|Mr. Philip Daly, one of the early residents of Jones County, died at his home in this city Friday, the 12th inst. Mr. Daly had been very ill for some days and his death was not unexpected. The funeral services were conducted last Sunday at St. Patrick's Catholic church by the Rev. Father Powers and interment was made at Holy Cross cemetery.
Mr. Daly was over 74 years of age, having been born in County Meath, Ireland, 1836. He came to this country in 1852 and for three years made his home in Oneida county, New York state. Later he pursued his trade as a shoemaker at Auburn. When he came west, he stopped for a time at Bloomington, Ill., and took up his residence at Dubuque in 1855. In 1858, he married Miss Elizabeth Chesire, after which he came to Jones county and settled on an 80 acre farm in Wayne township. During the Civil War, he was located at Anamosa where he pursued his trade until 1865 when he again returned to the farm. He remained there for a period of forty years and accumulated land which increased the size of that farm to something like three times its original size. It was in 1903 that he retired from active life on the farm and took up his residence in Anamosa where he remained until his death.
Mr. Daly was the father of five children by his first wife—Joseph and Mary A., the former a resident of Dubuque and the latter a Sister of Charity at Des Moines; Matthew who lives in Wayne township, John who died at Denver and Mrs. Elizabeth Donahue, who died at Spokane, Washinton. His first wife died in 1867, and two years later Mr. Daly was married to Miss Catherine Foley. To this marriage two children were born—Philip B. and William E., who are both well known farmers of Wayne township.
Mr. Daly was a good citizen and one who succeeded in his business ventures by hard work and determination. He was honest and considerate in his dealings with his fellow men and naturally builded friendships that were lasting. His death removes a worthy citizen.
Submitted by: Mary Kay Kuhfittig
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