Dr. Thomas P. Daly

Cresco Plain Dealer September 18, 1914


Dr. Thomas P. Daly was born March 27, 1871 near Cresco, in Winneshiek County Iowa. The earlier years of his life were spent on his fathers farm in Winneshiek County. Later he attended school in Decorah, Iowa, and in Valparaiso, Indiana. After spending a few years teaching school and in the employ of the Collier Publishing Co., he entered the medical school of the Northwestern University in Chicago for a period of five years. At this point failing health compel him to retire from a large and lucrative practice and seek the more congenial climate of the Southwest. After a short rest in Arizona and California he regained his health and resumed the practice of his profession in Congress, Arizona. For a time he was prison physician for the Arizona state penitentiary, having been appointed to that position by Gov. George W. Hunt. He continued the general practice of medicine in Arizona and performed his duties as prison physician until about two years ago. At that time, while attending to his official duties, he received an injury from which he never recovered. He died from peritonitis in Cresco, on the fourth day of September, 1914.

In October, 1904, Dr. Daly was united in marriage with Adeline C. Kelly, of Chicago. Of this union was born one son, James Thomas.

He leaves to mourn his wife and son, a mother, Hannah Daly; two sisters, Mary C. Daly and Mrs. John Barrett and two brothers, John J. and William J. of Seattle, WA.

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