Surname: Daly

Sons of Quebec 1778-1843

The Sons of Quebec (Fils de Qu├ębec) were written by Pierre-Georges Roy and published in 1933 in a four volume set. They provide a series of short biographies of one to three pages of Quebec men from 1778-1843. Warning… this manuscript is in French!

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Washington County, Idaho Pioneer Honor Roll

In 1940 and 1943, a survey of everyone who had lived in Washington County, Idaho continuously for 50 years or more, was made by the Weiser American. These pioneer residents were especially honored at the Fall Festival held in the fall of both years. So far as is known, the list compiled by the survey is complete and perhaps the only record of its kind in existence.

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1863 Settlers in Lewis and Clarke County, Montana

Nicholas Kessler, Helena, born in Germany, May 26, 1833, immigrated to the U. S. in 1854, going first to Ohio and then to Illinois, where he was in the grain, flour, and general produce business. In 1800 he went to Pike’s Peak, Colorado, where he mined in different localities until 1803, when he went to “Virginia City, where he kept a bakery and a drinking-saloon for a few months. In 1864 went home to Germany, returning to Montana in 1804 and establishing a brewery within two miles of Helena. He also made brick at the rate of 2,000,000 or 3,000,000 yearly, with old-fashioned hand-moulds, employing in brewery and brick-yard 45 men, at wages varying from $40 to $210 per month, with board and rooms. Used 9,000 bushels of barley in 1883, most of it raised in Montana, some coming from Cal. Made 2,852 barrels of whiskey. There being no facilities for education, his school district being poor, Kessler erected a brick schoolhouse at a cost of $700, and employed a teacher at $65 per month. William James English, Prickly Pear Valley, was born in Ireland, in August 1834, and emigrated to Canada at the age of 9 years, removing to Nebraska 3 years afterward. From Nebraska he went to Colorado by mule-team, and thence “to Virginia City in 1863. Was employed mining at wages, which were from $6 to...

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Biography of Charles A. Daly

Charles A. Daly of Philo Township has surrounded himself with all the evidences of prosperity and enterprise as a farmer and stockman. Largely through his own efforts and enterprise he has acquired a large acreage of Champaign County farm land, has it under improvement, and for many years has been a successful raiser of good stock and gets his profit out of his land largely through feeding the crops at home. Mr. Daly has lived in Champaign County most of his life, but was born in Ontario, Canada, February 8, 1859. His parents, John and Mary Ann (McKipill) Daly, were both natives of Ireland. From Canada the family came to Champaign County in 1868, locating in section 1 of Crittenden Township. John Daly followed farming, was a man of industry and stood well in the community, and lived there until his death on April 5, 1885. His widow survived him until January 8, 1892. They reared a family of ten children: Sarah, widow of William Moran of Philo; Hannah, widow of Michael Reiter of Philo; Andrew, deceased; Elizabeth, widow of Joseph Donalson of Urbana; Mary and Margaret, both living at Philo; John and Anna, also of Philo; Ellen, deceased; and Charles A. Daly. Charles A. Daly finished his education in the district schools of Champaign County. Being the youngest child, he remained at home with his widowed mother for...

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Biography of Joseph D. Daly

Among the officers of Ada County, Idaho, is Joseph DeWitt Daly, who is now acceptably filling the position of tax collector and assessor. He possesses that spirit of enterprise which has produced the rapid and wonderful development of the vast region west of the Mississippi, and in the discharge of his duties manifests a loyalty and faithfulness that has made his service most efficient, winning him the commendation of the best citizens of the community. A native of Missouri, he was born in Putnam County, on the 13th of January 1850, his parents being William and Permelia (Holland) Daly. His father was a native of Kentucky, born in 1801, and by occupation was a farmer. He continued his residence in Missouri until 1852, when he removed to Oregon, his death occurring at his home near Jacksonville, that state, in September, 1892. His wife, who was born in Tennessee, in 181 1, died in Missouri, in 1866. This worthy couple were the parents of twelve children, ten of whom are living. Six of the sons were soldiers in the Union army during the civil war, and two of them served throughout the entire conflict. Few families can show such a record for military valor or have so effectively labored for the welfare of the nation. Six brothers loyally following the old flag and defending the cause it represented, is a...

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Biography of Martin B. Daly

Daly, Martin B.; born, May 11, 1860, and his early life was spent on a farm with his parents near Mayville, N. Y.; his grand-parents on both sides were born in Ireland; he received his education in public schools at Mayville, and in 1878, left home and went to the Bradford oil fields in Pennsylvania, and for three years worked in various capacities on leases, drilling wells, pipe lines and pump stations in the Bradford and Richburg field; in 1881, he was engaged as assistant superintendent of the Warren County (Pennsylvania) Gas Fuel and Heating Company, controlled at that time by C. A. and D. Cornen; gas was piped to North Clarendon, Pa.; shortly after he engaged in this work, the Cherry Grove oil field was discovered; Mr. Daly was engaged as an oil scout during the drilling of the famous well “646” and other wildcat wells that had an important bearing on the oil market at that time; later he assisted in the construction of the gas plants at Oil City, Titusville and Meadville, making Oil City his headquarters, from which point he traveled for two years; in 1886, he was elected general superintendent of the Buffalo Natural Gas Fuel Company, of which the late Daniel O’Day was president; this was the first attempt to pipe natural gas long distances, and writers in scientific journals expressed serious doubt...

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Myra Louisa Todd Laurent

LAURENT, Myra Louisa Todd9, (Horace W.8, Zerah7, Jehiel6, Stephen5, Stephen4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Sept. 2, 1863, died in 1902, married Charles Laurent. Children: I. Ruth, b. Nov. 18, 1888. II. Earl, b. March 24, 1891, d. May 5, 1910. III. Fay, b. June 18, 1893. IV. Ross, b. March 4, 1897. V. Zoa, b. in 1901, and was adopted by a Mr. Daly of Oswego, N....

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Biography of John D. Daly

It is with pleasure that we are permitted to write concerning the talented and enterprising business man whose name appears above, since he is one of those men of honor and stability who form the real strength of any community, and since he is numbered as one of the leading business men of the county of Harney, and has here and elsewhere achieved a success which is very gratifying both in the results to him individually and in the general business world of eastern Oregon, where he has operated. Mr. Daly was born in Canyon City, Oregon, on May 13, 1866, being the son of Eugene and Mary A. (Donohoe) Daly. His parents were natives of County Cork, Ireland, and came to the United States in 1862, locating in Boston, whence in 1863 they came via Panama, to California, and in 1864 came on to Canyon City. His father died in 1881 and the mother died in 1897. Our subject grew up in Canyon City, gaining a good education from the schools there and at the age of sixteen years started on a course of teaching, wherein he made a commendable record. He gained sufficient money by this labor to pay his way at college, and he attended at Santa Clara, California. In the fall of 1890, he came to Drewsey and in partnership with Abner Robbins started a...

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