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Daniel F. Hennessey





     For more 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.



~ source: History of Delaware County, Iowa and its People, Illustrated, Volume II. The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1914, Chicago. Page 156-157.  Call Number 977.7385 H2m; LDS microfilm #934937.

~transcribed and contributed by Constance Diamond for Delaware County IAGenWeb


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