than two decades Daniel F. Hennessey has been successfully engaged in
the livery business, conducting an enterprise of that character at Manchester.
His birth occurred in Linn county, Iowa, on the 16th of August, 1871, his
parents being Thomas and Mary (Sweeney) Hennessey, both of whom were natives
of Ireland. The father, an agriculturist by occupation, passed away in Linn
county, Iowa, while the mother died in Manchester, about 1905. They had eleven
children, as follows: James, who resides on a farm in Delaware county; Edward,
a resident of Dubuque, Iowa; Ella, the widow of Timothy Sullivan; Mary, who is
the widow of Patrick Kelly; Maggie, who gave her hand in marriage to Dan
Sullivan; Thomas, who is deceased; Maurice, residing in Manchester, who is now
serving as sheriff; Daniel F., of this review; Lizzie, a resident of Ryan,
this county; and two who passed away in early childhood.
Daniel F. Hennessey acquired his education in the
common schools of his native county and after putting aside his text-books was
engaged in farming until he had attained his majority. At the age of twenty
one years he embarked in the livery business in Manchester, buying out A. A.
Morse at that time, and in this connection he has since built up and
maintained an excellent and gratifying patronage. He has a fine automobile and
his other facilities are sufficient to meet every demand.
On the 14th of November, 1900, Mr. Hennessey was united
in marriage to Miss Lizzie Rhuby, a native of Dubuque county and a daughter of
John Rhuby, who is now living retired. Our subject and his wife have one
daughter, Marie, who is in school Mr. Hennessey gives his political allegiance
to the democracy and is identified fraternally with the Modern Woodmen of
America, while in religious faith he is a Catholic. He has always taken an
interest in all that pertains to the upbuilding or development of the
community and gladly gives his support to every measure the adoption of which
he feels would promote the general welfare.