Isabel Nevares Daily

Reported in the Copper State Journal Summer 2000

Mrs. Isabel Nevares Daily, 55, daughter of one of Tucson's early pioneers, died yesterday at her home.

Mrs. Daily of 2426 Beverly Dr. was the daughter of the late Marcos Nevares who came to Tucson as a child when the city was a walled and wild frontier pueblo still fighting Apache Raids.

Mrs. Daily's father before the turn of the century started his own horse-drawn taxi business, and shortly after 1900 was a partner in a saloon near Congress St. and Main Avenue.  When automobiles became popular, Nevares converted his taxi business to the horseless carriages. He also served as a deputy U.S. Marshal.

From 1910-1924 he operated his own cattle ranch near Rillito, and was active for many years in Democratic Party politics.

Mrs. Daily's husband Lewis Bradford Daily is employed by the City of Tucson as a plumbing inspector.

Other survivors include three sons, Bradford D. III, Richard and Donald; a daughter Marjorie Dupuy; two sisters Mrs. Clara Bentley and Mrs. Mary Preston.

Rosary will be recited tomorrow at 8:00 pm at the Reilly Funeral Home. A requiem High Mass will be sung Wednesday aat 9:00 AM at St. Ambrose Church.

Lewis Bradford Daily

Reported in Arizona Daily Star April 20, 1952

Lewis Bradford Daily, 81, pioneer newspaper man, railroader, and farmer died yesterday morning in a local hospital.

Mr. Daily came to Tucson from Las Cruces, New Mexico to work for the Arizona Daily Star at the age of 14. He became the wire editor at different times for both the Star and the Tucson Daily Citizen. At the turn of the century he joined the Southern Pacific Railroad where for 17 years he was a car inspector.

For many years he operated the Daily ranch on the Sabino Canyon road as a truck garden and cattle ranch until his retirement in 1935.

Edward Bradford Daily

Reported Tucson, Arizona Daily Star June, 1999

Born June 23, 1932 in Tucson, AZ, died June 20, 1999 in Meredith, NH. Mr. Daily belonged to a Historical Pioneer family of Tucson. The Bradford Daily home in the Pie Allen Historical District belonged to his great grandfather, Lewis Bradford Daily.

His grandfather, was a printer for the Star Citizen in 1883 and one time owner of lower Sabino Canyon. His father, Bradford L. Daily, was the City's Plumbing Inspector.

Edward Bradford Daily was a graduate of Tucson High School. He was an All-State Football Captain and was active in many league sports. He became part of "E-Co." U.S. Marines during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged after 22 years in the Marine Corps, serving a tour in Vietnam and receiving a Navy Achievement Medal.

He retired from 20 years employment as a shipping receiving manager with Sears & Roebuck in 1991, moving to his wife's home state, N.H.

Mr. Daily was a humble man who loved his family dearly. He is survived by his wife Joyce; and three sons, Mark and Nathan of Tucson, and Matthew of N.H. He leaves a sister, Margorie Dupuy and two brothers, Richard and Donald, all Tucson residents, as well as numerous relatives.

Franklin Daily

From Volume 40 Arizona Cattlelog

Franklin Daily was born in Las Cruces, New Mexico in 1868. When he was 15 years old Frank went to work as a cowboy for Emerson O. Stratton who had the Interocean which was located on the northeast slopes of the Santa Catalinas. Stratton went broke in 1895 so Frank Daily and Tom Wills bought the Interocean.

About a year later Daily bought the COD ranch which was a short distance away from his mother's ranch which he had worked on years before.

About 1885 Frank Daily married Vivian Lopez. Her family was from the Winkleman area and California. He started selling his Catalina holdings about 1928. He retired to Tucson and died there in 1948.

Leonard Daily

Leonard Daily was born near Oracle, Arizona on November 4, 1901. He was one of thirteen children of Frank and Vivian Lopez.

As a young boy of 12-14 years he and his brother Patrick "P.L.Daily" a longtime resident of Oracle and Tucson worked on the Control Road from Oracle to Mt. Lemon.

Leonard Daily was a General Contractor in Tucson after WWII and built many Arizona schools including Cragin, Townsend, Mammoth, San Manuel, Globe, Ampitheater H.S., some buildings at Arizona State School for the Deaf and Blind and the U of A and the original juvenile detention facility, Mother Higgins Hall.

Leonard married Susana Castro and they had four children; Eleanor a 1940's graduate of the Arizona State School for the Deaf and Blind, William, Hector and Joseph.


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