Mary Alma Dailey

19 April 1921–19 February 1999 (Age 77)
Alabama, United States

The Life of Mary Alma

When Mary Alma Dailey was born on 19 April 1921, in Alabama, United States, her father, King Daily, was 21 and her mother, Ella Watson, was 18. She married Charles W. Reed on 14 September 1942, in Election Precinct 29 Alabama City, Etowah, Alabama, United States. She lived in Election Precinct 21 Possum Bend, Wilcox, Alabama, United States in 1930. She died on 19 February 1999, in San Jose, Santa Clara, California, United States, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

John Dean Finney
Mary Alma Dailey
John D Finney Jr

Spouse and Children



Parents and Siblings

    King Daily


    Ella Watson




    Inez Dailey Ben



    King Dailey Jr


World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 2

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 13

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 21

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

Name Meaning

Irish: variant spelling of Daly .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Alma Daily in household of Rufus Watson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mary Alma Dailey, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • Mary Alma Dailey, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"

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