Daniel Leo Flaherty
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Daniel Leo Flaherty  ‎(I2147483809)‎
Given Names: Daniel Leo
Surname: Flaherty

Gender: MaleMale
      

Birth: 17 November 1898 46 35 Chicago, Cook, IL, USA
Death: June 1976 ‎(Age 77)‎ Chicago, Cook, IL, USA
Personal Facts and Details
Birth 17 November 1898 46 35 Chicago, Cook, IL, USA

Marriage Marguerite Pauly - about 1925 ‎(Age 26)‎
Death June 1976 ‎(Age 77)‎ Chicago, Cook, IL, USA

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Parents Family  (F379)
William Flaherty
1852 -
Hanora "Norah" Gallivan
1862 - 1931
Norah W Flaherty
1887 -
William P Flaherty
1889 -
Edward Flaherty
1891 -
John Flaherty
1893 -
Vaimah? Flaherty
1894 -
Mike Flaherty
1896 -
Daniel Leo Flaherty
1898 - 1976

Immediate Family  (F2147483694)
Marguerite Pauly
1902 - 1983
Living Flaherty
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Living Flaherty
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Jean Flaherty
1926 - 1933
Living Flaherty
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Private
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Daniel L. Flaherty
Cornelius Amory Pugsley Local Medal Award, 1964

Daniel L. Flaherty ‎(1898-1976)‎ received the local level Pugsley Medal in 1964. He earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Illinois. He began his park career as a junior clerk in the South Park System of Chicago in 1921. He served for more than forty years in it and its successor agency the Chicago Park District which was formed by combining three park districts: South Parks, West Parks, and Lincoln Park. He was promoted to purchasing agent for the South Park System, and when the Chicago Park District was created in 1934 Flaherty was named assistant auditor. Within a short period of time he became assistant director of the Division of Finance and Property.

In 1942 Flaherty took a leave from the park district to become director of the Chicago service men’s center which had opened in 1941. This facility occupied 14 floors of the old Elks Club building in Chicago, and in a single weekend reported entertaining 38,450 men. Later it expanded to incorporate a country club auxiliary on 12 acres in Lincoln Park and another auxiliary “catering especially to colored soldiers and sailors” on Chicago’s south side. It was the biggest and busiest institution of its kind in the world, and all services were free of charge to service men. Everything for the center was donated- -the building; the equipment and furnishings; the services of the staff; the food, drink and cigarettes; and all entertainment. Flaherty’s salary was paid by the park district during this period; along with those of two other park district executives whom he recruited to assist him.

When the war ended, Flaherty returned to the park district in 1946 as assistant general superintendent. He remained in this role until 1960 when he was appointed general superintendent, succeeding George Donoghue, until his retirement in 1963. During his term as general superintendent, the Children’s Zoo in Lincoln Park was constructed which familiarized an urban community with farm and indigenous animals. He also initiated the Grant Park young people’s concerts and oversaw development of a 2,000 car underground parking garage in Grant Park.

Perhaps his greatest contribution was his commitment to in-service training both within the department and in the broader context of the parks field. In 1948, Flaherty became chairman of the Great Lakes Training Institute, and remained in that position until his retirement fifteen years later. He was a pioneer in recognizing the value both to the Chicago Park District and to the broader parks field of exchanging information in professional forums. In recognition of his leadership in developing professional training, Flaherty was made an honorary fellow of the American Institute of Park Executives in 1957, while the Great Lakes Training Institute initiated the annual Daniel L. Flaherty Award for Park Excellence in his honor. The Chicago Park District recognized his contributions by establishing the Daniel Flaherty Rose Garden.

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Sources

Source
1930 IL Census
Citation Details:  Chicago, Cook Co.

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1900 IL Census

Source
Social Security Death Index

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WW I Draft card
Citation Details:  1918, Chicago

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Family with Parents
Father
William Flaherty
Birth April 1852 Ireland
Death Date Unknown
11 years
Mother
 
Hanora "Norah" Gallivan
Birth 24 December 1862 Lisselton, Ballybunion, County Kerry, Ireland
Death 14 January 1931 ‎(Age 68)‎ Chicago, Cook, IL, USA

Marriage: November 1886 -- Cook Co., IL, USA
10 months
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Sister
Norah W Flaherty
Birth September 1887 35 24 IL, USA
18 months
#2
Brother
William P Flaherty
Birth March 1889 36 26 IL, USA
2 years
#3
Brother
Edward Flaherty
Birth January 1891 38 28 IL, USA
2 years
#4
Brother
John Flaherty
Birth January 1893 40 30 IL, USA
2 years
#5
Sister
Vaimah? Flaherty
Birth October 1894 42 31 IL, USA
2 years
#6
Brother
Mike Flaherty
Birth October 1896 44 33 IL, USA
2 years
#7
Daniel Leo Flaherty
Birth 17 November 1898 46 35 Chicago, Cook, IL, USA
Death June 1976 ‎(Age 77)‎ Chicago, Cook, IL, USA
Family with Marguerite Pauly
Daniel Leo Flaherty
Birth 17 November 1898 46 35 Chicago, Cook, IL, USA
Death June 1976 ‎(Age 77)‎ Chicago, Cook, IL, USA
4 years
Wife
 
Marguerite Pauly
Birth 27 July 1902 47 45 Minneapolis, Hennepin, MN, USA
Death December 1983 ‎(Age 81)‎ Chicago, Cook, IL, USA

Marriage: about 1925
#1
Son
#2
Son
#3
Daughter
Jean Flaherty
Birth 1926 27 23 Chicago, Cook, IL, USA
Death about 1933 ‎(Age 7)‎ Chicago, Cook, IL, USA
#4
Son
Living Flaherty
Birth Yes
#5
Daughter
Private