Biography of James A. Daly
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JAMES A. DALY.
Throughout an active and interesting career James A. Daly, the present efficient and popular clerk of Napa county, has been faithful to every duty devolving upon him and he has so ordered his actions as to earn the commendation of all who know him. Mr. Daly is a native son of California, born in Valley Ford, Sonoma county, and is the son of James D. and Mary (Barry) Daly, both natives of Ireland. The father came to California, by way of the isthmus of Panama, in 1863, and engaged in teaming and in the lumber business in the mountains of Sonoma county. Later he came to the Napa valley and engaged in farming in the Oak Knoll district. To him and his wife were born the following children: James A., John C., Mrs. Frances Jackins, Mrs. Minnie Carroll, Josephine Daly, Mrs. Dora McDermott, William E. and Mrs. Katheryn Matthews.

James A. Daly secured his education in the schools of Lakeport, Lake county, and at the age of eighteen years became engaged in teaching school at the Great Western mine, in Lake county, which service he continued for five years. He also was engaged in the drug business at Lakeport, but later sold his store and came to the Napa valley, where he engaged in farming. In 1899 he was appointed under Sheriff Dave Dunlap, who was sheriff of Napa county for twelve years. In 1911 Mr. Daly went to Lake county and went to work for the Yolo Water and Power Company, with which he remained until 1914, when he returned to Napa to accept the position of deputy county clerk, to which he was appointed by County Clerk Collins. In 1918 he was elected county clerk and was reelected to that office in 1922. He is discharging his official duties in a thoroughly competent manner, his conduct of the office being characterized by his accommodating attitude toward all who have business to transact there and by promptness in the discharge of his official functions.

Mr. Daly is a member of Napa Lodge of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks and of Napa Parlor of the Native Sons of the Golden West, and is a past president of the Lakeport Parlor. He was married to Miss Daisy Pulsifer, who was born and reared in Lynn, Massachusetts, and they have a daughter, Miss Ruth A. Daly, a graduate of the Teachers College in San Francisco, who is now a teacher in the Napa public schools. Mr. Daly has always been actuated by the highest motives, has supported every movement for the betterment or improvement of his community and takes a firm stand for all that is best in life. Because of his ability, genuine worth and friendly manner, he is extremely popular throughout the community in which he lives.

From:
History of Solano County, California
BY: Marguerite Hune
and Napa County, California
BY: Harry Lawrence Gunn
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Chicago 1926


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