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Patrick J. Delaney

Among the progressive, energetic and popular dwellers on the banks of Green River, near the La Barge postoffice, where he is prosperously engaged in profitable labor at ranching and as a stockman, Patrick J. Delaney has traveled over many a mile of distance and seen many countries and sections of country. It is quite a testimonial to the value of the Green River Valley, when he has been content to here make his home and here throws his activities toward the development of the country. Mr. Delaney was born in Chicago, Illinois, on April 25, 1867, the son of James and Margaret (Cramer) Delaney, natives of Ireland. The father, a millwright, came to the United States in 1853, and industriously pursued his trade until 1873, when, locating in Kansas with his family, he there followed agricultural pursuits until his death, which occurred in 1879 at the age of forty years. His faithful wife did not long survive him, dying in 1880, on the Kansas farm. Their seven children were Elizabeth, who died in Kansas, age thirteen years; William J., now a successful stockman on LaBarge Creek; Patrick J.; Wilbert, a fireman on the Missouri Pacific Railroad; Edward, now of Montana. Patrick J. Delaney, after attending the public schools of Kansas, at an early age became identified with railroad operations and was connected with various departments of this activity on various railroads for ten years of consecutive labor. Following this he became a farmer in South Dakota, where he unremittingly conducted his operations until he came to Wyoming in 1895, very soon thereafter taking up the tract of government land which he has developed into a fine property and he is now the owner of an estate of 320 acres on which he is carrying on ranching, being diligently occupied with the care of his fine and promising herds of cattle which range over his fertile acres and the adjacent range. Mr. Delaney is a man of practical common sense, having a large fund of general information, being an “all-around” good citizen who has many friends.

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