|O. F. FLINT is one of the highly respected citizens of the village of Oregon, where he has resided since 1904, but his residence in Dane county dates back to the days of his boyhood.He was born in the state of Maine, his parents being James M. and Sarah (Gore) Flint, both of whom were also natives of the Pine Tree state, the respective families of each being long resident there.
Farlin Flint, the father of James M., was one of the earliest settlers of what is now the town of Rutland, Dane county, where he took up two hundred acres of government land and upon the same lived until he was eighty years of age and then went to New Hampshire where he died, aged eighty-four years.
James M. Flint also migrated from his Eastern home, and coming to Dane county in 1858, settled in Rutland and pursued the life of a farmer until his death, himself and wife having both passed away several years ago. After reaching manhood in Maine, and until his removal to Wisconsin, he conducted a saw and shingle mill in his native state.
O. F. Flint, whose name introduces this memoir was born, April 7, 1848 and hence was but ten years old when his parents came to what was then “the far west.”
He received his education in the Flint school in the town of Rutland, and assisted his father on the home farm until he had reached the age of twenty-seven years. He then purchased a farm for himself and followed agricultural pursuits incessantly and with good success until 1904, when he sold his farm and moved to the village of Oregon, where a fine home and six acres of land affords him the respite he desires and a reasonable amount of activity in gardening.
Mr. Flint is a pronounced Prohibitionist in his political views, and while living in the town of Rutland served as a school official for a number of years.
He was married on February 19, 1879 to Miss Sarah J. Carrison, a native of England, who came to the United States with her parents when but eight years old. She is a member of the Free Baptist church in the town of Rutland. Mr. and Mrs. Flint have no children.
Mrs. Flint’s parents, George Carrison and wife, are honored citizens of the village of Oregon, having been residents of Dane county since 1867, and her paternal grandfather had lived here for more than fifty years prior to his death. 1906 History of Dane County, Wisconsin, p. 291-292.
1906 History of Dane County, Wisconsin, p. 291-292.