Daniel W. Daily  Obituary

Ashland Clipper, January 30, 1913


Daniel W. Daily departed this life at his home out on Bluff Creek at about one o'clock yesterday morning, the 29th, after an illness covering a period of several months.

Mr. Daily was one of the very early settlers in this county and was one of the very best citizens of the county.  He was considered an honest man by those who knew him and by his industry he has laid by a moderate competence.  He was a man of quiet manners and unassuming.  His home life was of the most pleasant kind, he was idolized by  his family.  He was reputed to be a good neighbor and a very warm friend.

In the death of Mr. Daily the community loses one of its best citizens and the bereaved family will have the sympathy of every one.

Ashland Clipper, February 6, 1913.


Daniel Webster Daily was born in Pike Co., Ohio, Jan. 8, 1848 and died at Lexington, Kans. Jan. 29, 1913, aged 65 years and 21 days.  He was married to Elmina C. Bunch at Waverly, Ohio, Nov. 16, 1871.  To this union were born four children, Frank Daily, Mrs. T. M. Rinker, Mrs. Wm. T. Moore and Charlie Daily, all of whom are living near the old home.  Mr. Daily moved to Kansas in 1886, settling in Clark county, near Lexington.  Having taught school in Ohio, he continued the profession here, teaching six years in the Fox district and three years in the Lexington district.  For a short time he engaged in the mercantile business in the old town of Lexington, but for the last sixteen years he engaged in farming and stock raising.  Mr. Daily was a man of sterling worth and moral integrity.  He was always ready to help by personal effort and with any means at hand all worthy enterprises for the advancement of the community.  He had been honored by his friends with public trusts, having served two terms as County assessor.  Funeral services were held in the home, Feb. 1, 1913 conducted by Rev. D. C. Shields and the remains laid to rest in the Ashland cemetery.

Card of Thanks.

We thank our many friends and neighbors who so kindly rendered assistance during the sickness and death of our beloved husband and Father and for the many tokens and expressions of sympathy in our bereavement.  Also wish to thank the members of the Eastern Star for the beautiful floral gift.

Mrs. Daniel W. Daily,
Frank Daily,
Mrs. May Rinker,
Mrs. Lizzie Moore
Charlie Moore.

Contributed by ~Shirley Brier~ October 4, 2005.


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