Marcus Daly (December 5, 1841 – November 12, 1900) was an Irish-born American businessman known as one of the three “Copper Kings” of Butte, Montana, United States.
Daly founded his fortune on the Anaconda Copper Mine in Butte, Montana, which he bought with money from various backers, including George Hearst(father of William Randolph Hearst) in 1880.
The Anaconda began as a silver mine, but copper was discovered there and found to be one of the largest deposits known at the time. He built a smelter to handle the ore, and by 1895 had become a millionaire and owner of the Anaconda Copper Mining (ACM) Company.
Daly was active in Montana politics throughout the 1890s and also founded the town of Anaconda, near his smelter. In 1894 Daly spearheaded an energetic but unsuccessful campaign to have Anaconda designated as Montana’s state capital. Another note in politics was his competition with fellow copper king, William A. Clark. He tried to keep him out of office by lavishly supporting Clark’s opponents.
Denis Daly (1748 – 10 October 1791) of Loughrea, County Galway, was an Irish landowner and politician.
Daly owned estates in County Mayo, County Galway, County Clare, and County Limerick. He had to sell off half of these estates to pay debts, but on his marriage to Henrietta Maxwell, the only daughter of the Robert Maxwell, 1st Earl of Farnham, his fortunes once again increased. His residence was Carrownakelly Castle, in the parish of Kiltullagh, but moved some four miles south towards Loughrea where he built Dunsandle House, sometime in the mid-18th century. In 1769 and 1772 he served as Mayor of Galway
Daly was a friend of Henry Grattan and sat also in the Irish House of Commons. Between 1767 and 1768, he was Member of Parliament for Galway Borough. Subsequently he represented Galway County until 1790, and then again Galway Borough until 1792. In 1783, he was also elected for the latter constituency, however chose not to sit.
Sir Dominick Daly (11 August 1798 – 19 February 1868) was the Governor of Prince Edward Island from 11 July 1854 to 25 May 1859 and later Governor of South Australia from 4 March 1862 until his death on 19 February 1868.
He was born in Ardfry, County Galway, Ireland in 1798 and studied in Birmingham. In 1823, he came to Lower Canada as secretary to Lieutenant-Governor Sir Francis Nathaniel Burton. In 1827, he was appointed provincial secretary for Lower Canada. He was a member of the Special Council of Lower Canada from 1840 to 1841. After the Act of Union in 1840, it became a prerequisite for his post that he be elected and he ran successfully in the Canada East riding of Mégantic in 1841.
In 1841, he was appointed provincial secretary of Canada East and a member of the Executive Council. When the council resigned en masse in November 1843 in a dispute with Governor Sir Charles Theophilus Metcalfe, Daly chose to remain, which was viewed as a betrayal by Reformers. This left Daly as acting head of government for several weeks.
In 1844, he became provincial secretary for both Canada East and Canada West. In March 1845, he was challenged to a duel by Reformer Thomas Cushing Aylwin; shots were fired but no one was injured. Daly was removed from the Executive Council in 1848 when Robert Baldwin and Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine came to power; he returned to England and served on a commission of inquiry.
In 1852, Daly was appointed lieutenant-governor of Tobago; he was next appointed to the same post in Prince Edward Island. In 1858, he announced his resignation and departed the following year. In October 1861, he was appointed the next Governor of South Australia and died in office in 1868 in Adelaide.
Edward “Ned” Daly 25 February 1891 – 4 May 1916
Daly’s battalion, stationed in the Four Courts and areas to the west and north of Dublin center, saw the most intense fighting of the rising. He surrendered his battalion on 29 April. In his trial, he claimed that he was just following orders, but was executed by firing squad on 4 May 1916, at the age of 25 – the youngest to be executed in the aftermath of the Rising.
The men in his battalion spoke of him as a good commandant. This opinion was also shared by a British officer that Daly’s battalion had captured. He was born in Limerick and was a brother-in-law of Tom Clarke one of the most prominent leaders of the 1916 Rising.
Bernard Daly (1858–1920) was an American country doctor, businessman, banker, rancher, state representative, state senator, county judge, and regent of Oregon State Agricultural College (today’s Oregon State University). He also ran for United States Congress, and was his party’s candidate for the United States Senate. Daly’s educational trust fund has financed college educations for generations of Lake County, Oregon students, a legacy that continues to this day.
Daly was born in Ireland on 17 February 1858. He immigrated with his parents to the United States in 1864. Daly died on 4 January 1920 in Livermore, California while en route to a San Francisco hospital for treatment of a heart condition. At the time of his death, Daly had financial interests in numerous enterprises throughout Lake County. He was the largest stockholder in the Bank of Lakeview. He owned the largest ranch in south-central Oregon as well as a number of other businesses and at least 14 buildings in downtown Lakeview. All together his partnerships and investments brought the value of his estate to almost $1,000,000, a very large sum in 1920.
Sergeant Major Daniel Joseph “Dan” Daly (November 11, 1873 – April 27, 1937) was a United States Marine and one of only nineteen men (including seven Marines) to have received the Medal of Honor twice. Of the Marines who are double recipients, only Daly and Major General Smedley Butler received their Medals of Honor for two, separate actions.
Daly is said to have yelled, “Come on, you sons of bitches! Do you want to live forever?” to the men in his company prior to charging the Germans during the Battle of Belleau Wood in World War I; Daly claimed he said, “For Christ’s sake men—come on! Do you want to live forever?”
Maj. Gen. Smedley Butler described Daly as, “The fightin’est Marine I ever knew!” Daly reportedly was offered an officer’s commission twice to which he responded that he would rather be, “…an outstanding sergeant than just another officer.”
John Charles Daly was born in Johannesburg in 1914. He was employed by American Broadcasting Company. Daly graduated from Boston College and Tilton School.
He had occupations including journalist, game show host, reporter, reporter and news reader. He lived in South Africa and Boston. He died in Chevy Chase, Maryland in February 1991 aged 77 years old. His death was caused by Cardiac arrest.
John Patrick Daly has been a professional golfer on the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) Tour since 1990, having stunned the golf world by winning the PGA Championship as a rookie. He owns a golf course in his hometown of Dardanelle (Yell County), and he is a member of the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame.
After turning professional, Daly had success in regional tournaments and a small tour in South Africa. He was the ninth alternate for the PGA championship in 1991. After a player withdrew and the other eight alternates were not able to compete, Daly arrived only two hours before the competition and was not allowed a practice round. Nonetheless, he shocked the golf world by winning the championship, and he was elevated instantly to sports stardom.
His win at the 1995 British Open validated him as an elite golfer and gained him exempt status through 2005, meaning he would not have to qualify to compete on the tour in that period. He was only the fourth player since World War II to win his second major PGA competition before age thirty. Known for his “grip it and rip it” swing, he has won eleven driving distance titles, including eight consecutive titles from 1995 to 2002.
Daly did not win another PGA Tour round until the 2004 Buick Invitational—his first win after 189 tries.