GEORGE P. FLAHERTY.
A faithful and competent public official, a man of upright and honorable life, and a genial and companionable friend
- these are the characteristics that have gained for George P. Flaherty the goodwill and confidence of all who
know him. As superintendent of the Lemoore city waterworks he has shown a mechanical ability and a soundness of
judgment that has saved hundreds of dollars for the taxpayers and maintained the water plant always in condition
for maximum service. He was born in Warren county, Illinois, on the 23d day of August, 1867, and was reared and
educated in that locality. He learned the trade of an iron moulder and followed that vocation about fifteen years.
In 1895 he went to Iowa, where he followed farming for four years, raising corn chiefly and at times selling his
product as low as ten cents per bushel. In 1900 Mr. Flaherty came to California, locating in Hanford where he established
an iron foundry and machine shop, which he operated for two years. Going then to the west side, he engaged in farming,
but later disposed of that property and for the past thirteen years has been superintendent of the waterworks.
He was married to Miss Carrie Summers, who was born and reared in Rockford, Illinois, and to them have been born
four children, namely: Mrs. William Preston of Burbank, California; George, who is a student in the Lernoore high
school, and one of the best athletes ever turned out by that school, having gained a high reputation in basketball
and football; Caroline, who is a student in a business college at Stockton, California; and Robert. Mr. Flaherty
is a member of the Chamber of Commerce and of the Woodmen of the World. He is a plain, unassuming man, straightforward
in all his dealings with his fellowmen, and he deservedly stands high in the estimation of all who know him.
History of Tulare County, California
By: Kathleen Edwards Small
Kings County, California
By: J. Larry Smith
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
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