Elgin J. Dailey
Elgin J. Dailey was born in Downers Grove, Du Page County, Ill., Sept. 22, 1844, a son of Emanuel and Mary Dailey, nee Squires; his father was a native of Pennsylvania and his mother of Canada. The subject of this memoir left his home when seventeen years of age, and in the fall of 1863 enlisted in
the Seventeenth Illinois Cavalry, Company C. Particpated in the Price Raid through Missouri, and was at Centralia about two hours after the massacre. Their principal fighting was with the guerrillas. He was discharged Dec. 1, 1865. In 1866 he came to Clayton County, and located in Luana in 1869, where he has been engaged in his present business since. On Oct. 12, 1868, he married Charlotte A. daughter of Simeon R. Scott. She was born in Clayton County, in September, 1848. By this union there are six children-- Edwin C., Walter Scott, Ella M., Ida May, Cora, Genevieve. Mr. Dailey is W. M. of Clayton County Lodge, No. 70, A. F. and A. M., located at Monona. In politics he is a Republican.
source: History of Clayton
County, Iowa, 1882, p. 1039
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney