|Daniel Grady (deceased), son of Lawrence Grady, was born in Ireland, one of a family of nine children. When he was eighteen years of age he came to America, leaving his parents in the old country. He came to Fitchburg, Dane county, and remained for several years with his brothers. He bought the place where the family now reside, and which was his home at the time of his death, December 23, 1900.
Mr. Grady was twice married; his first wife was Hannah, daughter of Patrick and Sarah (Brooks) Meehan, of Pittsfield, Mass. Mrs. Grady’s father was a native of Ireland who settled first in Pittsfield, Mass. and came east to Richland Center, Richland county, in 1857.
He was a hotel-keeper, and followed that business most of his life. He died in Casenovia, Richland county, in April, 1882; his wife died at Baraboo, in 1884. Mrs. Grady was one of six children: Mary, married John Regan of Milwaukee; Michael; Mrs. Grady; Sarah (deceased), married Henry Reynolds; Patrick of Lincoln; Catherine, married Frank Plummer, of Baraboo. Mr. Grady has four children by his first wife: Helen of Fitchburg; Caroline, married Otto Vethein of Middleton; Arthur and Willie, twins; Arthur married Miss Alva Brown, a resident of Fitchburg township, and Willie has a farm near Fitchburg. Mr. Grady was married to his second wife, Mrs. Arthur Callahan, July 9, 1878; she had two children, Mary and Daniel, who both died in infancy. They have also had four children, one daughter, Catherine, is married to Isaac Lewis, of Madison, and one son, Daniel, is at home.
Mr. Grady was a Democrat and a member of the town board.
1906 History of Dane County, Wisconsin, p. 329-330.