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Delaware County, Iowa


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Daniel Lahey





      Daniel Lahey, who has been actively identified with agricultural pursuits in Delaware county throughout the past third of a century, is now the owner of a productive and valuable farm embracing one hundred and sixty acres three miles north of Masonville. His birth occurred in New York on the 3d of July, 1859, his parents being William and Mary Lahey, both of whom were natives of Ireland. In an early day they emigrated to the United States an took up their abode in New York. The mother passed away in that state, and in 1894 the father came to Iowa, locating in Delaware county. His last years were here spent in the home of our subject, his demise occurring in 1898.
     Daniel Lahey spent the first twenty-two years of his live in the Empire state and in 1881 came to Delaware county, Iowa, here cultivating rented land for about seven years. On the expiration of that period he purchased a farm of about one hundred and sixty acres three miles south of Masonville, which he has operated continually since, conducting his agricultural interests in a practical, progressive manner and deriving there from a gratifying annual income. He has long been numbered among the substantial and representative agriculturists of the community and his present prosperity is attributable entirely to his own efforts and capable management.
       In 1882 Mr. Lahey was united in marriage to Miss Bridget Flaherty, a daughter of Michael Flaherty, a native of Ireland. Our subject and his wife have ten children as follows: Catherine, who gave her hand in marriage to Michael Lozier, of Coffins Grove township; William, a resident of Pipestone, Minnesota; John, who makes his home in Delaware county; Mary, who is the wife of James McGraw and lives in Buchanan County, this state; Teresa, the wife of Henry Miller, of South Dakota; and Joseph, Louis, Mabel, Edward, and Hazel, all at home.
      Mr. Lahey gives his political allegiance to the democracy and takes a deep interest in all measures and movements instituted to promote the general welfare. The success which has attended his labors well entitles him to recognition among the progressive, enterprising and representative citizens of the community, and his many sterling traits of character have won him the warm friendship and kindly regard of those with whom he has come in contact.



~ source: History of Delaware County, Iowa and its People, Illustrated, Volume II. The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1914, Chicago. Page 497-498. Call Number 977.7385 H2m; LDS microfilm #934937.

~transcribed and contributed by Constance Diamond for Delaware County IAGenWeb


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