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 Alabama.

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.

Source: McCalley, Henry, Northern Alabama : historical and biographical.  Birmingham, AL: Smith & De Land, 1888, pp. 835.