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Dailey Argus Leader, Sioux Falls,
Minnehaha County, South Dakota U.S.A.
Friday December 23, 1932


Michael Dailey, Railway Express Messenger, Dies at Mitchell Hospital

Forced to leave his post of duty as express messenger on the Milwaukee railroad run between Canton and Rapid City, Michael Dailey, aged 47, 610 North Walts ave., Sioux Falls, succumbed to peritonitis at a Mitchell hospital Thursday night. Mr. Dailey had been in the employ of the American Railway Express company for about a quarter-century. For 20 years, he was assigned to runs on the Omaha railroad, but for the past four or five years has had the assignment which he was on when he became fatally stricken.

Born in Ireland

Mr. Dailey was born in County Cork, Ireland, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Dailey of that locality. He came to this country with his relatives when he was seven years old and they settled on a farm in Miner county. He attended district schools and grew to manhood in that vicinity. Later he farmed near Clark and thereafter obtained a position with the express company.

Mr. Dailey was a member of St. Joseph’s cathedral congregation, the knights of Columbus, the B. P. O. F., and the Brotherhood of Railway Clerks.

Was Single Man

He was single and is survived by his mother, Mrs. Michael Dailey of Sioux Falls; four brothers, Charles Dailey of Vienna, John Dailey of Huron, Patrick Dailey of Willmar, Minn., Harry Dailey of Camden, N. J. and two sisters, Mrs. Ellen Wallace of Lorraine, Ohio, and Miss Mary Dailey of Sioux Falls. He is also survived by a niece, Miss Sarah Roberts who makes her residence here, and a nephew, James Roberts of the U. S. S. Altair, where is serving with the United States navy, and who formerly lived in Sioux Falls. A total of 10 nephews and nieces live at other points. Vincent Wallace of Lorraine Ohio, a nephew, is visiting at the Dailey home here at this time.

Tentative plans are to hold the last rites Monday morning at the St. Joseph’s cathedral, with burial in the local Catholic cemetery under the direction of the Barnett funeral chapel. The body will be taken to the Dailey home this evening and remain there until time of services.


From the Daily Argus-Leader
Sioux Falls, Minnehaha Co., SD Thursday, June 14, 1917

The Funeral of the late Mrs. Hannah Roberts will be held at St. Michael’s Catholic church Friday morning at 9 o’clock and the body will be interred in the Catholic cemetery.

(Note:Mrs. Hannah Roberts is a child of the Dailey's.)

Daily Argus-Leader
Sioux Falls, Minnehaha Co., South Dakota
November 22,1932
Michael Dailey Taken by Death
Sioux Falls Resident Dies After Illness of Five Years—Rites Friday

Michael Dailey, 86 years old, of 610 North Walts ave., died at his home today. He had been ill for four or five years. The body was taken to the Barnett Funeral chapel pending arrangements for funeral services.

Mr. Dailey is survived by the widow, Mrs. Mary Dailey: two daughters, Mrs. Ellen Wallace of Lorain, O., and Mary Dailey of Sioux Falls; five sons: Charles Dailey of Vienna: John Dailey of Huron: Patrick Dailey of Willmar, Minn.; Michael Dailey of Sioux Falls; and Harry Dailey of Camden, N.J. and 12 grandchildren. A son and two daughters preceded him in death.

Funeral services for Mr. Dailey will be held at 8:30 o’clock Friday morning at St. Joseph’s cathedral, with burial in the family lot in the local Catholic cemetery. Mr. Dailey was born in County Cork, Ireland, and was married at Skibbreen, Ireland in 1872. He came to the U.S.A. in 1887.


Daily Argus-Leader
Sioux Falls, Minnehaha Co., South Dakota
Tuesday June 25, 2935
Mrs. Mary Dailey Is Taken by Death
Resident Here 35 Years Dies at Her Home- Sustained Hip Fracture

Mrs. Mary Minehane Dailey, 92 years old, 610 North Walts ave., native of Ireland and resident of Sioux Falls 35 years died at her home Monday night. Mrs. Dailey had enjoyed perfect health during her long life until 14 weeks ago when she fell and fractured her right hip.

She was born at Skibbreen, county Cork, Ireland, April 12, 1843, and remained in her native land until after her marriage to Michael Dailey in 1862. Nine children were born to this union, four of whom preceded her in death. Surviving are: Charles, Vienna; Mrs. Ellen Wallace, Lorraine, Ohio; John, Huron; Patrick, Willmar, Minn., and Mary, who lives in Sioux Falls. An adopted child, Harry Dailey, resides at Camden, N.J.

Her husband died in 1932. Mrs. Dailey came to the United States in 1891, about four years after her husband came to this country. Mr. Dailey was a farmer and followed that vocation in Kingsbury, Miner and Clark counties until partial blindness compelled his retirement.

Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at St. Joseph’s cathedral, which Mrs. Dailey attended for the past 35 years. Burial will be in the family lot in the local Catholic cemetery, beside the graves of her husband and a son, Michael, who died in 1932. The Barnett funeral chapel is directing the funeral.

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