James Flintoft Jr. was born in 1842. He was educated in the Sarnia schools and went on to Victoria College in Cobourg, which was the Methodist College. He studied law for three years under the Honourable T.B. Pardee and succeeded to the Sheriff’s office upon his father’s retirement in 1872.
He was interested in the development of Lake View Cemetery and was an early member of the Board of Management. He was President of the Huron and Lambton Loan Company. He was also an early President of the Sarnia Street Railway Company, where lines ran from the Tunnel Station to Point Edward and later to the Park on Lake Huron. He died in 1918 after years of faithful service to this community.