The Thomas Dailey Family

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Dailey came to the Hannaford community in 1916 after their marriage in Wadena, Minnesota.  Mrs. Dailey, the former Lillie Pihlstrom, was born in Wahpeton, North Dakota, and moved to Minnesota at an early age.  Thomas Dailey was born on a farm near Sebeka, Minnesota.

Their first year in the Hannaford community was spent working for the Ote Harris family on a farm west of Hannaford.  The following year they set up farming near Karnak, and remained there until the 1940's when they moved into Hannaford.  There were four children:

Sylvia, who now resides in Fairfax, Virginia

Loretta (Mrs. Robert Eckhardt) who has two sons lives in Salt Lake City, Utah

Byron, who married Gladys Malmin of Hannaford and had five children, passed away in 1960

and another son, Myron died in infancy.

There are five children in the Byron Dailey family, four born in Hannaford and one in Mandan, North Dakota, where they moved in the late 1950's.  Their children are: 

1.     Rita, Mrs. Clinton Kopp of Chicago, Illinois

2.     Rosemary, Mrs. John Swanson, Seattle, Washington

3.     Renee, Mrs. Daniel Ulmer, Mandan

4.     and Thomas and John who reside with their mother in Mandan.

Besides farming, Thomas Dailey was in the livestock business and at one time had a German police dog kennel shipping dogs to all parts of the United States A. as well as to several foreign countries.  For several years he served as County Commissioner of his district in Griggs County as well as being a member of the Griggs County Welfare Board.

Thomas Dailey passed away in December 1967, and Mrs. Lillie Dailey passed away in April 1975.

Source: Griggs County History 1879 - 1976 Page 131

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