Thomas Daly (Alberta politician)

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Thomas Daly
Thomas Daly.jpg
Alderman on the Edmonton City Council
In office
December 10, 1906 – 1907
Personal details
Born February 21, 1861
Letterbreen, Ireland
Died November 17, 1908(1908-11-17) (aged 47)
Edmonton, Alberta
Spouse(s) Jessie Gray (deceased October 1908)
Profession Farmer

Thomas Daly (February 21, 1861 – November 17, 1908) was a politician in Alberta, Canada and a municipal councillor in Edmonton

Biography[edit]

Daly was born in Letterbreen, Ireland and immigrated to Canada in 1881. He spent two years in Manitoba and moved to Alberta in 1883 to homestead at Clover Bar. He exhibited his oats at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair and won first prize; he is sometimes credited with establishing Alberta's reputation as an oats producer. He later turned to apple farming. In 1894 he married Jessie Gray.

In the 1906 Edmonton election, Daly ran for Edmonton City Council as an alderman. He finished second of twelve candidates and was elected to a two-year term, but resigned less than a year into his term.

Thomas Daly died November 17, 1908. Daly Grove, an Edmonton neighbourhood, is named in his honour.

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