George William Daley & Son, George Henry Daley

George William Daley was born in Whitehall, New York, on October 7th, 1814. For many years, he was prominent in the politics of Richmond County.  In 1853, he moved to Staten Island and, for several years, he was a general passenger agent for the New York Central Railroad.

George William Daley died Sunday morning on November 2nd, 1873 in his home in Edgewater, Staten Island, which in the present day is known as Stapleton. He had five children their names were Helen, Amelia, Charlotte, William, and George.

George Henry Daley was one of the oldest sons of George William Daley, born in Albany, New York, on November 1st, 1844.  From Albany, George and his father moved to Staten Island. George attended public school and afterward, he started attending private school, conducted by Rev. J.  H. Sinclair at Tompkinsville.

In June 1862, George worked as a clerk in Delvin & Co clothing merchants, located in New York City. In 1867, he was married to Elizabeth A. Wood, a daughter of William Wood of London, England.

In 1883, George was the director of the Staten Island Savings Bank, and a stockholder in the First National Bank of Staten Island. He was also one of the founders of Brighton Heights seminary while a stockholder for Staten Island Academy and Latin School.  

Several years after that he was a prominent stockholder in the Staten Island Publishing Company and president of the corporation issuing the “Gazette and Sentinel.”

George was active in the “Five ward Amendment” to the charter of the village in Edgewater, Staten Island. In spring of 1844, he was chosen to represent the first ward as trustee in the village. He held the position in the office for two years. As part of that term, he also had the honor to be president of the village.

He lived in the old “Vanderbilt Mansion” which he bought in 1881.  The architecture of the mansion was in colonial style.

George had believed in honesty and hard work.  He was also a careful businessman since the beginning of his young life.  He was a republican in politics, which he practiced and took part in from the fall of 1881 to spring 1886. He had won the respect from people that even opposed him.

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