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Edward William DAILEY

Union - Flandreau Cemetery
Moody County,
South Dakota

Birth 15 Apr 1883
Moody County, South Dakota, USA
Death 23 Feb 1920 (aged 36)
Moody County, South Dakota, USA

Another Citizen Victim of Flu
Edward W. Dailey Loses Gallant
Fight Against Malady
Death Came Monday Forenoon

Influenza-pneumonia claimed another of the sincerely respected and truly progressive citizens of Moody county, when on Monday forenoon Edward W. Dailey passed from this life after a heroic struggle of ten days which had been made by physicians, nurses and members of the household to restore to a normal condition of health one who had made a most gallant but unavailing fight for life. During the past week reports received from the Dailey home were not at all reassuring, but hope, although even slight, were entertained that the crisis might be reached and passed and the announcement of Mr. Dailey’s death caused general expression of deep sorrow.

Edward William Daily was born at the Dailey homestead in Lone Rock township April 15, 1883. He received his early education in the country schools of the county, graduating from the Flandreau high school witht the class of 1902 and from the Minnesota Agricultural college in 1905. Immediately upon his graduation from the Agricultural college he went to Canada, where he was interested in lands until his return to Moody county in 1916, since which time he has assisted his father in the conduct of the Dailey farm.

While residing in Canada Mr. Dailey was married to Miss Margaret Miller of Aberdeen, Canada, July 24, 1912. To this union were born five children, all of whom survive except Leora Minnie who died at the age of eighteen months. The children now living are William Edward, Myrtle Kathleen, Howard Miller and Warren Elmo.

The passing of Mr. Dailey removes from the country one of its most progressive citizens. Like other members of the Dailey family, he contributed much toward the upbuilding and development of the agricultural interests of the county. Not content with being classed merely as good farmers, the Daileys have achieved much in the way of farm, stock and grain improvement and today the name of Dailey stands at the head of those in this section who have wrought wisely and diligently for the promotion and betterment of the agricultural interests of this region.

His death coming just at the prime of life and its activities is indeed sad, but the beloved wife and children, the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Dailey, two brothers, Robert and L. E. and a sister, Mrs. Elmo Dunn who today mourn the loss of an affectionate husband and father, an obedient son and a kind and considerate brother, will be comforted by the tender and sincere expressions of sympathy which will rise from the hearts and lips of the numerous friends of the family.

Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon from the home, being in charge of Rev. Wm. Watson, Rector of the Episcopal church of this city and largely attended by friends and neighbors.

(Moody County Enterprise, Moody County, South Dakota, Feb. 26, 1920, p.1)

Contributed on 7/9/19

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Submitted: 7/9/19 • Approved: 7/9/19 • Last Updated: 7/12/19 • R269628-G0-S3

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