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City Historian Invites Residents to Gravesite Tribute to John Daly

Local historian and author Bunny Gillespie invites residents and friends of Daly City to participate in a gravesite tribute to John Donald Daly, in what she is calling a prelude to the City’s centennial.  The event is scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Saturday, January 8, 2011, at Woodlawn Memorial Park, 1000 El Camino Real, Colma.  Daly City was incorporated on March 22, 1911 and will be commemorating its centennial throughout 2011.  John D. Daly is widely regarded as the “father of Daly City” and is an important figure in the history of the city that bears his name.

Those attending the tribute are asked to bring at least one flower to place on Daly’s grave in recognition of his fondness for gardening during his retirement years.  Daly died January 1, 1923.

Gillespie, the author of three books about Daly City, will give a brief description of Daly’s unique contributions to the founding of Daly City nearly 100 years ago.

A printed map with directions to Daly's gravesite may be obtained by visiting the office at Woodlawn Memorial Park.

John Daly, John D. Daly, Founder, Dairy Farmer