead farm October 8, 1893, in her eighty-third year. George Fligg attended the common schools until he was nineteen years of age, when he took charge of the paternal farm, where he had been reared, in the interest of his mother. Of her six children, five died young, George being the only one to reach maturity. Mr. Fligg's farm consists of 80 acres, on which he has made all of the present fine improvements. He is an industrious and careful farmer, and good results attend his labors.
On May 29, 1870, Mr. Fligg was united in marriage with Jennie Stephenson. Their union has resulted in six children, namely: Johnny, who died at the age of eight years; Charles, who died about the same time, of scarlet fever; Jessie, wife of Charles Hammell, a resident of Buckhorn Township, Morgan County; Joseph, who is living at home; Pearl, who was born April 7, 1883, and Roy, who was born October 13, 1888. In politics, Mr. Fligg follows the fortunes of the Republican party. He has served six terms as School Director of the township.