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Name Daily, William, 1828-1926
Born 07/24/1828
Birthplace Jefferson County, Indiana
Father Daily, Rude, 1799-1881
Mother Daily, Anna (Dement), 1789-1856
Notes In 1863 he was appointed Indian Agent by President Lincoln. He was elected to represent Nemaha County in the Territorial Council in 1866, and in the first State Legislature, was elected to fill a vacancy in the State Senate. Mr. Daily was appointed United States Marshal for the District of Nebraska in 1871, and retained the position until 1880, when he declined a reappointment, and the same year was elected a member of the State Senate.
Occupation Indian agent, state legislator
Spouse Daily, Maria Jane (Culbertson), 1830-1920
Deceased 04/11/1926
Deceased where Peru, Nebraska

Associated Records

Image of RG0929.AM - RG0929 Daily, William, 1828-1926

RG0929.AM - RG0929 Daily, William, 1828-1926

The collection consists of miscellaneous letters and receipts, 1865-1900, relating to William Daily's career as an Indian agent, as well as his family and his financial, political and business affairs. One item refers to the incorporation of the Peru Hotel Company, Peru, Nebraska, in 1889. There is also letterhead from 1882 for "William Daily, Pure Short-Horn Cattle, Young Breeding Stock for Sale."

Image of RG2141.PH000007-000002 - Print, Photographic

RG2141.PH000007-000002 - Print, Photographic

A composite of the members of the 16th Session of the Nebraska Legislature in 1881, including: 1. Governor Albinus Nance, 2. Lt. Governor Edmund C. Carns, 3. William Daily, 4. Robt. A. Wherry, 5. C.W. Pierce, 6. Thomas Graham, 7. B.K. Smith, 8. J.W. Perkins, 9. John D. Howe, 10. J.F. Burns, 11. M.K. Turner, 12. S.B. Taylor, 13. C.H. Van Wyck, 14. H.M. Wells, 15. Geo. W. Doane, 16. John C. Myers, 17. C.C. White, 18. C.H. Gere, 19. H.F. Cady, 20. C.H. Gould, Serg't-at-Arms, 21. W.W. Turk, 22. J.R. Ervin, 23. Sidney Baker, 24. Arthur J. Evans, 25. Sherwood Burr, Secretary, 26. R.B. Harrington, 27. Orlando Tefft, 28. W.R. Morse, 29. Martin Burns, 30. C.B. Coon, 31. Isaac Powers, Jr., 32. F.E. Sm