Biography of Michael Dailey of Batavia, NY

Michael Dailey was born in County Clare, Ireland, in April, 1843. When about eight years of age he came to Batavia with his father, Michael. He attended public schools only a short time, and being obliged to earn his own living he clerked for Joseph Wilson, and when 17 years of age started a small grocery store. After paying for his first bill of goods he had less than 50 cents left. Being active he prospered, and was soon able to purchase the store he occupied, and soon after the adjoining building, opening up a grocery and crockery store on Main street, opposite the Hotel Richmond. In 1871 failing health caused him to abandon the business, but in the following spring he opened two stores. on the west side of State street, devoted to the furniture business. Increasing trade necessitated an extension of the business, and he bought a store on the east side of the street. He built up a large trade, engaged in the undertaking business, and finally erected three new stores on State street. He died March 13, 1883. At the time of his death he was chairman of the Democratic County Committee; was the first Irishman elected trustee of the village; and was also one of the trustees of the Blind Asylum, holding the position two terms, or until his decease. He took an active part in politics. He married Anna Prindle, of Batavia, and they had a family of eight children, five of whom are living with his widow, who survives him, at 307 East Main street.

FROM: Gazetteer and Biographical Record
of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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